Every year, the German Design Council awards the German Design Award “Newcomer” to young designers. In 2019, 5 finalists were selected from 188 nominated up-and-coming designers from German design schools: the designer duo Luisa Rubisch & Rasa Weber, Frauke Zoë Taplik, Essi Johanna Glomb, Luzia Hein and Gabriel Müller (as seen above from left to right).

At the awards ceremony in February, which took place on the occasion of Ambiente in Frankfurt am Main, Luzia Hein was particularly delighted: She was honoured with the “Newcomer 2019” award and received the associated prize money of 15,000 euros. The Newcomers 2019 deal with a wide range of topics. We present them and their work at ndion.

German Design Award Newcomer Finalisten 2019
© Martin Diepold

Luzia Hein

»Newcomer 2019« Luzia Hein with Andrej Kupetz, CEO of the German Design Council (left), and Michael Kruza, Deutsche Telekom (right)

Born 1990 in Aschaffenburg
Study 2010 to 2013 bachelor’s degree in Communication Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences and 2014 to 2017 master’s degree at Hamburg University of Applied Science’s Design department
Current occupation Freelance graphic designer and art director at CHI CHI FAN in Hamburg
www.luziahein.com

Essi Johanna Glomb

Source: German Design Council, photo: Martin Diepold

Born 1989 in Mainz
Study 2010 to 2017 Textile and Surface Design at the weißensee academy of art berlin
Current occupation Since 2017 design research with a focus on textile/material design
www.studioblond.com

Frauke Zoë Taplik

Source: German Design Council, photo: Martin Diepold

Born 1990 in Seeheim-Jugenheim
Study 2011 to 2018 Design Studies at the School of Design in Offenbach am Main
Current occupation Focus on the topic individual mobility on the water in an urban environment, part-time employment at Bacon Design GmbH in Frankfurt
www.zoetaplik.com

Gabriel Müller

Source: German Design Council, Photo: Martin Diepold

Born 1989 in Baden-Baden
Study 2010 to 2014 Bachelor’s degree in Product Design at the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, 2013 semester abroad studying Industrial Design at FH Joanneum Graz, 2015 to 2016 at the Lund University School of Industrial Design, Lund, and 2015 to 2017 Master’s degree in Industrial Design/Medical Design at the Muthesius Academy of Art Kiel
Current occupation Industrial designer at a design agency in Munich
www.gabrielmueller.eu

Rasa Weber & Luisa Rubisch

Source: German Design Council, Photo: Martin Diepold

Rasa Weber
Born 1989 in Bissendorf
Study Bachelor’s degree in Product Design at weißensee academy of art berlin and Design Academy Eindhoven, Master’s degree in Product Design at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and UdK Berlin
Current occupation Founder TFOB

Luisa Rubisch
Born
1990 in Berlin
Study Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at TU Berlin, Master’s degree in Product Design at UdK Berlin
Current occupation Founder TFOB

www.urbanterrazzo.com


Pictures: Martin Diepold and Manuel Debus