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.
5 design disciplines
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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 IDA trophy was designed by Ron Taft. The IDA logo, the 2007 and 2008 books where designed by Chen Design Associates, San Francisco The original IDA concept was established with a great help from Jamie Waguh.