The A’ Design Award& Competition is a magnet for creativity, and every year the competition attracts intellectuals and discoverers from all over countries around the world. The wins of the 2016 -2 017 period have just been announced, and they’re so innovative they could change the world as we know it- or at least make it a little more functional.
The awardings were doled out to over 1200 projects spanning a wide spectrum of categories, including but not limited to furniture, packaging, graphics, and architecture. The designs share common themes of practicality, modernity, and efficient use of space and materials. A’ Design is a unique concept in the competitive world, offering winners the prize of mass publicity rather than money, and giving the designers an arsenal of tools to forge success on their own terms.
Have a scroll through some of the most handy inventions from different categories that won the 2017 A’ Design Award& Competition, and tell us which ones you’d love to have right now in the comments.
A’ Packaging Design Award Winners:
This is a french fries box design.The “little pocket “on the front can guide user to squeeze ketchup in it, rather than on paper plate, provide a sanitation, environmental protection and healthy way to eat( Image credits: Dong Jiang )!
Marais Piano cake packaging
The inspiration for this design, the piano, is a tool that creates beautiful harmonies from the combination of each individual key’s voice. You could say that society is a lot like this as well. We know that you will be giving this gift to person important to you, and you want to give them something that was built with care. We’ve constructed each and every one of our gift boxes with our customers needs in mind. With each key of this gift box, your impressions are sure to be heard. All Japanese pianos are build here in Shizuoka Prefecture. In Japan, as well, the piano is considered to be a special symbol of elegance and grandeur( Image credits: Kazuaki Kawahara ).
Honey packaging design Funny Honey
This seemingly honeycomb structure, through folding and reversing can become a checkerboard, while in the savour of honey, but also to experience the fun of life. Reduce the excessive garbage of packaging, and increase the fun and interactive experience( Image credits: Lu Zhao, Jian Zhang, Lin Huang, Tingyue Yan ).
Meow- The Cat Nutrition for Stray Cats
In Turkey, there are lots of stray cats in the street even documentaries have been made about it. When we come across a poor stray cat in the street it is really hard for an animal devotee to appear another way and go ahead. We care about them so lots of people carry cat food in their bags. But the hardest part is not just feed, it is mostly about dedicating them water or to find a receptacle to pour fresh water for them. The idea with Meow is to supply both cat food and clean water in one package( Image credits: Bahar Bostanci, Evrim Uvacin Isik ).
Instant noodle packing box
This is an instant noodle packaging box design, it is different from a normal instant noodle packaging.Firstly, when it is not being used, its size is likely to be much smaller, but when we employ it the volume will be larger. In addition, during drawing up of the fork, clients could hold the eyelids and keep them clean.Besides, expanding the size of the bowl can increase the user’s sense of consolation, so that a good user experience is likely to be felt by the customer( Image credits: Cao Weizhi, Ding Jian, Chen Yuru ).
Whisky heart chocolate packaging design
This boutique chocolate box opened after the fold, that is, chess committee, inside each chocolate monomer packaging along the polyline open, and then fold can become a chess pieces, will be delicious and amusement together, Is the innovative design of this packaging design( Image credits: Lu Zhao, Jian Zhang, Chaoyi Wang ).
Pasta Nikita Packaging
I use the strands and shapes of pasta to create an interesting series of packaging that capture attention on the shelves. It underlines the high-quality& naturalness of pasta. An of course It should bring good mood for people with good taste( Image credits: Nikita Konkin ).
A’ Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Award Winners:
The Travel Bra Anti-theft and comfort
The Travel Bra has a patented drop-down mesh pocket that stores money and even stretchings to take a passport. It folds up under the band when not in use. It has a side mesh stretch sleeve that takes a credit card or hotel room key. It has mini-pockets integrated into the shoulder straps for jewelry or scan card. Extra storage is available under the cups for storing more money. In one version it has a front pocket for storing lipstick. The Travel Bra has no underwire, is ant-odor treated and super soft( Image credits: Dr Annie Holden and Brenda Barnett ).
