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iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. For 65 years, designers and manufacturers have strived to win the internationally renowned iF label for design.

Winning an iF DESIGN AWARD is a seal of quality for exceptional design and outstanding services. For consumers and users, it is a symbol they can trust.

The latest trends, innovation and uniqueness are reflected in the awarded submissions in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design / UX and Architecture.

Take part in this year's competition und make use of the iF DESIGN AWARD as an excellent image enhancer and marketing instrument!

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Dates and fees

Dates

29 Jun 2018

Early bird registration

28 Sep 2018

Regular registration

19 Oct 2018

Last chance registration

12 Oct - 23 Nov 2018

Shipment of entries to jury

22 - 24 Jan 2019

Jury session

Jury results will be announced at the beginning of February.

15 Mar 2019

Awards ceremony

iF design award night at BMW Welt in Munich

15 Mar 2019

Publication

iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, iF design app, press releases

16 Mar 2019

Exhibition

Opening of the iF design exhibiton Hamburg

Fees

Registration fees per entry

Discipline Registration by 29 June 2018 Registration by 28 September 2018 Registration by 19 October 2018
Product EUR 340 EUR 450 EUR 490
Packaging EUR 250 EUR 375 EUR 425
Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design / UX, Architecture EUR 250 EUR 375 EUR 425

Fees for award winners per entry

Discipline 'Winners' package
Product EUR 2,700
Packaging EUR 2,700
Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design / UX, Architecture EUR 1,600

Categories

Discipline 1.0 Product

1.01 Automobiles / Vehicles

1.01 Automobiles / Vehicles

Includes cars, accessories and components (wheels, steering wheels, engine compartments, instruments, controls, lighting), agricultural vehicles / machines, airplanes, drones and multicopters, buses, car entertainment systems, caravans, commercial vehicles, cranes and lifting gear, interior and exterior design, industrial trucks, motorcycles / scooters, navigation devices, products for aviation, rail vehicles, ships / boats / yachts, special vehicles, trailers and more.

1.02 Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles

1.02 Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles

Includes sports / sports equipment / sportswear, fitness and activity trackers, camping / camping equipment, GPS devices, solar chargers, outdoor products, hiking gear, bicycles and accessories and more.

1.03 Leisure

1.03 Leisure

Includes fashion and clothing, bags, luggage, musical instruments, pet products, eyeglasses and more.

1.04 Babies / Kids

1.04 Babies / Kids

Includes all products for babies and kids such as diaper bags, clothing, lifestyle accessories for children and babies, playground equipment, kitchen aids, toys, school essentials, teaching supplies and more.

1.05 Watches / Jewelry

1.05 Watches / Jewelry

Includes watches, clocks, alarm clocks, accessories and more.

1.06 Audio

1.06 Audio

Includes audio devices for conferences, audio recorders, audio players, headphones, hi-fi devices, loudspeakers, mobile loudspeakers, PC speakers, MP3 Players, radios, studio equipment, accessories and more.

1.07 TV / Cameras

1.07 TV / Cameras

Includes cameras, media players, DVD and Blu ray devices, televisions, photo frames, presentation equipment, projectors, set-top boxes, recorders, remote controls, surveillance cameras and technologies and more.

1.08 Telecommunication

1.08 Telecommunication

Includes cell phones, DECT devices, batteries, charging devices, headsets, smart watches, telephones, telephone systems, networking technology, routers, 2-way radios, VOIP devices, audio / video devices for conferences, accessories and more.

1.09 Computer

1.09 Computer

Includes notebooks, PDAs, tablets, accessories, batteries, casings, charging devices, power banks, computers, computer loudspeaker systems, copiers, e-readers, in- and output devices, keyboards and mice, monitors, peripherals, printers, scanners, servers, storage devices, robots and more.

1.10 Gaming Hardware / VR

1.10 Gaming Hardware / VR

Includes gaming input devices: gaming mice, gaming keyboards, gamepads, gaming controllers, gaming monitors, gaming PCs, gaming consoles, gaming phone, gaming AIOs, gaming tablets, gaming notebooks, gaming laptops, gaming chassis and more. Gaming accessories: gaming PC components (i.e. motherboard, fan, RAM), mobile power, general accessory, gaming headphones / microphones, VR Cameras, VR headsets, VR accessories and more.

