Author: Slanted editors

“Good design implies more than formal success. From my perspective, “good“ should always be understood in terms of social and ecological sustainability. When I add the will to independence, experiment and innovation, I am thrilled,” says Lilli Hollein, patron of the competition and founder, curator and director of Vienna Design Week.

For the 20th time in a row, the DDC is organizing the independent competition GUTE GESTALTUNG © [Good Design]. In 2019, designers, architects, agencies, companies, graduates, founders, start-ups, cross-border commuters, lateral thinkers and initiators will once again submit their most innovative projects to a top-class jury for discussion and awards. All of them have a common goal: to discover, develop, promote, integrate and communicate groundbreaking design. High quality standards guarantee fair competition conditions for all entries.

What counts for the DDC is the value in each piece, the value for our society and the sustainability of our work. The German Designer Club (DDC) has stood for this for 30 years—for good design in all disciplines. They support the people who create or commission design. For these people we network, create and maintain platforms such as the DDC-Award GUTE GESTALTUNG (Good Design) to enable open, controversial, constructive but above all interdisciplinary communication. We are particularly committed to students and graduates of colleges and universities for the next generation of designers. This is why young professionals, graduates, founders and start-ups benefit from our special conditions for participation in the competition and membership in the DDC.

The awards can be given to works belonging to the following categories: Identity, Publishing, Reporting, Campaign, Spaces, Product, Interactive and Promotion. 50 top-class jurors take 2 days to rate the designs. The expert juries will be invited and put together by the DDC. There are 7 persons per expert jury. The jury includes both DDC members and guests. The composition is professionally competent, independent and balanced in age and gender. Each member of the jury is bound by the DDC Code of Conduct when judging the submissions: Anonymity, transparency, equal opportunities, fairness, balanced medal table. The DDC, the jury and this year‘s patron Lilli Hollein treat all entries with the utmost respect.

Normal until 30.08.2019
Late until 20.09.2019
Students until 20.09.2019
Design-oriented start-ups until 20.09.2019

More information, all information about participation and details here.