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A Global Award for Woodbender

ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior: Winners from the International Interior Design scene set new Trends.

From smart shower systems to flexible lights, from dazzling floor coverings to relaxed lounge landscapes – the winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior reveal the latest trends in interior design. The German Design Council presents an exhibition of the winning projects in Cologne from 14 to 20 January 2019, as part of the ‘Design at the Kunstverein’ programme.
The number of participants in the international competition rose by 9% from last year, with nearly 550 entries. Overall, the judges awarded 31 ‘Best of Best’ titles for outstanding design achievement in the furniture, outdoor products, bathroom and wellness, office and workplace, building facilities, kitchen and household, lighting, textiles, walls, floor and ceiling categories.

Every year the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior recognise superbly designed products in the  interior design industry. Outstanding achievements in all product areas set the tone of the competition, creating strong interest in the market and conveying quality and trends within the industry. In this way, the German Design Council creates a unique platform for architects and object designers to network with the interior design industry.

Iconic Awards Winner

The award ceremony was held at the Kölnischer Kunstverein on 13 January 2019, where the public were cordially invited to attend the opening of the winners’ exhibition, which took place the same evening.  You can find all of the winners from the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior in their online gallery.

The Woodbender Alta Dining Chair has been announced a winner at the prestigious international Iconic Awards for Innovative Interior!

Also in January, the IMM Cologne trade show will transform Cologne into a meeting place for the interior design industry as well as interior design fans. Under the slogan ‘Design at the Kunstverein’, the Cologne art museum will host an exciting programme of design-related events, including the exclusive exhibition of the winning projects from the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior. Throughout the entire trade show, this exhibition at the Kölnischer Kunstverein will provide an exciting programme highlight for aficionados of art and design.


Alta Chair

The goal of the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior is to discover and honour the best achievements in all areas of interior design. The competition is aimed at all companies in the furniture industries, as well as their partners in the areas of interior design and interior architecture. The ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior take a holistic approach to design. Furniture, lights and fixtures are no longer seen individually, but as design elements that form part of the overall composition. This approach results in landscaped interiors which have been designed down to the smallest detail to create the highest level of atmosphere and personal expression. Each of the individual elements that make up these holistic living environments – from the lights to the door handles, from the cutlery to the room dividers and textiles – are designed with the greatest care and effort.


Alta Chair

The winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior were decided by an independent panel of expert judges, including representatives from the fields of design, trade and media.

Thank you to the German Design Council for presenting awards, which enjoy an international cachet, honour important contemporary developments as well as outstanding achievements in design.
The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading centres of competence for communication and knowledge transfer in the area of design and branding. Currently, more than 300 companies belong to its foundation. The German Design Council was founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag to support and enhance the design expertise of German industry. It pursues a wide range of activities with a single goal: to communicate how the strategic use of design can increase brand value on an ongoing basis.