iF has unveiled the winners of its 2018 Design Award at the BMW Welt in Munich. The competition received 6,402 entries from 2,955 participants from 54 countries. 75 entries were honored for their outstanding design achievements with the iF gold award.
"The number of iF DESIGN AWARD registrations has been steadily increasing for years. This growing interest is certainly primarily the result of the outstanding communication work by iF and the dedicated team working with Ralph Wiegmann," Jury chairman Fritz Frenkler commmented. "However, it is also due to the great commitment of the industry from Asia, especially from the Greater China region. Not only does their participation in the competition testify to the courage to face the assessment of a high-caliber, international jury, it also shows that many Asian companies have understood what good design can do for a business.
"If competition truly stimulates business as the saying goes, it will be exciting to see future developments in the traditional bastions of design in Europe, particularly Germany, in reaction to this new challenge."