Our top 10 winning designs from the A’ 2022 design award and competition

It’s party time – well, aside from Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo, it’s also that time of year that the A’ Design prize and competition reveal their annual winners! Covering literally a hundred categories, the A’ Design Awards seek to create a holistic list of the best designs internationally, across all disciplines. Held every year, the A’ Design Award and Competition is like the Yellow Pages of good design, and you can be a part of it too by participating!

The A’ Design Award and Competition is more than just an awards program. He actively seeks out good design, markets it and brings value to the project as well as to the designer in the form of a wide range of value-added services like a dedicated PR campaign, online exposure and even a platform. -form to sell your design. sure…and those benefits aren’t just limited to design, they extend to designers and creators as well. Your participation entitles you to a proof of creation document, inclusion in A’ Design’s business network, and the design fee calculation service that allows you to accurately price your design services for future clients, allowing you to set up your design practice.

Judged by a grand jury of 227 elite designers and educators, here are some of the winners of the 2021 A’ Design Award and Competition. We’ve selected some of our favorites from this year’s list of winners spanning categories such as product design, social design, technology, furniture, medicine and transportation design. Scroll down to find out what’s causing a stir this year in the design circuit! And don’t forget to register below to enter the 2022-23 competition to ensure that your work and you get the recognition you deserve!

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Beach cabin on the Baltic Sea by Peter Kuczia

Part cabin and part veranda, the Beach Cabin on the Baltic Sea offers the most beautiful panoramic views of the beach. This small fine dining establishment located in northern Poland near Gdansk boasts of a simple shape that blends naturally into the beach surroundings. The cabin consists of two parts – an enclosed space and a spacious open living/dining area which provides shelter as well as an abundance of natural light. The glass facade offers onlookers an absolutely sublime view of the ocean, the shore, and even the sky above! The building sits on stilts so it doesn’t touch the ground directly…that is, it literally floats above the sand. Tell me this isn’t the dreamiest piece of architecture you’ve ever seen!

Haragana lounge chair by Tobias Kappeller

The Haragana is a lounge chair made from bent steel tubing and cork discs for seating. Its metal outline, to any discerning observer, resembles an armchair, however, the Haragana has no cushions or upholstery. Instead, its seating area is divided into 6 discs spread across the base and backrest. Visually, the Haragana aims to challenge the stereotype of a chair by being radically different, but functionally it remains comfortable to sit on, with the cork discs providing just the right amount of softness and support. All in all, the chair also fulfills another purpose – that of arousing a sense of curiosity and always inviting you to try sitting on it!

Polychromatic Mobile Phone by Tecno Camon 19 Pro Design Team

Using patterns and light to define your phone’s unique look, the polychromatic mobile phone comes with a rather Mondrian-inspired grid of pearlescent swatches that change color depending on whether or not it’s exposed to UV light. . At first glance, the polychromatic phone is instantly reminiscent of Google’s Project Ara… However, as Google quietly killed that company citing complex issues, the Tecno Camon team took their grid model to the next level. Combining this with inspiration from French painter Edouard Manet, who introduced light to painting and is credited with creating the Impressionist art movement, Tecno Camon created the polychromatic mobile phone design – a grid-based back design striking which is also sensitive to UV light, changing colors/hues when exposed to ultraviolet light.

GS-X One food delivery robot by Shanghai Gaussian Automation Tech Dev.

Servers have two hands… the GS-X has four! Well, equipped with four drawers, the GS-X is a smart serving robot that can deliver food to tables with efficiency and precision…and with a smile! With dual positioning cameras placed top and bottom, GS-X can quickly perceive the environment and plan routes for contactless delivery. Has the pandemic made you paranoid? Well, GS-X can also perform temperature measurement, facilitating epidemic prevention and control.

