This highly regarded international design award is bestowed by the German Design Council. The decision who is given an award is made by a group of respected international design experts. These experts select products which, based on their authentic design and overall quality, represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The international expert jury has awarded VAU for three products of their first collection. The award German Design Award – Winner 2018 has been given to the design of the Triangle bottle opener and the Curve letter opener, whilst the Circular candle holder received the German Design Award – Special Mention 2018.