The Reet Aus UPMADE® collection has been nominated for the prestigious German Ecodesign Award. This award recognizes environmentally conscious design in Germany created according to the highest environmental standards.
The German Ecodesign Award is the highest state award for ecological design in Germany. Since 2012, the competition has been annually organized by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Environment Agency in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin. The Jury of the Federal Ecodesign Award 2023 includes several recognized experts, including product designers, communication designers, architects and environmental experts.
This year's competition was exceptionally tight, reflecting environmental friendliness and innovation. Among the 360 submitted projects, Reet Aus UPMADE® collection reached the final selection, where 26 innovative projects compete for the German Ecodesign Award 2023 title. The Reet Aus UPMADE® collection is nominated in the Product category, while other nominated projects cover a variety of areas, including Concept, Service, and Young Talent. The prizes will be presented on December 4th by Federal Minister for the Environment, Steffi Lemke.
Dr. Bettina Hoffmann MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV) and jury member, said, "The submissions for the Federal Ecodesign Award 2023 are impressive. Many companies and research institutions are taking the lead and shaping the transformation towards greater sustainability through concrete projects. The innovations are here, and the Federal Ecodesign Award is bringing them from the niche into the mainstream."
Dr. Bettina Rechenberg, Head of Department III "Sustainable Products and Production, Circular Economy" at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and jury member, commented, "Ecological design of products and services plays a crucial role in the necessary transformation of our society. The numerous submissions from established companies, design firms, startups, and universities have impressed me greatly. The german ecodesign award serves as a catalyst for promoting innovative and forward-looking ideas."
All the nominees are featured in an online gallery.