International Forum Design
iF International Forum Design GmbH (iF) is a Hanover-based organization providing design-related services. International Forum Design was launched in 2001 as the operative business arm of design promotion company iF Industrie Forum Design Hannover e.V. (founded in 1953). International Forum Design and Industrie Forum Design are known internationally for awarding the annual iF product design awards.
Industrie Forum Design Hannover was established in 1953 as "Die gute Industrieform" ("Good Industrial Form") by Deutsche Messe AG (then known as Deutsche Messe- und Ausstellungs- AG); the Working Party on Industrial Design within the Federation of German Industries (BDI); and other design corporations. It is located in the Hanover exhibition center and was founded to promote industrial goods by organizing and promoting exhibitions. The company held its first exhibition in 1953, and has awarded the iF design awards annually since 1954. In 2001, managing director Ralph Wiegmann launched International Forum Design to oversee iF's business operations.
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2007)|
- "Industrie Forum Design Hannover e.V profile". iF International Forum Design. Archived from the original on 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2007-01-10.
- Berthold, Klaus (June 2002). "A Diverse and Dedicated Design Landscape" (pdf). ICSIDNews 02 (03): 10. Retrieved 2007-01-10.[dead link]
- "10th anniversary for Ralph Wiegmann" (Press release). International Forum Design. November, 2005. Retrieved 2006-01-10.
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