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What is the World Design Consortium?

Think of the World Design Consortium as an International Association for Design and Designers. It connects designers to prospective clients, acting as mediators and a platform for both parties to work with and benefit from. The World Design Consortium was founded by Dr. Onur Mustak Cobanli (the creator of the A’ Design Awards) and forms an integral part of the A’ Design Award’s mission to provide reach and value to the design community on a massive, international scale.An independent internation...
Tags: Design, Announcements, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, A' Design 2019, World Design Consortium, International Association for Design, Onur Mustak Cobanli


These Dominoes are quite literally edgy!

Crafted from aluminum, as opposed to the wood or plastic construction, the Edge Dominos from Fore Road explore a unique, hollow design that’s lightweight, easy to use, and that results in absolutely no waste. The dominos are designed with an empty center as the edge forms the design of each individual block. All the blocks are identical, with white laser-engraved markings on them to indicate the numbers. The blocks are individually cut from an aluminum extrusion (resulting in no waste or need to...
Tags: Design, Recreation, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, Andrew Perkins, Babies/Childcare/Toys, A' Design 2018, Edge Dominos, Fire Road, Fore Road


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


YD Handpicks: Winning Architectural Designs from A’ Design 2018

In keeping with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s description of architecture as frozen music, this post is quite literally a playlist of the best architectural designs from 2018.A part of A’ Design Award and Competition‘s winner list, these buildings are awarded for the uniqueness of the project, social impacts, environment friendliness, energy utilization, and other project-specific criteria. Ranging from conceptual designs to residential units, to spas, offices, museums, and retail spaces, the A’ ...
Tags: Design, China, Awards, Architecture, Dubai, Taipei, Best Of, Popular, Random, Arachne, Hadid, Heydar Aliyev, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, A' Design Award and Competition, Andrew Bromberg, China World Trade Center


You’ve Won a Design Award. What Next?

Congratulations! You’ve received the mail saying that your project has won the award you applied for! Let’s spend a few minutes celebrating the fact that your work has been chosen by a grand jury as worthy of praise. It’s an achievement, not just for your work, but for you too. Now that you’ve finished having that internal moment of celebration, what do you do next? Let’s plan the next steps forward, shall we? WEAR THE AWARD LIKE A BADGE You’ve won an award. Don’t be afraid to show it! Make sure...
Tags: Design, Awards, Editorial, Don, A' Design Award and Competition, YD Talks, A' Design 2018


Celebrating World Industrial Design Day with Top 10 Designs from A’ Design Award!

Every year, the June 29th marks the World Industrial Design Day, a day we celebrate to commemorate the work done in the field of Industrial Design and also a day that we set a universal agenda for the year moving forward. This year’s agenda being “Design’s Impact on Good Health and Well-Being” we’re doing our part to highlight and showcase 10 designs that fit well into that agenda of uplifting humanity’s standard of living, or being a creative breakthrough in the medical field, or just designs t...
Tags: Design, Medical, Awards, Best Of, Popular, Product Design, Sph, Hakan, A' Design Award and Competition, Hakan Gürsu, Tomas Vacek, Adam Miklosi, Carlos Schreib, YD Handpicks, Turky, A' Design 2018


YD’s Top 15 A’ Design Award Winners for 2017-18 Are…

Determined to be more than just a trophy and a name, the A’ Design Award and Competition wants to be the international standard for good design and innovative and creative work. Judging thousands of entries over a wide variety of categories, the A’ Design Award 2018 saw a jury of 212 members of the international design community get together to award design projects across a myriad of categories for their exemplary work, and that’s not all. The A’ Design Awards and Competition, as I’ve said befo...
Tags: Design, Technology, Awards, Brian, Lenovo, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, Daisuke Nagatomo, Adam Miklosi, EXEO, Sushant Vohra, YD Handpicks, A' Design 2018, Ivan Khalus, Oleh Berezovskyi, Lenovo Design Group


The chair that makes plywood feel comfortable

The Karekla (greek for Chair) employs a neat trick to make plywood literally bend to your demands. With a series of vertical cuts and a support at the base, the Karekla looks flat before you sit on it, and when you do, takes the shape of your backside as it bends with your weight. Designed using waste wooden plywood pieces, the Karelka chair looks straightforward but “succumbs to the weight of the user and create a comfortable seating”. The minute you stand up, the wooden ply reverts to its orig...
Tags: Design, Furniture, Chair, Product Design, Seating, Plywood, A' Design Award and Competition, A' Design 2018, Karelka, Phebos Xenakis, Karekla


