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Sun 17.3.

The Gold Standard: iF International Forum Design celebrates 60 years

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.03.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'DISCUS Evolution' LED lighting system by EOOS Design for Zumtobel embraces minimal form for maximum effect, picking up a iF gold award in the lighting category

‘DISCUS Evolution’ LED lighting system by EOOS Design for Zumtobel embraces minimal form for maximum effect, picking up a iF gold award in the lighting category

Three score old and in rude health: the iF design gold awards, handed out to a painstakingly selected, international cohort of companies at the recent Munich Creative Business Week for their outstanding products, is looking to the future. Lean, lithe and limber, iF, one of longest-established design awards schemes internationally, is showing little sign of slowing down. Indeed, with operations – beyond its HQ in Germany’s expo city of Hanover – in Taipei, Seoul, Istanbul, Curitiba and Zittau, this annual gong-laden showcase of the best in product design, packaging and communication design has long exceeded its original, post-war ‘Industrie Forum Design’ remit to become a truly ‘International Forum’ for design excellence. Architonic’s Simon Keane-Cowell presents some of the winners of this year’s iF International Forum Design Award and interviews Ralph Wiegmann, Managing Director, iF International Forum Design GmbH.

 

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