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Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners

Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 by KiM

A’ Design Award & Competition is organized and awarded annually and internationally in a wide range of categories, and is a competition that blows my mind each year with the amount of ingenuity that the contestants bring to the table. Projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Award. While realized projects find opportunities to get published, reach new markets and meet a wide range of buyers for their existing products, the organization also helps the creative minds and startups to meet with the business people to realize their product ideas. Here is a look at 20 past winners that designed some pretty amazing products or spaces…

Home 07 Interior by I29 Interior Architects

MU’trans Home Accessories by MU’factory Cetti Davì/ Dario Feo

Malangen Retreat Family retreat by Snorre Stinessen

The Black House Housing by Buero Wagner

Goccia Container by Giuliano Ricciardi

OPEN 45 Credenza by Adam Friedman

Dream House Island Rural Renewal by Tianqi Guan

Vello Bar Cart by Fabricio Roncca

Click Light Interactive Lighting by Adi Azar and Yotam Shifroni – StudioKnob

Light Pink and Coal Living Interior Design by Juliana Pippi

A White House House by Liu Kai

Knitted Unique and original lighting collection by Ariel Zuckerman

Flexibility Residence by PartiDesign Studio

Binhi Multifunctional Bench by Ito Kish

5xSao Paulo Interior Design by Juliana Pippi

Cat’s Cradle Living-Room Chair by Stoel Burrowes

Disco-Volante Coffee Table by Simon Colabufalo

Seóra Hammock by Anthony Logothetis

‘A’ Back Windsor Dining Chair by Stoel Burrowes

Beijing Old House Renovation Residential by Li, Shuai

Some details not to be missed: The competition is now open for entries for 2019/2020! Details can be found here. Registration information is available here. At the end of the competition we’ll be featuring some of our favourite winners so stay tuned for that!

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

It’s that time again. Time to get your entries in for the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition. We are excited to share with you not only some of the previous winners but also how you can enter your own designs. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members (you can check out the methodology here) 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.

From the Good Industrial Design Award, to the Good Architecture Design Award. The  Good Product Design Award to the  Good Communication Design Award. The  Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many 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? The deadline for early submission is September 30 and results will be announced to public on April 15. Of course we will be bringing you the results as well. You n here. and find out exactly what A’Design Award and Competition is here and register here.

Bandage Sofa by Olga Bogdanova and Elena Prokhorova


Cliff House Weekend Residence by Masato Sekiya

Leaf Pendant Light by Daniel Mato

P.R Lounge Chair Lounge Chair by Alexandre Caldas

Villa AT House by Todd Saunders

The Black House Housing by Buero Wagner

Koron Sofa by Reza Salianeh and Hamid Packseresht

Olah Light by Maurice Dery and Jordan Dery

Bo Du Resort Hotel Design Commercial by Zhang Can – CSD Design Office

Quaint & Quirky Dessert House Dessert House by Chaos Design Studio

Nascimento Chapel by Miguel Pinto Guimaraes

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Winners

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019 by KiM

With 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. Categories such as Interior Space and Exhibition Design; Architecture, Building and Structure Design; Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design; Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design; Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design; Landscape Planning and Garden Design and soooo many more.    (You can find all the design categories here.)

The A’ Design Award & Competition has ended for another year and the winners have been announced. Here are some of my favourite interior design related winners for 2019.

Artist’s Craftland Residential Resort by Nikki Ho

Bandage Sofa by Olga Bogdanova and Elena Prokhorova

Beel Seat Ware by Selami Gündüzeri

The Black House Housing by Buero Wagner

Bumble Pendant Lamp by Harun Ayaydin

Quaint & Quirky Dessert House Dessert House by Chaos Design Studio

About Enframed Residential House by Yi-Hsiang, Cheng & Yu-Ting, Chung

Jiangshan Fishing Village Renovation Renovation by Mix Architecture

Goccia Container by Giuliano Ricciardi

Grabowski House by Miguel Pinto Guimaraes

Grinding Factory 5Lmeet Co-Living Apartment by DAGA Architects

HOME ON THE RUINS Residential House by SUN CHIENYA

Dutz – Jungle Collection Glass Vase by Sini Majuri

Luminare Lamp by Hernan Gregorio

NESTT Modular House by Snorre Stinessen for B&B Italia

OPEN 45 Credenza by Adam Friedman

Astron Shape Shifting Rug Shape Shifting Rug by Ingrid Kulper

The Skull Lounge Bar by Amir Cherni

Soft Light Home Residential Home by Komorebi Pte Ltd

Thorn Lighting by Yılmaz Dogan

Vello Bar Cart by Fabricio Roncca

Yin Residence Apartment Residence by Gudc, Taiwan

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually and internationally in a wide range of categories. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Award. While realized projects find opportunities to get published, reach new markets and meet a wide range of buyers for their existing products, the organization also helps the creative minds and startups to meet with the business people to realize their product ideas. If you’d like to register for next year’s competition you can do so here.

 

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New in at Kim’s house

Posted on Fri, 19 Apr 2019 by KiM

Hey folks. It’s been a while since I shared some of the things that have entered my home as of late, so I thought I would do that today since I’ve got some extra time thanks to the long Easter weekend. (Happy Easter to you all!) I’ll start with some of the things that have been gifted to me, and most of the purchases I made on my Mexican holiday (my carry-on suitcase with filled with only ceramics and glass LOL).

To start, the folks at Tuttle Publishing sent over some of their new gardening titles they launched for spring. These were timed perfectly as I have gardening/landscaping on the brain these days. Very inspirational, and educational as well!

