How to stand out from the dozens of products designed each year? A’ Design Award & Competition, one of the most important and popular design contests, has reached the crucial stage of the 2019/2020 edition
Only few of the hundreds of products that every year enter the market become successful. A’ Design Award & Competition is a platform to stand out from a crowded market, reaching an international audience of journalists, bloggers, buyers and design operators. For each edition of the competition, hundreds of projects are evaluated and awarded by an international panel of professionals and professors.
The deadline for submitting the projects for A’ Design Award & Competition 2019/2020 is February 28. Click here to register
Participating in A’ Design Award & Competition: the benefits
Taking part in the competition can offer many advantages. The winning projects receive a certificate, an award trophy and an invitation to the gala dinner at the award ceremony. Moreover, A’ Design Award & Competition organizes an exhibition of the winning projects and publishes the Annual Yearbook, the volume containing all the projects, which is sent to specialized press. The campaign to promote the winning projects also entails their inclusion in the press kits sent via DesignPRWire and in the World Design Rankings. If that’s not enough, there are other specific benefits for each category of participants: click here to learn more about them.
The categories of A’ Design Award & Competition
Every year, many awards are given, divided into 100 categories, each of which includes several subcategories. The 100 categories are grouped into six macrocategories, namely Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award, Good Fashion Design Award.
Kurio, designed by Markus Hofko, is a shelving system made of wood and aluminum modules that can take on endless configurations, awarded in the Furniture, Decorative items and Homeware design category.
The Good Industrial Design Award includes the following categories: Furniture, Decorative items and Homeware design; Lighting Products and Projects Design; Home Appliances Design; Baby, Kids’ and Children Product Design; Street Furniture Design; Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design.
In the picture below, Pig, upholstered seat by Favaretto & Partners for Lighstpace, awarded in the Furniture, Decorative items and Homeware design category.
The jury of A’ Design Award & Competition
Over 200 professional experts, selected from among university professors, heads of research departments, experienced journalists, architects and designers, make up the jury of the competition. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, winners are invited to the gala dinner during the award ceremony.
The winners of the 2018/2019 edition
Below are some of the projects awarded during the last edition
In the Furniture, Decorative items and Homeware design category, the Vello Bar Cart, designed by Fabricio Roncca, is a bar cart in wood and tubular metal, whose top is covered in faux leather. Its basic and minimal design is perfect for any interior design style.
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Shell, by Natalia Komarova, is an extremely light sofa in tubular metal, for both public and private spaces. Awarded in the Furniture, Decorative items and Homeware design category.
Miguel Arruda designed Cork Trunk, a stool-bench made of recycled cork and polyurethane, a material produced by Amorim, a Portuguese company specializing in the manufacturing of cork. The agglomerate of cork and polyurethane creates a stable material that can be easily handled. Both materials are recycled, for environmental protection. Awarded in the Furniture, Decorative items and Homeware design category.
Carbon by Homel Design is a bar stool-chair, with tubular metal and solid oak structure. Metal parts are powder coated. Awarded in the Furniture, Decorative items and Homeware design category.
A’ Design Award Good Architecture Design Award
Awarded in the categories of the Good Architecture Design Award, the Nascimento Chapel, designed by Miguel Pinto Guimarães, is a building in Rio de Janeiro, where nature and architecture integrate in a contemplative space.
Again in the Good Architecture Design Award category, Casa Ojalá, a flexible and sustainable house designed by Beatrice Bonzanigo. Each space can be transformed thanks to sliding walls in Wood-Skin and fabric. Casa Ojalá is also equipped with a septic tank and a rainwater harvesting system. It can also be equipped with a solar energy system. Casa Ojalá was presented at Milan Design Week 2019.
In the A’ Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Award category, the toy for young children designed by Nishit Gupta was awarded. With Fastener Block, kids can keep building new characters and imagine new stories.
A bottle of water as charming as a champagne bottle was awarded in the Packaging Design category. Designed by Juha-Jaakko Niemela, Virpi Ali-Haapala, Minna Ali-Haapala, Iida Nylander and Satu Aalto for Finnish water Finn Spring, it is made of PET and has a precious label. Photograph by Mira Sienimen
Finally, in the Packaging Design category we find also the global refresh of the 7UP can, the American version of the lemonade, produced by Pepsi Co.
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