The 75 winners of the iF gold award took the stage in the BMW Welt in Munich

The 58 members of the jury at the Schuppen 52 in Hamburg


Fritz Frenkler, the jury chairman of the iF Design Award 2017

About 2,200 guests coming from 41 countries were gathered under the architecture of Coop Himmelb(l)au at the BMW Welt in Munich, Germany, to celebrate the winners of the iF Design Award 2017. The iF design award night was held on 10th of March and the ceremony was lead by Ralph Wiegmann, iF’s CEO, who gave the coveted trophy to the gold winners.

The iF International Forum Design was pleased to state the key facts of the design competition that register 5,575 entries from 2,675 participants from 59 countries. The entries were grouped under 7 different disciplines: Product Design, Communication Design, Packaging Design, Service Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Professional Concept. The jury awarded 1,137 different participants from 44 countries with the iF Design Award 2017.

The jury lead by Fritz Frenkler was formed by 58 expert members, independent, from 19 countries. To Fritz Frenkler “the competition is becoming increasingly international” and “to do justice to the diverse, local and cultural characteristics and needs of submissions, our jury has to include members from around the world.” The jury session that took place in the ‘Schuppen 52’, in Hamburg, from the 24 to the 26 of January, has been surely demanding for the jurors not merely because of the time needed to judge but mostly because of the quality of the entries that is increasing every year. Frenkler state also that the in a formal aesthetic terms, there is a vast number of entries in some disciplines that seem very similar. A good eye is required to go through such specific nuances, and to Frenkler it makes extremely important to distinguish, identify and to evaluate relevant details. He concluded by saying that “this can only be done by experts who aspire to be objective, and to thus judge the world’s most important design award.”

The iF exhibition space in Hamburg, at Elbarkaden on Hongkongstrasse 6, with over 1,500 square meters will be welcoming the winning entries. Due to a flood incident that took place in late December’s of 2016, the lower floor of the exhibiting space was damaged. Despite the incident the iF rapidly solved the problem and will follow with its exhibiting planned programme divided into three sub-exhibitions:


Part 1: From 11 March to 5 June 2017*:

  • Telecommunication • Computer • Home Furniture • Lighting • Leisure • Watches / Jewelry • Babies / Kids • Building Technology

* (11 March: Ground floor opens, April: Lower level opens)


Part 2: From 22 June to 17 September 2017:

  • TV / Cameras • Automobiles / Vehicles • Audio • Kitchen • Public / Retail • Packaging


Part 3: From 5 October 2017 to 18 February 2018


  • Household / Tableware • Bathroom • Textiles / Wall / Floor • Office • Industry / Skilled Trades • Medicine / Health / Care • Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles • Garden


Entries from the disciplines of Communication, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Service Design and Professional Concept will be presented digitally all year long.



iF gold award winners

Ferrari – GTC4Lusso, Ferrari S. p. A. , Italy

BMW 5 Series Sedan, BMW Group Design, Germany

concept Gazelle Nº1, Royal Dutch Gazelle, Netherlands

The Dash, Bragi GmbH, Germany

KOVEA E-stove, KOVEA Co., Ltd., Republic of Korea

YEV, Yamaha Corporation, Japan

Thule Chariot Sport, Thule Group, Sweden

Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi, Thule Group, Sweden

Master Series Michael Young Watch, Shenzhen CIGA Design Co., Ltd, China

PS-HX500, SONY Video & Sound Products Inc., Japan

Oslo, Vifa Denmark A / S, Denmark

AirPods, Apple, USA

Loewe klang 5, Loewe Technologies GmbH, Germany

sd Quattro System, SIGMA CORPORATION, Japan

Loewe bild 7, Loewe Technologies GmbH, Germany

Future Lab Program(TM) T, SONY Corporation, Japan

NuAns NEO, Trinity, Inc., Japan

iPhone 7 Plus, Apple, USA

PlayStation®VR, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Japan

Dell Canvas 27, Dell Inc., USA

ArtPC PULSE, SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd. , Republic of Korea

13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple, USA

FLIP FLAP chair, ITOKI Corporation, Japan


ERCO Lucy, ERCO GmbH, Germany

Mi LED Desk Lamp, Qingdao Yeelink Information

Technology Co ., Ltd , China

Ledlenser MT6, MT10, MT14, MT18, Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Daisy, XUE, The Fifth Season Furniture Co., Ltd., China

Nespresso Expert, Nestlé Nespresso S. A., Switzerland

Franke Pescara Taps, Franke Kitchen Systems Ltd., Switzerland

ComfortLift, AB Electrolux, Sweden

Nordic kitchen, Eva Solo A / S, Denmark

The Prep, Rolling Mortar, JIA Inc., Taiwan

LG CordZero A7, LG Electronics Inc., Republic of Korea

iiza YOBOCHO Series, Echizen Brand Products Consortium, Japan

Washbasin, TOTO Ltd. , Japan

AXOR Uno Zero and Uno Select, Hansgrohe SE, Germany

Schüco FWS 35 PD, Schüco International KG, Germany

Smart socket, Shenzhen ORVIBO Electronics Co., Ltd., China

APS-90, Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH, Germany

Veraview X800, J. MORITA MFG. Corp., Japan

U scope, Classico,Inc., Japan

ZiuZ Medical – IRIS, ZiuZ Medical, Netherlands

MINIFORS 2, INFORS AG, Switzerland

TytoHome, Tytocare, Israel

xetto®, HOERBIGER Automotive Komfortsysteme, Germany


KAPEX KS 60, FESTOOL GmbH, Germany

Precision Paintbrush, Orkla House Care AB Sweden

KUMIKO Wood Screen, Tanihata Co., Ltd., Japan

Ageing Wine Bottles, Weingut Knipser, Germany

Ventozelo Olive oil, Quinta de Ventozelo, Portugal


Dr.Jart Rubber Lover, HAVE & BE Co., Ltd., Republic of Korea

SOUL of MOTION, Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan

SAP Sports One, SAP SE

SAP for Sports and Entertainement, Germany

#BeFearless, SAMSUNG Electronics Germany, Germany

Make yourself unstoppable, Strellson AG, Switzerland

German Season 2015, Goethe-Institut Indonesien, Indonesia

INEC-The real time brand, INEC: National Statistics Institute, Ecuador

Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Netherlands

PHILIP, Rosenthal GmbH, Germany

Blaue Stunde – Blue Hour, Zumtobel Group AG, Austria

CD Araujo, Drogaria Araujo, Brazil



BBK35, BBK35, China

Multi-function with Balance, Fuge Design Integration Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Light Frieze, Kanton Basel-Stadt

Hochbauamt, Switzerland


ANYVATOR, HYUNDAI ELEVATOR Co., Ltd., Republic of Korea

Assistant Glasses Set, Konyang University, Republic of Korea

Tate Gallery, Tate Gallery, UK

Hakusui nursery school, Social welfare corporation Seiyukai, Japan

Images: Courtesy of iF International Forum Design