I loooooove air plants but have killed every one I have ever bought. This book is perfect for for people like me. Living with Air Plants (by Yoshiharu Kashima (Protoleaf), a horticulturalist from Japan): These endearing plants are friendly to seasoned gardeners and beginners alike, and easy to grow and care for, once you know how. This reference and growing guide covers over 100 different Tillandsia varieties, and gives you all the information you need to select your plants and make them thrive. In this book, you’ll learn about the various types of Tillandsia plants and their characteristics, growth cycles and preferred environment, air plant care and selection, propagating/dividing plants from cuttings.

I am also fairly unskilled at keeping succulents alive. This book is also a wonderful resource and gives lots of ideas on how to make beautiful succulent arrangements.

A Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Gardening is a friendly guide to popular succulents, walking novices through all the basics, like choosing your succulents—from Hens and Chicks (Echeveria) to bristly flowering cactus varieties, mixing the right soils for your succulents and preparing the growing environment, easy potting and transplanting techniques, succulent care—including watering, fertilizing and providing the right amount of sun for each variety, understanding peak periods as well as seasonal traits and needs, so you can have a beautiful succulent garden year-round. This book also contains all sorts of helpful tips on what to look for when buying a plant, how to troubleshoot when your succulent shows signs of distress, how to trim the leaves and stems, and how to start new plants from cuttings. Clear diagrams and at-a-glance fact sheets for each variety, as well as inspirational photos of attractively and happily-housed succulents, fill the pages of this book. 

I also received 2 books specific to Japanese Gardens. The Japanese show unbelievable talent in this field and I was excited to devour these.

100 Japanese Gardens: A celebration of Japanese landscape design, this book features gardens from Kyoto and Tokyo, as well as from the sub-arctic island of Hokkaido and the semi-tropical islands of Okinawa. Author Stephen Mansfield traveled the length and breadth of Japan on a quest to identify the most impressive gardens in this vast and culturally varied archipelago. His erudition and love of the Japanese garden shines through on every page, making this the perfect primer for travel to Japan or an enjoyable armchair read for gardening enthusiasts. 

This book I really liked because it shows some less elaborate gardens than in the book above and many of the elements can be translated to our own gardening projects.

The Art of the Japanese Garden is a comprehensive collection of the most notable gardens in Japan—including graveled courtyards, early aristocratic villas, palace gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens, tea gardens, and stroll gardens. Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an ancient one in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions, and a variety of vegetation. This book traces the development and blending of these two traditions, while also providing insight into modern Japanese gardening trends.

That’s it for new books. Some other items I received included some goodies from Farrow & Ball Canada. My favourite paint brand used in every room in my house, this was exciting because they sent over a book of theirs I had not read before called Decorating with Colour by Ros Bryam Shaw, a colour fan of their archived colours and a colour card with all of their new colours included in it. Sweet!

Stephanie Beebe and her husband Jonathan Caldwell of Tiverton, RI design wallpaper and their brand, Mayflower Wallpaper, has some of the most incredible, and creative wallpapers I have ever seen. Jonathan studied fine art at the Chelsea School of Art in London and has been in the textile and wallpaper business for over twenty years. Their designs reflect his love of detail, drawing inspiration from organic elements and encounters with balanced landscapes, layered silhouettes, and watercolor prints. Also important to note that they use environmentally-friendly materials and manufacturing practices. Stephanie sent me some samples of my choosing, and I’m totally smitten with each one and trying to think up a project where I can use at least one… (the floral in the middle is my favourite – Lila MF50518)

My friends at Miele Canada sent along a surprise package the other day. And what a surprise it was – coffee!

Miele Black Edition N°1 coffee is an exclusive selection of coffee beans perfectly adapted to the Miele coffee system (sadly, they did not include one in the package LOL). Produced in cooperation with the family-run German coffee roasting company Vollmer, four unique Arabica coffee beans were selected for this special blend. My husband and I are coffee lovers, and this coffee was fantastic!!! You can purchase it via their website here.

And in case you missed it on my Instagram stories when I had returned from Mexico, here are most of my purchases from my trip. I think I should look into the cost of getting a shipping container for next time. 🙂

Last call for entries for the A’ Design Award and Competition. The deadline for entries is fast approaching and now is the time to submit your best work. You can nominate your design here. 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, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals.

From the Good Industrial Design Award to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion 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 2018 –
2019 here. But you better be quick. The deadline for submission is on February 28. Results will be announced April 15 and you will find full coverage of the results here on Desire to Inspire. Can’t wait!

In the meantime here are some inspiring winners from last year …


Spot Multifunctional Sofa by Vinicius Lopes and Gabriela Kuniyoshi


Exo Chair by Svilen Gamolov


The Curtain Sales Office by Larry Wen – Aoe


Malangen Retreat Family retreat by Snorre Stinessen


The Mirrored Sight Shelter Viewing House, Tea House by Li Hao – One Take Architects


Solar Egg – More than a sauna Public sauna by Futurniture and Bigert & Bergström


Iconic Cloud Chair Rocking Chair by Pia Weinberg – Maison Deux


Joseph Felt Chair Seating by Lothar Windels

Blanco Profina Apron Front Kitchen Sink by BLANCO


Renaissance Armchair by Zaria Ishkildina


Bow Coffe table by Guilherme Torres


Life extension Residential House by Pin-Chi Yu


Globe Floor Lamp by Edoardo Colzani


Mozaik system Modulable lamp by Davide Oppizzi


General Electric Healthcare Interior design by Setter Architects


New Design for DSK Bank Flagship Branch by DA Architects


Roaringwild – Uniwalk Retail Store by Kinson Leung


Health Dandelion Hotel by Yiming Li


Wine credenza II Table by Han Sung-Jae


Light Pink and Coal Living Interior Design by Juliana Pippi

Don’t forget to nominate your designs for award consideration here. Submission deadline is 28 February 2019.

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This post is brought to you in collaboration with A’ Design Award and Competition