DESIGN STORIES

Meet the people behind the designs and learn their stories. From interviews with renowned designers to editorials about design icons and material innovations - this is the right place for all design enthusiasts!

Interviews

Taiwanese design student wins four iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARDS 2022

At this year's iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2022 he broke a little record – Chien-Chen Lai, 23-year old design student from Taiwan, has been honored with four awards for his student concepts, one with prize money and the SAMSUNG Design Prize by iF. And he is not new to the competition!Reading Time: 7 min | Nov 2022
Interviews

“I relinquish control to the material.” – Juliana Maurer on material explorations and design process

iF Design - iF Magazine: Interview with Juliana Maurer: Stena - hand-blown glass carafe on natural soapstone
Juliana Maurer is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Berlin, originally a graphic designer, she now focuses on unconventional interactions with materials. Her work was shown at this year's Milan Design Week. Reading Time: 4 min | Oct 2022
Design Special

Smart Building Technology

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is bringing connectivity, data and user interfaces into the home and workplace: for greater efficiency, safety, and comfort for occupants.Reading Time: 4 min | Sep 2022
Editorial

Emoji: A brief history of ✨🎨📱🙌

How design helped written communication move beyond just wordsReading Time: 4 min | Sep 2022
Editorial

7 ways to surround yourself with great design on a budget

Let’s be honest: great design has its price. But if you are doing it right, you can afford buying designer goods in some way.Reading Time: 4 min | Aug 2022
Interviews

Interview with Life Innovation Design Center of LG Electronics: Innovation for a Better Life

"LG is a life brand that focuses on the lifestyles of our customers. We pursue innovation that enriches customers lives and values people."Reading Time: 13 min | Aug 2022
Editorial

New Work and the European transformation

Can a 40-year-old idea from the US rustbelt help the European economy transform itself – while giving workers ‘what we really really want’?Reading Time: 7 min | Aug 2022
Interviews

"Focus on longevity" - Efrat Friedland on material innovations and sustainable design

How can the choice of materials affect a product’s ecological footprint and impact? Material consultant Efrat Friedland has advised customers in a range of industries on over 100 projects. Now she urges companies and designers to make bold choices when selecting materials.Reading Time: 5 min | Aug 2022
Editorial

5 material revolutions that changed design - and the world

When new materials are discovered or invented, it often has profound effects on the economy and everyday lives. Sometimes it even leads to a fundamental shift in our societies.Reading Time: 3 min | Aug 2022

EVENTS CALENDAR

The iF Design Events Calendar features selected architecture, interior and design events, festivals, design weeks, conferences and trade fairs from around the globe, as well as important iF dates and deadlines.

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 - Registration possible until 10 November 2022
iF DESIGN AWARD 202331 Oct 2022
iF DESIGN AWARD
iF Design Marathon 2022 Kick Off in Berlin. Panel discussion about global design trends.
iF DESIGN MARATHON 2022 Kick Off5 Oct 2022
Other events
iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2022_121 Sep 2022
iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE

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