To reflect the range of contributions, the iF concept design award accepts entries in four categories with several sub-categories. Furthermore there are five fields of change, the 'trend roots', which we have developed in cooperation with the TRENDBÜRO in Hamburg. They indicate a change in society that the entry is most likely to achieve.

When registering, every entry has to be assigned to one category and to one 'trend root'. The jury reserves the right to assign the entry to a different category or 'trend root'.


01. product design / industrial design open

02. communication design / multimedia design open

03. fashion design open

04. architecture / interior design open

Trend Roots

social change open

cultural change open

economic change open

ecological change open

technological change open


Anna Reissert

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