Bridging the gap between medical appliance and innovative wearable

Literally the size of a quarter, the Dab is an unobtrusive Holter ECG/EKG that rests comfortably on your chest, constantly reading your heart’s movements. Designed to be minimal, non-invasive, and simple, the Dab tries to bridge the gap between medical appliances and wearables. Its tiny yet classy design sits on your chest via a gel patch, while the electrodes capture your heart activity. The Dab’s dry-electrodes allow it to be used and reused, unlike disposable electrodes that lead to large amo...
Tags: Design, Wearable, Medical, Product Design, Dab, ECG, A' Design Award and Competition, Ekg, Adam Miklosi, ADP2018, A' Design 2018


Magnetic pixels that bring Minecraft to life

A little less painstaking than plugging Lego blocks together, the Pixio are much more natural to use, allowing you to build in the real world the way you would on Minecraft. Individual pixels snap to one another, creating low-resolution artworks, while giving you the freedom to build whatever it is you want. Coming in a set of 800 individual blocks divided across 16 colors (50 blocks per color), the Pixio presents itself as an absolutely delicious looking cuboid of hues and shades, just waiting ...
Tags: Design, Minecraft, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, PIXIO, A' Design 2018, Ivan Khalus, Oleh Berezovskyi, Minecraft Individual


A seat designed to make you healthier!

Wanting to design a seat that guides you into sitting cross-legged, Gao Fenglin’s Meditation Seat can only be sat on in a certain way, directing the user’s behavior and encouraging a seating position that keeps your back upright, and your legs folded inward. The cross-legged position finds itself dating thousands of years back in Oriental and Indian cultures. Used often for meditation as well as for eating, the posture is said to increase blood circulation and joint flexibility, while strengthen...
Tags: Design, Product Design, Seating, A' Design Award and Competition, Fitness/Sports, A' Design 2018, Gao Fenglin, Meditation Seat


Lenovo wants to literally merge the tablet and smart-speaker

Looking like the Echo got friendly with a tablet PC, Lenovo’s Tab4 wants to combine the best of technologies to give you something that just simply works. The Tab4 is part tablet, part smart-speaker. The clever bit? They dock together when you want to use them as an individual unit, and separate out when you need to roam around your house, working as two separate yet connected entities.It’s clever that Lenovo is combining the tablet and the smart speaker like this. Not only does it allow Lenovo ...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Speakers, Lenovo, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, A' Design 2018, Lenovo Design Group, Tab4


Check out this low-poly high-entertainment chess set!

Built on the design of the realistic chess set however with a low-poly style, the Drama Chess Set feels a lot like the chess version of the Game of Thrones title sequence with its toyish charm. Built to make Chinese Chess popular among the youth again, Lingfang tries to up the style quotient of the board and the playing pieces with his minimalistic style. While the pieces aren’t the same as those on a regular chess board, the Drama Chess Set looks quite relatable, creating a mixture of human and...
Tags: Games, Design, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, A' Design 2018, Drama Chess Set, Lingfang Shen, Chinese Chess, Lingfang


When the brief says “design a recliner/rocking chair/hammock”

Sitting on the Cocoon is a strangely comforting yet new experience. It looks a little revolutionary, no doubt… but sitting on it gives you an experience that’s difficult to actualize in words. Rest your body against it, and it feels like a hammock, with its woven fabric. However, it doesn’t consume you, like a hammock would. Lie down in a hammock, and the fabric gives in to the shape of your body… lie in the Cocoon, and it feels like you’ve still got some lumbar support. It feels more like a rec...
Tags: Design, Furniture, Product Design, Seating, A' Design Award and Competition, Cocoon, A' Design 2018, Timmy Kwok


20 A’ Design Award winning buildings that make us drool!

Goethe’s words “I call architecture frozen music” couldn’t ring more true for these 20 structural marvels. If architecture truly is frozen music, this article is a mixtape of 2017’s greatest songs.A part of A’ Design Award and Competition‘s winner list, these buildings are awarded for the uniqueness of the project, social impacts, environment friendliness, energy utilization, and other project-specific criteria. Ranging from conceptual designs to residential units, to spas, offices, museums, and...
Tags: Design, India, Nigeria, Awards, Architecture, Switzerland, Best Of, Wanda, Amit Gupta, Lagos, Pool House, Bengal, Caribbean Sea, Kevin Chang, Goethe, Lake Zurich


