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Here are the hottest winning-designs from the A’ Design Award 2019

What makes the A’ Design Award stand out from others is its mission statement. It wants to find a common link between great design ACROSS all disciplines, and is committed to being a consortium or a common-ground for all sorts of good design. The A’ Design Award and Competition is more than just an awards program. It actively seeks good design, markets it, brings value to the project as well as the designer in the form of a wide range of value added services like a dedicated PR Campaign, a Gala ...
Tags: Design, Technology, Awards, Furniture, Beethoven, Product Design, Edc, A' Design Award and Competition, Josh Renouf, Hexa, A' Design Award Winners, Dougong, Hirotaka Satoh, Tsutumu, Ji Hoon Lee, A' Design 2019


Yamaha’s uniquely designed e-violin is all about the flair of the performance!

Short for the Yamaha Eletric Violin, the YEV explores a fundamental truth of electric instruments… and that is that electric instruments don’t need to worry about sound acoustics. A guitar is shaped the way it’s shaped so that air can vibrate in its hollow body. A drum too. Even a saxophone. But when you look at the electric versions of these instruments, you don’t need to worry about resonance, vibrations, and acoustics. That’s why an electric guitar is thinner and doesn’t have a hole. Electr...
Tags: Music, Design, Awards, Product Design, Yamaha, Yev, Electric Violin, Design Intelligence Award, DIA Award, YEV Electric Violin, Yamaha Eletric Violin


The Mini Tea Set is a combination of culture and compact design

Quite wonderfully balancing the need to remain traditional and authentic as well as be modern and space-saving, the Mini Tea Set from Pertouch fits a tea brewing set into its small form factor, with quaint, authentic vessels that allow you to brew tea in keeping with oriental culture and norms. The casing comes with 2 kettles and 4 sipping glasses stacked-on/nestled-within one another in a shock-proof case that carries them snugly, protecting them from breakage. The case comes with a decorativ...
Tags: Tea, Design, Awards, Culture, Tradition, Chinese, Packaging, Product Design, Oriental, Drinkware, T1, Design Intelligence Award, DIA Award, Mini Tea Set, Pertouch


An object-holding tray that looks like wood, behaves like fabric

With a fractured wooden surface held together by a layer of flexible silicon rubber, the Stretch Board remains deceptively flat when there’s nothing placed on it… but the second you put an object with weight down on the surface, it begins dipping, displaying a property that feels almost like a taut fabric, and not like wood. This is the Stretch Board, a special material-type designed for a rather fun interaction with its share of benefits.The Stretch Board can warp to the weight and shape of the...
Tags: Kitchen, Design, Awards, Furniture, Product Design, Design Intelligence Award, DIA Award, Stretch Board, Taijiro Ishiko


The Design Intelligence Award accelerates good project into world-class product designs

Design awards are often a mechanism to discover good design. A panel of judges help identify designs with potential, and reward them for being a good concept, or having a good execution. China’s premiere awards program, the Design Intelligence Award (DIA) operates on a slightly different path. It doesn’t just discover good design. It develops it. Working in part like an award program and in part like a product accelerator, the DIA Awards have a long, arduous, meticulous process. They identify go...
Tags: Design, Technology, China, Awards, Automotive, Popular, Sdk, Mono, Product Design, Random, Yamaha, Hexa, Zanwen Li, Marion Pinaffo, Raphaël Pluvinage, Heng Balance Lamp


The designer in me is totally geeking out on these industrial-texture engagement rings!

