The iF Design Award is one of the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. Since 1953, designers, manufacturers and users have regarded it as a label for outstanding design. A quality label which stands for excellent design. The iF International Forum Design GmbH is based in Hannover. The submissions are divided into five categories: Product, Communication, Packaging, Interior Architecture and Professional Concept. More than 5,000 submissions a year from around 70 countries are sent to Germany’s oldest independent design organisation.
iF Design Award winner 2021 to 2022
iF Design Award winner 2022
"The 3D printed bow supports the classic flat foot in a natural way over the entire movement sequence. Thanks to its special bionic construction, it provides an extra kick every step of the way." Robert Kuhn, Product Manager Footcare
"The medi Rehab one was developed specifically for the orthopaedic field and combines a unique innovative knitting technology, clever features and an attractive design for high patient acceptance. Post-traumatic and post-operative oedema can thus be treated throughout the entire healing process, even in combination with an orthosis." Philip Hofmann, Product manager Orthopaedics
“With our E+motion supports, medical expertise is combined with a sporty design. There’s now a new generation of supports thanks to optimised features and a new look.” Lukas Reger, Orthopaedics Product Manager
To the winning product
mediven 550 leg fashion elements
mediven 550 Bein Fashion Elemente
iF Design Award winners 2017 and 2019
“We aim to inspire oedema patients with a unique level of variety. In order to achieve this, we combine a special production method with an innovative yarn and a special dyeing process.” Doreen Potzel, Head of the Lymphology Product Management Team
Functionality and an exceptional appearance – Genumedi PSS is more than a patella brace: medi has developed the Genumedi PSS support specially for patellar tendinitis. Extract from the iF yearbook entry
“The igli style adds an entirely new product to the family of igli carbon insoles. There’s never been a carbon insole for high heels on the market before in combination with a threefold therapy concept. Support, stabilisation, correction.” Caren Fritz, Footcare Product Marketing Manager
To the winning product
iF Design Award winners 2011 to 2015
iF Design Award winners 2015
“The primary purpose is, of course, that our orthopaedic products promote the healing process. If they win design prizes as well, then our patients get double the benefit: the outstanding effect and an attractive look. We are very proud of having received the iF Design Award.” Marcus Weismantel, Head of the Orthopaedics Product Marketing Team
Primarily men who are very active in their everyday life or work will value mediven active. The hosiery with the subtle fine ribbed design feels great to wear and relives the strain for hardworking men’s legs. The seam is hardly visible and you can’t feel it, thanks to a special knitting method. An extra soft comfort sole and reinforced heel provide that extra bit of well-being.
The mediven for men receives the award for its attractive “business ribbed design”, for example. This is a great fit with a suit and other smart clothing. The anatomically-shaped toe section and the soft comfort cuff are particularly comfortable for your feet and legs. Useful left and right marking is also provided.