ein Chamäleon vor einem bunten Textildesign
© Uta Tischendorf, SUB Design

Saxon State Award for Design. An exhibition of the award winner and the nominees 2012

The exhibition presents the award-winning and nominated products for the Saxon State Award for Design 2012. It offers a perfect overview of the current status of design development in the Free State of Saxony and of innovative products of Saxon manufacturers.

  • DATES 01/05/2013—18/08/2013
  • Opening Hours currently closed


The competition for the Saxon State Award for Design was already held for the 13th time and reached a new high with 318 submissions. 39 outstanding products were nominated and 16 of them were awarded with a price. A jury, among whose prominent members was Prof. Gerhard Friedrich, BMW Group and Martin Pross, Director Scholz & Friends Group, decided on the recipients. For the first time, the Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH donated the trophy made of real Meissen porcelain.

das Spielzeitheft des theater junge generation
© André Wandslebe, pingundpong Dresden, Foto: tjg.theater junge generation
André Wandslebe, tjg. Theater junge generation, Spielzeitheft 2012/13 Nominierung Kategorie Kommunikationsdesign


The spectrum of the exhibited objects includes a cruiser in timeless style, the lamp RIMA that is operated by gestures and the unique furniture “break a cafetable”. The exhibition impressively demonstrates that outstanding design not only unites quality, functionality and esthetics, but has also become a competitive advantage in today’s globalized markets - and that Saxon enterprises have recognized this fact.

eine Frau mit einem Kleid mit großem Kragen
© Corinna Busch, Kathi Halama, mutare design, Dresden
Corinna Busch, Kathi Halama, Couture unter Verwendung historischer Henry Van de Velde Gewebe, 3 Damen-Outfits für den besonderen Anlass

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Further Exhibitions
09.07.2016 —01.11.2016

Friends + Design

im Schloss Pillnitz

Gruppenbild der Designer und Kuratoren der Ausstellung
01.07.2017 —05.11.2017

Textile design

im Schloss Pillnitz

aufgeschlagenes Buch neben einem Hammer


im Schloss Pillnitz

gelber Kasten mit vier Füßen
07.03.2015 —16.08.2015

Parts of a Unity. Stories from the collection of the Kunstgewerbemuseum

im Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau

vier geschliffene Pokale aus Glas
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