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30 November 2021

Austrian company Neubau Eyewear received German Design Award 2022 for the sustainable design of the special sunglasses edition 'Lotte & Hans'

The German Design Council presented the German Design Award 2022 winners in the categories Excellent Communication, Product Design and Excellent Architecture. It's the 10th anniversary of the German Design Awards organized by the German Design Council to honor projects, products, architecture, companies which are representing new design strategies as answers of existing and upcoming challenges for a better future. The winners are presented at the German Design Award website with description of the product or project. The 'Gold' winners are additionally introduced with a statement of the jury. One of the 'Gold' winners is the Austrian company Neubau Eyewear for the special edition 'Lotte & Hans' which was launched earlier this year on occasion of World Oceans Day as a statement for climate and environmental protection (article). The sunglasses' materials and production method convinced the jury (statement).

Image: Campaign image for the special sunglasses edition 'Lotte & Hans' by Neubau Eyewear. The edition received the German Design Award Gold 2022. The design by Roland Keplinger is inspired by the underwater world and diving goggles. More about the 'Perspectives of Pioneers' is publshed at

"The world in which designers live and work is constantly changing and demands outstanding answers to the continuous stream of new questions that arise from digitisation to artificial intelligence and sustainability. It is of vital importance that our awards always evolve and adapt to the times in which we live,"
is Lutz Dietzold, CEO of the German Design Council, cited in the press release for the announcement of the winners 2022.

For users, it's currently possible to vote until 28 January for five projects; the project with the most votes will win the 'Public Choice Award 2022'. The award gala is planned to happen in February 2022 in Frankfurt am Main. searched through the winner presentations and found projects by other Austrian companies such as a penthouse designed by Vienna-based destilat Design Studio. The penthouse is described to appear like a yacht above the rooftops of Vienna. Another project for example from the winner list 2022 is the restaurant 'Daniels Kristallwelten' of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Tyrol.

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