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Global A’Design Awards: Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners

Alright, all you China Fashion&Design Tasties! The A' Design Award&Competition is back. From Wuhan to Milan, the competition provides a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on. Follow in the footsteps of 2017 Winners Gao Fenglin, Yi-Xuan Lee, Tiger Pan or Joyce Lin and sign up now!

We hereby present you with the Temper Magazine top 20 A’ Design Award winners from various years across various categories. Time to give props!

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A’ Visionary Mission

In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, this award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products. The award-winning products and designs are highlighted to the international public via the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Exhibition in Italy and they are communicated to all relevant press across the world.

The A’ Design Award & Competition was developed after a scientific research study based on prior analysis of 1,000 other design competitions as well as ethnographic research and survey of over 500 designers and brands who take part in design competitions. The award is organized by OMC Design Studios SRL and its spinoffs and has earned the patronage of the following institutions: Como Cultural Department, The Bureau of European Design Associations. The competition aims to highlight, advertise advocate good design, designers and design oriented companies. As well as to channel the attention of press, interactive medias, design critics, distributors and buyers to the award winner.

Robot (Artwork) by Huayu Li
Robot (Artwork) by Huayu Li 2016 – 2017, Platinum A’ Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Award Winner
Handcrafted Apothecary Playing Cards Playing Cards by Alexander Chin
The Apothecary Playing Cards by Alexander Chin. Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2017
Shanghai Film Museum (Museum) by COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.
Shanghai Film Museum (Museum) by COORDINATION ASIA Ltd. 2016 – 2017, Platinum A’ Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Winner

The mission of the A’ Award and Competition is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to. The A’ Award and Competition aims to act as blender; incessantly processing and progressing to bring together designers, companies and the press. Learn why it is called right here: A’ (A-Prime) Design Award.

HSIANG HAN HSU
Undefined Y by HSIANG HAN HSU. Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2017
Improbable Journey (Womenswear Collection) by Suet Yi Shirley Ko
Improbable Journey (Womenswear Collection) by Suet Yi Shirley Ko 2015 – 2016, Platinum A’ Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Award Winner
Airland Shenzhen (Hotel) by Honglei Liu
Airland Shenzhen (Hotel) by Honglei Liu 2015 – 2016, Platinum A’ Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Winner

Blaze Of Glory: The A’ Design Prize

The Laureates of the A’ Design Award & Competition get fame, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness, in addition to a comprehensive and extensive winners’ kit which includes everything you could potentially need to celebrate the success of winning the A’ Design Award.

Horticultural Expo 2019 (Logo and Vi) by Dongdao Group
Horticultural Expo 2019 (Logo and Vi) by Dongdao Group 2016 – 2017, Platinum A’ Graphics and Visual Communication Design Award Winner

The A’ Design Award Winners’ Kit is called the “A’ Design Prize” and it includes the 3D Printed Metal A’ Design Award trophy in Black Luxury Box, the annual yearbook which is available in both digital and hardcopy versions (winners get both), printed design excellence certificate in metal frame, award winners manual which helps you get more out of your award status, free gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony, free participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition (both online gallery inclusions as well as physical exhibition in Italy), free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, free utilization of DesignMediator services, inclusion in BuySellDesign Network, proof of creation service, free subscription to listof.net, free listing at DesignMegaStore, access to Design Business Calculator, guaranteed publication through IDNN and DXGN Networks to 100+ magazines including Design Interviews & DM Design Magazine, press release preparation and distribution through DesignPRWire, publicity and visibility through DesignMedia communications, feedbacks, judging and evaluation of entries by a respected jury panel, lifelong licensing of the award winners logo, A2 poster design and printing for exhibition and many others such as inclusion in the World Design Rankings, and translation of award winning works to 20+ languages as well as international PR Services.


• Please also take a peek at the Testimonials or the A’ Design Award in Numbers.

 

Anemone Seat Yi-Xuan Lee
Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2017
Joseph Felt Chair Seating by Lothar Windels
Joseph Felt Chair Seating by WIndels Lothar. Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2017
Biologic (Self-Transforming Biological Skin) by Helene Steiner
Biologic (Self-Transforming Biological Skin) by Helene Steiner 2015 – 2016, Platinum A’ Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Award Winner

And The Winner Is… Jury Duty

Whilst we have listed our top 20 winners in this feature, please visit Design Mag which lists winners from various years and please choose 20 design award winners to feature.