What Awards Do for your Design Career

The point of an award is to reward exceptional work… But is that all? Or is it to also elevate a designer from the rest of the crowd? The awards system, regardless of which domain, is to separate the best from the rest. You wouldn’t normally go to an uncertified doctor, or to a lawyer who hasn’t passed the bar exam right? The design award is in a lot of ways, that system of distinction, that put a seal of approval on designers… and while you can’t really put an un-awarded designer in the same ca...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Awards, Product Design, A' Design Award and Competition, USA China Japan Italy


These Two Countries Dominate at the A’ Design Awards

With 584 and 554 awards respectively, USA and China stand with the most number of awards won at the A’ Design Awards and Competition. The World Design Rankings provide a window into which country is the most design-sensitive, and has embraced design thinking as a way of life. It’s no surprise though that the world’s biggest hub for design, and the upcoming hub for design would stand at the first two positions. However, I believe all that can change.The A’ Design Awards and Competition, every yea...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Usa, Design, Microsoft, China, Awards, Best Of, Lenovo, Product Design, Shadowbrook, A' Design Award and Competition, Koinobori, Japan Italy, Pip Tompkin Design USA, Pip Tompkin Design


A’ Design Award Spotlight: The designs of Hakan Gürsu

Dr. Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis (Ankara, Turkey) stands at the top of the World Designer Rankings with 281 points from the 75 Awards and 8 Runner-up Awards he’s secured at the A’ Design Awards and Competition over the past 7 years. His awarded works have even been responsible to a great extent for putting his country Turkey at the 5th position in the World Design Rankings.Over the years we’ve talked about the kind of exposure the A’ Design Awards can get your work, and there’s no better example t...
Tags: Design, Awards, Turkey, Product Design, Hakan, A' Design Award and Competition, Hakan Gürsu, Designnobis Ankara Turkey, Gürsu, Turky


Start your Design Journey! A’ Design Awards are Just Around the Corner!

You know that idea you have in the back of your head? What if it has true potential? Award programs are the best way to dip your toe in the water and see if your idea is received well. It also helps the world get to know about your vision and in a lot of cases, support it too!We’ve got a small albeit rather insightful round-up of products that won the A’ Design Award and were received by the world with a great deal of praise. A lot of these products went on to becoming successfully crowdfunded p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Design, Technology, Awards, Product Design, Robin, Kibardin, A' Design Award and Competition, Memobottle, Robin Smartphone, Vadim Kibardin, Jesse Leeworthy, Ignas Survila, InstruMMents Inc, Raven Kick


YD Handpicks: 10 inpsiring works from A’ Design Awards 2016-17!

When it comes to award programs, I’m no silent advocate. It’s the one place that houses all the best designs, adding new projects to its list every year. As a designer myself, I just love scrolling through galleries, seeing what my contemporaries are up to. Plus, you never know when inspiration strikes. The mind works like a creative bank. The more you put in, the more it generates… and by that theory, just scrolling through a feed of incredible design is sure to spark your mind with creative ge...
Tags: Design, Awards, James Bond, Best Of, Product Design, Renard, A' Design Award and Competition, Hakan Gürsu, A' Design Award Winners, YD Handpicks, Maform, Libero Rutilo Libero Rutilo, Andres Uibomäe The Renard GT, Robby Cantarutti Nice, Receb Bilici, InstruMMents Inc


YD Handpicks: 10 inspiring works from A’ Design Awards 2016-17!

