Good Design 14 – The New Yearbook

Good Design 14 – Gute Gestaltung 14 Photo: Alexander Beck

Good Design 14 – Gute Gestaltung 14
Photo: Alexander Beck

Good Desing 14 – Gute Gestaltung 14, the yearbook of the competiion has been published.
The illustrations on the cover by Bengt Fosshag show how good design brings good ideas to fly. You can buy the new yearbook Good Design 14 – Gute Gestaltung 14 in bookstores and over the internwt for € 44.95.

Enjoy and be inspired!

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The German Designer Club and the International Conference for Korean Culture Creative Industry

The German Designer Club´s board member Wolf Udo Wagner took part in the “International Conference for Korean Culture Creative Industry” in South Korea.
Guest speakers came from all around the world, from Germany, England, France, USA, Japan, and of course from South Korea. One of the keynote speakers was Charles Landry, the urban planning specialist and author of the book: The Creative City.
Other guest speakers included Hiroshi Nakane, CEO of Japan Tourism Marketing Agency, from Japan; Professor Eun Jin Hwang from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA; Susanne Stöck from the Hessen Agentur, Germany. Wolf Udo Wagner spoke on behalf of the German Designer Club.
Objective of the conference was the promotion of the Jeollabuk-do region. Culture, design and economy stood in the foreground of the discussions and workshops.

guest speaker Wolf Udo Wagner presents the German Designer Club

guest speaker Wolf Udo Wagner presents the German Designer Club


the international panel at the conference

the international panel at the conference


local research: visiting companies and offices in the region

local research: visiting companies and offices in the region

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The DDC and the Outdoor Industry Award 2014

The jury for the OutDoor Industry Award 2014 came together for two days at the Messe Friedrichshafen to decide on the most outstanding products submitted for the award. Over 360 entries were appraised during these two days by the jury members. All products were tested, examined, tried on, prodded, and analyzed before the jury came to a decision. Not an easy choice for them since they found many entries to be worthy of further consideration. The submissions spanned from garments over backpacks to tools, lines, hooks, and crampons, tents, sleeping bags, shoes, etc., all for making outdoor adventures more remarkable than ever. The DDC helped with their expertise ensure a fair and correct competition.
The jury did reach their final decisions and you will be able to see for yourself all the products that were given an award during the Outdoor Fair at the Messe Friedrichshafen.
The award ceremony will be held on July 10th, 2014, at the Outdoor Fair at the Messe Friedrichshafen.

The jury examining one of the entries

The jury examining one of the entries


DDC president Michael Eibes examining an entry together with Lars Schneider, one of the jury members

DDC president Michael Eibes examining an entry together with Lars Schneider, one of the jury members


Jury members and the DDC team at the Messe Friedrichshafen, from left to right: Anne Tecklenburg, DDC; Christian Nothdurfter, Purchasing Manager Mounntaineering and Winter Sports Sportler AG Italy; Boris Gnielka, Editor Test/Technology Outdoor Magazine Germany; Jürg Buschor, Editor-in-chief All Mountain Outdoor Guide GmbH Switzerland; Lars Schneider, Photographer Outdoor Vision Germany; Niko Gültig, member of the board DDC; Ingalil Forslund, Editor-in-chief Utemagasinet Sweden; Mark Held, Secretary General European Outdoor Group Switzerland; Michael Eibes, president DDC, Alexandra Bechter, DDC

Jury members and the DDC team at the Messe Friedrichshafen, from left to right:
Anne Tecklenburg, DDC; Christian Nothdurfter, Purchasing Manager Mounntaineering and Winter Sports Sportler AG Italy; Boris Gnielka, Editor Test/Technology Outdoor Magazine Germany; Jürg Buschor, Editor-in-chief All Mountain Outdoor Guide GmbH Switzerland; Lars Schneider, Photographer Outdoor Vision Germany; Niko Gültig, member of the board DDC; Ingalil Forslund, Editor-in-chief Utemagasinet Sweden; Mark Held, Secretary General European Outdoor Group Switzerland; Michael Eibes, president DDC, Alexandra Bechter, DDC

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Members meet at GK Film AG in Frankfurt

On a day that started out with dark skies and changed into a splendid sun-filled afternoon members of the German Designer Club and friends of GK Film AG were invited to spend some insightful hours at the film production company.
The hosts, Sabine and Rainer Gehrisch and Thorsten Krack, had turned their offices and the patio into a welcoming space, where under the warm and bright rays of sunshine the guests mingled before listening fascinatedly to Rainer Gehrisch´s presentation.
Rainer took the guests on a captivating tour of the world of film making, beginning with an emotional poem and its vizualization.
The tour continued with the newest addition to GK Film´s work tools: a drone that will take film making literally into a new sphere.
After feeding the mind with so much news the smell of the barbeque led everybody to a delicious dinner.
For all art lovers, Rainer gave a VIP tour of his collection of works by the German art group Zero, while those willing to try their skills flying a drone had a chance to do just that.

