Displaying posts from February, 2022

Have you entered the A’ Design Award and Competition yet? Register your design here. The deadline for entries is fast approaching and now is the time to submit your best work. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the worlds’ largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, bringing your design front and centre before design companies and professionals.

From the Furniture, Homeware and Decor Items Design Award to the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award. The Lighting Products and Projects Design Award to the Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award. The Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Award to the Landscape Architecture, Planning and Garden Design Award and so many more. (You can find all the design categories here.) With the competition highlighting, advertising & advocating good design, taking part will provide recognition, publicity and international peer review. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure. The fame, the prestige, the recognition and so much more.

Are you inspired? Excited? Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the A’ Design Award and Competition 2021 –2022. But you better be quick. The deadline for submission is on February 28. Results will be announced to the public on April 15 and you will find full coverage of the results here on Desire to Inspire. Can’t wait to share the winners with you! Maybe we’ll be sharing your work.

In the meantime here are some inspiring winners from last year in the Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware category …

Shelter Desk by Joao Teixeira

Lattice Chair Weaving Armchair by Chen Kuan-Cheng

Parachute Wall Shelf by Yusuke Watanabe

Square and Round A Multifunctional Stool by Xu Le

Ging Chair by Alan Hung

Vague Stool by Rodrigo Erthal

Spring Multifunctional Chair by Navid Ghandili

Minimal Techno Arm Chair by Sebastiaan Van Beest

The Doberman Chair Armchair by Lianghao Zha

Tie Chair by Shigeki Matsuoka

Vortex Fireplace by Dario Sousa

TPH Cypress Tissue Paper Holder by Noriko Otaka

U Side Table by Fei Chen, Chengyong Li and Lei Yang

Flow Vase by Sini Majuri

Blk Storage Mirror by Jinxiang Li

Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the 2021 – 2022 A’ Design Award and Competition here but time is short so get your entries in now.


This post is in collaboration with A’ Design Award & Competition

Benham Park – a Georgian mansion in England

Posted on Sun, 6 Feb 2022 by KiM

It doesn’t get much grander than this. Spectacular! Benham Park is 30,000sqft Grade II* listed Georgian mansion set within 130 acres of parkland, just west of Newbury. Designed by Henry Holland and extensive landscapes by Capability Brown, the estate was built by the Craven family in 1776. Albion Nord was appointed to project manage, interior design, procure the FF&E and dress the house. The interior design is purposefully paired back in response to the ornate classical architectural features, and designed for modern, comfortable country living. (A quick search tells me this home was on the market a few years ago for £26 million) Photos: Kensington Leverne

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 5 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Of course an architects own office passes the test easily. The studio of NUA arquitectures.

A cottage with class

Posted on Fri, 4 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

Whether you call it a cottage or think it’s just a bit more substantial doesn’t matter. What really matters is the masterful design. A little masculine and oh so stylish I love the layering of texture and textiles. It’s warm and welcoming, chic and classic. Clearwater Cove Cottage by Birmingham, Alabama based Andrew Brown Interiors.

A family home full of art and colour

Posted on Fri, 4 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

Fresh and vibrant with a mix of vintage and new. Think lots of art and bold colour, stylish and family friendly. Modern living that is timless. Bradby House by London-based by Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay Interiors.