Eight Christmas gift ideas from our iF team – which ones do you prefer?
Check out our favorite awarded products of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020.
If you’re still trying to hunt down Christmas presents for your beloved ones and need inspiration, how about a SOS emergency lighting helmet or an elegant espresso making tool set? We at iF have collected kitchen equipment, electronics, jewelry and other products of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD that you might like to put under the Christmas tree.
Scroll through our personal iF Christmas selection and find out what memories our colleagues from all around the world associate with
these outstanding design products.
Andrea Schmidt – Hannover, Germany
Sinonimo Essentials is a great combination of high quality and beautiful craftsmanship. I love the wooden details and it perfectly fits into the style of my kitchen. The possibility of putting all the single parts into each other is very practical and the small product size does not take up too much space. It’s a nice and compact product for the perfect espresso in a little kitchen.
Even in the predominantly digital world, we still use analog ballpoint pens. But sometimes it can be a real challenge to find the right pen, especially when you are looking for something both sophisticated and simple. The Davinci Pen is made with artisan methods in high quality materials and does perfectly respond to this requirement. The thought of having a pen in your hand, that is inspired by a sketch from the great master Leonardo Davinci, might be the key to an extra flow of inspiration when needed.
SA700 follows the design character of the iF gold award winning portable audio player Astell & Kern 120, but fully equipped with current technology. When I saw it during the award session, it felt like meeting an elementary school friend after a long time (since Astell & Kern 120 was awarded in 2014). This follow-up model has a strong design language, everything looks similar to the previous model but well grown up.
SA700 - portable audio player
Design and manufacturer: Dreamus Company, South Korea
Easy cable management has become more important, especially when you are working from home during this pandemic. Unfortunately, my home hasn’t been ready to host all this office equipment that I carried from my office to my apartment. This product attracts me functionally and visually. The circular cable opening is perfect for mobile phone charging cables. This design will probably help me not to lose my charger anymore.”
Vitality and resistance are necessary to get through this crisis as healthy as possible. That is why I try to exercise as often as possible to stay healthy. This stylish and beautifully designed watch is a great motivational tool for exercising and measuring my performance.
I’m absolutely passionate about techno and club culture. I worked as DJ and Promoter in a cultural center in Hannover for a long time and I published several vinyl records in my life, so I have used a lot turntables, but this turntable is extraordinary. Especially for me and others from this scene, haptic is very important. Vinyl has been pronounced dead and is now bigger than ever before and this turntable is one of the best ways to play vinyl records, trust me.“
Technics SL-1200MK7 - turntable system
Design and manufacturer: Panasonic Corporation, Japan