Are you a design newcomer?
We take you to Milan!
The international competition one&twenty is aimed at you! Design students and graduates! Talents and newcomers! With innovative product and project ideas in the field of product design and lifestyle you are part of it. Participation in the competition is free of charge. 21 products and product ideas will be awarded, which benefit from worldwide visibility, comprehensive marketing measures and our international network.
Take the opportunity to show your vision to the Who is Who of the design scene and get to know renowned designers and companies in our international network. Present yourselves!
What the German Design Council offers you!
The German Design Council Foundation has been operating since 1953 as one of the world’s leading centers of expertise in communication and knowledge transfer within design, branding and innovation. With the one&twenty competition, it offers design students and graduates a platform to present themselves effectively to the public. The top-class jury from the fields of business and design selects 21 designers whose work is presented to an international audience. As a winner, you will travel to the Milan Design Week 2024 and the German Design Council has a lot to offer you: Participation in the one&twenty exhibition, coverage of travel costs and accommodation, the opportunity to make contacts on site, as well as presentation in the press and social media channels of the German Design Council.
one&twenty: Best of Best 2023
Lutz Dietzold with the "Best of Best" winners Julia Huhnholz and Friedrich Gerlach - Photo: Daniel Banner
The "Best of Best" project The Essence of Biocement - Photo: Trend Nomad
Announcement of the Shortlist
5 March 2024
Announcement of the Winners
19 March 2024
Announcement of Best of Best
15 April 2024
15 April 2024
"It’s great to be here, to be active, to talk to people and to be seen in the end. So, it is very exciting to be part of it, and I was very happy to win!"
"It is special that you have the opportunity to present your work to an international audience here in Milan at the fair and to meet many interesting people, many interesting designers and industry parts."
"Milan, this is the city of design, and it's great to be here and meet other young designers and newcomers and have discussions about what the design world is like at universities."
Jury members 2024
Eva Marguerre, Marcel Besau
Arianna Lelli Mami, Chiara Di Pinto
Daniera ter Haar, Christoph Brach
Studio Hanne Willmann
Chen Min Office
China Editor at Wallpaper* magazine & Co-founder at Collective Contemporist
Studio Joa Herrenknecht
Studio Sabine Marcelis
We would like to thank our media partners
Main media partner of this year's one&twenty is Designboom. Designboom is an international web magazine covering industrial design, architecture and art. It was founded in 1999 and is based in Milan.
ndion is the media partner of one&twenty 2024. ndion is the content platform of the German Design Council, which has been committed to the economic, cultural and social relevance of design, brand and innovation since its foundation in 1953.