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Hannover, May 2017

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017 – Edition 1

The winners in the first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017 have now been officially announced. A panel of experts has named the world’s most talented young and up-and-coming designers and awarded them the iF label.

There were close to 9,000 entries from 48 countries from around the globe in this design competition. 58 got the label – 28 of the particularly creative concepts were also awarded with part of the purse.

Registrations for the second part of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017 are still welcome until 20 June 2017.

The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is one of the biggest and most prestigious competitions for young designers in the field of design worldwide. Start­ing immediately, it takes place twice a year (Part 1 + Part 2). In each half year, a different focus is placed on different topics. A sum of € 5,000 is awarded for each topic (a total of EUR 40,000 for all).

In the first round of the competition, 8,721 projects from a total of 48 coun­tries from around the world were received on the following topics:

  1. Bike-Centered City 2030 – Shifting the traffic ecosystem
  2. Public Value: Help & Support – Helping people help themselves
    Future Living: Innovative Forms of Using Water in Tomorrow`s Kitchen
  4. HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2017 by iF
    Wonderful Home Life: Global We, Local Me

Students and recent graduates in all fields of design and architecture took on the challenge and used their opportunity to draw attention to them­selves and have their works examined by an international jury of experts.

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017 – Edition 1 | at a glance:

_ 8,721 projects entered

_ 4 different categories

_ 58 entries earned the iF Label

_ 28 winners shared prize money totaling EUR 20,000

Country statistics – the winners come from 13 nations:

Argentina (1), Brazil (1), China (25), Germany (3), Greece (1), Great Britain (1), India (2), Iran (1), Japan (1), Republic of Korea (10), Sweden (2), Taiwan (8), United States (2)


All of the award-winning concepts will be presented for an unlimited time in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, the world’s largest design exhibition on the internet.

iF design app

This free app also displays all the prize-winning concepts in detail in word and image.

iF design exhibition Hamburg

The 58 best competition entries are presented here as posters and digi­tally on the surf tables and monitors in the rooms of the iF design exhibi­tion in Hamburg.

>> To look at all the award-winning entries, go to: www.ifworlddesignguide.com

>> Projects can still be entered for the 2nd part of the iF DESIGN TAL­ENT AWARD 2017 up until 20 June 2017

In this half year, we are calling for innovative concepts on the following topics:

  1. Smart Homes, Connected Cities – Visions for Cities and Citizens
  2. Public Value, Life & Humanity – Living Together
  3. Micro Apartments – Maximizing Small Space
  4. Future Healthcare – Using Technology to Keep Us Healthier

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