Organized by the International Forum Design Hannover GMBH in Hannover, Germany, the coveted iF sculptures are awarded to the best designs in a number of disciplines. The iF jury is composed of international design professionals.

The iF Product Design Awards are among the top recognized awards in the world. Established in 1953, the award logo has become an internationally recognized symbol of excellence in product design. The international jury choose winners using a variety of criteria like choice of materials, ergonomics and innovation. In 2010, 1,016 companies from 39 different nations competed for an iF product design award, submitting a total of 2,486 products for adjudication.