»burggrafburggraf« receives German Design Award 2020

The German Design Awards are the international premier prize awarded by the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present, and honour unique trends in design. Every year, high-calibre entries in the fields of product and communication design are honoured, each of which blazes new trails in the international design landscape.

The jury selects one Gold award winner in each category. The »Gold« award honours outstanding achievements in international design and is given only to the best of the best.

Statement of the Jury:

The idea of making a backpack out of vegan cork bark rather than animal leather initially aroused the jury’s curiosity and, after closer examination, easily impressed it. Not only does the leather-like material feel warm and supple, it also looks very special and, together with the elegant, clear cut and the striking pleat, lends the backpack a touch of extravagance. The support, which is moved to the front, is a clever solution that provides plenty of arm room, makes carrying more comfortable overall and also contributes to closing the bag even more securely.

A great, cleverly thought-out accessory that impressively demonstrates the potential of plant-based materials as a sustainable alternative to animal leather.

Discover the backpacks!






From Bad Cannstatt to Bad Liebenzell: Studio and workshop are now located in a timber house in the northern Black Forest, 50 km from Stuttgart. As at our old location in Stuttgart, working and living remain under one roof. With one small difference: More space for our production – and cleaner air!





Our exhibition dates for 2020 will follow shortly!



15 – 17 March 2019

BLICKFANG STUTTGART International Designfair, Stuttgart


06 April 2019

Z U G V Ö G E L Pop-up Event for Fashion, Jewellery and Design at DESIGNPOST, Cologne


13 March – 11 April 2019

»burggrafburggraf« is part of the exhibition “Entdeckt!”, an initiative of the Design Center Baden-Württemberg in the “Haus der Wirtschaft”, Stuttgart


25 May 2019

Pop up Market at FEMboss Festival, Stuttgart


15 – 16 June 2019

unique. Der Manufakturenmarkt Kloster Eberbach, Eltville


14 September 2019

“Meet the Producer” Pop up at WIEDERBELEBT Esslinger Str. 14, Stuttgart, 11 – 22


20 – 22 September 2019

FEINWERK – Markt für echte Dinge Schloss Fasanerie, Eichenzell


08 – 10 November 2019

POTENTIALe – Design. Fotografie. Medienkunst. Feldkirch, Austria


30 November – 01 December 2019

Schöne Bescherung Phoenixhalle, Römerkastell, Stuttgart


06 – 08 December 2019

Der Super Fashion Markt Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne


14 December 2019

Pop Up at WIEDERBELEBT Esslinger Str. 14, Stuttgart, 14 – 20h






 Z U G V Ö G E L Siegburg


code7 Wien


blickfang Onlineshop




Poppinski Esslingen












“burggrafburggraf” receives NEWCOMER AWARD at POTENTIALe 2018

The Newcomer Award is presented by the City of Feldkirch on the occasion of the POTENTIALe – Fair & Festival for Design.Photography.Media Art.

Jury: Ingo Türtscher (Festival Director POTENTIALe), Maya Kleber (Artistic Director POTENTIALe), Harald F. Petermichl (Cultural Director of the City of Feldkirch), Theresa Feurstein (Director Design Forum Vorarlberg)




»burggrafburggraf« wins BLICKFANG DESIGNPREIS 2018 in the category Fashion & Jewellery

We are very pleased that our collection convinced the blickfang Vienna jury through its precision craftsmanship, design quality and the appealing presentation.

The selection in the two categories Furniture & Product Design and Fashion & Jewellery was made by an expert jury consisting of Marlene Agreiter, managing director of the Austrian Fashion Association, the blickfang curators of the year Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau, Sigrid Mayer, founder and managing director of EIGENSINN, and industrial designer Tino Valentinitsch.


Image credit: © blickfang


Image credit: © blickfang