The IAI Design Award, or 'IAI' for short, is one of the most influential and prestigious design awards in the world. As the most innovative design award in Asia, the IAI juries evaluate awards based on outstanding design work. The IAI Design Award has been recognized as the world’s new global design award with high recognition and gold content.
The IAI Design Award was launched in 2006 at the Asia-pacific biennial award for interior design, which has gone through three changes in the name of the award during the period. In 2014, the IAI Design Award became the design award in the field of design; it is praised as 'Design Oscar' by China Central Television (CCTV) and other domestic and foreign authoritative media. In 2019, the IAI Design Award was once again transformed into three sub-awards: 'IAI Intelligent Manufacturing Award' (IAI + IM), 'IAI Architecture Award' (IAI + A), and 'IAI Interior Award' (IAI + I). The IAI Design has also enhanced the professional level and further established its authority and reputation.
The IAI Design Award is awarded to designers, universities and colleges and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to innovative and sustainable design. Each year, IAI publishes an annual yearbook for the winners' works, which is distributed globally for business collaboration; IAI Design Awards include interior design, architectural design, landscape design and intelligent manufacturing design which including intelligent manufacturing includes industrial products, visual communication, fashion, digital media, product concepts, service design and so on. APDF set up the IAI Design Award in Asia to connect design creativity with business. To promote sustainable economic, environmental and socio-economic development and empower urban and industrial development.
IAI Activity chronology
2006 Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Grand Prix Awarding place：China Hotel Guangzhou
2008 IAI Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Grand Prix Awarding place：The Westin Bund Center,Shanghai
2009 IAI China Style Asia-pacific Interior Design Elite Invitational Tournament Awarding place：Four Points by Sheraton Hangzhou
2010 IAI Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Grand Prix Awarding place：Shanghai Jin Mao Tower
2011 IAI Natural Style Asia-pacific Interior Design Elite Invitational Tournament Awarding place：Gran Meliá Shanghai
2012 IAI Asia Pacific Design Biennial Grand Prix Awarding place：Shanghai International Convention Center
2013 IAI Global Space Design Award-Zhumei Award Awarding place：The Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts,Beijing
2014/2015 IAI Design Award Awarding place：National Stadium of China-Bird's Nest Cultural Center
2015/2016 IAI Design Award Awarding place：National Stadium of China-Bird's Nest Cultural Center
2017 IAI Design Award Awarding place：Baoshan Wisdom Bay,Shanghai
2018 IAI Design Award Awarding place：Shanghai Exhibition Centre
2019 IAI Design Award Awarding place：Minyuan Square,Tianjin
2020 IAI Design Award Awarding place：Lohkah Hotel(Seven-Star),Xiamen