Alexander Neumeister, designer of the ICE train amongst other things, received the Technical Award for his design achievements in design and transport from Unife - European Railway Industry - in Brussels on Wednesday, 21 January 2015. He endowed the prize to the Mia Seeger Foundation in Stuttgart.
Oliver Stotz, member of the board of the Mia Seeger Foundation, accepted this award on behalf of the jury.
Mia Seeger, 1903-1991, Werkbund-Weißenhofssiedlung Stuttgart, was the first manager director of the German Design Council. This foundation promotes young designers (graduates of higher education institutions) for the topic: What benefits more than one.
Oliver Stotz: "I think it's important to show that a designer needs experience. The award for a lifetime achievement is a strong sign of the value and significance of sustainable design - especially in our short-lived times. At the same time, the foundation of his prize is a great sign of Alexander Neumeister's ability to challenge and promote young designers with his knowledge and vision. His commitment demonstrates that transportation design is not only automotive and styling, but also represents a successful future at the object in other areas of mobility.
I also see this as an impetus for the urgency of kissing awake Deutsche Bahn with regard to the near future. For example, thinking of and implementing Berlin as a bicycle city with an ICE connection. Even if such projects are associated with previous preparations - to create real innovations that help people move forward.
The "proseat" corporate design concept was awarded the 2014 German Design Award by stotz-design.com at the award ceremony in the category of communication tools with the Special Mention award for special design quality on 7 February 2014 by the German Design Council.
The international jury selected stotz-design's corporate design for the automotive company proseat from over 1900 high-quality submissions:
"The holistic corporate design concept developed and implemented by stotz-design.com reflects the brand values of lightness, quality and design at a high level. Holistically speaking, this means that all areas of the company's concept were consistently taken into consideration: from the logo and wording, the company building, trade fair appearances, product presentations, showrooms and company rooms at the headquarters, web design, product design and product concepts to factory clothing during production," assessed the jury.
The award-winning design achievements will be exhibited for the first time at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt. Matthias Wagner (Museum Angewandte Kunst), Gregor Ade (Peter Schmidt Group) and Andrej Kupetz (German Design Council) spoke at the opening ceremony with special reference to the great importance of the international premium prize for products and projects that are pioneering in their own way in the German and international design landscape. The exhibition ran from 8-23 February 2014 at the Museum Angewandte Kunst at Schaumainkai 17 in Frankfurt (MAK).
The 2014 German Design Award is presented by the German Design Council. The German Design Council is an independent and international institution that supports companies in efficiently communicating design competence efficiently and aims to strengthen the public's understanding of design. Founded in 1953 as a foundation on the initiative of the German Bundestag, the German Design Council supports good design through its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications.
We received the internationally recognized "2012 Automotive Brand Contest" in the category "Brand Design" for the proseat corporate design. Our holistic corporate design concept for the automotive supplier impressed the jury: it reflected the brand values of lightness, quality and design at a high level. The concept includes all identity-creating measures from the logo, wording, company building, trade fair appearances, product presentations, showrooms and company rooms at the headquarters to web design, product design, product concepts and work clothing during production. The innovative strength and future vision of the globally active company were decisive for our design development. We believe that the award confirms our success in implementation - and our own innovative spirit.
We were nominated for the 2012 German Design Award - the highest official award in the field of design in Germany. We were nominated for the product development of the "Haptikos" nail clippers, whose extraordinary shape and functionality has already been honoured with the Baden-Württemberg Design Award "Focus Open in Silver". Only award-winning entries are accepted for the German Design Award. As part of the 2012 DMY International Design Festival, our design piece was exhibited in the historic hangars of Berlin Tempelhof Airport from 6-10 June 2012.