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Winner of German Design Award 2016

The premium prize of the German Design Council

The jury of the German Design Award 2016 has selected my work, Visual/Senses, as the winner of German Design Award 2016.

The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles. The best 15 design products in each category receive the Winner award.

Statement of the Jury

Visual/Senses is a special catalogue that is not only visually convincing, but also appeals to the olfactory sense. In addition to atmospheric black and white imagery, this publication also captures the scent of a typical Chinese temple by using a special aromatic ink enhancing the perception and the memories. This is a beautiful and surprising idea that brings the temples with their decorative details to life." –Kitty de Jong, Lars Harmsen, Prof. Markus Weisbeck

Unique Nomination Process

The competition sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting the prize-winners: thanks to the unique nomination process, products and communication design services are only invited to participateif they stand out demonstrably thanks to their design quality.

The German Design Council

The German Design Award is conferred by the German Design Council, Germany’s leading brand anddesign authority. Its mission is to present the latest developments on the German design scene.Established in 1953 as a foundation on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports the economy in consistently achieving brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. In addition to business associations and institutions, the exclusive network of foundation members includes, in particular, the owners and brand managers of many well-known companies.


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