2nd Edition of Prestigious IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP) 2021 Announced

The International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (IFI) announced today the launch of the second edition of the IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP). The most prestigious of IFI initiatives, IFI GAP was established to recognize and award design excellence at the world level. Entries and nominations will open on 1 March 2021.

A Jury of international luminaries and representatives of renowned global design firms will recognize the most distinguished and prominent individuals, as well as select the world’s “crème de la crème” of built projects in Interior Architecture/Design.

“IFI GAP provides the means to build an IFI World Interiors Hall of Fame of those who shape Interiors and write its history. Our awardees have demonstrated creativity that elevates the discipline for the greatest relevance and societal impact,” said Chairman of IFI GAP and Jury Chair, Steve Leung, IFI Past-President 2020-2021, who is spearheading the initiative.

“IFI GAP provides the means to build an IFI World Interiors Hall of Fame of those who shape Interiors and write its history.”

IFI Past-President 2020-2021 / IFI GAP Chairman of Program & Jury Chair

The ground-breaking IFI Global Awards Program is comprised of four of the highest honors celebrating specific aspects of the Interior Architecture/Design profession.

IFI PRIZE – The highest honor awarded for the discipline at the world level, it recognizes an individual or collective for their outstanding international contribution to the field of Interior Architecture/Design.

IFI Design Journalism Award (IFI DJA) – Recognizes individuals who have delivered outstanding and impactful reporting and storytelling that causes design awareness or enlightens and helps to advance Interior Architecture/Design.

Fellow of IFI (FoIFI) –Awarded to individuals who have displayed outstanding and exemplary professional leadership and international achievements within the Interior Architecture/Design discipline.

IFI Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA) – A Global Design Competition – A global design competition that recognizes excellence in the designed outcome of built projects, contributing at the highest level to raising the bar of design innovation. Entries and nominations will open on 1 March 2021.

IFI Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA) trophies realized for the debut edition of IFI GAP thanks to the exceptional design of Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) and the exquisite Italian production of CITCO 

IFI GAP will culminate with the IFI GAP Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with the IFI CONGRESS in November 2021 in São Paulo, Brazil. With concern for everyone’s health and safety, and understanding the yet unknown capacity for travel in November, the IFI CONGRESS and IFI GAP Awards Ceremony are being planned in a hybrid format. We are taking this opportunity to expand the program and make it more accessible through both digital and in-person components, providing the potential for multi-location, multi-time zone programs.

Enter via the IFI GAP online platform on the IFI website at

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