iF Design, Organizer of one of the leading Global Design Awards, Announces Prestigious and Multifaceted 2024 Jury

iF International Forum Design GmbH, the international design award authority headquartered in Hannover, Germany, is thrilled to announce the 132 renowned design professionals from over 20 countries that will make up this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD jury panel. Their task: score and award the very best of design worldwide. Visit https://ifdesign.com/en/if-design-award-jury for a complete list of the 2024 jury.

The 2024 iF DESIGN AWARD jury is made up of experts from around the world. This year’s jury includes 11 members from North America – the most in the history of the awards – including Cheryl Durst, Executive Vice President & CEO of IIDA; Hlynur Atlason, Founder of Atlason Studio and recent recipient of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award for Product Design; Bob Beck, Publisher, officeinsight, and Karen Korellis Reuther, Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design – to name a few.

“It’s always exciting to witness the incredible depth and breadth of design solutions found around the globe, and I’m honored to be a part of celebrating international design and designers at the iF DESIGN AWARD.” — Cheryl S. Durst, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA

“Critiquing work is an essential part of a design practice, from school onwards. You might call this a global design critique, identifying the most relevant projects of the moment. It’s a joy to be a part of it.” — Hlynur Atlason, Sustainable Designer and Founder of Atlason Studio

“The iF DESIGN AWARD brings together the most talented and experienced jurors to the process of selecting the prestigious annual award. The emphasis on detail and nuance during the jury evaluation reflects the commitment to excellence and the pursuit of design at its most fundamental and essential level. Being a part of this jury is an honor as we look for the most exceptional designs to receive the coveted iF Award.” — Karen Korellis Reuther, Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and one of this year’s appointed Chairpersons for the competition

The jurying process is based on a redesigned juror structure. From the 132 selected jury members, there will be 8 Chairpersons designated to guide the jury groups in judging over 11,000 submissions from 65 countries spanning 9 design disciplines and 82 categories. The Chairpersons are highly experienced design experts, helping to oversee and secure the entire evaluation process. They are passionate advocates for transparency and objectivity: only the quality of a design and its verified criteria determine the outcome of the award.

The judging timeline is as follows:

December 4-8, 2023 – Pre-selection jury (online) to select the top 50% of all entries that will move to the final jury

February 19-23, 2024 – Final jury meets in Berlin to select the top 30% of projects that will be named winners; Less than 1% of all entries will be awarded an iF DESIGN AWARD GOLD

April 29, 2024 -The iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT Gala Event happens in Berlin with 1600 attendees comprised of iF Gold Award winners, their teams and families, jurors and the iF Design global team together to celebrate the best in global design  talent and achievement for 2024

Since its establishment in 1953, iF Design has been an influential force within the global design community. Presenting one of the most prestigious design awards in the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD celebrates the most important design achievements across product, packaging, communication, service design, user experience (UX), user interface (UI), architecture, interior design, and professional concept disciplines.

The iF Design Foundation

Founded in 2018, the non-profit iF Design Foundation is the only shareholder of iF International Forum Design GmbH and its subsidiaries. The Foundation’s goal is to promote design and its social significance away from economic conditions or constraints. It is committed to the common good, dedicating resources and expertise to scientific research and education in the context of design. It runs the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD and iF DESIGN SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE. The iF Design Foundation replaced the iF Industrie Forum Design e.V., which operated from 1953 to 2018.