It is possible to register more than one entry. However, an individual entry cannot be registered in more than one category. iF reserves the right to change the category to which the entry is submitted, if such change is deemed beneficial to the entry.

01. Kitchen / Tableware
02. Home Appliances
03. Furniture / Lighting
04. Bath
05. Stationery / Gifts
06. Textiles / Wall / Floor / Decoration



Jury & Evaluation Criteria

Jury session: 19 September 2016
Entrants will be informed of the jury’s decision before 20 September 2016.

An international expert jury will discuss and evaluate all submitted entries in a dedicated, critical and constructive way. The selection process for the Home Style Award is not public. The jury decides by simple majority vote. The decision of the jury is legally binding. Legal recourse is excluded and no individual correspondence will be entered into. Out of the pool of the award winners, an additional group will be selected as the Home Style Gold Award winners. These awards are reserved for the most outstanding winners of the Home Style Award winners

Each jury member can only participate in two consecutive juries. If a jury member is directly connected to one of the submitted entries, she/he is no longer allowed to vote.

Innovation and Elaboration

  • Degree of innovation
  • Degree of elaboration


  • Use value and usability
  • Ergonomics
  • Practicability
  • Safety


  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Emotional appeal


  • Consideration of environmental standards / carbon footprint
  • Social responsibility


  • Brand fit
  • Target group fit

Presentation to Jury

Upload digital media: by 9 September 2016

All entries must be submitted as original products. In exceptional cases (such as extremely large products or products not yet industrially produced), you can submit models or scale models. If it is not possible to submit the original product or a model, you can present your entry with digital media.

Entries containing several components, or entries available in various designs, can be registered as a series. All elements of the series must be available to the jury. At least one element must be submitted as an original product; further elements can be submitted in print format (brochure or charts/boards).

Physical presentation
Original product, model, scale model, mock-up
Entry shipment: from 1 to 9 September

Digital presentation
The digital media have to be uploaded in the online registration form in the field labeled ‘Media’.


PDF Media link
Containing images, drawings and/or
descriptive texts explaining your entry


  • Language: English
  • Number of pages: maximum of 8 pages
  • File size: maximum 10 MB
  • Format: Landscape
  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels
Enter a link (URL) for your entry
(e.g. website, YouTube or Vimeo URL - URL can be

URL must be live and accessible
from 9 September 2016 to 27 September 2016

Shipment to Jury

Shipping period for pre-assembled entries
1 September to 9 September 2016


Delivery address:
Shanghai Zhenxi Warehouse
Home Style Award 2016
entry-ID: 21-xxxxxx ; category no.: xx
No.8 Jinqi Road, Baoshan District,
201908 Shanghai, China
Chengzhang Sun
P: +86 18930587337


Product sent from outside China, please contact our logistics partner before you ship out the products.

Frank Chen
Kuehne & Nagel Limited Shanghai Branch
Direct Tel: +86 21 2602 8524
MP: +86 13818752564


The Home Style Award has no pre-selection process – all registered entries must be sent in for evaluation.


Self-assembly is possible in Home Style Award and please contact for further information.



All entries, as well as all product and transport packaging, must be clearly labeled with Entry-ID and category number. If your consignment contains more than one entry, all Entry-IDs must be listed on the exterior of the packaging.

Please find the logistics label as PDF download below.


Home Style Award 2016 – Shipping Label , PDF, 843.62kB


Delivery must be free of charge to iF and the organizer of interiorlifestyle. Any customs duties for import and export have to be paid by the participant.


The organizer and iF does not assume any responsibility to exercise proper care for submitted entries, and recommends that participants acquire transport and exhibition insurance to cover any potential damage or theft during transport and exhibition of entries.

Each participant should check whether his/her own company already has transport and exhibition insurance.


Entries which have to be assembled by the participant can be registered for self-assembly via email. iF reserves the right to accept or refuse entries for self-assembly at its own discretion. If you choose the self-assembly option, you will be required to disassemble the entry yourself, whether or not your entry wins an award. If you select self-assembly and your entry is awarded, you will be required to disassemble the entry yourself and then assemble it again later for the exhibition. Entries not disassembled in time will be disposed by iF for a fee.

Dates for self-assembly and self-disassembly:
Self-assembly: 18 Sept. 2016 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Self-disassembly: 19 Sept. 2016 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Return shipment after the jury session
All products will be packed after the jury session or exhibition and stored, and participants then can instruct their forwarding company to collect the products at 22 Sept. 2016. After 22 Sept. 2016, please contact us for picking up your products. Your entry-ID will be your reference number. The organizer reserves the right to handle all products that have not been collected by 20 Oct. 2016.

All fees related to the return of products or to their disposal will be paid by the participant.





Registration deadline 31 August 2016  
Submission of entries for jury 1 to 9 September 2016 Upload digital media
or ship to jury
Self-assembly for jury 18 September 2016  
Self-disassembling for jury 19 September 2016  
Self-assembly for the exhibition 19 September 2016  
Jury session 19 September 2016  
Awards ceremony 20 September 2016  
Publication 20 September 2016 Publication in iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, press releases
Exhibition 20 to 22 September 2016 Home Style Award pavillon
in interiorlifestyle CHINA 2016
Self-disassembling for the exhibition 22 September 2016  


Participation is free of charge. There will be no additional costs for award winners.

Benefits for Award Winners

All Home Style Award 2016 winners will receive a certificate as well as the Home Style Award 2016 logo for download, and are entitled to use it for commercial purposes. The most distinguished products of the Home Style Award 2016 will be awarded an additional Home Style Gold Award honor and with a specially made certificated.

Award Ceremony
The winners of the Home Style Award 2016 will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place in an official setting during Interior Lifestyle CHINA 2016.

Home Style Award 2016 Exhibition
Winning entries will be showcased at the Home Style Award pavilion during Interior Lifestyle CHINA 2016, which runs from 20 till 22 September 2016 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center and at the sister fairs.

Online Exhibition
All award-winning contributions will be represented in the iF online exhibition with up to two images and an English description. The award winning products will also be published with images and descriptions on the Interior Lifestyle CHINA 2016 website.

The organizers and iF will constantly work to ensure that the event, the Home Style Award, is fully covered by the international press, as well as to promote the winners in their own PR campaign, including press releases, e-letters and so on.



Entries must meet the following admission requirements:

Entries must be less than two years old at the time of registration. If entries are not yet implemented, they must be realized or published in 2016.

An entry comprising several components or different versions can be registered as series.

To take part, you must accept the Terms of Participation of the Home Style Award 2016 and the general terms and conditions.

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