When it comes to award programs, I’m no silent advocate. It’s the one place that houses all the best designs, adding new projects to its list every year. As a designer myself, I just love scrolling through galleries, seeing what my contemporaries are up to. Plus, you never know when inspiration strikes. The mind works like a creative bank. The more you put in, the more it generates… and by that theory, just scrolling through a feed of incredible design is sure to spark your mind with creative ge...
Tags: Design, Awards, James Bond, Best Of, Product Design, Renard, A' Design Award and Competition, Hakan Gürsu, A' Design Award Winners, YD Handpicks, Maform, Libero Rutilo Libero Rutilo, Andres Uibomäe The Renard GT, Robby Cantarutti Nice, Receb Bilici, InstruMMents Inc


YD Handpicks: Winning designs from the A’ Design Awards 2016-17

Another year, another set of incredible designs from the A’ Design Awards and Competition! The winners this year set a benchmark for the years to come. We’ve mentioned before how winning a design competition puts a feather in your cap, but winning the A’ Design Award can propel not just your career, but even your designs forward, helping them reach a larger audience of patrons and design enthusiasts (and a lot more!).We’ve hand-picked ten of our favorites from this year’s list of winners spannin...
Tags: Design, Awards, Product Design, Lieven, A' Design Award and Competition, Vadim Kibardin, Tomas Vacek, A' Design Award Winners, Isa Verde, Morten Grønning, Manshausen Wellness Spa, Snorre Stinessen, Tobia Repossi, Noor Island Park, Ignas Survila, Carlos Schreib


Last call for entries! A’ Design Awards & Competition

This is it. With just two weeks to go, this is officially your final chance to be a part of the A’ Design Awards and Competition. Why should you? Only because it’ll not just award your design, but give it the publicity push it needs and deserves. When you win an A’ Design Award, you don’t just win the beautiful looking trophy… you also entitle yourself to a large-scale PR campaign (which gets your work published across various design recognition platforms), gain access to the Gala night (where y...
Tags: Design, Alan, Product Design, Armour, A' Design, A' Design Award and Competition, Dan Kulp, Kimmo Wihinen, Vestel, Viktor PuzurAll, Aprilli, Valtra, Johnson Li Even Lenovo, Albert Salamon, CKIE Diagram


Calling all design visionaries! A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

You know, we at Yanko really live for design award programs. They’re our beehives for amazing design content, and nothing gives us more joy than sharing inspirational designs with you guys! A’Design Awards and Competition is one such beehive that always supplies us, and in turn you, with crazy awesome content. You can scroll down to get a glimpse of our favorites from this year.Take a good look at the designs below because they’re your benchmark now! A’Design is taking entries again for the 2016...
Tags: Design, Cortana, Awards, Competitions, OCHA, Product Design, Call For Entries, Jarvis, Nextbit Robin, Siri Google, Yanko, A' Design Awards & Competition, A' Design Award and Competition, Sachin Np


A’ Design Awards & Competition – Winners 2015-16

What is the purpose of design awards? To celebrate good design? Absolutely. How about to reward good design as well? The A’ Design Awards and Competition, as I’ve said before, not only recognizes good design, but gives it the good exposure it needs and deserves. This helps not just the designer, but the design grow too. Where else can you have your design viewed and judged by a jury panel of over 70 of the industry’s finest and most seasoned designers?? Aside from that, the A’ Design Awards and ...
Tags: Design, Competitions, Product Design, Shadowbrook, Steve Lee, A' Design Award and Competition, Hakan Gürsu, A' Design Award Winners, Lockblock, Dan Kulp, Allan Chan Gordon Wong, Coral Flower Vase, Coral Flower, Flora Lam Bonnie Mak Ricky Wong, Jesse Leeworthy, Viktor Puzur Mihail Puzur


A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

How often do you browse a design blog? Frequently, I assume. Now, how often do you go through a Design Competition’s online gallery? Not as much? That, right there, proves the point I’m about to make. Publicity can get you places that awards can. Crowdfunding campaigns rely solely on publicity, rather than the certification of the campaigner. A’ Design Awards knows that. Their design competition and awards program doesn’t just label you as a talented professional, it puts you on a pedestal in fr...
Tags: Announcements, Product Design, Call For Entries, Yanko, A' Design, A' Design Award and Competition


A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

As one designer to another, I’ll let you in on the real deal. Publicity is everything. No one cares how many awards you may have won. You just need to be able to turn heads with your work. Leonardo DiCaprio is a living example, isn’t he? I strongly believe that publicity can take you places, and truth be told, there’s no Design Awards program that will give you exposure and publicity like the A’ Design Awards and Competition.Most design awards are held to judge works and award good designs and t...
Tags: Leonardo Dicaprio, Announcements, Product Design, Call For Entries, Yanko, A' Design, A' Design Award and Competition