Asia Pacific Designers Federation(APDF) is an international academic organizations of professional design aiming to promote the development of design related industries and find solutions to design related needs of the world. The company was formally approved in Hong Kong and its name was settled in 2008. Consisting of master designers, specialists, scholars, and professors from around the world, APDF hopes to lift the living standard of our communities. It has become an international professional academic organization with an increasing influence on a globalscale.
Brief IntroductionHistoryAsia Pacific Designers Federation was built in 2006. Asia Pacific Architects and Interior Designers Federation was officially founded in October 2008 and its name was settled as Asia Pacific Designers Federation in 2009.
Vision, Mission, and Values
●Promote coordinated development of design and related industries and devoted to drive development of national and regional economy;
●Provide diverse services for design development in the Asia Pacific region according to politic ,social, andcultural differences of different countries and regions;
●Advocating design as an effective method which can promote harmonious existence of humanity and theirenvironment;
●Aim to be anacademic, non-party, and non-governmental Federation;
●APDF, a renewed international design organization, advocates and builds design standards, achievement certification,intellectual property right protection, sustainable development, as well asrespects both traditional craft & culture and innovative & hightechnology in accordance with the development of society and industry in thefuture;
●Guiding and fostering professional consciousness, improving level of design and professional integrity, as well asregarding designers as a promising vocation;
●Calling for professional designerswith a responsible attitude towards design services and quality assurance;
●Looking for and promoting excellent design works, defining the best design cases and best practice of management;
●Under the guidance of academic leadership and actions, promoting design as a significant role and effectiveway in changing social and economic development and lifestyles
●Conducting high quality design education courses and practical activities all over the world, enhancing development of design education and career, sharing best practice and improving ability ofdesign;
●Cooperating with other international organizations and related design institutions from all over the world, enhancing global design communication and cooperation;
IAI Design Award was founded in 2006 by APDF founding president, Oskar He.Since its inaugural year, the event hasbeen held successfully in the following eight years. In that time span the event has recognized and developed the worksand careers of hundreds of designers both young and world renowned. The eventhas been recognized as “the Oscars of Design” by both domestic and foreign media outlets and now IAI Design Award has entered the global designstage. Inaddition to the work completed with IAI Design Award, APDF has also promotedthe integration and development of Chinese design culture and world design culture by conducting many academic investigation, training activities, and design forums throughout in China, Austria, Germany, the United Arab Emirates,and other countries around the world. Such events and activities have allowed for the continued communication and development of cultural and design related cooperation.