iF Design Award 2020 winners announced

Samsung, Grohe and Miele among top industry names honoured with prestigious Gold awards

iF Jury Hall

The winners of the 66th iF Design Awards have been released, on what would have been the day of the awards ceremony.

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Honourees were set to receive their iF sculptures at a ceremony on 4 May 2020 during Berlin Design Week, but the entire event was cancelled by organisers in March amid increasing restrictions on travel and public gatherings worldwide.

The annual awards highlight outstanding design achievement in categories from cars to furniture to corporate branding.

The 75 Gold award recipients chosen out of a record-breaking 7,300 entries by a panel of international judges include familiar names from the kitchen and bathroom industry.

Samsung was honoured in the Kitchen category for its BESPOKE refrigerator, while Miele received a gong in the same category for the KM7897 FL full-surface induction hob. Grohe was also given a Gold award for its SmartControl kitchen tap range.

In the Household and Tableware category, Bosch received an award for the X-Spect laundry scanner, and in the bathroom category judges included Hansgrohe’s RainTunes shower system in their Gold award picks.

A full list of winners can be seen here.

Jury chairman Fritz Frenkler said the ‘unprecedented increase in registrations’ and ‘considerable improvement in the
design and workmanship quality of many of the entries submitted’ made it the details of each submission more important than ever.

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Details for next year’s ceremony have already been released, with the next awards due to take place in May 2021 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin.