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Explore the articles below for news from iF and its design awards, events and fairs such as International Design Forum Chengdu, TAIPEI CYCLE or the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF).
With this unique digital event format we are showcasing selected iF partners around the globe. You cross continents, from Europe to America and Asia, covering a total distance of 57,580 kilometers!
Almost 360 projects from more than 60 countries have qualified for the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2021 first round. The most outstanding ones receive prize money.
Ralph Wiegmann's "Exciting Design Journey" is an entertaining memoir about 25 years at iF DESIGN.
Submit your entries applying to one of 81 categories until 30 June (Early Bird) and profit additionally from our "2 for 1 special".
In an interview, the Berlin Design Week’s CEO explains what visitors can expect from the upcoming edition, taking place from 27 May to 6 June.
From 27 May to 6 June, the BNDNWK will host a hybrid program including exhibitions, showrooms, workshops and OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS. Designers, design studios, design collectives, design labels, companies, agencies and institutions can register for participation until 31 March.
Scroll through the award-winning designs 2021 representing the current bicycle trends. Get inspired!
With the aim to spreading Spanish creativity all over the world, iF actively supports a World Design Capital.
Here you find all products and projects that successfully passed the first iF Online Preselection.
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.
More than 'Yes' or 'No' for Participants: A new iF jury feedback poster helps to overcome the challenges when trying to measure design.
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?
We talked to GROHE's Patrick Speck about supporting young design talents and how the company supports their own young designers.
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!
Six international jurors decided on the winners. Check out the best home furniture designs of the Chengdu International Home Design Award 2019!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Professionals share success stories as well as design expertise on practical business skills and design thinking – join the online event in Korean language.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our iF team takes stock of the innovation hub for the creative scene in one of China's fastest growing cities.
"Design in Digital Age - Between Science and New Tech" is the hot topic of this year's forum taking place on 6 November 2020.
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.
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.