Philips scoops a record-breaking number of 52 winners at the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015

March 2, 2015

This year marks 90 years since the inception of design at Philips. Since 1925 Philips design has evolved into being a key strategic partner for the business, improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation.


Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has picked up 52 accolades at the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, one of the oldest and most important design competitions in the world.


Philips design has been recognized by the jury for having impressively demonstrated its superior value, across all the five categories of the iF DESIGN AWARD: Product, Communication, Packaging, Interior Architecture, and Professional Concept.


At the design award night that took place on February 27 in Munich, Germany, Philips was honored with two Gold winners, respectively in the category Product Design and Professional Concept Design:


  Philips VisaCare
Based on microdermabrasion technology, VisaCare helps you to achieve firmer feeling, youthful looking skin, in the comfort of your home. A premium feminine product designed to further strengthen the aesthetic of the Philips beauty portfolio.

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  Intellivue Google Glass (proof of concept)
By connecting game-changing technologies from Google and Philips IntelliVue patient monitoring solutions, Philips has simulated the first proof of concept for the seamless transfer of patient vital signs into Google Glass. This could create a whole new way for doctors to quickly get the information they need, when they need it most.

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“In the last 90 years, designers at Philips have touched the lives of many people – through light bulbs, radios, televisions and CDs, X-ray equipment and MRI scanners, to coffee makers and shavers” said Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer at Philips “This record-breaking number of prestigious awards is the evidence of how, with its rich history of innovating to improve people's lives, today Philips design is making a bigger and bolder impact than ever before on both our company and on the world.”


Today Philips has a team of more than 500 designers - one of the largest, most diverse of its kind in the world. The team includes 35 nationalities, located in 15 design studios around the world - from Netherlands, to Asia and the US – and with a wide range of design competencies, such as product design, interaction design, data visualization, service design and communication design, as well as experts in designing specifically for a healthcare, lighting or consumer context.


For more information about 90 years of Philips Design, the history and some of our most popular, iconic and ground-breaking designs, see the backgrounder and the factsheet.


An overview of all the award-winning Philips designs and the related high resolution images can be found here

About the “iF design awards”
Since 1953, iF has been dedicated to organizing fair, independent and reputable design awards and has thus gained a top position in the international award spectrum. Representing excellent design and outstanding design achievements, the iF seal of quality is recognized the world over, with registrants ranging from automotive companies to individual design studios.

For further information, please contact:

Elena Calamo Specchia
Philips Group Communications
Tel: +31 (0)6 2500 4735


Ange Dunselman
Philips Innovation & Design Communications
Tel: +31 (0)6 2032 4488


About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at