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Nominees 2021

This year, 25 entries have the chance to win the German Ecodesign Award. They include imaginative packaging solutions, novelties from the clothing industry and innovations from niche sectors such as fishing. An overview of all nominees can be found here.

Nominees 2021

Touring exhibition in Innsbruck

From July 6 to 30, this year's touring exhibition was on display in the rooms of the Kunstverein at the Ludwigsburg Museum. On October 20, it opened in Innsbruck as part of the Circular Design Week Tyrol. Themed SPOTLIGHT ON, the nominated and award-winning entries of the German Ecodesign Award from 2019 and 2020 were presented.


The Jury

On September 28, the interdisciplinary jury of renowned designers and environmental experts met to select this year's nominees. 25 of a total of 381 submissions can look forward to a nomination.

The Jury

Interview with Anna Berkenbusch

In our new interview section, we ask experts who help decide on the awarding of the German Ecodesign Award what is important to them in the submitted entries. This time, Anna Berkenbusch, who is the jury chair since 2018, explains what she considers to be the criteria for a well-made project.


Ten years!

The German Ecodesign Award will be presented for the tenth time this year. We look back on many inspiring ideas and impressive projects! Here we tell some of the stories of former award-winning projects:


What is Ecodesign?

More information on the topic of Ecodesign can be found here for those who are interested in contemporary design and who also have environmental protection in mind.


Project Overview

Here you can find an overview of all nominated and winning projects since 2012. Among them are works by companies, design offices and marketing agencies, architecture and engineering firms, researchers and students.

All projects since 2012