What could be a bigger testament to your love for your partner and your creative profession than a nice, knurled piece of jewelry?Cleverly capturing its aesthetic cues not from conventional jewelry, but from industrial textures that us industrial designers are all too familiar with, these fun, tongue-in-cheek, tactile engagement rings are perfect for designers who love what they do! Acting as a constant reminder of your loved one as well as an emotional connection to your profession, Igor Komov’...
Tags: Design, Awards, Jewellery, Product Design, Textured, A' Design Award and Competition, Knurled, A' Design 2019, Igor Komov, Industrial Engagement Ring, Industrial Wedding Ring


These self-driving robo-palettes will park your car while you go shopping

Perhaps the most useful application for self-driving tech is in the area of driving that annoys most drivers. Parking. Parking is perhaps the one reason I don’t enjoy driving. Looking for a spot, and then struggling to parallel park (and eventually take out) your car from said spot requires patience, skill, and willpower… virtues that I don’t possess, but a robot could.Hik Vision’s award-winning self-driving palette helps out by doing that task for you. Unlike other parking-assistant-robots th...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Awards, Automotive, Outdoor, Parking, Robot, Product Design, Self Driving, Design Intelligence Award, DIA2019, Hik Vision, HikRobotics


These Twig-shaped Dumbbells will bulk you up!

When you think about it, a twig-shaped dumbbell is rather ironic, right? The word twig is often used to describe skinny or scrawny arms or legs, and dumbbells, well, they help bulk up arms. The Twig dumbbells are an innovative dumbbell design by Ji Hoon Lee. With a handle and three prongs on each side, the weight of these dumbbells can be changed simply by switching the prongs.The prongs or branches of the Twig are individual weights. Different prongs come with different weights and you can simp...
Tags: Design, Awards, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, Fitness/Sports, Twig, Ji Hoon Lee, Dumbbell, A' Design 2019


The Humla Forestry Drone is a forest planner’s best friend

Forest planning is quite literally, from especially the scale of the task, a very difficult job. A handful of planners are required to cover massive lengths of ground, capturing the health of the forest, noting down aspects of its biodiversity, and basically capturing the forest on paper, so its protection can be done with utmost efficiency. It’s a tough, thankless job that requires months of work, and a human is expected to cover massive ground… but what if technology could do that?The Humla Fo...
Tags: Design, Awards, Green, Outdoor, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Anders Sandström, Engin Güzel, Forest Planning, Forestry Drone, Humla, iF Design Talents, Umeå Institute of Design


How to win a design award: A handy guide

If you haven’t read our piece on What Awards Do For Your Design Career, I do recommend you check that out first. An award is instant validation. It puts a stamp of approval on your work, your process, and even you as a designer, helping you stand out from the rest. Awards, aside from validation, also have a number of additional benefits. Cash prizes, trophies, internship opportunities, interested funders/clients, collaborators, and just a fast-track to getting your work seen by thousands if not ...
Tags: Design, Education, Awards, James Dyson, Editorial, Product Design, NDA, Karim Rashid, Yamaha Motor Co Ltd, Design Award, YD Talks, Asia Design Prize, How To Win A Design Award, D Budget Perhaps, Humla Forest Recon Drone


Royole’s rollable keyboard design is even more flexible than its tablet!

Royole seems to be truly championing the flexible, foldable future. After the Flexpai, arguably the world’s first folding tablet, the California based startup is looking to embrace folding tech… especially with the RoType.The RoType is a neat, rollable keyboard. Unlike those hideous flexible silicone/TPU keyboards that you now find on novelty gadget shops, the RoType is slick, professional, and classy. With a miraculously transparent keyboard that embraces and becomes the surface you place it on...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, California, Awards, Desktops, Laptops, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, Royole, A' Design 2019, Flexpai, Rolling Keyboard, RoType, Royole RoType


The Shell sofa explores volume without weight, and is perfect for humans and cats!

