ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior

Design at the Kunstverein

15 January until 21 January 2018


With Design im Kunstverein the German Design Council presented the best of its ICONIC AWARDS in interior design and architecture at the Kölnischer Kunstverein and invited visitors to explore the latest trends in the fields of furniture, outdoor, lighting and textiles in the context of the PASSAGEN during the IMM Cologne 2018 for the third time.


In addition to the winners of the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior 2018, holistic architecture projects from the ICONIC AWARDS 2017 have been shown in an interactive presentation, as well as exciting newcomer concepts from the international young talents competition, ein&zwanzig - world's finest design talents.


The Stiftung Deutsches Design Museum offered visitors in various formats the opportunity to discover criteria of outstanding design and to be creative in the workshop itself.

In addition, the award ceremony of the first-ever PASSAGEN Prize for up-and-coming designers took place within the framework of the program. The prize was awarded to the best design in the field of interior design, textiles, lighting and interior design as well as its staging as part of PASSAGEN 2018. PASSAGEN / Sabine Voggenreiter presented the competition together with the German Design Council.


Here you will find pictures of the exhibition and the award ceremony 2018.


14 January 2018, 7.30 pm      
Exhibition opening of the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior 2018


15 – 21 January 2018

Daily guided tour under the aspect "What is design?" followed by a workshop entitled "10-minute chair"



16 January 2018, 5 pm            
Award ceremony of the PASSAGEN Prize           



DESIGN IM KUNSTVEREIN in cooperation with Stiftung Deutsches Design Museum.

Start of the application phase
August 2018

Exhibition of the winners and award ceremony

during imm cologne from 14 to 20 January 2019

Winner 2018

Here you will find the Best of Best 2018 and Winner 2018.


Lilian Dedio