Sabine Gehrisch, GK Film, and Niko Gültig, board member of the DDC, welcomed the guests to the "DDC Studio", the "DDC Werkstatt".

Sabine Gehrisch, GK Film, and Niko Gültig, board member of the DDC, welcomed the guests to the “DDC Studio”, the “DDC Werkstatt”.

Rainer Gehrisch addressing his guests.

Rainer Gehrisch addressing his guests.

The newest camera tool of GK Film: the drone

The newest camera tool of GK Film: the drone

food for friends

food for friends

food for thought

food for thought

More photos can be found at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/deutscherdesignerclub/

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Design im Untergrund – Design in the Underground

Photo: Olaf Becker

Photo: Olaf Becker

The Munich members of the German Designer Club presented the exhibition Gute Gestaltung 14 – Good Design 14 in the Einsteinhallen in Munich under the motto “Design im Untergrund – Design in the Underground”. The exhibition event was combined with an exciting mixture of musical presentations, inspirational improvisations, talks, and of course social mingling.

Annette Häfelinger giving the introduction speecch

Annette Häfelinger, DDC member and part of the organizational team of the Munich DDC members, giving the introduction speech. Photo: Olaf Becker


Michael Eibes, president of the DDC

Michael Eibes, president of the DDC. Photo: Olaf Becker


Michael Eibes and Annette Häfelinger

Michael Eibes and Annette Häfelinger. Photo: Niko Gültig


Jürgen Enninger, Kompetenzzentrum Kultur Bayern - Quality Center Culture Bavaria

Jürgen Enninger, Kompetenzzentrum Kultur Bayern – Quality Center Culture Bavaria. Photo: Olaf Becker


Hermann Wilhelm, historian

Hermann Wilhelm, historian. Photo: Olaf Becker


musical inspiration

musical inspiration. Photo: Olaf Becker


exhibition Gute Gestaltung 14 – Good Design 14

exhibition Gute Gestaltung 14 – Good Design 14. Photo: Olaf Becker


DDC Gute Gestaltung - Good Design 14 Photo: Olaf Becker
DDC Gute Gestaltung - Good Design 14 Photo: Olaf Becker
DDC Gute Gestaltung - Good Design 14 Photo: Olaf Becker
DDC Gute Gestaltung - Good Design 14 Photo: Niko Gültig
DDC Gute Gestaltung - Good Design 14 Photo: Olaf Becker
DDC Gute Gestaltung - Good Design 14 Photo: Olaf Becker
IMG_9064 Photo: Niko Gültig
Michael Eibes, president of the DDC (right), in conversation with Joachim Blickhäuser, DDC member and part of the Munich DDC team,

Michael Eibes, president of the DDC (right), in conversation with Joachim Blickhäuser, DDC member and part of the Munich DDC team. Photo: Niko Gültig


href=”http://ddcglobal.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/ddc10_julian-und-roman-wasserfuhr-und-jae-yoo_philipp_gocc88llner.jpg”>Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr with Jae Yoo Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr with Jae Yoo

DJ Jan Peter Schwalm Foto: Philipp Göllner

DJ Jan Peter Schwalm
Photo: Philipp Göllner

impressions of the DJ Lounge Photo: Olaf Becker

impressions of the DJ Lounge
Photo: Olaf Becker

Saturday night with DJ Whitney Joosten. Photo: Olaf Becker

Saturday night with DJ Whitney Joosten.
Photo: Olaf Becker

food options Photo: Niko Gültig

food choices
Photo: Niko Gültig

Impro Theater Birgit Linner and Roland Trescher Photo: Philipp Göllner

Impro Theater Birgit Linner and Roland Trescher
Photo: Philipp Göllner

DDC member Frank Wagner with exhibition visitors Photo: Philipp Göllner

DDC member Frank Wagner with exhibition visitors
Photo: Philipp Göllner

Thomas Häussler studying a DDC exhibit Photo: Olaf Becker

Thomas Häussler studying a DDC exhibit
Photo: Olaf Becker

DDC members Bibs Hosack-Robb and Frank Wagner in conversation with exhibition visitors Photo: Olaf Becker

DDC members Bibs Hosack-Robb and Frank Wagner in conversation with exhibition visitors
Photo: Olaf Becker

DDC member Bibs Hosack-Robb Photo: Niko Gültig

DDC member Bibs Hosack-Robb
Photo: Niko Gültig

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Competition Gute Gestaltung 15 – Good Design 15

The DDC´s trophy for the winners

The DDC´s trophy for the winners

The new competition Gute Gestaltung 15 – Good Design 15 is open for entries. Designers are welcome to enter their works published between 2013 and 2014 in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. These are the categories of the competition:
Product
Digital Media
Photography/Film
Brand Communication
Space/Architecture
Company Communication
Business Reports
Corporate Design
Graphic Fine Arts
Future (for students)

All fifty members of the jury will get together in the fall to judge the entries.
The winners will be announced during the award presentation on November 28th, 2014. An exhibition will show all the winning entries.

