ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior

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The ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior honour only the best of the best in the furniture and interior design industries. The award creates a unique platform for networking architects, product designers and property developers.

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Are you interested in taking part at the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior?
The registration period for the ICONIC AWARDS 2023: Innovative Interior is unfortunately over.
We will inform you as soon as the new registration period starts.

Detailed information on participation and the award can be found in our application documents. Download the PDF file here.

November 2022

Start of the submission period

16 December 2022

Early Bird Deadline

24 February 2023

Deadline for registrations

March 2023

Jury session

April 2023

Announcement of the winners

3 June 2023

Awards ceremony at the Design Post Cologne

4 to 7 June 2023

Exhibition of the winning projects
at the Design Post Cologne

Awards ceremony 2023

In April and June 2023, the German Design Council will exclusively present the winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2023: Innovative Interior at two networking events.
On the occasion of the international furniture fair »Salone del Mobile«, which will take place from 18 to 23 April in the Italian city of Milan, the German Design Council will celebrate a festival in honour of the winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2023: Innovative Interior.
In June 2023, the official award ceremony and exclusive winners' exhibition will follow as part of the »imm cologne 2023« and the »PASSAGEN Interior Design Week 2023«, which will take place in Cologne from 4 to 7 June.

ICONIC AWARDS 2023: Innovative Interior - Award Ceremony

Here's what the winners say

Marcel Besau and Eva Marguerre

Studio Besau-Marguerre

»Awards such as the »Best of Best« reflect a professional distinction, as they are awarded by experts. In combination with the enthusiasm and satisfaction of the customers and users of our projects, this inspires enormously the passion and motivation for our profession.«

Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez

Matteo Thun & Partners

»The constant research for innovation, for simplicity and functionality, is our driving energy. We try to create timeless and iconic design and believe in a strong dialogue with our clients’ technical expertise. We are very honoured by this prestigious recognition.«

Maria Berntsen


»I am very honored to receive the award ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior for Scala by Holmegaard. It is always an amazing process to have a living material such as glass to retain its quality in an industrial production.
Therefore, it is very special to receive this award for the Scala collection, where function and shape are optimized in one glass design.«

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