As an independent and expert appraisal for design, A’ Design Award & Competition offers a big opportunity for people with design concepts, best designs, and products & services worldwide to compete on a competitive platform. Everyone from different industries and different experience levels can join this competition, getting valuable feedback from the international jury panel and also an awesome experience. Make an entry to the design award here and get all benefits by winning the award.
There are many benefits and privileges to the awarded participants by winning this competition. Besides the award winners’ kit called A’ Design Prize, all winners also receive the following benefits based on the type of participants: Benefits to Brands, Businesses, and Companies; Benefits to Designers, Architects, and Artists; Benefits to Academics, Universities and Institutions; and Benefits to Countries, Trade Organizations and NGOs.
Design Competition Categories
A’ Design Award & Competition has a lot of design competition categories that organized based on Locarno’s classification of economic sectors and industries. There are more than 100 categories in this competition and below are 10 of them:
1. Luxury Design
2. Interior Space and Exhibition Design
3. Architecture, Building and Structure Design
4. Lighting Products and Projects Design
5. Furniture, Homeware and Decor Items Design
6. Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design
7. Home Appliances Design
8. Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design
9. Street Furniture Design
10. Packaging Design
Further design award categories are available here.
Main Benefits of Winning the Award
Besides global fame, recognition, and publicity, all winners of A’ Design Award and Competition also will get a coveted, comprehensive, and grand A’ Design Prize. It is an award winners’ kit provided by A’ Design Award and Competition that consists of many benefits and privileges. Here are 10 of the main benefits of winning the award.
1. Gala-Night Invitation
It is a special black-tie event for the winners where they can create networking opportunities and media coverage besides celebrating the results of the competition together. Each winner will get a free entry ticket to the gala-night and a free ticket for a guest provided by A’ Design Award.
2. Award Trophy
During the event of gala-night, A’ Design Award trophy is given to all winners and also jury members for free of charge. The winner kits, including this trophy, also can be delivered by request to the winner who can’t attend the gala-night event.
3. Winners’ Certificate
All winners and participants of the A’ Design Award and Competition will get A’ Design Award certificates. Various certificates in several formats are provided for the participants while the winners will get two important certificates, one certificate for physical exhibition participation and another one for winning the award.
4. Proof of Creation Document
Comes in a form of a paper document, Proof of Creation Document is a service for all participants that explains the design made by the designer. This document is also signed by the designer and two witnesses, and deposit at A’ Design Award as the third-party. With this document, the designers can prove that they are the design creator.
5. Translation to 100+ Native Languages
A’ Design Award and Competition is the largest design competition in the world. With the worldwide audiences and participants, this competition has started a global initiative to translate a summary of the A’ Design Awards’ Award-winning works. All award-winning designs and projects in this competition are promoted and also translated into more than 180 languages.
6. Exclusive Interview
All winners surely will be serviced by Design Interviews to promote and introduce more about their award-winning projects to the world. Design Interviews are the best platform that featuring them in two esteemed publications: Design Interviews and Design Legends.
7. Design Rankings Inclusion
A’ Design Award and Competition manages three ranking lists for the winners and their award-winning projects: Design Clasifficatoions, World Design Rankings, and Designer Rankings. All the countries that have been ranked based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A’ Design Award can be seen in World Design Rankings.
8. Extensive PR Campaign
PR Campaign is provided for the winners to showcase the competition results and also to reach a wider audience globally. It consists of Social Media Engagements, PR and Media relations services, Core Components package, and Visibility PR Service.
9. The Annual Yearbook
The Annual Yearbook is a complimentary gift that consists of layout design, pagination, and management of each winner page organized by A’ Design Award. This yearbook is called A’ Design Award Yearbook of Best Designs and given to all winners during the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Award Ceremony.
10. International Exhibitions
In this design exhibition, the awesome and stunning projects of the winners will be exhibited physically and it is free of charge. Provided by the A’ Design Award, all winners can bring their products and mock-ups to International Exhibitions. This event is organized at the MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design and the location changes each year.
A’ Design Award Jury Panel
The Grand A’ Design Award Jury Panel of A’ Design Award and Competition consists of 218 jury members. They are composed of design professionals, press members, and also academics with an invaluable knowledge base and insight to evaluate all submitted entries.
A’ Design Award and Competition Winners
Below are 13 of the A’ Design Award and Competition previous winners. All winners have been granted with all main benefits from the A’ Design Prize for their awesome projects.
1. Brother Fortune Villa Type 160 Luxury Showflat by David Chang (Luxury Design)
The design of Brother Fortune Villa Type 160 Luxury Showflat is based on the European neoclassical style with Mongolian decorative colors and patterns, combined with a modern-fashion design method. This design can represent an elegant, noble, and calm atmosphere interiors. Clear lines and shapes of unbroken planes are used to construct the strength spatial.
Located in one of the major city of Inner Mongolia, this project offers a sense of lightness and grace with the texture and tonality of Burdur Beige and Crema Ultraman marbles. Oranges jades and precious white are used as local ornaments while hand-painted wallpaper with lower and bird embroidery can beautify the bathroom and master bedroom.
