Nicole Huffer is the new jury member

For German Design Award 2013…

The German Design Council recently announced the jury for the German Design Award 2013 in July. This year sees Nicole Huffer, Corporate Vice President Marketing Communications at SimonsVoss Technologies AG, joining the prestigious panel consisting of design specialists from different fields.

The jury for the German Design Award 2013 comprises design experts from a variety of disciplines. Members represent business, science and the design industry and are renowned authorities in their field.

Nicole Huffer: ‘Helping to appraise design excellence is exciting, enjoyable and inspiring for people who have a creative mind.’
Evaluations are based on different criteria, such as design quality, degree of innovation, brand value, functionality, ergonomics and environmental compatibility.

The jury will meet in Frankfurt in August to nominate winners for the award. The finalists for the Newcomer award will be revealed in September and the German Design Council will finally announce the prize winners for the Winner, Gold and Personality categories in November.

The German Design Council
The German Design Council’s reputation is founded on many years of experience, expertise and commitment, which distinguish the council as organiser of the German Design Award. Its overriding task is to represent German design. Set up as a foundation following an initiative by the German Bundestag in 1953, the council assists businesses in all design matters and is one of the world’s leading centres of communication in the field of design.

The German Design Council ensures that design remains a hot topic through exhibitions, conferences, competitions and publications. Foundation members include designers, companies, associations and institutions – all those for whom design not only means a beautiful appearance, but also has economic and cultural significance and a unique selling point.

SimonsVoss Technologies AG:
Based in Unterföhring, near Munich, SimonsVoss Technologies AG is a dynamic, high-tech company. Since the market launch of its Digital Locking and Access Control System 3060 in 1998, the company has remodelled its locking technology, which had previously focused on mechanical systems. It is now regarded as a European market and technology leader for battery-operated electronic locking and access control systems.


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