German Design Council

German Design Council

Our Vision:

The Foundation German Design Council was formed in 1953, driven by the BDI (Federation of German Industries) and by resolution of the German Parliament, to meet the increasing demand from business, politics and research for information on the subject of design.


What we do:

Today, the GDC is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and knowledge transfer in the field of design. The circle of members currently comprises more than 180 companies, who together employ over 1.8 million people.

ICONIC CONFERENCES – The conference series of the German Design Council

The ICONIC CONFERENCES have evolved to become unmissable industry get-togethers. The conference series has succeeded in consistently bringing together top international and German experts. Attend presentations of pioneering projects and debate current...

From culture to retail – Iconic Architecture in Germany
Category: Members news
The German Design Council celebrate Hamburg’s new concert hall, and announce their Iconic Conference for retail.