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IAI Design Award

The IAI Design Award is a grand achievement given to the most reputable and renown designers throughout the various fields of international design. The IAI Jury evaluates the winning entries and bestows the award honors upon the finest designs. IAI Design Award has been viewed as an international design award with a high degree of recognition and value.


2014 IAI Design Award has been developed from a successful holding of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards,Asia Pacific Interior Design Elite Tournaments and Bamboo Beauty Award for the last seven years. A unique and global design award has been expanded from interior design to a diverse array of design categories. IAI perfectly shows its contents involving in three professional fields- interior design, architecture design and product design and expands itself to communication design,concept design ,fashion design and etc. The host hopes to excavate social innovative ideas in the fields of design, promote the reward widely, take efforts to improve the value of design and make its foothold in society, actively seeking the value of design as a guider in the future power, which aims to advocate designers to uphold social responsibilities. Through the design ideas, we guide people to establish healthy habits, to encourage designers to use design intelligence to improve the relationship between people and environment, eventually leading to man and nature of peaceful harmonious coexistence.


IAI Design Award devotes to find excellent works at the current, promoting and marketing for winners and their winning projects. It will be committed to transferring the winning design concept into a commodity, linking the award-winning creative concept to commercial cooperation. IAI Design Award includes Interior Design, Architecture Design, Industrial Product design, Communication Design and Product Concept design of five major components, also providing with design forum, design publishing, design and trade fair and exhibition, design promotion and advisory service, etc.


Awards Setting


IAI Best Creative Award

Best Creative Award- winning is undoubtedly shown winners stand the pinnacle of global creative design fields. As the IAI greatest honor of the Year Award, it is only awarded in aspects of architecture, interior, industrial products, communication, product conceptual design works. Prize- winning works reflect the core value and competence of designers, including some aspects of philosophy, culture, aesthetics, functionality, ecology, social and other dimensions, which stands for national honor, reflecting the social, economic and cultural progress of an era, also leaving lasting evidence of human behavior and thus producing permanent human value. All works are either from registered entries or nominated by expert judges, then all the committee members vote to choose who will get the award, and the results will be announced at the beginning of IAI Design Award ceremony, especially winning designers to be invited to receive awards in person at the stage.


IAI Annual Best Design Agency Award

Annual Best Design Agency Award will be annually presented to an outstanding design agency in order to praise in the field of communication design continuing to introduce innovative designs, outstanding design companies. Any Applications are not accepted, only by nomination.


IAI Best Design Award

The highest quality work of each group will be awarded Best Design Award. Winners will be invited to receive awards in person at IAI Design Award ceremony.


IAI Outstanding Design Award

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IAI Special Jury Award

The most distinctive work in each group will be awarded Special Jury Award on aesthetics, innovation, science and technology, and environmental protection, etc.


IAI Best Concept Creative Award

This award is given to design works that possess proactive thinking as well as both advanced and feasible qualifications. Entries that win the best concept creative award must exhibit unique solutions to modern design complications. In addition, these entries should be based on the needs of life concepts, integrate information resources and technology in today's era, and display a quality of novelty, uniqueness, and innovation.


IAI Best Material Creative Award

This award is given to design works that possess astounding originality; including innovative application of traditional and high- tech materials, a smart combination of colors, materials, and surface treatments. These aspects should enhance the actual function and processing characteristics and the materials used in its creation should have a harmonious match with the aesthetics and environment.


IAI Best Humanistic Care Award

This award is given to design works that pay considerable attention to people’s welfare and physical and psychological health. These entries are most concerned with benefitting people by bringing a positive and uplifting mood. Furthermore, they should show an understanding of the marginalized and vulnerable individuals; with full intent of allowing any individual to enjoy the work no matter their background.


IAI Best Environment Friendly Award

This award is given to design works that provide reasonable solutions to the usage of resources, manufacturing processes, and product treatment through the life of the works. In addition, these works must also consider the series of reduction, reuse, and recycling of the product material in an effort to be conscious of the environment. These entries fully consider the influence of the products within their respective environments and strive to achieve the most beneficial effect with the lowest consumption for sustainable development and a ecological life style.


IAI Design Excellence Award

Jury will evaluate works in each category, according to excellent solutions in details or a particularly brilliant aspect of works. Excellent designers in each group will be awarded IAI Design Excellence Award.


IAI Design Star

Works can be submitted by students and young designers for IAI Design Award-Design Star. Excellent design performance can win "IAI Design" winner label, while the most outstanding works will be awarded Design Star.



  n For those young designers, winning IAI Design Award will increase

their competitiveness and self-confidence when they are hunting jobs, starting their own design offices or doing business with other companies.


n For the professional design companies, they could gain a wider market promotion and brand awareness, but also enhance their ability to obtain future outlook and forecast trends.


n For participating business / studio, they can effectively show your leader  position on design and innovation, strengthen their brand influence and increase brand value; it is the recognition on excellence design, and also the pointer of success; strongly attracted the attention of media.


n For Participating institutions, winning IAI Design Award can show the world an excellent, proven excellence in the school curriculum. Winning or research results published in the authoritative and professional media can strongly attract media attention.


n For Participating designers, whoever wins IAI Design Award will share the honor with established companies as well as prestigious design studio, whether the designer is in a practitioner or still studying. Designers and their studios or companies also win a broader space. Strongly attracts media attention. IAI Design Award winning works indicate the potential likelihood of success on the market. Getting IAI Design Award will undoubtedly attract investors, brand owners, manufacturers and buyers' attention, thus enabling them to improve confidence in gaining more investment funds and accelerate the concept developed into a commodity.

Judging Criteria

IAI Creative Award 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


Design Award Judging Criteria

• Fresh ideas
• Functionality
• Model quality
• Human factors
• Durability
• Emotional and symbolic connotation
• Surrounding system integration
• Product intuitive and easy to use
• Environmental protection

Architecture /Interior Design Award-------Judging Criteria
• Originality
• Functionality
• Space planning
• Aesthetics
• Energy efficiency
• Environmental protection
• Sustainability
• Aesthetic conception
• Social responsibility


Concept Design -------Judging Criteria

  1. • The degree of innovation/creativity
    • Design quality/marketing
    • Practical consideration/concept
    • Functionality
    • General usage
    • Material
    • Sustainability
    • Social responsibility
    • Universal design
    • Security


  2. IAI Design Award Review

IAI Design Award always adheres to fair, transparent, and independent principles and attitudes, insisting on highly professional and authoritative assessment committee members to fully guarantee the quality of the review and justice.

IAI organizing committee requires jury members refer to standards strictly and make objective and fair evaluation decisions on the entries through the review and debate to ensure the sharing of knowledge and experience. The jury members are from different fields of authority, and new members can join in it every year.


IAI Design Award Selection

The standard of this selection is very strict, which will be in a strict accordance with standards of screening and qualification.For example, for interior design category, the entry work that is completed in recent one year is eligible for the competition; for architectural design category, the entry work that is built within three years is eligible for the competition; for industrial product design category, the entry work that is created in less than two years is eligible for the competition; At the same time, all the entry projects have to be different from existing similar products , which makes it difficult for designers to achieve higher requirements.
As a recognized international creative and design mark, winning IAI Design Award means that the appearance and quality of the products has achieved the most authoritative quality guarantee.At the same time, the winning entries will receive the largest scale of promotion and recognition.Therefore, winning IAI Design Award has become the proud of every designer.



IAI Design Award Trophy, Certificate (sample)