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Design Plus powered by ISH

The Design Plus competition rewards future-proof products, which demonstrate an optimum combination of sustainability, aesthetic appeal and functionality and is one of the most prestigious and well-known awards in Germany.

Design Plus areal

Organiser: Messe Frankfurt in collaboration with the German Design Council
Hall 3.1

ISH 2023 focuses on solutions for a sustainable future. In the heating sector, this refers to innovations that cut energy consumption in buildings, increase energy efficiency and take greater account of renewable energies. In the sanitary ware sector, sustainability is achieved through water and energy-saving products, environmentally friendly industrial production, sustainable materials and durable design.

A guide to the huge range of products and ideas to be seen at ISH 2023 is the Design Plus Innovation Award given by Messe Frankfurt and the German Design Council. The award honours products distinguished by a high degree of innovativeness and outstanding design characteristics.

Design Plus areal

The Design Plus Innovation Award is regarded as the benchmark in the sector and helps you position your product. This unique opportunity is open to all ISH exhibitors and we cordially invite you to enter your innovative products. A jury of renowned experts will select the best products from those entered. The winning products will be shown exclusively at a prominent special exhibition throughout the fair. For the first time, the Design Plus presentation will be located in Hall 3.1 and thus fully integrated into the event and sure to attract the attention of visitors from all over the world. The Design Plus Awards will be presented to the winners during the fair at a ceremony, which is certain to attract great attention from both visitors and exhibitors.

For further questions about Design Plus powered by ISH, please contact us:

Competition Contact

Rat für Formgebung | German Design Council
Miriam Höpfner Phone: +49 69 247 448 646
Fax: +49 69 247 448 700

Exhibition Contact

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Silke Müller
Phone: +49 69 75 75-61 25


Facts & figures

Entries are welcome from all product groups of ISH 2023.

  • Innovation: technology, function, technical quality and integration capability
  • Ecology: energy efficiency, sustainability (resource usage), durability
  • Design: design quality, choice of materials, operability (universal design)

Entries will be evaluated by the jury using printed product photos in A4 format. It is also possible to submit explanatory digital videos of the products. You can find more information on this in the FAQ.

Deadline online registration: 20 January 2023

Meeting of the jury: 27 January 2023

Awards ceremony: 13 March 2023