TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has reconfirmed its commitment to quality and excellence in design by clinching two awards at iF DESIGN AWARD 2022. The award-winning projects are Toshiba Quantum Key Distribution System, a secure key distribution system, in the product design discipline; and Toshiba co-creation center Creative Circuit, a co-creation space, in the interior architecture discipline.
iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the most prestigious international competitions for good design, is sponsored by iF International Forum Design GmbH , the world’s oldest independent design organization, based in Hanover, Germany. This year, awards were presented to 1,973 participants, from among almost 11,000 entries submitted from 57 nations.
Outline of Toshiba’s winning projects
1. Toshiba Quantum Key Distribution System – joint application with Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a technology that detects eavesdropping based on the quantum mechanical properties of photons, and is a theoretically unbreakable cryptographic communication technology, even in the coming quantum computer age. Embodying the absolute security of the technology in a precise and robust metal casing creates a design that symbolizes both the functionality and the emotion of the next-generation network that supports both a safe and secure future life.