for the Next
IFI World Interiors for the Next Generation (IFI WING) program is a worldwide competition designed to engage emerging Interior Architecture/Design talent, aiming to inspire, cultivate and support the reliable transition of the next generation of designers onto the creative professional workplace. First initiated in 1999 as a 3-day intensive workshop, IFI WING program has since evolved to become an international competition conceived to promote the exchange of ideas and to encourage creativity among young Interiors professionals and students, working collaboratively with professional mentors, educators, local artists and craftsmen.
Through this exploration of the practice of design, IFI WING encourages unleashed imagination, inspiring young designers to open to the unlimited possibilities of design innovation. The program calls upon young Interior Architects/Designers and placemakers to submit solutions that bring value, relevance, responsibility, culture, business, knowledge and identity as stated by the IFI Interiors Declaration.
The prize includes an all-expenses-paid travel and accommodations to attend the IFI General Assembly (IFI GA), where winners are ceremoniously awarded and required to make a short presentation to the delegates of the IFI GA. The IFI GA typically coincides with an IFI Congress, where WING Winners are invited to participate in stimulating programs and exciting social events.
WING ignites unbound imagination and lets the Designers of the future fly high
We thank the partner of the past IFI WING 2013 Competition for their generosity and dedication to supporting new talent in Interior Architecture/Design
is a leading international designer, manufacturer and marketer of office systems and related office furniture products. Teknion headquarters are located in Toronto, Ontario. The company has offices and facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia and Malaysia, and serves clients through a network of authorized dealers worldwide.
Past WING Winners
Under the topic THINK/WORK, WING 2013 called for design solutions that supported work, an essential and universal societal activity which fosters growth and expansion. Sponsored by Teknion who creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces, the competition addressed the need to imagine different solutions and develop innovative approaches and practices, proposing alternative thinking about new methodologies, new solutions, and new goals to satisfy our future work environment.
The winning project was ‘Blob: Innovative Workspace’, created by Alina Boukovsky and Yirat Lorenz, 3rd year Interior Design students from the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion, Israel. Based on the fact that personal space has reduced dramatically in the modern era as result of a demographic shift, the design team took the recent trend to create products containing a multitude of uses in one element, or convergences, to develop a workspace model that meets both functional and decorative aspects. The students attended the 26th IFI General Assembly and Design Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, benefiting from the opportunity to meet some of the best Interiors professionals in the world.