1.11 Office

1.11 Office

Includes conference furniture, filing systems, office accessories, office fittings, office furniture, plugs, reception areas, writing implements and pens (analog and digital) and more.

1.12 Lighting

1.12 Lighting

Includes lighting systems, accessories, flashlights, lamps, lights, safety lights, workplace lighting and more.

1.13 Home Furniture

1.13 Home Furniture

Includes living room and bedroom furniture, accessories, fixtures and fittings, mirrors, stoves and pellet stoves and more.

1.14 Kitchen

1.14 Kitchen

Includes coffee machines, cooker hoods, dishwashers, fixtures and fittings, hobs and ovens, kitchen appliances (mixers, juicers, egg cookers etc.), kitchen furniture and technology, kitchen systems, microwaves, refrigerators and freezers, water purifier, sinks and more.

1.15 Household / Tableware

1.15 Household / Tableware

Includes cookware and tableware, cutlery, decorative items, dryers, glassware and ceramics, household utensils (trashcans, mops etc.), ironing and pressing equipment, ventilators, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and more.

1.16 Bathroom

1.16 Bathroom

Includes bath furniture, bath and sanitary wares, bath and wellness areas, control elements and systems, fixtures and fittings, saunas, whirlpools and more.

1.17 Garden

1.17 Garden

Includes gardening tools, garden furniture, barbecues, sunshades, lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, outdoor fireplaces, garden tables and chairs, pressure washers and more.

1.18 Building Technology

1.18 Building Technology

Includes air conditioning, air purifiers, balconies, conservatories, doors, fittings and systems, garages, gates, switches, door handles, heating technology, plumbing technology, marquees, railings, roofs, security technology, solar systems, smart home products, temperature control technology, water dispensers, windows and more.

1.19 Public Retail

1.19 Public Retail

Includes furniture and furnishing systems (for banks, bus stops, health, hotels, libraries, lounges, museums, parks, playgrounds, public spaces, restaurants, shops, staff canteens, social areas, street furniture, wellness etc.), street lamps, ATM systems and banking machines, exhibition systems, outdoor advertising systems, LED screens for events, retail interiors, shop systems / POS systems, terminals for public spaces / info systems / wayfinding and orientation systems and more.

1.20 Medicine / Health

1.20 Medicine / Health

Includes assisted living products, assisted living technology, clinical and laboratory equipment, hospital, medical / healthcare devices and equipment, rehabilitation and care, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, skincare products, massage devices and more.

1.21 Beauty / Care

1.21 Beauty / Care

Includes skincare products, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, hairdryers, shavers, massage devices, sex toys and more.

1.22 Industry / Tools

1.22 Industry / Tools

Includes conveyor technology, hoisting technology, industrial scanners, logistic systems, machines, materials handling, measuring and testing technologies and laboratory technology, production engineering, robotic technology, systems engineering, tools, components and more.

1.23 Textiles / Wall / Floor

1.23 Textiles / Wall / Floor

Includes carpets, curtains, floorings, paints / coatings, materials with innovative properties, smart materials, tiles, upholstery textiles, veneers, wall covering, wallpaper and more.

Discipline 2.0 Packaging

Includes sales packaging, gift packaging, display and promotion packaging, transport and logistics packaging, labels, fasteners and other packaging accessories, packaging graphics and packaging materials in the following categories:

2.01 Beverages

2.01 Beverages

Includes all types of packaging for beverages.

2.02 Food

2.02 Food

Includes all types of packaging for food and pet food.

2.03 Beauty / Health

2.03 Beauty / Health

Includes all types of packaging for perfume, care products, cosmetics, hygiene products, pharmacy products and more.

2.04 Medicine / Pharmaceutics

2.04 Medicine / Pharmaceutics

Includes all types of packaging for medicine, natural remedies and medical products and more.

2.05 Household

2.05 Household

Includes all types of cleaning products, household products and more.

