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iF awarded design at Salone del Mobile di Milano 2018

Last week, the leading international design and furnishing event took place in Milan, Italy. More than 300,000 visitors had been expected from over 165 countries. About 2,000 exhibitors presented outstanding products and solutions for contemporary living combining design, technology, flexibility and sustainability. The biennal EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition have also been part of this Salone, with their great offer rich in styles, products and materials.

Explore a selection of this year's iF awarded products which have been exhibited in Milan.

Vario cooling 400 series

This iF gold awarded food cooling appliance made and designed by Gaggenau fits perfectly into contemporary handless-interior architecture and it can be seen on the exhibition grounds in Milan.

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"We are especially proud of our iF gold award. Gaggenau only participates selectively in design competitions. The award is very important to us, as the iF is one of the few awards that stand out from the mass of competitions."
Lars Dinter Designer, Gaggenau Hausgeräte GmbH


Virus is a picnic table made by extremis and designed by Dirk Wynants Design Works. The design of the frame allows a person to take a seat without lifting their legs over the bench. It is one of our iF gold winners this year and can be seen at the fair.

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"We are very proud of our first iF gold award. The award has brought a lot of PR inquiries. Many Belgian magazines have reported on Extremis. Internally, all employees were very happy and emotional."
Dirk Wynants Owner & Designer, extremis N.V.


The new Chignon chair designed by LucidiPevere and made by Gebrüder Thonet Vienna offers a balance between softness and lightness with a veiled retro touch.

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"We are very proud and happy about this prestige award. The iF awards are helping to push our brand right away. They remark the new progress of the company and show the beginning of a new story."
Riccardo Pigati CEO, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV)


The C.1 tap fitting design range, conceived by Swiss designer Kurt Merki Jr. (studio KMJ), perfectly articulates Duravit's design language. It can be seen at the International Bathroom Exhibtion at this furniture fair.

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"We have been participating in the iF DESIGN AWARD for many years. It's a very important and prestigious international award for us. With 41 awards since the year 2000, Duravit proves its high design quality and know-how. An award is both communication assistance (PR) as well as a convincing argument for our customers."
Joseph Greilinger Head of Public Relations, Duravit AG

Tama Living

Walter Knoll and the EOOS Design present their Tama Living, a sofa with soft and elegant cushions, inviting to a glass of wine thank to a built-in tray made of solid wood and saddle leather.

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„Among the large number of awards, we selectively participate in prestigious, renowned, international awards. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of those - known for its quality of submissions and its professional top-class jury. That's why it's even more a great honor to receive this prize. For us, the PR success by design awards is just as important as the commercial success and this is the case with our Tama Living."
Ute Zimmermann Marketing, Walter Knoll AG & Co. KG

W Collection, W 11

This suite bulit-in kitchen appliances made and designed by Whirlpool EMEA is inspired by quality, detail and modern kitchen design. It is exhibited at EuroCucina at the Salone del Mobile Milano.

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"The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the world's most prestigious design competitions. For consumers, the iF DESIGN AWARD label offers a credible guidance being a reliable indicator for outstanding quality and design and featuring a great opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Being honoured with this internationally renowned award is not just making us incredibly proud - receiving in total four iF DESIGN AWARDS for our brands Whirlpool and KitchenAid emphasises our dedication to design and technology. In the future, we want to continue to enrich our consumers' lives with products that combine great design, innovative technology, flexibility and ease of use."
Sander Brouwer Design Manager, Global Brands - KitchenAid & Whirlpool, Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

>> Find numerous design-oriented events in our iF world design calendar!