A high-quality appearance in this luxury villa comes from the triangular yellow mother of pearl, supported by different materials such as woods, precious metals, and leather. This project is designed by David Chang from David Chang Design Associates International.
2. Center Manor Sales Office Sales Office by Jia Hongfeng (Interior Space and Exhibition Design)
This sales office has been designed awesomely with inspirations drawn from the Minjiang River, the Drum Mountain, the old town, the temple, the tea culture, and the movable-type printing. These inspirations can introduce the beautiful landscape into the house awesomely and allow all visitors to experience a cozy lifestyle and diversified culture.
Center Manor Sales Office has an ancient context that comes from its antique windows, doors, and beams. The columns of this building are also full of strength and beauty. The interior spaces are decorated in ink color with oriental red, bright yellow, dark blue, and pure white. The Chinese-style furniture and delicate decorations also can complement the architecture both in style and color.
The awesome interior design of this sales office is made by Jia Hongfeng from CSK Design that provides interior design and decorations design services for high-end properties with “creating beauty for life” as the main concept.
3. CasaPlutonia Resort by Artur Nesterenko (Architecture, Building and Structure Design)
It is an architecturally innovative resort inspired by Joshua Tree’s National Park’s breathtaking vistas, the infinite sky, and enigmatic rock formations. CasaPlutonia Resort ables to harmonize the desert panorama of its surroundings with an arid atmosphere and expansive horizons.
This resort becomes an ideal destination for relaxation and self-discovery, offering contemplative environments for refreshing mind and body. Every aspect of this resort is also inspired by the desert ecosystem, redefining the more traditional concept of a retreat. Once the guests enter the resort, they will be welcomed by a threshold called the Portal that serves as the entrance to the subterranean corridor.
This resort also includes a wellness center replete with a sauna, steam room, and area for spa treatments. Artur Nesterenko is the main behind this awesome project, a designer who always creates unique built environments that have emotional meaning.
4. Xian SKP Shopping Center by LDPi China Branch (Lighting Products and Projects Design)
Located in Xian, China, Xian SKP Shopping Center is a symbiotic ecosystem between the design of the architect and interior designers. This shopping center also has a lighting design that offers a welcoming shopping experience that reveals all the key elements that make this building unique.
The lines and curves of the building reflect the corporate identity of the client. This awesome project was the former Shaanxi Cultural Center at the South gate of Xian. It becomes a new starting point for the client after the successful interior renovation of the Beijing SKP. The operation of this shopping center remains in the hand of the property management of the client.
This lighting project is designed by LDPi China Branch, a professional agency from China that provides professional lighting design services at an international level.
5. Brise Table Furniture Plus Fan by Wonho Lee (Furniture, Homeware and Decor Items Design)
The idea of using an electric fan in this table comes from a desire to use fans rather than air conditioners for the coolness of the distant future and a sense of responsibility for climate emergency. Brise Table Furniture Plus Fan is a table plus a fan that can be used as a side table while still enjoying the breeze from its fan.
This table is focused on giving a cool feeling by circulating the air even after turning down the air conditioner. The wind from its fan is not artificially strong but a soft breeze that can circulate the air throughout the house room and lowering the temperature slowly.
It is a modern table that doesn’t look like a machine because it has a control unit placed at the bottom part. The user can see this control unit and recognize it easily. This awesome piece of furniture is designed by Wonho Lee, a professional designer from the Republic of Korea.
6. Fogo Island Shed Hotel Dining Room by Todd Saunders (Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design)
This building is the Saunders Architecture’s new Fogo Island Shed that expands the remit of the creative and artistic community on Fogo Island. The inspiration from Fogo Island Shed Hotel Dining Room comes from the vernacular forms of the region’s traditional fishermen’s huts and houses. The architecture creates a physical connection between landscape and community.
There is no electricity in this building, a deliberate throwback to the simpler age that focuses on the mind and increases the awareness of food, light, and season. This building is designed around the notion of ‘slow eating’ to foster a social approach to dining that has a long table set alongside an open plan kitchen. It also combines contemporary forms with traditional techniques to evoke a strong sense of place.
This stunning project is designed by Todd Saunders from Saunders Architecture, a professional studio that brings an experimental approach to materials and building systems with extensive experience working within landscapes.
7. Teawith Kettle Kettle by Keren Hu – UDL and Liu Fang – Teawith (Home Appliances Design)
The original motivation in designing Teawith Kettle is ‘ to design a beautiful and useful kettle, which can sit naturally on a tea table.’ This kettle offers a unique tea experience for a modern lifestyle while retaining the oriental aesthetics’ essence at the same time.
This kettle offers a sense of quietness, a unique interaction, and export in tea. It has an oriental arched handle with a classical elegant outline while the upright form is more reminiscent of Western design. Its base takes design queues from traditional square-shaped iron teapot stands.
The narrow spout of this kettle offers excellent control of water flow and it also ensures a clean and pleasant brewing experience. This product is designed by Keren Hu from UDL and Liu Fang from Teawith.