This year´s panel is looking forward to some amazing works and anticipates outstanding entries, just as in the previous years.

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Gute Gestaltung 14 – Good Design 14 Exhibition in Munich

invitation to DDC´s exhibition in Munich, May 15th - 18th, 2014

invitation to DDC´s exhibition in Munich, May 15th – 18th, 2014

Members of the German Designer Club DDC will present the exhibition Gute Gestaltung 14 – Good Design 14 in Munich from May 15th – 18th, 2014.
The event will be shown in the Einsteinhallen in Munich. Music and improvisations will set this presentation in a new context and enable non-German speakers to enjoy the exhibition as well. For further information and to see the program go to
http://ddc.de/1484-0-design-im-untergrund.html or

http://einstein-kultur.de/

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Designtage Wiesbaden – Days of Design Wiesbaden, Germany April 11th – 13th, 2014

During the Wiesbaden Days of Design the German Designer Club DDC presented the exhibition Gute Gestaltung 14 – Good Design 14 to the public. The exhibition was visited by design enthusiasts and professional designers as well as by interested lay persons.

good design makes for great discussions

good design makes for great discussions


DDC president Michael Eibes (right) with Wiesbaden´s city official Detlev Bendel

DDC president Michael Eibes (right) with Wiesbaden´s city official Detlev Bendel


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DDC president Michael Eibes shows one of the exhibits to the captivated audience

DDC president Michael Eibes shows one of the exhibits to his audience


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All photography by Andreas Baier https://hamlethamster.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/ddc-gute-gestaltung-14-2/

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New Supporting Member of the DDC: Messe Friedrichshafen

The German Designer Club welcomes a new supporting member into its members group: The Messe Friedrichshafen – Trade Fair Friedrichshafen.

The Messe Friedrichshafen was opened in the year 2002 and is located on the shores of Germany´s largest lake, the Bodensee. It is ideally situated to give its customers a perfect location for attracting visitors from around the world.
“Located in the direct vicinity of Switzerland and Austria, the venue offers many branches the ideal access to markets. The area around Messe Friedrichshafen is characterized by high purchasing power, low unemployment and an innovative economy.
Friedrichshafen Airport is experiencing rapid growth and offers countless direct flights both to German urban centers and to international destinations. Furthermore, perfect connections to Zurich Airport are also ensured thanks to combined ferry/train and catamaran/train services.
With over six million overnight stays, the “City of Lake Constance“ boasts an excellent tourism infrastructure. The ambiance of the lake, its majestic mountain backdrop and the flair of historical towns offer endless scope for staging very moving events.
Whatever the occasion – whether it‘s a company event, trade fair, public exhibition, rock concert or TV production – at Friedrichshafen you can be sure of getting right to the heart! Plus, Friedrichshafen is also the ideal place for hosting unforgettable fringe events.”

You can find more information under

http://www.messe-friedrichshafen.de

The German Designer Club will oversee the jury of the Outdoor Industry Award as well as the Eurobike Award of the Messe Friedrichshafen. These competitions have been organized by the Messe Friedrichshafen for the last eight years. The awards have become a seal of approval for innovation and design.

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South Korean Visitors at the DDC

Governor Wan-Ju Kim from Jeonlabuk do, together with other leaders of trade, economics and cultural ministries from South Korea were welcomed at the office of the German Designer Club DDC in Frankfurt, Germany.
The visitors were interested in establishing stronger ties with the DDC and design oriented German companies. After a presentation held by Wolf Udo Wagner, board member of the DDC, introducing the visitors to the work of the DDC, a lively discussion evolved on how stronger connections could be formed between the two countries´s design oriented communities.

Participants of the South Korean delegation:
Wan-Ju Kim, Governor from Jeonlabuk, South Korea
KyungSup Kim, Minister of the Ministry for Land Development
Prof. Dr. Doyeon Won, Professor for Culture and Economics at Weon Kwan University
Dr. MyungHee Kim, Research Leader of the Institute for Land Development
Mi-Jeong Kim, Director for Culture and Art at the Ministry of the Interior
WonSik Shin, Director for Planning at the Ministry of the Interior
Yunkil Lee, Secretary of the Governor

Participants of the German Designer Club DDC:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Klemp, Acting Director and Curator for Design at the Museum Angewandte Kunst – Museum for Applied Arts
Peter Wesner, Publisher form Design Magazine
Stephan Ott, Chief Editor form Design Magazine
Nicola Ammon, Designer and Co-Owner of GARDENERS GbR
Wolf Udo Wagner, Board Member DDC and Owner of Studio Wagner:Design

The South Korean delegation with the German hosts

The South Korean delegation with the German hosts


exchange of business cards

exchange of business cards


Discussing international  design topics

Discussing international design topics


exchange of business cards

exchange of business cards

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