IDA 2020

A handful of designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs created the International Design Awards in 2007 as a response to the lack of recognition and celebration for smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design. The IDA established  5 design disciplines: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, and Product Design.


The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work. Farmani Group assembled IDA as the design sibling of the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.


The evaluation process for entries to IDA is based on various judging criteria which are constantly adapted to new creative, technical, social, economic and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applicable to each design. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and professional background.

Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair and unbiased evaluation of all entries. The judging criteria include the following: innovation, aesthetics, functionality, ergonomics, durability, impact, utility, ecological compatibility, reality of production, and emotional quotient.

The International Design Awards use a Scoring System between 1-10 points. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific background and design expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.


Editor-in-Chief, OBJEKT International, Judge IDA 2020

Fonk first completed his advanced studies in textile technology and then embarked on his career in photography, as a fashion photographer. In San Francisco he began photographing interiors, architecture, art and design. At the end of 1991 he launched his own publication, OBJEKT, which has meanwhile achieved world wide circulation in its English-language edition, OBJEKT International. Over the years, OBJEKT International has produced some stunning features on prominent interior and textile designers, antique dealers, artists and architects throughout the world. For OBJEKT International, he is also responsible for most of the photography, as well as the design, layout and editorial production.