With a voluminous yet hollow frame, the Shell sofa is instantly visible. It is, in a strictly physical sense, minimalist (because it’s mainly hollow), but visually, the Shell sofa is almost pillowy, spacious, and a treat to look at. The sofa is a frame that curves from the left to the back and to the right, with space in between for cushions, or even two side tables if you remove the cushions at the extreme ends. It’s visually imposing, but still manages to look light and airy, thanks to its wic...
Tags: Design, Awards, Shell, Product Design, Seating, Sofa, A' Design Award and Competition, A' Design 2019, Natalia Komarova


2019 Webby Award Winners Include Fortnite, LEGO, Hulu + More

From Factcheck.org’s victory to Disney’s 32 trophies, the Webby Awards once again honored the best of the internet. This year saw many unexpected (Deadpool The Musical 2) nods even more household names—including The Lego Foundation, NASA and Google Creative Lab. Categories ranged from shopping (where Hublot and Wayfair collected the awards) to best launch (for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Carnegie Deli Pop-Up by Tool) and …
Tags: Design, Internet, Disney, Awards, Tech, Nasa, Online Shopping, Lego, Wayfair, Hublot, Fortnite, The Webby Awards, Webbies, Lego Foundation NASA, Google Creative Lab Categories


The JBL Jr Pop is a wireless bluetooth speaker just for the kids

“Big Sound for Music’s Tiny Fans” is perhaps the best way to describe the JBL Jr Pop, a conceptual speaker created by Shenzhen-based Kim Hyojin.A winner of both the Red Dot Design Concept Award and the iF Design Award for the year 2019, the JBL Jr Pop is a junior speaker, designed to be child-friendly, and give children their dedicated music-listening device. The Jr Pop is small, light, rugged, and comes with a leash that the child can use to carry their sound with them. A comforting ring of lig...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Awards, Shenzhen, Product Design, Portable Audio, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, iF Design Award, Red Dot Concept 2019, JBL Jr Pop, Kim Hyojin, Jr Pop


Philadelphia Flower Show 2019 - Expertise

The big, designed landscapes are always the premier attraction at the show, but there are also annual attractions that showcase the expertise of amateur horticulturists and others. Here are some of this year's winners: click on images to enlarge Interiorscape: As the judges noted, "Execution of intent hits the mark... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Design, Awards, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia Flower Show, Jane Berger, Exhibitions / Shows


3 Logos Selected for Logo Lounge Book 11

Logo Lounge is the one of the most respected and best-selling logo design book series in the world and I’m happy to share that 3 logos of mine were selected to be published in the upcoming Logo Lounge Volume 11, which is my 9th consecutive Logo Lounge book feature. The 40,000 logo submissions were juried by an international panel of design superstars and only 2000 of the world’s top logos made the cut. My 3 selected logos were designed for clients: Jazz & Juice (see my process video), Bauger Con...
Tags: Design, Awards, Personal, Logo Design, Bill Gardner, Logo Lounge, Logo Lounge Vol


Your Furniture Design Moodboard: Winning Furniture Projects from A’ Design 2018

The purpose of this post is twofold. Not only is it a roundup of ten award-winning works that are worthy of your design inspiration mood board (go ahead and bookmark the page for use later!), it’s also a reminder that this is the last call for entries for the A’ Design Award and Competition, a competition that covers almost all categories of design. Furniture consistently ranks in the top 3 of A’ Design’s award categories, and we’ve pulled 10 noteworthy design from a hefty bunch.We look at the t...
Tags: Design, Living, Awards, Furniture, Best Of, Product Design, Exo, Urdu, Stainless Steel, Nick Baker, A' Design Award and Competition, Moodboard, Svilen Gamolov, Timmy Kwok, Cintia Miyahira, Romulo Teixeira


Your Lighting Design Moodboard: Winning Lighting Projects from A’ Design 2018

Trust us, the guys in the business of curating design content, to put together a pretty neat list of products to watch out for! This is the Lighting Design Showcase from the A’ Design Award and Competition 2018, the Italy-based, international design award program that spans virtually every design category, country, and doesn’t just award design, but creates an environment for the design to grow from a concept to a product, or from a product to a well-known, profitable project.We look at the top ...
Tags: Design, China, Awards, Italy, Best Of, Lighting, Product Design, Tutu, Guilin, Wu, Ming, Davide Oppizzi, A' Design Award and Competition, JAL Lamp, Igor Lobanov, A' Design 2019


