The German Design Awards have been presented by the German Design Council for the tenth time. The internationally renowned prizes are awarded to companies whose pioneering products and projects stand out in the categories of “Excellent Product Design”, “Excellent Communications Design” and “Excellent Architecture”.
Nix Sensor was awarded “Gold” for Excellent Product Design in the Computer and Communication category for the spectrophotometer “Spectro 2”. The color analysis measuring device developed by experts is robust, portable, easy to use and accurate. It has an automotive-grade black powder coating and has no moving parts.
“The ‘Spectro 2’ offers industry professionals a new way to accurately scan and transmit color spectral data outside the laboratory, for example, to share the results with others. Its compact size makes the unit easy to transport and the robust, dust-, water- and scratch-resistant surface also makes it durable. A cool professional device that makes work in this sector much easier,” was the jury’s reasoning for awarding the highest distinction.
German Design Awards 2022: ten years of award-winning pioneering design
The German Design Awards are the largest prizes of the German Design Council and among the most recognised international design awards. For ten years now, the German Design Council has been honouring pioneering designers and their work with this coveted prize. Entries are judged by an international jury made up of leading experts from all disciplines of design. Their judgement is invaluable – anyone whose product/project impresses this jury has demonstrated a high level of competence in design innovation and a sharp focus on the demands of their own customers and the market. In short, whoever wins here is one of the best. An award – whether “Special Mention”, “Winner” or even “Gold” – makes the work globally visible and opens up a valuable network with international reach to the companies and designers.
Focus topic for the anniversary: “How designers think”
Inspired by the work of the visionary designer and design theorist Horst Rittel, the German Design Council has chosen the motto “How designers think” for this year’s German Design Awards: how can solutions be found to those challenges for which Rittel, together with Melvin Webber, coined the term “wicked problems” in the 1960s; problems that are – or only appear to be – unclear, contradictory, volatile or even unsolvable?
“The world in which designers live and work is constantly changing and demands outstanding answers to the continuous stream of new questions that arise – from digitisation to artificial intelligence and sustainability,” explains Lutz Dietzold, CEO of the German Design Council. “It is of vital importance that our awards always evolve and adapt to the times in which we live. Just like the people who develop innovative design, the German Design Awards have been at the forefront of driving forward pioneering solutions to the challenges of our time for a decade now.”
German Design Council – the organiser
The German Design Council is the German centre of excellence for design, branding and innovation. Its mission is to represent the German design scene and promote and make visible high-quality design. Established in 1953 as a foundation on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports industry in consistently achieving brand added value through design. In addition to trade associations and institutions, the exclusive network of members of the German Design Council foundation includes in particular the owners and brand managers of well-known companies. More than 350 companies are currently members of the German Design Council.
The German Design Council is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative.
The New European Bauhaus is a unique EU initiative for a sustainable, aesthetic and inclusive future. Located at the intersection of art, culture, science and technology, the initiative aims to explore ways of shaping our future living environment that will enable Europe to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 within the framework of the European Green Deal. It makes a link between the European Green Deal and our living spaces. It is a call to all Europeans to develop and realise ideas for a sustainable and inclusive, aesthetically, intellectually and emotionally appealing future together.
– More about the New European Bauhaus initiative: https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/index_en
– More about the German Design Awards 2022: www.german-design-award.com
– More about the German Design Council: https://www.german-design-council.de/en