iF DESIGN Jury – Diversity, Prestige and Quality
The international jurors await designs from all over the world
The with judges from great brands and design offices, brings diversity and creative expertise to a new level. With the growing number of entries to the iF DESIGN AWARD competition every year, the number of jurors grew as well: More than 100 design professionals will take part in the Jury Session!
There is much that has changed in the iF Jury over the past years and we at iF are beyond proud of them – but what makes the iF Jury so special?
Anneke Short - The Camden Watch Company and AMS Design Studio London, United Kingdom, iF DESIGN AWARD Jury 2022:
„You get to see so many different products and so many different styles of products, the color, the material. It is great to be with the other judges, to be with other people. You have such a wealth of knowledge and of design. It is so fascinating and a pleasure to be here!“
More female designers, highly international and neutral: An exceptional jury panel
The iF DESIGN Jury grows in diversity every year!
What makes our jurors so special? First of all, being part of the jury, is a professional appreciation! Our jurors come from over 20 countries. They have to have high intercultural understanding: They should know why a coffee machine in has to fulfill different criteria as in . What else do we look for in our jurors: At best the international design community should know the juror and trust him or her to make an objective, neutral judgement. They have to have an "eye" for the smallest detail and the have to be fair in their judging.
What we are especially proud of at iF and what we – passionately – worked on over the years: The percentage of female jurors grew up to 50 percent! We could not guarantee a great jury, without the female perspective.
Frank Zierenberg, Project Director at iF Design:"Every year we do a jury feedback and discuss with iF team members and chair persons the quality of the jury. Did some jurors dismiss our standards? Did they really fulfill all criteria set up for a respectful competition? This way, we can guarantee a fair and balanced jury process every year with the best of the best."
What do the jurors think about the iF Final Jury 2022?
After two "digital" years, the first major live event of iF Design took place in Berlin with 75 design experts from 23 nations: The iF Final Jury 2022!
The unique charm of the old industrial Wilhelm Hallen provided a special setting for the iF jurors. After three intensive jury days full of competent discussions, arguments, examinations and tests, the were determined.