The Winners Of 2017’s A’ Design Award & Competition Have Just Been Announced, And They’re Genius
The A’ Design Award & Competition is a magnet for creativity, and every year the contest attracts thinkers and inventors from all over the globe. The winners of the 2016-2017 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 awards 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 cash, 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 an instrument that creates beautiful harmonies from the combination of each individual key’s sound. You could say that society is a lot like this as well. We know that you will be giving this gift to someone important to you, and you want to give them something that was made with care. We’ve made each and every one of our gift boxes with our customers needs in mind. With each key of this gift box, your feelings are sure to be heard. All Japanese pianos are made here in Shizuoka Prefecture. In Japan, as well, the piano is considered to be a special symbol of elegance and splendor (Image credits: Kazuaki Kawahara).
Honey packaging design Funny Honey
This seemingly honeycomb structure, through folding and reversing can become a checkerboard, while in the taste of honey, but also to experience the fun of life. Reduce the excessive waste 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 streets 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 lover to look 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 feeding, it is mostly about giving them water or to find a container 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 Bostancı, 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 will be much smaller, but when we use it the volume will be larger .In addition, during preparing the fork,customers could hold the lids and keep them clean.Besides, expanding the size of the bowl can increase the user’s sense of comfort,so that a good user experience will 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 board, inside each chocolate monomer packaging along the polyline open, and then fold can become a chess pieces, will be delicious and entertainment 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 emphasizes 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 cash and even stretches 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 cash. 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 way we prepare our drink and make 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 drink, 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 colour 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 shorten 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 way to prolong the service life of the chair.From parenting chair to the adult chair , the change of this two using 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 drifting 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 cutting and a wooden top. The Feather table gives the sensation that is so light 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 tale 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 parts made from heavy materials and the upper parts made with light & durable materials (Image credits: Farzaneh Biazaran).
Multi functional chair
A chair that could modified according to environment setting. By pushing or pulling to make them four art installation pieces. The composition will be changed according to environment. With different viewer’s experience, it start to generated unlimited imagination. It will fit in any kind of space and create interesting spatial experience (Image credits: Yi-An Hung, Yestudio).
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