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How do designers cope with current challenges caused by the pandemic or climate change? The iF jurors are experts in their fields and allow a view over the shoulder. You are welcome just to spy after a friend or colleague and current topics within the exciting design community. Explore great success stories behind the iF designs awards – from aspiring design students and renowned design studios to global players with a great tradition in design driven products and services.
iF CEO Ralph Wiegmann and iF juror Karen Korellis Reuther are guests in the current episode of the podcast "Design is Everywhere" by Design Museum.
Will service design see a rise? What’s the power of local crafts? Our iF jurors forecast the year ahead.
More than 'Yes' or 'No' for Participants: A new iF jury feedback poster helps to overcome the challenges when trying to measure design.
iF acknowledges the multi-faceted German furniture designer for his merits for the design industry.
We talked with Chris about unexpected turns of life, virtual coaches and the challenges in fitness app design. She gives us the inside scoop on wearables as a trending topic in home fitness.
Sustainable design is more than a buzzword! We asked Patagonia's designer Elísabet Elfa Arnarsdóttir about her philosophy.
Vaude is an outdoor specialist, that incorporated sustainability into their design language - and corporate identity. But what else drives the designers at Vaude? And in general: What are the upcoming outdoor trends when it comes to style? What are the biggest challenges for outdoor clothing designers? We talked to iF juror Mario Schlegel, head of design at the outdoor outfitter Vaude in Tettnang, Germany.
Keng-Ming Liu is a music video director, illustrator, motion and toy designer. He is the creative director and chairman of the board at Bito, a creative studio founded in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2013. He has worked for international brands such as Facebook, Disney, Asus, Mercedes Benz and Herman Miller.
Ulrike Brandi is an internationally acclaimed lighting designer, author, and educator. Among her works include lighting for the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Airport Pudong in Shanghai, Museum Inam in Japan, Royal Academy of Music in London, Masterplan Light for the City of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Central Station.
We at iF are proud to share one of the most amazing talent success stories – the story of Junggi Sung, who came all the way from aspiring design student to a remarkable design career and finally an iF jury member!
Being part of the iF jury is like being part of an exclusive circle. Since six decades, iF invites high profile design experts from all over the world to take part in the jury session of the iF DESIGN AWARD. We are very proud of this year’s jury that lists 67 names and is very diverse – in professional experience, origin, age and gender. The jurors come from 20 countries.
We mourn the loss of this industrial designer who will be remembered as tireless fighter against plagiarism.
Here the design pionieer of postmodernism talks about AMDL CIRCLE's projects, the young design generation and the 40th anniversary of the Memphis Group.
We mourn the loss of a courageous German entrepreneur who has revolutionized the look of fountain pens together with designer Gerd A. Müller.
The iF award winner has become one of the leading manufacturers of towel warmer production in Turkey. Their function-first aesthetic attracts customers, above all, in Europe.
The success of this traditional design brand from Germany is reflected in the iF award history – and even related to the iF company’s foundation.
"Rise by others is our core belief": Multiple iF winner KMS TEAM Germany believes in the power of collaboration. In this interview Patrick Märki explains why.
We talked to Sony's Vice President and Head of Sony Creative Center about their daily work as designers and their design philosophy.
Find out why the Korean technology group has long committed to promoting young design talents.
The German manufacturer of industrial cookie former, based in Krefeld, participated in the iF DESIGN AWARD for the first time this year and was promptly honored with an iF gold award - the highest recognition at iF! Read more about their success in our interview.
In the current 2020 edition, we are beyond happy to welcome Compal Electronics as a new top-class sponsor among GROHE, Haier, Samsung Electronics, and Wonderland. That is why we talked to iF juror Shikuan Chen, Chief Design Officer (CDO) and Senior Vice President of the Marketing and Innovation office of Compal Electronics, about what it takes to be a successful young designer?
The Munich artist wrote more than 50 years of lighting history. The lights and light objects of Ingo are considered groundbreaking in their design until today.
When the AXOR design brand was first launched in 1993, the philosophy of producing well-designed products with the greatest possible customer benefits was already firmly anchored in the DNA of the manufacturer Hansgrohe. We talked to Jan Heisterhagen, Vice President Product Management at Hansgrohe SE, and Andreas Diefenbach, Design Business Manager and member of the Management Board at Phoenix Design.
Lucie Koldova is an acclaimed Czech product and furniture designer and art director at Brokis. Her collaboration with the brand began in 2010 with the timeless MUFFINS and BALLOONS lighting collections, which she designed while living and working in Paris.
In modern times, we simply have to function. At work, on the way to work and even at home. No wonder, people feel more and more exhausted. Little do they know, what a great impact lighting could have on their energy and well-being. Daily exposure to darkness or artifical light cannot be in terms with the natural human body clock. We talked to sleep expert Edouard Gebski on how light can help to improve our well-being.
Long Jiao has more than 15 years of professional experience in design consulting and design research. He has unique insights and rich practical experience in design strategy and planning. The industries involved include automotive, technology, consumer electronics, medical health and FMCG.
Every year, we honor outstanding designs created by students from all over the world with the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. We strongly believe in the potential of young designers to change and innovate in our future world. We want to find out which ways our young winners have gone. This time, we talked to Mikhael Geordie Amadeus from Sydney.
iF Portugal representative and professional journalist Tiago Krusse spoke with Eberhard Schrempf, managing director of Creative Industries Styria in Graz, Austria, about Austria's investment and business climate and how the Designmonat event has been changing mentalities.
Udo Ermert, Senior Design Manager at Vaillant, talks about their way of becoming a super brand.
We take a closer look at the popular rumor about the Linz's eyewear manufacturer and the movie "Matrix".
The German audio company has been honored with 63 iF DESIGN AWARDS since 1969. Congratulations!
What happens when product design shapes a brand: We congratulate German family-based company!
From a Swiss railway train to a wireless microphone, shaped like a pen or a multi-media informational display series: There is probably nothing NOSE Design Experience cannot design. And since 1994, only three years after their founding, Nose has been honored with 36 iF DESIGN AWARDS. We are proud and congratulate on 25 years full of iF awards.
30 years in the business, of which 25 years were full of iF DESIGN AWARDS! We are proud to congratulate Schmidhuber Brand Experience (interior, architectural and communication projects) on their special anniversary they share with iF!
We talked to founder Klaus Hesse about what a paper waste basket and communication design have in ccommon.
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH/Brand Siemens is one of the world's leading companies in the industry and the largest home appliance manufacturer in Europe. In the last 60 years, their designs have won 372 iF DESIGN AWARDS. We congratulate on their special iF anniversary this year!
The German world leader in medical measurement and weighing puts safety and design first!
Hans-Jörg Müller, Head of Product and Design Division at Gira, explains why smartphones pushed Gira's deisgn.
The world's leading provider of pneumatic and electrical automation technology celebrates its 50th year of iF award participation. Festo has been honored with 158 iF DESIGN AWARDS since 1969! Congratulations!