Meet the people behind the designs and learn exciting stories of design and architecture from around the world. From interviews with renowned designers to editorials about design icons and material innovations - this is the right place for all design enthusiasts!


Graphic Design: How AI is reshaping the Creative Landscape

AI-driven tools have brought us radical changes and a wealth of innovation, that's for sure. But where exactly do we see the biggest transformation and how can we work WITH it? Reading Time: 4 min | Jan 2024

Packaging Design Expert Lauren Tutssel on Sustainability and Great Ideas

iF Design Magazine - Silent Pool Gin designed by Lauren Tutssel.
Packaging is not just something "to wrap" a product in. Good packaging design enhances the content, it can strengthen brand identity and - most importantly - sustainability standards. We spoke to iF jury member Lauren Tutssel about this. Reading Time: 4 min | Dec 2023

José Manuel Ferrero on the Art of finding your Signature Style

Product and interior designer José Manuel Ferrero runs a "design atelier" in Valencia, Spain, and creates tailored designs for restaurants, bars and much more. In the interview he also talks about how he works between the disciplines, sustainability and finding the right projects for your career.Reading Time: 5 min | Dec 2023

iF DESIGN AWARD Jury: A Look Behind the Scenes

With the first jury round of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 - the iF Online Preselection - we are already excited for the Final Jury in February in Berlin! Take a closer look with us: What makes our jurors so special and what requirements do they have to fulfill?Reading Time: 5 min | Nov 2023

Industrial Designer Christoph Böninger: Pioneer of Laptop Design

Sipping a chai latte in a café and sending a few emails or filing the next chapter - nobody had any idea of this modern scenarios in 1982. One student from Munich, however, was thinking a lot about our future of work. Today, he is considered one of the "fathers of the laptop": Christoph Böninger.Reading Time: 5 min | Nov 2023
Design Special

Service Design Principles: Creating Experiences

Most of the western world live a life of abundance: Too much information, too many ideas, concepts, opportunities and offerings. With AI and other digital developments, especially Service and UX Designers worldwide face even more challenges. Read what our experts say about the perfect experience.Reading Time: 10 min | Nov 2023

American Architecture: 5 Midwest Innovations that shaped the Design World

We all know the influence the East Coast of the U.S. has on the design world (buzzword: Madison Avenue, branding, advertising). And we probably need not talk about the West Coast and the Silicon Valley?! But few associate the Midwest with 20th century architecture. Read why!Reading Time: 4 min | Oct 2023

L.A. Design scene: A West Coast design tour with Jaime Derringer

From Ligne Roset to the great Adobe MAX conference: Lisa Gralnek, Managing Director of iF Design USA, and Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk, took on the scene in Los Angeles and visited some major hotspots - here are their findings on trends and conversations, brought to paper by Jaime. Reading Time: 4 min | Oct 2023
Winner Success Stories

Ending poverty through micro-entrepreneurship? French NGO shows how!

Give somebody a fish and you feed them for a day; teach somebody how to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. Two times iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE Winner "Entrepreneurs du Monde" helps financially unstable people to build their own businesses and find their - sustainable ways - out of poverty. Reading Time: 4 min | Sep 2023



Interview with Life Innovation Design Center of LG Electronics: Innovation for a Better Life

"LG is a life brand that focuses on the lifestyles of our customers. We pursue innovation that enriches customers lives and values people."Reading Time: 13 min | Aug 2022

Creating Minimalist Design with a Humble Heart

Interview With Xiaomi Ecosystem Industrial Design Director Li NingningReading Time: 30 min | Nov 2020