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IAI Design Award





IAI Design Award

abbreviation“IAI”,it is one of the most international influence and reputation design awards in the Asia Pacific region and even the world.The IAI Design Awards are hosted annually by the APDF (Asia Pacific Designers Federation).  It has been successfully held for 11 years and has been praised as “Designing Oscars” by CCTV and other domestic and international authoritative media. As the most innovative award in Asia, the IAI juries evaluate awards based on outstanding design work. The IAI Design Award has been recognized as the world's new international design award with high recognition and gold content.


In 2019, the IAI Design Award was once again transformed. The IAI Design Award was divided into three sub- awards and IAI Interior Awards (IAI+I), IAI Architectural Award (IAI+A), and IAI Intelligence Manufacturing Award (IAI+IM). It also enhanced the professionalism of the IAI Design Award and further established the authority and reputation of the IAI Awards.



The IAI Design Awards are presented to designers, institutions and design agencies who have made outstanding contributions to innovative design and sustainable design. Each year, IAI publishes yearbooks for winners and distributes them globally for business collaboration; the IAI Design Awards include Interior design, architectural design, industrial product design, communication design and product concept design. APDF sets up the IAI Annual Awards in Asia to match design ideas and business.


Awards Setting




IAI Supreme Award


IAI Best Creativity Award

The 2019- IAI Best Creativity Awards are only awarded to architects, interior designers, industrial designers, etc. who have made great achievements or made outstanding contributions in the fields of architecture, interior and intelligence, aiming to recognize designers who have made significant creative contributions to the advancement and development of human society through design.It is not only the highest honor of the IAI design award, but also the supreme honor of the country and individual of the winner,It is awarded to only one candidate every year, This special award does not accept applications, only by nominating candidates, the winners are individuals or institutions.

Three  Major AwardsIAI Interior Award      IAI Architecture Award     IAI Intelligent Manufacturing Award
IAI Interior Award
IAI Best Interior Design Award
Winning the IAI Best Interior Design Award, represents the highest level of award-winning interior design. As the annual award of IAI's highest honor, the award is only awarded to the best works in the field of interior space, the winning entries will reflect the designer's core values and innovative capabilities. The award winners will be announced at the IAI Design Awards ceremony, and the winners will be invited to take the stage to receive the grand prize.

IAI jury special award

IAI jury special award this award was jointly voted by the jury to recognize and encourage the uniqueness and creativity of the work. It represents the comprehensive ability and extraordinary design expression of the winners.

IAI Environment Friendly Award

This award is for works that have a reasonable solution in the life cycle of resources, the manufacture of products, the use of space, and the recycling and reuse of materials, taking into account the impact of space on the environment, it reflects the design of sustainable development and sustainable lifestyle concepts that achieve the best results with the lowest consumption.

IAI Gold Award

Works with the highest design standards in each category will be awarded the “IAI Gold Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Silver Award

Works in each category that are second only to the Gold Award will be awarded the “IAI Silver Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Bronze Award

The works that are second only to the Silver Award in each category will be awarded the “IAI Bronze Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Excellence Award

The works that are second only to the Bronze Award in each category will be awarded the “IAI Excellence Award ”. The winners of this award will be invited to the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Future Star

This award is only selected in the student group to recognize and encourage outstanding students.



IAI Architecture Award

IAI Best Architecture Design Award

Winning the IAI Best I Architecture Design Award, represents the highest level of award-winning architecture design. As the annual award of IAI's highest honor, the award is only awarded to the best works in the field of architecture space, the winning entries will reflect the designer's core values and innovative capabilities. The award winners will be announced at the IAI Design Awards ceremony, and the winners will be invited to take the stage to receive the grand prize.

IAI Environment Friendly Award


This award is for works that have a reasonable solution in the life cycle of resources, the manufacture of products, the use of space, and the recycling and reuse of materials, taking into account the impact of space on the environment, it reflects the design of sustainable development and sustainable lifestyle concepts that achieve the best results with the lowest consumption.

IAI Gold Award

Works with the highest design standards in each category will be awarded the “IAI Gold Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Silver Award

Works in each category that are second only to the highest design level will be awarded the “IAI Silver Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Bronze Award

The works that are second only to the Silver Award in each category will be awarded the “IAI Bronze Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Excellence Award

The works that are second only to the Bronze Award in each category will be awarded the “IAI Excellent Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Future Star

This award is only selected in the student group to recognize and encourage outstanding students.



