iF Material Award 2008

The iF material award, presented for the fourth time ever in 2008, was created as a platform for important new developments from the world of materials. The competition, consisting of the four categories of materials and materials applications, products, ideas and processes.

Category Award
Type International Material Award
Genre Material
Country Karlsruher, Germany
Registration Deadline 14 December 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 January 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Manufacturers, Designers, Architects, Developers and Design Engineers

Description
Materials and material applications are an increasingly pivotal aspect of product development, since new compounds and refinements form the indispensable basis for new product ideas and design innovations, not to mention high-quality design.

The iF material award, presented for the fourth time ever in 2008, was created as a platform for important new developments from the world of materials. The competition, consisting of the four categories of materials and materials applications, products, ideas and processes, is open to manufacturers, designers, developers, design engineers and architects. This seal of fine design presented to winners of an iF material award is at once an endorsement of their design competence and a decision-making aid for users and consumers.

The results of the main competition and its five iF gold awards will be on display at the special show material TRENDS at HANNOVER FAIR as well as in the iF online exhibition.

Jury
Simone de Waart, Loods 5 Ontwerpers, The Netherlands
Stefan Diez, design office Stefan Diez
Friederike Plock-Girmann, Design Color & Trim VOLKSWAGEN AG

Judging Process
One-Stage

Prize
All successful competition entries will be awarded an iF seal of design excellence. The award goes to developers, designers and manufacturers. Prizewinners can use the award in their own PR and communications.

Entry Fee
EUR 150 per competition entry

Fees for award winners, per entry
Exhibition material TRENDS 2008: EUR 650
iF online exhibition: EUR 100
Documentation iF material award 2008: EUR 200

Entries
- Sample of material
- Description of material
- Original product

Timetable
Communication of jury session results by January 28, 2008

Promoter
iF International Forum Design

Official Website
http://www.ifdesign.de/awards_material_index_e