In 1985, the first Stankowski Prize was awarded to the artist and designer Almir Mavignier of Hamburg. The exhibition was shown in Berlin's Bauhaus-Archiv.
In 1986, Dr.h.c. Willi Daume, President of the Organizing Committee for the games of the XX Olympiad in Munich in 1972, received the prize. Willi Daume had realized the idea of the unity of art and design in a most exemplary manner at ihe 1972 Olympic Games. His achievements were honoured in three exhibitions, held at the Orangerie in Kassel, the Gesellschaft fuer Kunst und Gestaltung in Bonn and in the Munich Kulturzentrum.
In 1988, the prize went to Hans Peter Hoch, graphic designer in Baltmannsweiler-Hohengehren near Stuttgart. The Wiesbaden Museum and the Design Center in Stuttgart presented the exhibition of Hoch's work.
The recipient of the prize for 1990 was the Dutch designer and director of the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Wim Crouwel, to whom exhibitions at the Wiesbaden Museum and the Design Center in Stuttgart were dedicated.
In 1993, its tenth anniversary year, the Foundation honoured the American artist and architect Donald Judd with the award of its prize. The exhibition was shown at the Wiesbaden Museum, the Staedtische Kunstsammlungen in Chemnitz, the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe and the Museum of Modern in Oxford.
The sixth recipent of the prize, in 1995, was the Duesseldorfer sculptor-architect, Erwin Heerich, with exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Duesseldorf im Ehrenhof, the Neues Museum Weserburg, Museum Wiesbaden and the Staedtische Galerie Goeppingen.
In 2000, an institution
was awarded: the Kunsthaus Bregenz. The
commitment of Edelbert Koeb was honoured who has
conceived the museum to bring together art and
In 2001, the photographer Stefan Moses from Munich was awarded for his lifework. An exhibition in the Stadtmuseum Munich and a catalogue show a retrospective of his oeuvre.
In 2009 the Foundation is
honouring the Atelier Van Lieshout, based in
Rotterdam. An exhibition in the Kunsthalle Göppingen is
connected with the award. The works of Joep van Lieshout
combine the authonomy of various inventions with an
allways integrated conception of a possible use of the
objects and installations.
2014 the designer Kilian Stauss received the award. The award prizes the extraordinary spectrum of his work which ranges from communications design, about Interior design, product design to interface design and the "art in public space".