YD Handpicks: Celebrating the Chinese New Year with 8 winning designs from China

With a little help from our friends at the Red Dot Design Awards, we’re kicking off the Chinese New Year with 8 award-winning designs from Chinese designers curated from the past year’s Red Dot Awards. Wishing all our readers a wonderful and bountiful ‘year of the pig’, from the YD family to yours. __01. Segway Ninebot Gokart Kit by Bowen Cai, Yongjie Li, Ji Lin Imagine if you could take your hoverboard, add two more tires and a steering wheel to it and fashion a go-kart for yourself. Why that’s...
Tags: Design, China, Awards, Best Of, Editorial, Product Design, Chinese New Year, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, YD Handpicks, Red Dot Awards: Product Design, Bowen Cai Yongjie Li Ji Lin Imagine, Chen Chi Shan, Liang Chen Ma Qianli, Forseti Axe, Tony Chui Pak, Forseti


Good Design Gets Better by The Year – Part 2

Hope you enjoyed my recap on the Good Design Awards 2018 here. Now it’s time to do a special countdown for you. Under the Chairmanship of Fumie Shibata and Vice Chair Seiichi Saito, the 2018 Good Design Awards saw about 4,789 entries and a total of 1,353 works were awarded. In this feature, YD picks its favorite 15 from the Good Design Best 100 list. It was a tough competition, and picked our 15 best!Gogoro is a transportation network system where the Gogoro scooter uses rechargeable batteries. ...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Technology, Awards, Sierra, Popular, Gogoro, Product Design, Random, Sony AIBO, Suzuki, Good Design Awards, Nagatani, G Mark, Fumie Shibata, Seiichi Saito


Good Design Gets Better by The Year

It’s that time of the year, when I look back on the year gone by, and reflect on the many travels that I undertook, and what is the best that I got from to learn from them. The one that stands out the most, is my annual pilgrimage to Japan and the Good Design Awards, or G Mark. Founded in 1957, and in its 61st year, the sole purpose of the awards is to be an advocate of “good design”, and to enrich ‘life, industry and society as a whole.’ What I appreciate the most about the awards is that takes...
Tags: Japan, Design, Awards, Tokyo, Temple, Product Design, Sony AIBO, Good Design Awards, Nagatani, Aibo, G Mark, Gen Suzuki, Sony Aibo Team, Singgih S Kartono


This pure porcelain side-table gives the illusion of fabric

A Gold Winner of the German Design Award this year, the Plisago side tables by Studio Besau-Marguerre showcase an unusual choice of material coupled with an aesthetic that isn’t common to the material either. It’s a confusingly attractive combination that makes your eyes question what they’re seeing before your hands touch them to confirm your guess, while you, all along, admire its strange beauty. The Plisago side tables come made from porcelain, a material that’s completely alien to the domain...
Tags: Design, Awards, Furniture, Product Design, Fabric, Side Table, Porcelain, Furstenberg, German Design Award, Plisago, Studio Besau-Marguerre, Besau Marguerre


The SHAPL Design Contest Will Turn your Renders into Reality

SHAPL is providing industrial designers with the opportunity of a lifetime. The SHAPL Design Contest wants to take your concept designs and bring them into the real world, as real products that people can buy, own, and use!The SHAPL Design Competition stems from a very different place when pitted against other design competitions. While most design competitions want to reward good design skills, SHAPL wants to bring them to life. The SHAPL Design Contest exists solely to give designers and the...
Tags: Design, Technology, Awards, Pacific Ocean, Popular, Product Design, Random, Yanko Design, Design Competition, SHAPL, ConreurThe Redline, Byeong Jae Ha JaeHeum Lee Chieun Jang Jisu KimThe


Get Karim Rashid to judge your work! Grab your free spot at Asia Design Prize 2019!

