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Videos - iF closeup

In our iF closeup video podcasts we regularly take a closer look at selected iF themes, which we then present as highly informative and entertaining video podcasts. We deliver answers to the questions you always wanted to ask, we present latest news and current projects, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes, we take you on a journey to our international offices, we provide interview portraits of interesting personalities, we deliver background information and report on events such as the iF jury sessions and the iF design award night.


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Jury session iF DESIGN AWARD 2020

From 21 to 23 January 2020, 78 jurors from over 20 countries have chosen this year’s award-winning entries in the Schuppen 52 in Hamburg. Watch the video and get an insight into the complex and exciting jury session!

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Awards ceremony iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

The international design world celebrated the best designs of the year: On 15 March 2019 a glamorous award ceremony was held to honor the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019. The iF design award night – the design event of the year – attracted more than 2,000 guests from 42 countries to BMW Welt in Munich. The glamourous awards ceremony was followed by an exciting party night.

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Jury session iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

From 22 to 24 January 2019, 67 jurors from 20 countries have chosen this year’s award-winning entries in the Schuppen 52 in Hamburg.

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Awards ceremony iF DESIGN AWARD 2018

2,000 guests from 36 countries celebrated in high spirits on 9 March 2018 the winners of this year's iF DESIGN AWARD at BMW Welt in Munich. The glamourous awards ceremony was followed by an exciting party night.

Jury session iF DESIGN AWARD 2018

From 23 to 25 January 2018, 63 jurors from 16 countries have chosen this year's award-winning entries in the Schuppen 52 in Hamburg.

iF Design Podcasts

iF Juror and Automotive Design expert Ronald Ihrig on e-Mobility and Future Developments

In this video, recorded at the jury session for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 in January, we asked Ronald Ihrig what he believes, designers in his industry are up to right now and what trends are knocking on the door.

iF juror Mario Schlegel of Vaude on Outdoor Design Trends

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.

Podcast: Japanese design star Hokuto Ando tells his principles of good lighting design

Hokuto Ando is a designer and co-founder of we+, a contemporary design studio based in Tokyo. He develops his experimental approach to products, installations and graphics by combining unusual materials with technologies to shift perspectives. Listen and see what Hokuto has to say in our iF Podcast, recorded at the iF Jury Session for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019.

Podcast: Isabelle D. Lidström of NINE about Packaging Design

We talked to if DESIGN AWARD juror, packaging designer and expert Isabelle D. Lidström of NINE, Sweden, about her quality principles. She also takes a look into the future and reveals her main trend forecasts in packaging design!

Podcast with Junggi Sung: From Design Talent to iF Juryman

Korean Junggi Sung established a design career from Ideo to Daylight and joined the jury of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019. Watch him talk about his journey!

iF Events

iF design salon 03_2016 | schnellervorlauf GmbH

What does culture do to us?
Culture is always leading us back to ourselves. We explore the question of what culture does to us and transfer a random personal moment into a multimedia live performance that makes the cultural experience as such visible through audio, visual and textual means, giving the viewer the opportunity to also to look more closely at yourself, to listen and to feel.

iF design salon 02_2016 | BRAZILIANS BLEND

inspiring short talks delivered by:
Letícia Castro (Managing Director Brazil Design Center)
André Poppovic (founder of OZ DESIGN and President of ABEDESIGN)
Gustavo Greco (founder of and Creative Director at GRECO DESIGN, International Relations Manager at ABEDESIGN)

Three market and design experts from Brazil present their points of view on diversity and the potential of Brazilian design and explain how this can be successful on the market and make successful use of the global, fast-paced competitive environment in a unique way.

iF design salon 01_2016 | Philippi

inspiring short talks delivered by
Jan Philippi, design entrepreneur and founder of the PHILIPPI brand, and Andreas Ostwald, graduate designer

How does design come about and how does a design product come about?
Using concrete examples, Andreas Ostwald and Jan Philippi show how design is created. They enter into a dialogue with the listeners and discuss the development process from the designer's first thoughts to pattern development, the various stages of production and the marketing of the finished product.

iF CEO Ralph Wiegmann on the future of iF at a conference in Fukuoka

Ralph Wiegmann talks about the meaning of design in the future and what it means to iF.

HP DesignJet T3500 wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2015

In 2015, the HP DesignJet T3500 eMFP won one the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized for superior user-focused design, the printer features true front-loading media rolls, an output stacker, flat surface to review prints and more.

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