ceiling type X-ray (SAMSUNG XGEO GC80)


the iF product design award is one of the most important product design awards in the world. award winning entries are recognized in 16 different categories and are allowed to carry the iF label — a label that signals outstanding products to target groups everywhere in the world.

the samsung team was the winner of two iF gold awards out of the 100 given — one for their 3D television and the other  for a ceiling X-ray.

while the typical ceiling X-ray requires medical technologists to raise their head and keep an eye on the carriage to confirm movement, 
the SAMSUNG XGEO GC80 device has built-in sound. the innovation allows the technologist to watch their patients instead of the machine. 
the new design enables patients in wheelchairs to be tested in a sitting position. the carriage’s integrated sensors prevent the moving part 
from hitting patients, thus preventing accidents.  

samsung wins two iF gold design awards 2012 kyunghoon lee, youngjun kim and colleague at the award night  image © designboom



samsung wins two iF gold design awards 2012 SMART 3D LED TV (UN55D8000)




whether watching 2D or 3D images, the SMART 3D LED TV has rich, high quality optics. the ultra clear panel has detail contrast
and dimming technology to make images sharper. the 3D TV also offers a unique feature, allowing the viewer to transform
2D visuals into three dimensional interactive experiences. 

samsung wins two iF gold design awards 2012 kyunghoon lee, youngjun kim and their colleague with their gold awards  image © designboom



samsung wins two iF gold design awards 2012 the gala, of the iF design awards presentation held on friday, february 10, was open to general public, and saw a total of 1,700 guests



for the first time, munich creative business week (MCBW) provided the backdrop for the glamorous iF design awards night.  the new MCBW design platform, which was held from 7 to 12 february, presented a wealth of exciting themes and made it possible that local design-interested members of the public were able to experience the iF design awards night.  in addition to the presentation of the winners of the 100 iF gold awards, the winning entries are also on show at the iF gold award  exhibition at the BMW museum (until 26 february 2012).

about the iF design award (organized by iF – international forum design gmbh in hannover)  some 60,000 products have benefitted from being awarded the iF label: at the point of sale, in advertising or in the press.  over the last six decades, many companies have received many iF awards. these companies are narrating their success stories here. this year’s iF design award winners will also be presented at the iF design exhibitions in germany,  including shows at CeBIT in hannover (6 to 10 march 2012) and at hamburg’s harborcity (second half of 2012),  in haikou (hainan island, china, from may 2012 onwards).  P.S. the product design category is the largest of the four categories, comprising ca. two-thirds of the total number of entries and proportionally  as many gold awards (60 out of the 100 total). the entire shortlist  (863 in all) is viewable in the iF online exhibition.

about samsung meaning ‘three stars that shine brightly’, samsung was founded in south korea in 1969 and continued growing until, samsung electronics, the flagship company of samsung, was the world’s largest IT producer in 2009.