Packaging of rare Irish whiskey The Emerald Isle by Tiago Russo

Inspired by the Fabergé egg, Emerald Isle whiskey reflects a similar rare opulence with the luxury of its packaging. A statement of whiskey, artistry and craftsmanship, the whiskey bottle and packaging uses Fabergé as a recurring design accent throughout the collection. The box’s opulent colored gemstones reflect Ireland’s traditions and natural beauty. Billed as the rarest and most expensive whiskey ever sold, only seven units of Emerald Isle whiskey were produced and sold at auction, where the bottles sold for a starting price of 2 million USD! Each egg-shaped bottle is enclosed in a luxurious wooden display case, covered with a glass box. Open the display case and each bottle also comes with drinking accessories, a replica Fabergé egg, a premium wristwatch and a set of Cohiba cigars to complete the whole experience!

Draw a Calendar by Dan Wang and Ziqiang He

Designed to serve as a calendar as well as an everyday paper towel dispenser, the Draw One is mounted on your kitchen wall. Now, why would a sane person combine a calendar and a napkin dispenser? Well, designers Dan Wang and Ziqiang He wanted people to respect and cherish time as well as paper. “Draw One Calendar is a minimalist calendar that uses the shape of a tissue box as a metaphor for the preciousness of time,” the designers mentioned. The calendar uses individual sheets of paper to display the date, with each sheet also serving as a paper napkin. The catch is that you can only use one paper towel per day, so you’re automatically conditioned to be more economical and not waste paper towels. Plus, when the year is over, you can simply add another set of 365 paper towels to the Draw One’s wooden dispenser box.

E390 Electromobile by AIMA TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.

The E390 might not have an insanely sexy name, but it certainly looks like a stunner. Unlike scooters which are generally known for having less than slender body language, the E390 boasts an incredibly lean profile, allowing it to have the appeal of a moped, with the build of a scooter. Designed for urban commuting, the E390 looks deservedly stylish in a contemporary sense, with a clean design, fresh blue colourway and that beautifully slim but piercing headlight! And although you can’t see it in the picture, the E390 also boasts of an incredibly well-designed dashboard that blends seamlessly into the shape of the scooter without even a parting or dividing line!

Iko hanging chair by Ivo Andric

“A levitating sphere, a focal capsule, a refuge for the senses”, is how Ivo Andric prefers to call his design rather than a simple “hanging chair”. After all, the Iko doesn’t look like your traditional chair. Designed like a weaver bird’s nest, this small hanging cocoon provides a neat enclosed space in which to relax, allowing you to take a reclusive break right in your home. The chair is shaped like an icosahedron, creating a geometric vibrancy that complements most home decor, and comes with plush cushions and felt-lined acoustic panel walls to give you comfort and tranquility whenever you want it !

Canairi Indoor Air Quality Monitor by Hans Augustenborg

Designed to look like home decor, the Canairi actually serves a pretty important health purpose – it tells you if your air quality is good or bad. Mounted on your wall, this adorable yellow bird stands tall, to let you know the air you’re breathing is clean, or drops dramatically to alert you when air quality drops below acceptable limits. The idea comes from the old belief that canaries were used in coal mines to detect danger, primarily carbon monoxide. If the bird fainted, it was a sign that carbon monoxide levels were too high and miners would be told to evacuate. Not a particularly ethical use of canaries if you ask me, but I assure you no canaries were harmed in the making of this air quality monitor!

Migo 3D Printer by Junshen Pan and Jie Shen

Named after the word Amigo, this tiny 3D printer is small enough to take wherever you go! About the size of a cat or small dog, the Migo fits perfectly in your backpack (you know the one you use to carry pets) and can be taken from home to work… even if it wasn’t quite designed for the job. You see, given its small footprint, Migo can’t really print larger objects, which makes it perfect for educational use rather than professional use. Gone are the days of children carrying books in their backpacks. The future means kids carrying their own 3D printers! Although no, I’m pretty sure the printer isn’t designed to work inside the backpack…yet.

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Abdul J. Gaspar