A’ Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Winners:
Teanochio Tea infuser
Teanocchio comes from puppet play, aims to change the style we prepare our beverage and build teatime events more pleasurable. Adding some fun and nostalgia about old games while preparing tea, makes a joyful user experience and causes user feels he is making alive the character while drinking( Image credits: Soroush Vahidian, Mohammad Afkhami ).
Coffee Cup Indicating temperature
Nowadays, people especially office workers like to drink coffee on the way to work. If they can know what temperature they can drinking, it may give people good taste and avoid scaling people’s lip. Thus, this design is suitable for them especially for office workers. They can enjoy good taste coffee at suitable temperature with this indicative design( Image credits: Yi Teng Shih, Rengrui Xiang, Yuting Chen ).
A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winners:
Keymotif Key holder
The idea that one’s absence from home or office could be transformed into a colouring footprint by removing a key holder from it’s base was very intriguing to me( Image credits: Vassilis Mylonadis ).
Grow up Multifunctional Chair
The rapid growth and development of children abbreviate the children products’ life, resulting in a waste of resources. The children’s dinning chair is designed into a dual-purpose chair through a reverse style to prolong the service life of the chair.From parenting chair to the adult chair, the changing of this two utilizing ways witnessed the parental process( Image credits: Yong Zhang, Ya-nan Shi ).
Feather Coffee and Side Table
The impression of the beauty of the plumage while floating and overlapping layers. It has become to be the Feather collection. The collection consists of one side and one coffee table. Both have that hand-made welded stainless steel base with a laser cut and a wooden top. The Feather table gives the sensation that is so illuminate and it could be fly( Image credits: Apiwat Chitapanya-Asia Collection ).
Whale Chair Stool
My goal was to make a connection between everyday life& the faraway nature; and to create a simple& modern stool inspired by the whale’s narrative that can be quite comfortable& can help overcoming the tiredness made from sitting too much. A one leg plastic stool with two piece mold, the lower proportions made from heavy materials and the upper portions made with light& durable materials( Image credits: Farzaneh Biazaran ).
Multi functional chair
A chair that could modified according to surrounding setting. By pushing or pulling to induce them four art installing pieces. The composition will be changed according to surrounding. With different viewer’s experience, it start to generated limitless imagination. It will fit in any kind of space and create interesting spatial experience( Image credits: Yi-An Hung, Yestudio ).
A’ Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award Winners:
Gita Robotic Vehicle
Gita is an intelligent, robotic vehicle that widens a person’s cargo-carrying abilities. What is unique about the design is the integration of engineering and performance into an elegant sort. The mother company is the maker of the legendary Vespa; Gita is inspired by that heritage, with an approachable, recognizable and attractive design( Image credits: Greg Lynn ).
A’ Social Design Award Winners:
UltraDry Dryer in bus stop
There’s very little to do while waiting for the bus. We propose use this time to ensure that umbrellas are properly dried before boarding. With UltraDry we can safely store away dry umbrellas and ensure a dry floor on the bus greatly decreasing the chances of slipping or falling. By placing specific actions in the most sensible place we can improve the experience of public traveling( Image credits: National Taipei University of Technology ).
Bookhouse Latrine is the outhouse design exercise in the Garden City Lands, Richmond, Canada. As the usage of physical volumes is on the decline in the digital age, the Bookhouse Latrine project is the architectural attempt to recycle or recirculate physical books for populace. A waterless composting lavatory was placed in the centre. Wooden bookshelves were designed to be a load-bearing structure, and books on the shelves become “walls.” Depending on the types of books or materials use, a program of Bookhouse Latrine could be variously changeable. For instance, it can transform into a chapel( bibles ), a meditation retreat( sutras ), a dvd storage( dvds ), a thrift store( recycled clothes) or a stuffed animals home( stuffed animals ), etc.( Image credits: Yongwook Seong ).
