About us

bay­ern design is the inter­na­tion­al design com­pe­tence cen­ter in Bavaria and pro­vides a focal point for knowl­edge shar­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion about design. Our projects are ded­i­cat­ed to high­light­ing the impor­tance of the key role design plays in the man­age­ment of eco­nom­ic, soci­etal, and sus­tain­able transformation.

Design con­nects
Design con­nects top­ics, dis­ci­plines, indus­tries, and perspectives

bay­ern design under­stands design to be a con­struct­ing pow­er in our soci­ety, an atti­tude, and an inte­gral part of com­pa­nies’ strate­gies and busi­ness organization.

Oper­at­ing in Nurem­berg and Munich, our inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team is embed­ded in a robust net­work of design­ers in a vari­ety of dis­ci­plines, design-ori­ent­ed com­pa­nies, start-ups, asso­ci­a­tions, cham­bers, and institutions.

About us

We have been orga­niz­ing munich cre­ative busi­ness Week (mcbw), the largest event of its kind in Ger­many, since its incep­tion in 2012. Design­ers and their clients see MCBW as a forum for inspi­ra­tion and net­work­ing and a plat­form on which to present their skillsets.

Our aim is to turn our state into an inter­na­tion­al­ly acclaimed site of inno­va­tion and design by strength­en­ing and high­light­ing design com­pe­tence in Bavaria. We also fos­ter the fund­ing of design activ­i­ties by the state.

We at bay­ern design cul­ti­vate and mod­er­ate mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary net­works and orga­nize events, exhi­bi­tions, and trade fair appear­ances. We offer pre­sen­ta­tion oppor­tu­ni­ties and fos­ter design edu­ca­tion, train­ing and research. We devel­op design con­tests and awards for the indus­tri­al and pub­lic sec­tors and we coor­di­nate state-fund­ed design projects.

bay­ern design is spon­sored by the Bavar­i­an State Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs, Region­al Devel­op­ment and Ener­gy and by bay­ern design forum e.V., a sup­port­ing asso­ci­a­tion made up of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of design-ori­ent­ed com­pa­nies, design agen­cies, the indus­tri­al sec­tor, and cham­bers of commerce.

The cen­ter of excel­lence is sup­port­ed by the Bavar­i­an State Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs, Region­al Devel­op­ment and Ener­gy and bay­ern design forum e.V., the sup­port­ing asso­ci­a­tion of design-savvy com­pa­nies, design agen­cies and cham­bers of indus­try and commerce.

As the inter­na­tion­al com­pe­tence cen­ter for design of the Free State of Bavaria, bay­ern design is also the anchor point of numer­ous part­ner­ships — both glob­al and local. Only in asso­ci­a­tion with strong part­ners is it pos­si­ble to give design a voice and estab­lish the poten­tial of design worldwide.