Black Foster, IF Design Award Winner 2019
Black Foster was a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize. The winning product, won in the discipline Lighting, in the Product category. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
Black Foster, designed by Arkoslight Product Manager -Rubén Saldaña-, is the lighting fixture that transfers the applauded “Invisible Black” effect to a linear system.
Black Foster is composed of a series of combinable modules enabling the alternation of segments with light emission and without light emission. However, whether it is ON or OFF, this luminaire always keeps the aesthetics of a perfect dark line. To the observer, it is impossible to distinguish between Black Foster parts that emit light from those that don’t.
Black Foster won over the 67-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense: over 6,400 entries were submitted from 50 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world.
Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.