On 16 May 2022, almost 1,500 guests from 36 countries celebrated the best iF designs of the year at a glittering awards ceremony in the legendary Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin

At one of the most important international design events of the year, the “Who is Who of Design” met: almost 1,500 guests from 36 countries were drawn to the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin on 16 May 2022 to celebrate the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022.

The 73 most outstanding products and projects received special recognition with the highest iF award, the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 Gold. Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for excellent design.

The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honours design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI).

On the world’s largest theatre stage (2.854 square meters!), the international award winners received the coveted iF Gold sculpture from iF CEO Uwe Cremering and TV presenter Katrin Müller-Hohenstein. 

It was the biggest iF DESIGN AWARD ever: nearly 11,000 submissions from 57 nations were evaluated by an international 132-member independent jury of experts. After intensive discussions, a total of 1,973 participants were honoured. 73 entries received the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 Gold in the following disciplines: 

  • Product design
  • Communication design
  • Packaging design
  • Service design
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • User Experience (UX)
  • User Interface (UI)
  • Professional concept

We are extremely happy that we could welcome so many guests to our awards ceremony in these extraordinary times. Especially that our international award winners did not shy away from the long and sometimes difficult journey to pick up their iF DESIGN AWARD in person and celebrate with us!” stated iF CEO Uwe Cremering.The gala was a crowning conclusion to the biggest iF DESIGN AWARD ever. We would like to thank our participants once again for the many exciting submissions – and are already looking forward to the new round, the iF DESIGN AWARD 2023, which has already started online!”

All iF DESIGN AWARD-winning entries can be explored online on the iF Design website – for an unlimited period of time. Over 51,000 products and services that have received an iF Award since 1954 are documented here. Under the navigation BRANDS & CREATIVES, more than 8,000 companies, studios, design organizations and design museums present themselves with their individual profiles. 

This year, for the first time, the iF Design Trend Report will be published after the conclusion of the iF DESIGN AWARD. It is aimed at designers, in-house design departments and product development teams worldwide. It analyzes current design trends and clearly illustrates their interaction with social trends. The new report is now available for download at www.ifdesign.com.