Breaking News: OKD Qualified for the Final Jury of IF Design Award 2021



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We are proud to annouce that our high end bathroom vanity, OKD, has been qualified for the final jury of IF Design Award 2021.



OKD by Tona is a bathroom furniture range designed and engineered in Germany, inspired by antique Chinese furniture and architecture. Whilst many Asian manufacturers take inspiration from Italian bathroom design, our approach was to indulge into the clean design language and the rich Chinese cultural heritage. Concept wise we focused on a maximum of storage space and incorporated practical kinematic features to add comfort.

The mirror cabinet has integrated warm-white direct and indirect illumination. The center mirror can be slided to the side to reveil an integrated magnifying mirror which is automatically illuminated. A vertical drawer is electrically operated by touching its downside and is also softly illuminated when its extended.

All drawer are equipped with soft sliders. The upper drawers do additionally have convenience trays, which illuminate and move the content up for better ergonomics. Our intention was that the user can convert the vanity into a makeup parlor with all accessories in easy reach.

The first round of judging, the iF Online Preselection, has now determined the participants who have qualified for the ultimate round of judging for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 in March.

Close to 10,000 products and projects from 52 countries from round the world were judged online by 91 international, independent design experts. Only the best 50 percent made it to the second round and now have the prospect to win the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021.

Following four days of intensive jury work with the new iF digital jury tool©, the 91 design experts from 21 different countries have now selected the finalists within the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021! 2,118 companies, designers, agencies, builders, architects and interior designers have made it into the iF Final Jury 2021 with their innovative design achievements.

This best 50 percent of all the submissions are going to be re-evaluated by the iF Final Jury from 29 to 31 March 2021, also in digital form due to the pandemic. This round will then choose the awarding of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 and, of course, the iF gold awards 2021.

With some 10,000 entries registered, the iF Online Preselection is doubtless the most important design jury event ever held. Last year, 7,300 works were submitted for the iF DESIGN AWARD.

"This may be a great confirmation and a true vote of confidence from our participants within the iF brand as a number one and reliable leader in design competitions. and that we would really like to sincerely thank all those that have placed their trust in us in these challenging times!" says iF director Ralph Wiegmann. "This means our intensive commitment to the consistent further development of our competition – of structural adjustments also as further developments in terms of content – has paid off fully . Of course, this great result also reflects the outstanding competence of our international iF team and our globally operating design network also plays a key role."

The new iF DESIGN AWARD 2021

In order to deal with the requirements of the participants even more specifically, the jury process was supplemented by a web Preselection, whereby only the best 50 percent of all the entries are admitted to the ultimate Jury within the first place. This not only makes the competition more environmentally friendly, it also significantly reduces the participants' logistics costs. additionally , the evaluation criteria are revised, and a replacement iF scorecard and feedback chart are developed to form the jury results transparent. The User Experience (UX) and interface (UI) disciplines are added to reflect the present demand for holistic design solutions.

Entries for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 were accepted within the following disciplines:

  •  Product Design 
  •  Communication Design 
  •  Packaging Design
  •  Architecture
  •  Interior Architecture
  •  Professional Concept
  •  Service Design
  •  User Experience (UX) -> NEW
  •  interface (UI) -> NEW


Since 1953, the iF DESIGN AWARD has identified outstanding design, its particular relevance to business and lifestyle , and awarded one among the world's most vital seals of quality. The iF brand is internationally established as a logo of design excellence. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one among the foremost important design prizes within the world. It honors design achievements altogether design disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and repair Design, User Experience (UX) and interface (UI), Architecture and Interior Design, also Professional Concept. All award-winning entries are presented on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, published in der iF design app and presented on digital media at selected international design events.

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