Nordgreen’s Philosopher model wins prestigious iF Design Award

Design has always been a major part of Nordgreen’s brand identity, therefore we are proud to announce that Nordgreen’s signature Philosopher unisex model has received the prestigious iF Design Award in the product design category, which accounts for the seventh design award for chief-designer Jakob Wagner. 

About the iF Design Award


Every year, the iF Design Award brings under the spotlight outstanding design, its relevance for business and everyday life, and stands among the most  prominent seals of quality in the world. Founded in Germany in 1953, the iF label is a reliable sign of great design for consumers, as well as for the design community.


The iF Design Award is a design award sponsored by the "iF International Forum Design", the world's longest-established design organization based in Hannover, Germany. This year, 98 design experts carefully selected  the award-winning works from approximately 10,000 submitted designs from more than 50 countries and regions.


Designers, manufacturers, architects and interior designers who want their products or projects evaluated by internationally recognized design experts have been turning to the iF Design Award  for decades in order to highlight the importance of design within their companies, and to attract international attention to their businesses.


About the Philosopher


Nordgreen’s Philosopher design pays tribute to humanity’s ability to learn from the past, act in the present, and continuously strive for a forward-looking way of thinking. The Philosopher’s conically shaped case is broader at its base as it rests elevated on its lugs. This impressive design draws the eye to the center of the two-part dial, which serves as a reminder of time's most captivating moments. The case features 316L stainless steel and is available in silver, rose gold, gunmetal and gold. At its core is a Japanese Miyota Quartz  Movement and hardened mineral glass. 


The watch hands clearly separate the past and the future with one pointing forward and the other pointing backwards. Solidly built and sturdy in design, your presence will surely be noticed when you enter a room wearing this one. The Philosopher also features the date on the watch dial - the only one of Nordgreen’s watch collection to have this element.


The Philosopher’s asymmetrical second hand appears to slice continuously through time as a statement of resilience over any challenge. The Philosopher is a timeless watch created from high-quality materials to last a lifetime and hereby counteracting today's throwaway society.


For more information on the Philosopher model, see "Winners" on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

10 May, 2021 by Jesper Stoltze

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