Smart sustainability in home textiles

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Textiles produce unique spatial accents

Wall and floor textiles, including carpets, curtains, floor tiles, upholstery textiles, veneers, wallpapers and more are instrumental in the design of interior spaces. Textiles add warmth, texture and color to a room, creating a unique accent and transforming it into a restful and inviting space. When designing wall and floor textiles, several factors should be considered, such as the style of the room, the color scheme, the durability of the fabric, and its texture. Recent trends in this sector include the use of smart materials and materials with innovative properties, which can be integrated into lighting and ventilation systems.

At the same time, there has also been a pivot towards natural materials and a minimalistic approach. In part this is a reaction to the proliferation of smart home systems, in part it reflects the current drive, reflected in the iF DESIGN AWARD jury selections, to build and live more sustainably.


Product Design

Textiles / Walls / Floor

In this award category it´s always exciting, which special features and sustainable options can be find within the submitted designs. The international iF jury is looking for

  • Carpets and floorings,

  • curtains,

  • paints / coatings,

  • materials with innovative properties,

  • smart materials,

  • tiles,

  • upholstery textiles,

  • veneers,

  • wall covering, wallpaper and more.

Submit your entries in time and bring impulses to the jury debate. Fingers crossed, that you´ll make it.

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Early Bird – 30 Jun 2023: EUR 250
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