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Innovative, practical, beautiful: you should know these design classics from Germany.

Design made in Germany: ‘Phonosuper SK 4’ by Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot.
‘Phonosuper SK 4’ by Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot. dpa

Germany. On 9 February, the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung) will present the German Design Award in Frankfurt. Fashion designer Jil Sander will be honoured for her life’s work, newcomers will win prizes for their first works. Can German design be described on the basis of these objects whose innovative design has made history? Well, we can try!