Area of competence: Professional association for designers and knowledge centre for design
Year of foundation: 1927

 Number of members: 1200


  • facts + figures
  • trenncom
  • European Design Report
  • How to
  • design|er|leben
  • Illustration in Oesterreich
  • Design in Zahlen
  • Joseph Binder Award & Staatspreis Design Catalogues

Board members: Michael Thurow, Monika Fauler, Sigi Ramoser, Beatrix Roidinger, Martin Foessleitner

Managing Director: Severin Filek

Services: Support in founding of enterprices, legal and economic advice and support, organisation of conferences, workshops and different design awards, publications

Membership Fee: € 290 (professionals), € 190 (teachers), € 90 (students), € 580 (groups), € 870 (organisations)

Benefit of Membership: Experts Clusters platform, discounted tickets, DA-magazine (quarterly)

Recent Activities: Involved in EU-projects like “REuse and REdesign plus”, “€Design”, school cooperation “CultureConnected”, European Design Business conference, Joseph Binder Award, Staatspreis Design, Romulus Candea Award, Pro Carton Award, different studies about design in Austria, design exhibitions.

Future Plans: Design will be the key factor for economic success in the years to come. It is necessary for Austria to be well informed about design, for as hosts to the European design community Austrians need to develop an awareness for design.

Head office address

, im designforum/MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, Hof 7, 1070 Vienna


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