Joining the roster of the Asia Design Prize as the grand jury member this year is none other than industrial design stalwart and the “Prince of Plastic” Karim Rashid! Arguably one of the most renowned and revered designers in the industry, Rashid’s works are famous for how they seamlessly blend form and CFM into one incredible package. He brings these design sensibilities and a world of experience to the jury panel of ADP 2019.YD has partnered with the Asia Design Prize to offer free registratio...
Tags: Asia, Design, Awards, ADP, Product Design, Cfm, Rashid, Yanko, Karim-Rashid, Asia Design Prize, ADP2019


Gardens: Blue Renovation

Photo: Marianne Lee via ASLA Not everyone gets a chance to work on one of the most iconic gardens in the United States. Most of it was destroyed by the early 21st century, but Reed Hilderbrand LLC of Cambridge, MA, was commissioned to research its history and bring it back... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Design, Awards, United States, Company News, Newport, Asla, Cambridge MA, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Historic Landscapes & Preservation, Historic Landscapes, Landscape Preservation, Reed Hilderbrand LLC, Marianne Lee


Gardens: Negative Space

photos 1 & 2: Leonid Furmansky/ASLA click to enlarge This residence in Austin, TX, won the top award for residential design in this year's ASLA professional awards. The Word & Carr Design Group took advantage of a steep slope on a degraded lot of less than half an acre to... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Design, Awards, Landscape Architecture, Design Awards, Austin TX, Asla, Jane Berger, Word Carr Design Group, Leonid Furmansky


Bring your designs to the real world: The A’ Design Award and Competition

Winning an award can make quite a difference. It validates your idea and the skills you invested to present/refine the idea. It also allows your work to be seen by a grand jury, and subsequently by an even larger international audience. It boosts your confidence and also adds a stamp of validation on you as a designer, to be shown off on your portfolio. However, it can also be a journey that helps you bring your idea to fruition, or to a vast market of design connoisseurs and pioneers. Determine...
Tags: Deals, Design, Mexico, Awards, Ali, Product Design, Shadowbrook, A' Design Award and Competition, Monarca, A' Design 2019, SaloneDelDesigner, Kai Hsuan Liu, Mula Preta, Luca Matta, Soroush Vahidian Kamyar Saeed Rahnama, Eduardo García Campos With


Gardens: Negative Space

photos 1 & 2: Leonid Furmansky/ASLA click to enlarge This residence in Austin, TX, won the top award for residential design in this year's ASLA professional awards. The Word & Carr Design Group took advantage of a steep slope on a degraded lot of less than half an acre to... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Design, Awards, Landscape Architecture, Design Awards, Austin TX, Asla, Jane Berger, Word Carr Design Group, Leonid Furmansky


The Cooking M3 lets you cook individual parts of a full meal together

Built with multi-unit cooking control, the Cooking M3 lets you prepare entire meals at once. Its innovative 3-compartment structure allows you to cook separate dishes (two small accompaniments and a main dish) at the same time in one single unit, allowing you to look at the bigger picture of preparing a full meal in one appliance, rather than individually cooking different elements.The three compartments come with their own induction-ready containers (like in a rice cooker) that can be placed in...
Tags: Kitchen, Design, Awards, Dining, Product Design, Rice Cooker, Induction, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Cooking M3, Gao Junwu, Li Lei, Xiao Zhihua, Xu Qinqin


The Results Are In! 8 Awesome Things We Learned From Visitors

Last year, we hinted on the blog that we were up to something new and exciting at Taylor Studios—a partnership with four interpretive sites across the country, studying their visitors and how they engage with our exhibits. It has been an exciting first year, and the results are in! Here are some of the most interesting findings: At all four sites, the highest percentage of visitors came with families. Far fewer came with friends or by themselves. All four sites attracted an impressive number of...
Tags: Programming, Family, Design, Exhibits, Families, Education, Friends, Time, Awards, Events, Clients, Visitors, New, Analysis, Park, Program



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