The iF design awards are among the most important design awards in the world. This is confirmed by an annual number of more than 20,000 competition entries from more than 50 countries.
For more than fifty years, iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. has been located in the grounds of the Messe Hannover in Germany. A result of the 1953 "Sonderschau formgerechter Industrieerzeugnisse", the iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. was complemented in 2001 by the iF International Forum Design GmbH, which is responsible for all areas of business, and particularly for the renowned iF competitions
As an independent organization, iF has an important role as mediator between design and economy - a role that iF has fulfilled reliably and with the highest degree of integrity for many years. iF provides a fundamental contribution to the success of design services in an economic context and to the creation of public awareness of design.