The asso­ci­a­tion has exist­ed since 1987 and sup­ports bay­ern design as a net­work and promoter.
The association’s mem­bers include well-known com­pa­nies with an affin­i­ty for design, agen­cies and free­lancers from all design dis­ci­plines, archi­tec­ture firms, cham­bers of com­merce and asso­ci­a­tions. Most of them are based in Bavaria.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of busi­ness, the design indus­try and the Bavar­i­an cham­bers of indus­try and com­merce are active on the board. The chair­man of the board of the asso­ci­a­tion is also the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the share­hold­er bay­ern design forum e.V. in bay­ern design GmbH.

Board of directors

Rolf Schif­fer­ens (Chair­man)
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor DURABLE Hun­ke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG

Markus Hoff­mann (2nd Chairman)
Mem­ber of the Exec­u­tive Board and Senior Vice Pres­i­dent Leon­hard Kurz Foun­da­tion & Co. KG

Wolf­gang Bastert (Trea­sur­er)
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Immo­Ba GmbH & Co. KG WerkEins

Charles Count of Faber-Castell (Sec­re­tary)
Super­vi­so­ry Board Faber-Castell AG

Co-opt­ed mem­bers of the Board of Man­age­ment are:

Chris­tiane Bausback
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor & Head of Design N+P Inno­va­tion Design GmbH

Simon Betsch
Man­ag­ing Part­ner KMS Team GmbH

Thomas Genosko
Head of Depart­ment for Loca­tion Pol­i­cy, Inno­va­tion and Envi­ron­ment, IHK Regens­burg for Upper Palati­nate / Kelheim

Prof. Dr. Ralf Jahn
Chief Exec­u­tive IHK Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Dr. Thomas Koch
Mem­ber of the Man­age­ment Board Nürn­bergMesse GmbH

Markus M. Lötzsch
Chief Exec­u­tive IHK Nurem­berg for Mid­dle Franconia

Sieg­mar Schnabel
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor IHK zu Coburg

By becom­ing a mem­ber of bay­ern design forum e.V., you posi­tion your­self as a com­pa­ny, agency/office or insti­tu­tion with a high lev­el of design com­pe­tence and gain atten­tion for your insti­tu­tion, brand, ser­vices and products.

As part of the design com­mu­ni­ty, you also strength­en Bavaria as a design loca­tion. Our inter­dis­ci­pli­nary net­work enables an inspir­ing and live­ly exchange with renowned cre­atives, experts and com­pa­ny man­agers. Ben­e­fit from the diverse pro­gram, the exchange and the expe­ri­ence of the bay­ern design community.

Above all, the mem­bers are unit­ed by the aware­ness of belong­ing to a com­mu­ni­ty that regards design as a rel­e­vant com­po­nent of soci­ety and the econ­o­my and wants to enable the cor­re­spond­ing atten­tion and vis­i­bil­i­ty in order to estab­lish the poten­tial of design worldwide.

Advan­tages of mem­ber­ship, at a glance:

  • You gain exclu­sive access to a net­work of own­ers, man­ag­ing direc­tors and design man­agers from inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies, agen­cies and organizations.
  • Your brand will active­ly appear on our com­mu­ni­ty plat­form with pro­file and con­tent con­tri­bu­tions and will receive com­mu­nica­tive sup­port on the oth­er chan­nels of bay­ern design GmbH:
    — In addi­tion to your pro­file on the bay­ern design web­site, as a mem­ber you can also present your­self with cur­rent cas­es that will be post­ed on the bay­ern design home­page once they have been activated.
    — With free job offers, you can tar­get young pro­fes­sion­als and spe­cial­ists from the design indus­try on our platform.
    — With pro­fes­sion­al con­tri­bu­tions, you present your exper­tise in a rel­e­vant pro­fes­sion­al com­mu­ni­ty on the start page of bay­ern design.
    — With your per­son­al fil­ter set­tings, you can dis­play only the con­tent that real­ly inter­ests you in the com­mu­ni­ty sec­tion of the website.
  • You and your employ­ees will receive attrac­tive dis­counts on all bay­ern design GmbH events for which a fee is charged.
  • Exclu­sive open-house events at oth­er mem­bers’ sites give you inter­est­ing insights into their design and inno­va­tion work. The events take place either on-site or dig­i­tal­ly. Exclu­sive bay­ern design events such as the annu­al gen­er­al meet­ing, guid­ed tours or expert lec­tures offer you not only insights but also excel­lent net­work­ing opportunities.
  • Dis­count on all pro­gram part­ner pack­ages for munich cre­ative busi­ness week (mcbw), Germany’s largest event for cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als and clients
  • 30% dis­count on the design mag­a­zine nomad mag­a­zine
  • Rent our attrac­tive rooms in a cen­tral loca­tion near Nuremberg’s main train sta­tion and in the imme­di­ate vicin­i­ty of the New Muse­um Nurem­berg for your event or meet­ing at par­tic­u­lar­ly favor­able conditions.
  • With the bay­ern design mem­ber logo, you appear to the out­side world as part of a rel­e­vant com­mu­ni­ty for strength­en­ing Bavaria as a design location.

The annu­al fee for offices/agencies/companies is stag­gered as fol­lows: € 250.00 for com­pa­nies with up to 5 per­ma­nent employ­ees & uni­ver­si­ties, € 500.00 for com­pa­nies with up to 50 per­ma­nent employ­ees, cham­bers & munic­i­pal­i­ties, € 1,000.00 for com­pa­nies with up to 100 per­ma­nent employ­ees and € 2,000.00 for com­pa­nies with over 100 per­ma­nent employees.

Become a member

Have we piqued your interest?

Con­tact us by mail for infor­ma­tion about the exacts terms of your mem­ber­ship. Your con­tact per­son is Dr. Kil­ian Steiner.