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TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2021 - Winners revealed

TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2021 - Winners revealed

Scroll through the award-winning designs 2021 representing the current bicycle trends. Get inspired!

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iF announces partnership with the World Design Capital Valencia 2022

iF announces partnership with the World Design Capital Valencia 2022

With the aim to spreading Spanish creativity all over the world, iF actively supports a World Design Capital.

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Congratulations to all Finalists of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021!

Congratulations to all Finalists of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021!

Here you find all products and projects that successfully passed the first iF Online Preselection.

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Which ones of nearly 10,000 entries make it into the iF Final Jury in March?

Which ones of nearly 10,000 entries make it into the iF Final Jury in March?

Our jury panel, formed by 91 experts from all disciplines, worked hard during the first iF online preselection ever to determine the entries to the Final Jury in March.

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What are the challenges in measuring design? - Interview with Darragh Murphy

What are the challenges in measuring design? - Interview with Darragh Murphy

More than 'Yes' or 'No' for Participants: A new iF jury feedback poster helps to overcome the challenges when trying to measure design.

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Here are the winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020

Here are the winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020

We proudly present the best 84 concepts and ideas of this year’s second round.

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Compal Electronics joins Sponsors for the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD

Compal Electronics joins Sponsors for the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD

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?

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Welcome GROHE as a new iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD sponsor!

Welcome GROHE as a new iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD sponsor!

We talked to GROHE's Patrick Speck about supporting young design talents and how the company supports their own young designers.

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iF awards ceremony goes Berlin

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Great news: iF goes Berlin! The awards ceremony is heading to the Unesco City of Design - Berlin! On 4 May 2020, the iF design award night 2020 will take place at the legendary Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin for the first time! Stay tuned!

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Congratulations to all CIHDA winners!

Congratulations to all CIHDA winners!

Six international jurors decided on the winners. Check out the best home furniture designs of the Chengdu International Home Design Award 2019!

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The winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019_01

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The winners of the first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019 have been selected. The students had the possibility to submit their concepts to four different topics. Check out the final results.

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WONDERLAND DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF: What iF yesterday’s baby products were adapted to fit the lives of tomorrow’s parents?

WONDERLAND DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF: What iF yesterday’s baby products were adapted to fit the lives of tomorrow’s parents?

From sneakers that improve a child's walking habits to a silicon cord clip used to test the bacterial infection at a baby’s cord: The winning student concepts from the first round of the WONDERLAND DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF expose the innovative power of tommorow's designers.

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HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF: Housekeeping in the New World: new designs for helpful household appliances

HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF: Housekeeping in the New World: new designs for helpful household appliances

Household appliances had a boom in the past years. People are crazy for intelligent household helpers that make their busy lifes a bit easier - and are fun to use! The student concepts submitted for the HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF are giving innovative impulses to solve the everyday struggle in the household.

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New Representative Office for Italy

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iF now has a representative office for Italy. The office has set itself the objective of building close links with the Italian design industry and getting involved in the quality seal "Made in Italy". It is also the main point of contact for all iF activities – from participation in the iF DESIGN AWARD and the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD to registration for the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE, which supports social projects around the world.

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Glamourous awards ceremony and great after-show party

Glamourous awards ceremony and great after-show party

This is where anyone and everyone of the international design scene meet to celebrate together: at the festive iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 awards ceremony. Some 2,000 guests will meet in the BMW Welt to honour the award winners. After the official ceremony and the following get-together, the party will go on until the break of day.

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67 design experts select iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 winners

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Three intensive yet exciting days full of discussion, testing and examination in Hamburg are done – and the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 are chosen! 67 design experts from 20 countries selected the best designs out of 6,400 entries from 50 countries. Once again, the judges and the whole iF team was thrilled by the high quality and innovative designs from all around the world – congratulations to the well-deserved winners!

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What makes iF jurors so special?

What makes iF jurors so special?

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.

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Behind the Scenes of the iF Jury Session

Behind the Scenes of the iF Jury Session

In less than two weeks, from 22 to 24 January, 67 pairs of critical eyes and hands will scrutinize every design entry for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019! But how do we prepare such an extensive jury session further? The iF logistics partner speaks of 780 cubic metres packaging volume they had to handle to get everything to the jury hall in time.

