RAL Trendbox 2025+ wins Gold at the German Design Award 2024

RAL Trendbox 2025+ wins Gold at the German Design Award 2024

The material collection RAL Trendbox 2025+ as a counterpart to the colour trend report is awarded the highest honour of the German Design Award in the category "Excellent Product Design" in the section "Material and Surfaces". The interdisciplinary jury of international design experts confirms the excellent, holistic and innovative design performance of the RAL Trendbox 2025+.

The RAL Trendbox 2025+ translates the 15-part trend colour palette of RAL COLOUR FEELING 2025+ into a total of 5 design-relevant materials. In addition to the standardised RAL single sheets, the box also contains plastic colour samples, powder-coated metal, carpet samples and textile samples. The corresponding COLOUR FEELING 2025+ trend report stands for contemporary architecture and design. The colour palette responds to current topics, motivates change, supports project-oriented design and helps to build resonant relationships with the environment.

With the German Design Award, the German Design Council honours extraordinary submissions in product design, communications design and architecture in various categories each year. The award is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the design landscape in Germany and internationally across all industries.

The jury's statement includes the following: The RAL Trendbox 2025+ impresses with careful colour selection and material diversity. The selection of 15 colours from the RAL palette was perfectly coordinated and translated into 5 different materials and surfaces. The Trendbox invites designers to experiment with colours and materials and to develop future-oriented design concepts. The trend report on which this product is based provides a colour profile of high relevance for both the present and the future, leading to the creation of long-lasting space and design solutions. The intensive research and trend forecasts that have gone into the development of the Trendbox are evidence of a deep engagement with colour and design.

"We are delighted to have won the German Design Award once again. The highest award - Gold - underlines the uniqueness, the well thought-out design of the box and the power of cooperation. With the RAL Trendbox 2025+ and the accompanying trend report, we are providing designers from various disciplines a tool that makes holistic and future-oriented design easy to achieve. Special thanks to our cooperation and material partners, without whom the project would not have been possible: the Institute International Trendscouting at HAWK Hildesheim, Covestro, Object Carpet, Gabriel and TIGER Coatings," says Markus Frentrop, Global Head RAL COLOURS.


RAL is the applied language of colours. With the colour collections RAL CLASSIC and RAL EFFECT as well as the RAL DESIGN SYSTEM plus RAL offers professional colour users a diverse selection of precise colour templates. The palette of RAL colours encompasses a total of 2,540 colour shades. With colour fans, plastic standards and software products as well as colour design and trend books RAL products offer the ideal product for every design purpose. At the same time, it is the common goal of RAL and its partners to develop principles for sustainable design and impulses for the colour language of the future.

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On request, we will be happy to send you images. The images may be published free of charge, provided photo credits are given. Further background information on the trend report, press material, suggestions, assistance and professional design tools are available on the RAL COLOURS website.

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