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International Product Design Award

The iF Design Award is a real flagship when it comes to international design: for the 2021 call for entries alone, over 10. 000 applications were received from around 60 countries.
Founded in Hanover in 1953, the iF e.V. (Industry Forum) was founded in 1953 in Hanover under the leadership of the entrepreneur Philip Rosenthal and emerged from the Hanover Trade Fair Association and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). In terms of design, iF e.V. took the simple and functional design of the Bauhaus as its model: functional, beautiful design that reflects the spirit of the times.

Since then, the iF family has grown continuously - for example with the addition of the sustainability section iF Social Impact Prize or the non-profit iF Design Foundation.

At the heart of the iF family is the annual iF Award, which has become one of the most coveted independent prizes for industrial design.


Since its introduction in 1953, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been a consistent, renowned trademark when it comes to "excellent" design.

Companies and design offices efficiently use the iF label as a visible sign of product and service quality as part of their communication - and for every buyer of design-oriented products, the iF award is an orientation aid in the market. An iF award shows the will to innovate and the courage to compare in competition.

Six independent design competitions form the basis for iF's range of services:

  • iF product design award
  • iF communication design award
  • iF design award China
  • iF material award
  • iF brand award
  • iF concept award

Further information about the iF DESIGN AWARD

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