Award-winning design: ‘Splash’ by Neko wins the prestigious German iF design award


We are very proud to announce that our ‘Splash’ play sculpture is a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. The jury, made up of 132 independent experts from all over the world, selected Splash as an award-winning design from almost 11,000 entries from 57 countries. We are excited and honoured to receive this coveted seal of quality.


Splash is one of the designs in our innovative Playwaves line. We designed these striking play sculptures to encourage social interaction and inspire imaginative play, as well as complement landscape projects. The unique, cushioned and curved play surface allows children to discover their own adventures.



Since 1954, the Germany-based iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design. The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the annual iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honours design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). Splash received an award in the Product Design discipline, in the Public/Retail category.

Splash features on the winners‘ pages at iF Design and is published in the iF Design App. The winners will be celebrated in a gala event in May, in Berlin.


Multi award-winning playgrounds


The iF DESIGN AWARD adds to the other accolades already awarded to products from the Neko Playwaves line. In 2020 Wave won a Red Dot Award (Germany) and the Flow Collection featured in the Ibero American Design Biennial (Spain). See each award-winning design, and find out more about the ‘Why’ behind them.

These unique playground products are available directly from Neko, or through our growing network of commercial partners worldwide. If you’re interested in finding out more, or distributing our products in your country, we’d love to talk to you!

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