8. Raw Radiator by Davide Diliberto (Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design)
It is a radiator built using curved and welded pipes in a boxy shape with a diagonal cross in the center. The goal of Raw Radiator‘s design is to be iconic with neutral on its visual and almost raw. This design is related to the architectural elements such as construction structure, scaffolding, and shelving units.
This product is also available in different sizes and elements in a horizontal or vertical layout. Any single unit of it can be used as a heated towel rail thanks to its framework structure. The first 2D concept of this radiator has been shown to Brem in December 2017 and the product has been developed and exhibited at Eurobagno in April 2018.
The man behind this awesome project is Davide Diliberto, an industrial designer from Italy that focusing on the shape of a product.
9. Kavics Concrete Bench by VPI Concrete Design and Manufacture (Street Furniture Design)
The main goal of Kavics Concrete Bench‘s design is to create an organic outdoor concrete object. This concrete bench has distinctive smooth spans and oval forms that give a positive emotional meaning. It is also designed as a novel object that shows softness in its appearance and breaks with the concrete’s traditional robustness.
The contradictions are the uniqueness of this concrete piece of street furniture. Despite its materials, this concrete bench seems light and delicate and somehow natural but also deeply urban. It appears to be a piece of art that made through an extremely modern process.
This delicate concrete composition can inspire creativity and attract all eyes that servers for reading, hitting on guys, serenading someone, drinking lemonade, conversation, working, or sunbathing. This awesome street furniture is designed by VPI Concrete Design & Manufacture from Hungary.
10. Hailuo In-Ear Headphone by Xiaomi (Packaging Design)
This awesome packaging uses an image of a sliced nautilus shell that consists of a spiral inner cavity, with a headphone embedded in it and associate with the effect of prominent sound. Hailuo In-Ear Headphone is a project of packaging design that finished in February 2020, adopting the advanced technology of hybrid quad drivers, 2 dynamic drivers, and also 2 balanced armatures.
The headphones inside can deliver clear, delicate, and multi-dimensional sound. The packaging is not showing the product image but embeds the product into its nautilus shell. In order to create a real feeling of this nautilus, the whole image is embossed on the surface of the packaging. A low sparkle comes from the silver paper with black ink to indicate the high technology feelings.
This awesome packaging design project is started in December 2019, designed by Xiaomi Inc.
11. Cashmere Carrara Surfacing Solution by Esra Arıcı (Building Materials and Construction Components Design Competition)
It is a surfacing solution that has superior properties thanks to the process of its raw materials. Cashmere Carrara Surfacing Solution offers hygienic and antibacterial surfaces that sustainable and shiny like diamonds, fireproof, higher chemical resistance, and so on.
This project is inspired by the natural marble semi-transparent structure, resulting in an opaque and very white, carrara marble look engineered stone. The unique thing comes from its nature that represents in a more sustainable and durable way.
Started in 2016 in Belenco research and development laboratory pilot plant and exhibited to the market in 2017, this surfacing solution is designed by Esra Arıcı for a high-tech composite stone company that makes artistic designs called Belenco Quarz Surfaces-Peker Yuzey Tasarımları a.s.
12. Hong Kong Houseware Fair 2019 Installations by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Event and Happening Design)
This project is an installation project for Hong Kong Houseware Fair in 2019 and the duration of this project was three months. Hong Kong Houseware Fair 2019 Installations are designed for both the welcome installation and exhibition hall entrance treatment that derived from the official houseware industry tend’s report.
A selection of bold colors finishes and a lit outline framework for this project can produce a language of abstract interior settings. The separate trend display area edits materials, images, selected products, and bespoke furniture to create the 4-physical interpretation of the industry’s trend forecast.
The welcome installation and entrance treatment’s art direction reflect the awesome elements of the main trend display area, providing a subliminal connection between all 3 spaces and also elevating the aesthetics of the organizers’ work at the event.
These installations are designed by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers, and service providers.
13. Venus 3D Printed Cup by Tiger ChongSheng Guo (Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design)
As a luxury homeware set, Venus 3D Printed Cup is designed to encapsulate the symbiosis between two forms and also the unique qualities of 3D printed geometries. The 3D printing in this cup allows the unique qualities of the 3D filament to be captured with no waste like other similar products that implement subtractive manufacturing methods.
The element of this cup can be lifted from the base and the cup itself can be put on the base due to the shape. It also can slide into the correct alignment due to the ceramic’s weight. The design and concept of this cup are inspired by the alignment of the planets of the Solar System and also the age-old notion of “the stars aligning”.
The 3D printing of this cup is combined with contemporary industrial design to celebrate the purity of materials reconstructed. This cup is designed by Tiger ChongSheng Guo, a China-born, New Zealand based designer with a passion for fine detail handcraft, additive manufacturing, and solving the world’s problems one design at a time.
A’ Design Award and Competition
A’ Design Award & Competition 2020-2021 period is now open for registration and the deadline for submission is February 28. Upload your design here to join this competition and get all benefits from winning the award.
The results of this competition of the 2020-2021 period will be announced to the public on April 15. These results and all selected winners also will be posted on Futurist Architecture. Click here to learn more about this prestigious design award competition.