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!

Editorial

From Oscar Niemeyer to Guto Requena: A brief history of Brazilian design and architecture from the modern era to the present

iF Design - iF Magazine: Brazilian Design. Casa de Vidro by Lina Bo Bardi.
From the Amazon to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is vast and complex. Brazilian design reflects this blending of cultures, tradition and nature.Reading Time: 7 min | Jan 2023
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

Digital Public Art revolutionized – Why South Korean d’strict is not a traditional agency

iF Design - iF Magazine: Interview with Digital Public Art agency d'strict
In recent years, digital media art has developed vigorously around the world. The multi-award-winning digital art agency d`strict is an expert in the field - but does not want to be called "agency"!  Reading Time: 8 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

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

TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2023: Winners announced
TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2023: Winners announced!19 Jan 2023
Other events
Partner of iF DESIGN: TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards
LAST CALL: TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2023 - Rise to the new challenges in a changing era!30 Nov 2022
Other events
iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 - Registration possible until 10 November 2022
iF DESIGN AWARD 202331 Oct 2022
iF DESIGN AWARD

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