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Events & Fairs

Virtually together – student exhibition presents more than 500 design projects

Virtually together – student exhibition presents more than 500 design projects

A digital semester exhibition of the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd shows creative solutions for lack of housing, Covid-19 crisis management, sustainable everyday customs and Co.

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iF Gathering in Seoul on 25 July

iF Gathering Seoul 2017

How can we survive as a designer? This year, iF branch Office Korea is holding a networking event to hear interesting experiences, successful stories and practical advice among professional designers who are actively engaged in various fields. The event would help not only getting to know each other, but also sympathizing with other designers and expanding their business ties.

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Triennale in Milan features Finnish Exhibition

Triennale in Milan features Finnish Exhibition

From March to September this year, Finland will participate in the XXII Triennale di Milano for design. The Finnish exhibition is organized and designed by Aalto University teachers and students, from the exhibition design (Monica Romagnoli, Saara Kantele, Ville Kokkonen and Tuomas Siitonen) to curation (Kaisu Savola and Guy Julier) to graphic identity (Adina Renner and Qin Yang).

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Chinese Design Growth @Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF)

Chinese Design Growth @Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF)

No other country looks back onto such a long and rich cultural history like China. Design always played a crucial part. Yet, there is also this preoccupied image of China as the culture of copying when it comes to design and engineering. Chinese companies and designers aim to eliminate this image and make China a major player in design.

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Korean Design DNA @ Design Korea Conference in Seoul

Korean Design DNA @ Design Korea Conference in Seoul

Hyundai, Samsung, LG or Kia Motors: Korea is known for its outstanding innovative drive, design, industries and companies and was honored with many iF DESIGN AWARDS over the past 60 years. Some of them can be seen at the largest and most famous Asian design business exhibition, Design Korea 2018 – from 31 October to 4 November in Seoul – with nearly 400 businesses and 2,500 product designs.

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TURQUALITY® in Istanbul: Design Week Turkey

TURQUALITY® in Istanbul: Design Week Turkey

Quality plays a crucial aspect in Turkish design. The Ministry of Commerce of Turkey, Turkish Exporters’ Assembly and Industrial Design Professional Organization even coined the term TURQUALITY®. Under this program, they organize awards, panels and fairs all around Turkish industrial design and its standards of quality.

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International Design Forum Chengdu 2018 by iF

International Design Forum Chengdu 2018 by iF

Hosted by Ralph Wiegmann, CEO of iF, the forum with the theme "Design Visions for the Future" explores the next levels of design trends and design education: How will design shape and create our future in this fast-changing world? How do we redefine the design education for the next generation? The fair and the panel featured many exciting ideas.

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iF awarded design at Salone del Mobile di Milano

iF awarded design at Salone del Mobile di Milano

In April 2018, 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.

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iF at African Design Days in Morocco

iF at African Design Days in Morocco

From 28 to 30 June 2017, the World Design Organization held its fourth World Design Talks in Rabat, Morocco, organized by African Design Days (ADD). iF's Ralph Wiegmann was a jury chairman at the associated AFRICA DESIGN AWARD event. He spoke with ADD's CEO Hicham Lahlou about design in Africa and his favorite designers.

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iF at Five Design Highlights in 14 Days

iF at Five Design Highlights in 14 Days

The global design industry seems to reach a peak: Major fairs, award ceremonies and other design shows invited a couple of hundred thousand visitors into different countries in last 14 days - especially Asia, as a growing design global player.

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Occasions

iF design center Chengdu marks its 1st anniversary

iF design center Chengdu marks its 1st anniversary

Our iF team takes stock of the innovation hub for the creative scene in one of China's fastest growing cities.

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International Creative Design Conference Chengdu 2020 by iF on 6 November

International Creative Design Conference Chengdu 2020 by iF on 6 November

"Design in Digital Age - Between Science and New Tech" is the hot topic of this year's forum taking place on 6 November 2020.

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TAIPEI CYCLE: A place where lifestyle meets business

TAIPEI CYCLE: A place where lifestyle meets business

The trade show in Taiwan is one of the world’s leading platforms for business and innovation in the cycling industry. There are good reasons to add this event to your calendar.

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Investing in Western China

Investing in Western China

China is a growth market for designers, architects and agencies. If you're not active in China yet, now is the time. Our White Paper will help you get started.

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