2.06 Consumer Products

2.06 Consumer Products

Includes all types of packaging for products such as jewelry, watches, clothes and accessories, sports articles, toys, music, games and videos, headphones, MP3 players, computers and accessories, cameras and accessories, mobile technology devices and accessories, kitchen appliances and more.

2.07 Industry / B2B

2.07 Industry / B2B

Includes all types of packaging for industrial and business-to-business products.

2.08 Non-branded Packaging

2.08 Non-branded Packaging

Includes non-branded packaging with a focus on ergonomics and functionality.

Discipline 3.0 Communication

3.01 Websites

3.01 Websites

Includes blogs, brand sites, corporate websites, e-Commerce, landing pages, microsites, online shops, promotional sites, public websites, service websites, social media, web TV and more.

3.02 Apps / Software

3.02 Apps / Software

Includes business application software, city guides, games, informational software, mobile and stationary application software, online and offline applications, shopping applications, social media and more.

3.03 Film / Video

3.03 Film / Video

Includes commercials, corporate films, ads, image videos, video podcasts and more.

3.04 Corporate Identity / Branding

3.04 Corporate Identity / Branding

Includes digital and / or print media that serve to sharpen a company’s, product’s or brand’s profile and boost sales. These may include corporate design manuals, presentations, brochures, posters, signets and logos, manuals, catalogs and more.

3.05 Magazine / Press / Publishing

3.05 Magazine / Press / Publishing

Includes digital or print publications such as books, calendars, catalogs, coffee table books, comics, illustrations, magazines, newspapers and more.

3.06 Campaigns / Advertising

3.06 Campaigns / Advertising

Includes print or digital individual ads or entire campaigns including banners, direct marketing materials, mailings, newsletters, posters, product and advertising brochures, POS advertising, content marketing, out-of-home advertising and more.

3.07 Annual Reports

3.07 Annual Reports

Includes business and annual reports in digital or print form.

3.08 Typography / Signage

3.08 Typography / Signage

Includes pictograms, signets, signage, symbols, typography, wayfinding and orientation systems and more.

3.09 Events

3.09 Events

Includes events of all kinds which utilize one or more media to creatively structure the event or deliver information, such as anniversaries, award ceremonies, conferences, opening ceremonies, product launches, promotion and advertising events, road shows, trade fair events and more.

Discipline 4.0 Interior Architecture

4.01 Trade Fairs / Exhibitions

4.01 Trade Fairs / Exhibitions

Includes exhibition and trade fair architecture as an element of brand communication.

4.02 Public Exhibitions

4.02 Public Exhibitions

Includes exhibition architecture in public institutions such as museums.

4.03 Shops / Showrooms

4.03 Shops / Showrooms

Includes retail architecture as an element of brand communication.

4.04 Hotels / Spas / Restaurants / Bars

4.04 Hotels / Spas / Restaurants / Bars

Includes bars, bed & breakfasts, cafés, casinos, hotels, lounges, restaurants, spas and recreational areas, staff canteens and more.

4.05 Residential

4.05 Residential

Includes residential homes, apartments, bedrooms, dressing rooms, kitchens, living rooms, nurseries and more.

4.06 Offices / Workspaces

4.06 Offices / Workspaces

Includes administration buildings, banks and financial institutions, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, law practices, office buildings, production facilities and more.

4.07 Public

4.07 Public

Includes administration buildings, clinics, colleges, kindergartens, libraries, museums, schools, universities and more.

4.08 Installations

4.08 Installations

Includes installations in public spaces (digital, interactive, bricks-and-mortar etc.) as in exhibitions, on sales floors, in shopping malls, at trade fairs, in museums, in urban or outdoor areas and more.

Discipline 5.0 Professional Concept

Includes experimental and conceptual designs, commissioned works that have not yet been published, studies and research projects, innovative design concepts in the following categories:

5.01 Mobility
5.02 Living Spaces
5.03 Sustainability
5.04 Health
5.05 Food / Water
5.06 Tools
5.07 Education
5.08 Usability / Interface
5.09 Safety
5.10 Leisure

Discipline 6.0 Service Design / UX

There is hardly another discipline where the focus on interdisciplinary work is as strong as in Service Design / UX. Service Design is about developing service innovations suitable for real-life application by designing entire service processes in a customer-centric way. UX includes all aspects of user experience interacting with products and services, the environment or facilites. A highly exciting field for new, surprising and creative design processes and operating experience.