IAI Intelligent Manufacturing Award

IAI Best Intelligent Manufacturing Design Award

Winning the IAI Best Intelligent Manufacturing Design Award, represents the highest level of award-winning intelligent manufacturing design. As the annual award of IAI's highest honor, the award is only awarded to the best works in the field of intelligent manufgacturing space, the winning entries will reflect the designer's core values and innovative capabilities. The award winners will be announced at the IAI Design Awards ceremony, and the winners will be invited to take the stage to receive the grand prize.

IAI Environment Friendly Award


This award is for works that have a reasonable solution in the life cycle of resources, the manufacture of products, the use of space, and the recycling and reuse of materials, taking into account the impact of space on the environment, it reflects the design of sustainable development and sustainable lifestyle concepts that achieve the best results with the lowest consumption.

IAI Gold Award

Works with the highest design standards in each category will be awarded the “IAI Gold Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Silver Award

Works in each category that are second only to the highest design level will be awarded the “IAI Silver Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Bronze Award

The works that are second only to the Silver Award in each category will be awarded the “IAI Bronze Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Excellence Award

The works that are second only to the Bronze Award in each category will be awarded the “IAI Excellent Award”. The winners of this award will be invited to the IAI Design Awards Ceremony.

IAI Future Star

This award is only selected in the student group to recognize and encourage outstanding students.


Judging Criteria


  1. IAI Global Design Awards Eight Judging Criteria

    • Innovation (degree)
    • Design concept and creativity

  2. Functionality

    • Aesthetic conception

    • Energy efficiency

  3. • Environmental protection
    • Sustainability
    • Social responsibility


  4. Judging Criteria

    SUSTAINABLITY—————————Providing sustainable design concepts on economy, society and ecology
    • FORESIGHT——————————The ability to foresee objective existence

    • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY——The application capacity of science and technology
    • INNOVATION——————————Pioneering vision for the future force

    • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION—The ability to address and coordinate the relationship between people and environment
    • ESTHETICS———————————The aesthetic relationship between man and the world
    • ETHICS—————————————The ability on social environmental thinking
    • HONESTY————————————The perceptiveness toward contemporary society


    IAI Design Award Review

The IAI Design Awards always adhere to the principles of fairness, transparency and independence, and adhere to the professionalism and authority of the reviewers to fully guarantee the quality of the judges and fair decisions.

The organizing committee requires the review members to strictly refer to the evaluation criteria, ensure the sharing of knowledge and experience through review and debate, and make objective and impartial review decisions for the entries.

The members of the jury are from the authority of each professional field, and  the composition of the jury is changed every year.


IAI Design Award Selection

The criteria for the selection of design awards are extremely strict, and the selection will be strictly in accordance with the "qualification through screening and Exhibition" For example, the entries of interior design (the actual entries) are required to be completed in the latest year to be eligible for entry; the entries of architecture are required to be completed in less than three years to be eligible for entry; the entries of industrial products are required to be qualified for entry only in less than two years. At the same time, the competing products must be different from the existing products of the same kind, which puts forward higher requirements for designers;


The IAI design award will be regarded as the recognition mark of international creativity and design. To win the award means that the appearance and texture of the product have obtained the most authoritative "quality assurance". At the same time, the awarded works will be promoted and recognized in the largest range. Therefore, winning the IAI design award is a great honor for every designer;


The development of the IAI design award has gradually changed from the original interior design competition to the comprehensive design competition, and gradually expanded from the Asia Pacific region to the global collection of works. At the same time, the organization of the competition will gradually become the commercial promotion organization of the industry. The "IAI Design Award" was founded by Oskar Ho(Mr. HeChangcheng in 2006.




Tropy


In order to innovate constantly, the IAI Design Award trophy has different styling and material changes almost every year before 2017. Until 2017, in order to make the IAI Design Award including the trophy have a more higher recognition and unified brand image, Mr. He Changcheng, Chairman of the IAI Global Design Award, personally created and invited the famous French designer Eric Gizard to design for IAInow it has become one of the most recognizable and gold-rich trophies.It consists of a free-falling building as a basic form. Composed of three rectangular blocks of different sizes and sizes, It interprets the three letters of IAI gradually form a perfect combination of three major design areas from interior design, architectural design, and industrial design from the original single interior design category. it represents the essence of the Chinese Taoist philosophy of "one to two, two to three, three to all," and it Taking the modern minimalist style as the main form feature, and integrating the "tenon-and-mortise" structure of traditional Chinese architecture, they embrace each other and rise up, which fully reflects the life characteristics of IAI's solemnity, uprightness, tolerance, openness, and courage to surpass itself. At the same time, it conveys the core values of professionalism, rigor, and fairness of the IAI Design Award, and the concept of sustainable development where traditional culture and innovation are integrated.


IAI Design Award Trophy, Certificate (sample)