#COVID-19: iF awards ceremony cancelled

The German Chancellor has called for the cancellation of all major events in Germany

iF design award night 2019

The iF awards ceremony and exhibition, which was set to take place for the first time in Berlin this year, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The awards ceremony, which would see 75 gold award winners receive their iF sculptures on 4 May 2020, was part of Berlin Design week, which has also been cancelled.

iF design award night 2018
iF design award night 2018

Organisers of the event said the decision to cancel was difficult, but the situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus is still unpredictable and the German Chancellor has called for the cancellation of all major events in Germany. ‘It was incredibly difficult for us to make this decision,’ explained Ralph Wiegmann, CEO iF International Forum Design GmbH, ‘but a pandemic of this magnitude and the health and safety issues involved, must, of course, take priority.’

iF design awards 2020
iF design awards 2019

Winners will now receive their iF sculptures personally through the iF representatives worldwide.

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Preparations for the iF design award night in May 2021 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin are already underway.

Friedrichstadt Palast
Friedrichstadt Palast