6.01 Health
6.02 Transportation / Logistics
6.03 Bank / Insurance
6.04 Retail
6.05 Tourism
6.06 Education
6.07 Government / Institutions
6.08 Entertainment

Discipline 7.0 Architecture

7.01 Public

7.01 Public

Includes civic centers, community buildings, institutional buildings, governmental buildings, cultural buildings, embassies, monuments, police & fire stations, parliaments, town halls, prisons, museums, theatres & opera houses, libraries, concert halls, schools, universities, kindergartens, training centers, conference centers, hospitals, nursing homes, zoos, religious buildings, infrastructure, roads, bridges, parking facilities, airports, bus stations, port facilities, railway stations, sports facilities, stadiums, arenas and more.

7.02 Residential

7.02 Residential

Includes apartment buildings, country houses, coastal houses, estates, mansions, multi-unit housing, multiple housing, private houses, single housing, social housing, student housing and more.

7.03 Office / Industry

7.03 Office / Industry

Includes administrative buildings, banks and financial institutions, corporate headquarters, estates, factories, farm buildings, office buildings, production facilities and more.

7.04 Retail / Hospitality

7.04 Retail / Hospitality

Includes amusement parks, chain stores, cinemas, concept stores, department stores, galleries, hostels, hotels, malls, nightclubs, outlet centers, recreation centers, resorts, restaurants, tourist attractions, pubs & bars, shops, shopping centers, wineries and more.

7.05 Urban / Landscape

7.05 Urban / Landscape

Includes city planning, urban planning, urban development projects, cemeteries, golf clubs, lighting design, outdoor areas, parks, plazas, private gardens, public gardens, streets and more.

7.06 Mixed Use

7.06 Mixed Use

Includes buildings combining different kind of usages.

Benefits for winners

Evaluation Criteria

Innovation and Elaboration

  • Degree of innovation
  • Degree of elaboration
  • Uniqueness
  • Execution / workmanship

Functionality

  • Use value and usability
  • Ergonomics
  • Practicability
  • Safety

Aesthetics

  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Emotional appeal
  • Spatial concept
  • Ambience

Responsibility

  • Production efficiency
  • Consideration of environmental standards / carbon footprint
  • Social responsibility
  • Universal design

