News: Winners of the German Design Award 2022 prove innovative eco design

For the anniversary, the winners of the German Design Award 2022 show innovation, sustainability & aesthetics with pioneering projects

German Design Award Winner 2022
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Author: Vivien Vollmer

  • 10th anniversary of the presentation of the German Design Award
  • The international jury awarded the highest award "Gold" a total of 81 times
  • Focus topic: "How designers think" to face new challenges

German Design Award 2022 for future-oriented solutions

The winners of the internationally renowned German Design Award 2022 have been announced. To mark the 10th anniversary, the German Design Council awards the prize for innovative and pioneering projects and products. Awarded in the areas of "Excellent Product Design", "Excellent Communications Design" and "Excellent Architecture", in order to point out outstanding concepts and talents.

In this context, sustainability plays a central role, which is reflected in the choice of winners. In addition, five finalists have been nominated for the young talent award. The German Design Award will be presented in February 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, where, among other things, the winner of the Newcomer Prize will be announced.

The German Design Council, headed by Lutz Dietzold, the German competence center for Brand, design and innovation, with the German Design Award for future-oriented solutions. On the one hand, they pursue the intention to reward new, sustainable or courageous ideas and, on the other hand, it gives the industry the chance to orientate itself on current trends and top performances.

Focus topic: "Wicked Problem" environment

For the anniversary, participation also ran under the motto “How designers think”. In this way, the focus is on openness, visions and innovations. The focus topic is inspired by the progressive designer Horst Rittel, who dealt with so-called "wicked problems" in the 60s.

This means questions that are subject to incomplete, contradicting and changing requirements and that seem difficult or even impossible to solve. The industry has to face these challenges again and again, especially when it comes to things Sustainability. That is why the German Design Award offers an ideal platform for showing new approaches and stimulating innovative ideas.

Eco design winners prove innovation

In addition to the “Special Mention” and “Winner” awards, the independent jury also awarded the highest recognition “Gold” 60 times in 81 categories. To be among the best, you need a high level of competence in design innovation and a clear understanding of the consumer market We give a little insight and foretaste of the winners with a special focus on eco design.

  • Sustainable furniture manufacturer Dickicht - Fuchs & Habicht
  • Shower system from Hansgrohe Pulsify
  • Villa Arnica in South Tyrol
  • Organic olive oil Poiema

Sustainable furniture manufacturer Dickicht - Fuchs & Habicht

The founders and designers Leonhard Berger and Sascha Kleczka convinced with their clear, durable design of sustainable furniture. To do this, they pay attention to material cycles as well as the origins and processing of the materials. Fuchs & Habicht offers elegant, long-lasting products in different sizes for both living and office areas Colors at. They also value strengthening the region, which is why they are local Wood use. They are also aiming for a platform for young designers.

Award: gold

Sustainability factor: Durable design and regional raw materials

Eco Design Fuchs & Habicht German Design Award Winner 2022

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Shower system from Hansgrohe Pulsify

With the shower system "Pulsify" the use of the precious resource becomes water pollution reduced. Hans Grohe is thus repeatedly among the winners. In addition, the different types offer customizable shower experiences. Another innovation is the PowderRain spray type, with the EcoSmart system of which water consumption can be saved by up to 60%.

Award: special mention

sustainability factor: Reduction of water consumption

Eco Design Hans Grohe German Design Award Winner 2022

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Villa Arnica in South Tyrol

By vintageParts and its own furniture series, the once outdated pension of the 20s is flourishing again as Villa Anica. By refurbishing the original parts and modifying the construction, the charm and luxury of a bygone era are retained. In addition, the kitchen relies on Farm-to-table concept. Guests can look forward to home-grown, seasonal specialties.

Award: Winner

Sustainability factor: Restoration, vintage furniture, farm-to-table

Eco Design Villa Arnica German Design Award Winner 2022

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Organic olive oil Poiema

Poiema is a high-quality olive oil, which on the packaging indicates the efforts of the organic farmers. For this purpose, the olive oil is offered in a limited edition in metal containers. With Part II, Poiema's product range has now been expanded without foregoing the philosophy of cultivation methods used by organic farmers.

Award: special mention

Sustainability factor: Innovative packaging

Eco Design Poiema German Design Award Winner 2022

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Partner Initiative New European Bauhaus

With the initiative New European Bauhaus the EU promotes a sustainable and inclusive future. It is about designing future living spaces and addressing current social issues. The aim of the European Green Deal to be climate neutral by 2050 is taken as the central starting point. As part of the German Design Award 2022, a jury evaluates all projects that respond to the New European Bauhaus. Promising projects are then submitted to the initiative's committee with a recommendation.

Here are all winners of the German Design Award 2022 at a glance


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