Last month, 44 design experts from around the world were gathered in Germany to select the winning entries of the iF Design Awards 2012. During two days they explored the huge exhibition halls to review over 4000 entries featuring products, communication, packaging and materials – all brought on location. To get an impression of the enormous selection watch the iF closeup video (above) including juror statements and an explanation by Prof. Fritz Frenkler (awards chairman).
Material experts George Beylerian (Material Connexion), Michael Lanz (designaffairs) and Aart van Bezooyen (Material Stories) were jurors for the materials entries. Keeping in mind criteria regarding the material’s innovation, sustainability, presentation and commercial value we took a close look, and feel, to select the winning entries of the iF Material Design Award 2012.