Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Bauknecht brands have been honored at the internationally renowned iF DESIGN AWARDS with 6 prestigious iF labels in Product Design. The iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the world’s most highly respected design competitions, sees over 5,500 entries from 59 countries compete for a coveted iF label for outstanding design achievement. The Hotpoint and Bauknecht built-in range Induction Hob model, Microwave Oven, Steam Oven, and Coffee Maker each received a prestigious iF label, together with the Whirlpool Grand Side by Side and Whirlpool Chef Plus, as an recognition for their extraordinary performance, efficiency and innovation.


“We are delighted to have received an amazing 6 iF labels, as these products truly epitomize our mission to design around the needs of our customers,” said Norbert Schmidt, Vice President Products & Brands. “This means design that is in harmony with our customers’ homes and lifestyles, and innovative features that help them to care for the things that matter most.”

news-EMEA-iFDesignAwards-3From Whirlpool brand, the FS Grand Side by Side fridge freezer and Chef Plus microwave received iF labels. Both of these products stand out for combining exceptional premium aesthetics on the outside with outstanding technical innovation on the inside.

Hotpoint and Bauknecht have scooped 4 awards for their built-in suite of appliances: Flexi Zone induction hob, microwave oven, steam oven and coffee maker – all of which reflect a winning combination of modern aesthetics, innovative features and extraordinary performance.


Throughout its 60 year history, the iF DESIGN AWARD, organized each year by Germany’s oldest independent design organization, iF International Forum Design GmbH, has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.