For 2018 – 2019 there are 211 Jury Members forming the International Design Academy – The Grand A’ Design Award Jury Panel, composed of design professionals, press members and academics. In addition please feel free to check the Jury criteria or check our call for jury members.

Images of Wuhan Wushang Mall Cinema 9f by One Plus Partnership Limited
Wuhan Wushang Mall Cinema 9f (Cinema) by Ajax Law & Virginia Lung 2017 – 2018, Platinum A’ Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Winner
Zhongnan Mansion (Clubhouse) by Kris Lin
Zhongnan Mansion (Clubhouse) by Kris Lin 2017 – 2018, Platinum A’ Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Winner
Cloud Park (Xixi Green Office Complex) by Fanhao Meng
Cloud Park (Xixi Green Office Complex) by Fanhao Meng 2017 – 2018, Platinum A’ Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winner

The foundation of any good design award, in addition to fair evaluation and judging by an extensive methodology, is to have a strong and expert design competition jury which provides their invaluable knowledge base and insight to evaluate the submitted entries, creating benefit and value for participants by transferring their insights and ideas in form of votes, feedbacks and suggestions. Good design award jury panels shall be multidisciplinary and comprised of recognized but most importantly experienced international designers, professors, entrepreneurs, journalists and publishers who can truly validate and evaluate design using their wisdom, experience, specialization and technical knowledge.

In a good design award competition, every design award jury member should follow a code of conduct or as we require sign a jury agreement and shall be excluded from taking part in the competition. In addition, to avoid conflicts of interest, the jurors may not be employees of the participating companies. Furthermore to create further value to participants, the A’ Design Award and Competition has introduced during its foundation, for the first time in all design award and competitions, a prejudging procedure called preliminary evaluation and checking which helps participants to get insights about their work before they participate in the design competition finals.

American International School of Gz (School) by PEISHAN DONG
American International School of Gz (School) by PEISHAN DONG 2017 – 2018, Platinum A’ Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Winner
Horizon (Footwear) by WILSON HSU
Horizon (Footwear) by WILSON HSU 2016 – 2017, Platinum A’ Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award Winner
Xinhua Bookstore Group Mixed-Use Project (Mixed-Use) by Aedas
Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Mixed-Use Project (Mixed-Use) by Aedas 2016 – 2017, Platinum A’ Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winner

Registration, Results And References

The results are always published first to the designers, there will be a period given to both companies and designers to obtain production rights and patents globally, as well as a four month period to file for protection. Designers also receive help and support from the A’ Design Award for filing and application to protect their designs. The winning designs will be exhibited in our Gallery and Museum in Italy. The winners can use the A’ Design Award can use badges and stickers free of charge to further underline that their products and designs have been evaluated by a respectful organization and that their products have been marked as great designs. To see the competition timeline click here.

Pone Transparent Shell (Exhibition Space) by Golden Ho
Pone Transparent Shell (Exhibition Space) by Golden Ho 2015 – 2016, Platinum A’ Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Winner
Opx2 (Optic Installation) by jonathon anderson
Opx2 (Optic Installation) by Jonathon Anderson 2013 – 2014, Platinum A’ Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Award Winner
180º North East (Novel) by Daniel Kutcher
180º North East (Novel) by Daniel Kutcher 2013 – 2014, Platinum A’ Writing, Literature and Content Design Award Winner

To get a free preliminary evaluation for your design projects or to simply shoot straight for the gold, register today. 加油!

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Elsbeth van Paridon

China Fashion/ Urban Lifestyle Expert, Editor-in-Chief at Temper Magazine
Elsbeth van Paridon holds a degree in Sinology from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and additionally is just another run-of-the-mill fashion aficionada.

After tackling Beijing for some six years where she worked for China International Publishing Group, she spent a moment in time moseying down steep alleyways and writing about their fashionable and underground features in Hong Kong.

Van Paridon most recently managed to claw her way through a Europe-based academic endeavor called "Journalism". 'Tis in such fashion that she has now turned her lust for China Fashion/ Lifestyle and Underground into a full time occupation.

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