A’ Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design Wins:
VELO SOCK Bicycle Storage Solution
Urban cycling is growing and more people are maintaining their bicycles in their living quarters. Our notion was to create a answer which helps to store bicycle inside with function to keep floors and walls clean from clay, mud, sand and other rubble which stick to a bike after a ride( Image credits: Gvido Bajars ).
A’ Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Award Winners:
Jazz is an artistic and lavish design project that aims to challenge our perception on how do we imagine a shower. Jazz is designed to be the artistic object that fulfils the lookings of a modern bathroom space by creating an unique experience for the user through the shape of a cornet which carries water instead of audio. Its ideal dimensions make it highly practical in every home even if the space is limited( Image credits: Vlad Mititelu ).
A’ Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award Winners:
RECRYSTALLIZATION Movie Theater
Firstly, we took mountains into our consideration as the local physical geography features mountainous and rugged terrain. In order to stir visitors’ physical and psychological pleasure of the mountains, the features of mountains, being rolling, lofty, astonishing and rugged, are adopted to give an eyes feast to guests by means of deconstructuralism.There are many natural karst caves, natural formed crystal. The round stalactite and natural crystals are combined together to astound film goers( Image credits: YANG WANG& HAO NIU ).
Hangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore
Upon exposure to the forest of books, we intend to acknowledge readers the awareness of knowledge as indispensable as oxygen from trees in our lives. These tree-like pillars stand tall, and emit the light of knowledge to pander every spirit comes here. The ceiling is decorated with small lights the hell is dancing joyfully as the elves guarding the forest. The ground-stationed desks are mingled with the woodland, flexibly as creek to allow people to read by sitting on or standing beside( Image credits: Li Xiang ).
The idea of a space that functions as a wedding hall to spend an exceptional moment for once in a lifetime is materialized in a space that devotes a feeling of’ buoyancy’, free from “gravity”. Because it was designed in such a way that we may feel as if we stand at the bottom of the ocean, when we look up, there is an illusion of being sucked up to the surface of the sea. Ocean is the overall theme of this place( Image credits: Atsuhiko Sugiyama ).
CONTemporary Library Exhibition Installation
The architectural installation represents a CONTemporary library containing solely volumes of contemporary art. It provides lots of comfortable places to sit or lay, bookcases, publications and newspapers shelves, as well as computer with very rich and detailed multimedia and video repository of contemporary artists. It can be used also for presenting contemporary art performances( Image credits: studio 8 1/2 ).
A’ Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winners:
Organic House House
The organic house is bear with the idea of creating an area adapted for man, according to his environmental , physical and psychological wants. Its origin is in nature, because it looks for regions similar to the maternal womb, to animal shelters, to those of man, who in the beginning, adopted the caverns without modifying its environment, to an igloo and to all the friendly spaces and concave that recall the arms of the mother that nuzzles the child( Image credits: Javier Senosiain, Daniel Arredondo ).
Rosemont Hotel and Residences Hotel and Serviced Apartments
Representing a shell& pearl, moving sunlights illuminate Rosemont’s five star 448 -key, 53 -storey hotel tower in a pattern inspired by atomic, orbital rings. Wrapping the tower, lighting spirals all over the podium, shaping the dynamic sort. Inspired by the element of water, the 280 -key, 55 -storey fully-serviced apartment tower is conceptualized as a flowing river- the facade’s dynamic lighting enhances its bold architecture( Image credits: ZAS Architect in association with K& P ).
Punjab Kesari Headquarters Office
The inspiration was to translate a traditional Indian facade pattern by utilizing digital simulations into an iterative process to create a responsive built form. This traditional “Jali” screen creates culturally a sense of belonging. Sustainability is at the epicenter of the project embedded in kind of, optimized natural lighting, cross ventilation and reduction of heat gain. An urban foyer is made whereby scenery flows inside the building and creating a seamless movement path( Image credits: Amit Gupta: Britta Knobel Gupta ).