IFI’s World Interiors for the Next Generation (WING) is a worldwide competition designed to engage emerging Interior Architecture/Design talent. WING aims to inspire, cultivate and support the next generations of designers for their work as creative, renowned and well respected professionals. First initiated in 1999 as a 3-day intensive workshop, WING has since evolved into an international competition that promotes the exchange of ideas and inspires creativity amongst young Interiors students and professionals. Entrants are encouraged, but not required, to work collaboratively with professional mentors, educators and local artists/craftsmen throughout the design development process.
By initiating an in-depth exploration of global design practice and its contemporary relevance, WING encourages an unleashing of the imagination and inspires young designers to embrace the unlimited possibilities of design innovation. Young Interior Architects/Designers and place-makers are called upon to submit solutions that build upon the criteria for a unified design profession as established by the IFI Interiors Declaration. Design submissions are evaluated and selected by an international leadership jury of Interiors professionals. Winners are selected based on their unique contribution and capacity to incorporate the value, relevance, responsibility, culture, business, knowledge and identity of interior design practice for a global audience.
The prize includes an all-expenses-paid travel and accommodations to attend the next and upcoming biennial IFI CONGRESS and IFI General Assembly (GA), where winners are ceremoniously awarded and required to make a short presentation to delegates of the IFI GA. Taking place in a different world region/nation every two years, WING winners are invited to participate in this important world design Interiors summit. As part of this prize, IFI offers WING winners the opportunity to participate in stimulating programs and exciting social events with world-class innovators and creative professionals