Positioning

  • Brand fit
  • Target group fit
  • Differentiation

Jurors

Vestel<br>Manisa, Turkey
Burak Emre Altinordu
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attention design<br>Copenhagen, Denmark
Henrik Jeppesen
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DCA Design International<br>Warwick, United Kingdom
Nick Mival
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SCHMIDHUBER<br>Munich, Germany
Susanne Schmidhuber
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Nokia phones<br>London, United Kingdom
Alasdair McPhail
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Squareone Design GmbH<br>Düsseldorf, Germany
Martin Topel
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at-design GbR<br>Fürth, Germany
Jan Andersson
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VanBerlo B.V.<br>Eindhoven, Netherlands
Thomas Paulen
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Seymourpowell<br>London, United Kingdom
Dick Powell
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jULIA LANDSIEDL | Strategic Design & Storytelling<br>Wien, Austria
Julia Landsiedl
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Design 3 GmbH<br>Hamburg, Germany
Wolfgang Wagner
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Brown&co The Brand Collective Limited<br>Surrey, United Kingdom
Dave Brown
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PRIMUS developments GmbH<br>Hamburg, Germany
Achim Nagel
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We+ Inc.<br>Tokyo, Japan
Hokuto Ando
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wysiwyg* software design GmbH<br>Düsseldorf, Germany
Florian Breiter
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Kolle Rebbe GmbH<br>Hamburg, Germany
Sascha Hanke
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Godrej Properties<br>Mumbai, India
Anubhav Gupta
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NINE<br>Stockholm, Sweden
Isabelle Dahlborg Lidström
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Tools Design<br>Copenhagen, Denmark
Henrik Holbæk
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Auerberg Produkte<br>Munich, Germany
Christoph Böninger
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FUN FACTORY GmbH<br>Bremen, Germany
Simone Kalz
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ERCO GmbH<br>Lüdenscheidt, Germany
Henk Kosche
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Sayuri Studio Inc.<br>Tokyo, Japan
Sayuri Shoji
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LEPEL & LEPEL Architektur<br>Köln, Germany
Monika Lepel
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Daylight<br>Seoul, South Korea
Junggi Sung
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JACOB JENSEN DESIGN A/S<br>Hoejslev, Denmark
Timothy Jacob Jensen
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WERK | m Produktdesign<br>Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany
Alexander Müller
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Canon Inc.<br>Tokyo, Japan
Manabu Inoue
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BMW Group Designteam,  Designworks USA<br>München, Germany
Sonja Schiefer
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VOLVO Group<br>Gothenburg, Sweden
Stina Nilimaa Wickström
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Compal Electronics Inc.<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Shikuan Chen
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The unbelievable Machine Company<br>Berlin, Germany
Ravin Mehta
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f/p design GmbH<br>Munich, Germany
Fritz Frenkler
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Brand Cooke<br>Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Gary Cooke
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Supersymetrics GmbH<br>Heerbrugg, Switzerland
Aysil Sari
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Industrial Facility<br>London, United Kingdom
Sam Hecht
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The Human Unlimited<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Micky Du
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Innovation Design Center of Lenovo<br>Beijing, China
Yao Yingjia
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neri&hu design and research office<br>Shanghai, China
Rossana Hu
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designaffairs GmbH<br>Munich, Germany
Michael Lanz
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ABRE - Brasilian Packaging Association<br>São Paulo, Brazil
Gisela Schulzinger
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Optima-id<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Chi Mei Chang
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Alfred Kärcher GmbH<br>Winnenden, Germany
Michael Meyer
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Wunderman<br>Hamburg, Germany
Larissa Pohl
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Whirlpool Corporation<br>Pero (MI), Italy
Sander Brouwer
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RELVÃOKELLERMANN<br>München, Germany
Ana Relvão
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BSH Hausgeräte GmbH<br>Munich, Germany
Robert Sachon
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Behnisch Architekten Stuttgart<br>Stuttgart, Germany
Stefan Behnisch
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chilli mind GmbH<br>Kassel, Germany
Oliver Gerstheimer
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BOLON<br>Ulricehamn, Sweden
Petra Lundblad
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Service Design<br>Cologne, Germany
Birgit Mager
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Royal Gazelle<br>Dieren, Netherlands
Mirjam van Coillie
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IHRIG DESIGN GMBH<br>Büttelborn/Worf., Germany
Ronald Ihrig
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Cube Industrial Design<br>Watsons Bay, Australia
Paul Cohen
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NAVER<br>Seoul, South Korea
Seung Eon Kim
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nr21 DESIGN GmbH<br>Berlin, Germany
Niklas Galler
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Interbrand<br>London, United Kingdom
Andy Payne
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Design Partners<br>Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Brian Stephens
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VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG<br>Tettnang, Germany
Mario Schlegel
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Blanco Küchen<br>Oberderdingen, Germany
Brigitte Ziemann
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DUCO<br>Curitiba, Brazil
Darragh Murphy
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Chris Alt<br>Ahrensburg, Germany
Chris Alt
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Yellow Design<br>Pforzheim, Germany
Kyoko Tanaka
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STUDIO INMA BERMUDEZ<br>Valencia, Spain
Inma Bermúdez
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Awards ceremony

Awards ceremony

This is where anyone and everyone on the international design scene meets to celebrate together: at the glamourous iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 awards ceremony. Some 2,000 guests will meet in the BMW Welt on 15 March 2019 to honor the award winners. After the official ceremony and the following get-together, the party will go on until the break of day.

Admission tickets will be available at the end of January 2019.

Review: Jury session and awards ceremony 2018

Video: Jury session 2018
Video: Awards ceremony 2018
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