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Design Specials

Over 35,000 award-winning products in 61 years of iF history. More than 13,500 companies have received an iF design award. The iF design specials focus on one thematical aspect each from the multitude of award winners and award winning products. In each issue of the iF design specials well-known design experts will present their personal highlights from one segment of the iF design awards.



The fascination of cycling

design special by Nils Holger Moormann, designer, Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Aschau im Chiemgau

iF product design awards 2011 - 2013 + EUROBIKE AWARD 2011 - 2012

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Ronald Ihrig

Good design moves

design special by Ronald Ihrig, IHRIG DESIGN, Büttelborn, Germany

iF product design awards 2000 - 2014 | Transportation Design – Passenger Cars

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Prof. Dr. Peter Vink

Vehicle Interiors

design special by Prof. Dr. Peter Vink, Chairman of the jury Crystal Cabin Award 2013

iF product design awards 2001 - 2010

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Achim Nagel

Built Identity

design special by Achim Nagel, architect, Hamburg, Germany

iF communication design awards 2009 - 2013 | category architecture / interior design

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Touched by Nordic Design

design special by Dorrit Bøilerehauge, Consultancy for strategic communication & brand design, Aarhus, Denmark

iF DESIGN AWARD 2014 - 2015 Discipline Product | Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland

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Design for living

design special by Charles O. Job. The selection is based on the topic living of the iF concept design awards 2008 to 2011. 28 entries show appliances for everyday tasks that are clever, humorous and still solve a given problem.

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design special by renowned design experts who have compiled a selection of awarded entries from 1964 to 2014 that focus on the subject of watches and clocks.

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design special by renowned design experts who have compiled a selection of awarded entries from the iF design award 1995 to today that focus on the subject of jewelry.

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Interior Design

Wilhelm Wagenfeld on Design

Disciple of Bauhaus, Wilhelm Wagenfeld was one of the seminal figures in mid-century industrial design. This design special is a selection of his iF award-winning products and thoughts on the design process.

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Universal Design

Thomas Bade on Universal Design

design special by Thomas Bade, Managing Director universal design GmbH, Hannover

iF product design awards 2010 - 2012

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Public & Social Value

Susanne Schmidhuber

Sustainability in Exhibition Design

design special by Susanne Schmidhuber, managing partner of SCHMIDHUBER, Munich

iF exhibition design awards 1997 - 2000

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Packaging Design

design special by Dr. Alexander Schubert, Chief Executive Officer, The Brand Union, Hamburg

iF packaging design awards 2012 - 2013

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Materials Look & Feel

design special by Aart van Bezooyen, Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design and founder of Material Stories, Hamburg

iF material design awards 2005 - 2012

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Home & Garden


design special by J'aime Cohen, Director of Admissions for The Masters in Branding Program at The School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA

iF product design awards 2010 - 2012

Healthy Living


design special by Fred Held, Managing Director of Held + Team, Hamburg

iF product design award 2000 - 2012

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Music Instruments

design special by renowned design experts who have compiled a selection of awarded entries from 2000 to today that focus on the subject of music instruments and equipment.

iF product design award 2000 - today

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design special by renowned design experts who have compiled a selection of awarded entries from 1969 to today that focus on the subject of headphones.

iF product design awards 1969 - today

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Design - now & then

Design 50 years ago

design special by Prof. Herbert Lindinger, the owner of Lindinger Design, Hannover

iF product design award 1964

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Ten Years After

If I had to judge the products today, would I still perceive it as relevant, would I still honour it with an iF design award?

Strictly personal and radically subjective - winning entries from the iF product design award 2002.

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Good Design

design special by Paul Flowers, Senior Vice President for GROHE, Düsseldorf

iF product design award 2013 + iF packaging design award 2013 + Outdoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2013

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Design by Braun

design special by Franco Clivio, designer and lecturer, Erlenbach, Switzerland

iF product design awards 1970 -1995

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Design in Brazil

design special by Angela Carvalho, designer and founder of NCS Design Rio, Rio de Janeiro

iF product design award 2005 - 2012

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Digital Media

design special by Conrad Caine, managing director, CONRAD CAINE GmbH, Munich

iF communication design awards 2011 - 2013

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