A' Design Awards & Competition 2014 Winners
by Harry / April 17, 2014
This sponsored post is brought to you by A' Design Award and Competition. And the winners are...! MOCO LOCO selected 19 of our favorites from this year's satisfyingly spectacular line-up of Silver, Golden and Platinum A' Design Award winners, rigorously judged by an international jury of design professionals, in a total of 80+ design categories (you can see all winners here):


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Baan Dinner Set Cupboard by Mr. Paitoon Keatkeereerut, Mr.chawin Hanjing, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013-2014. Shaped like houses, a dinnerware storage cabinet, named after the Thai word for "home," exudes warmth and good cheer while presenting the perfect place for everything.

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Gamsei Cocktail Bar by Buero Wagner, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2013-2014. A trendy Munich cocktail bar without boundaries puts the mixologists, concocting with local ingredients, right in the middle of the crowd.

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Folded Tones Rug by Enoch Liew, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013-2014. Flatness is done away with in a rug that presents a 3D optical illusion of folds, using deliberately limited palettes of only three colors, for easy blending with any interior.

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Yoshi Bar 2nd Provisional Bar by Naoya Matsumoto, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2013-2014. Offering tantalizing glimpses inside, six panels of reeds, easily assembled over a couple of days, self-support as a warm and inviting temporary enclosure for a bar.

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Rising Moon Pavilion by Stanley Siu, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2013-2014. A temporary 10m high synthetic moon celebrates the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with thousands of recycled, LED-equipped PET water bottles in place of paper lanterns, programmed to display the Moon's phases.

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Multimedia Exhibition Lsx20 Exhibition Design by Design Studio H2e, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2013-2014. A display highlighting Latvian currency - banknotes and coins - and the artists who designed them, inspired by the structure of graphite, as in an artist's pencil.

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Tianjin Insun Lotte Cinema Cinema by One Plus Partnership Ltd, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2013-2014. In Tianjin, China, a cineplex with an animal Olympics theme, cavorting creatures everywhere, signifying cultural friendship in this China-South Korea collaboration.

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Duna Lounge Chair by Mula Preta Design, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013-2014. The organic shape of sand dunes is captured in chair form by the coming together of 60 pieces of bidimensional CNC-cut plywood, finished in Brazilian freijó wood.

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Aesop Installation Retail, Installation by Cheungvogl Architects Ltd, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2013-2014. Modular interactive showcase for Aesop skincare products uses 800 resin boxes set atop steel rods of varying heights, reconfigurable from exhibit mode to permanent retail display.

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Up Bathroom Collection by Emanuele Pangrazi, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category, 2013-2014. A bathroom set in vitreous china and fine fire clay achieves a higher level of user comfort by givig each component a simple upward tilt.

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Das Brot. Bread Bakery and Restaurant by Designliga Büro Für Visuelle Kommunikation Und Innenarchitektur, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2013-2014. A new restaurant in Volkswagen's Autostadt attraction embraces local, organic, and artisanal with an homey open plan that highlights baking craft and community.

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Eternity Urban Bench by George Drakakis, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Street Furniture Design Category, 2013-2014. "Just drop & forget" with this no-maintenance outdoor unit that provides comfortable seating and a bit of optical fun, in waterproofed reinforced concrete.

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Times Bund Clubhouse Club House by Kris Lin, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2013-2014. In Guangzhou, China, a three-floor club and sales center integrates everything from conference room to basketball court, within a flowing, geometric take on 3D space.

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Una Side Table by Conor McDonald, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013-2014. An incredibly simple, lightweight table seamlessly integrates three precisely cut maple plywood forms that support a tempered glass surface with frame tension alone, no hardware required.

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Tensegrity Space Frame Lighting Structure by Michal MacIej Bartosik, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2013-2014. Tensegrity (tensional integrity, or floating compression) is established with electrical wire tensioning tubular lamps to create an illuminated 3D form.

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The Netatmo Thermostat For Smartphone Individual Home Thermostat by Raphaelle Raymond, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Home Appliances Design Category, 2013-2014. Aiming to convert the 80% who do not adjust their programmable home thermostats because it's too complicated, as minimalist unit with an intuitive companion smartwatch app.

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M Lamp Lamp by David Irwin, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2013-2014. The latest in LED and battery technology make possible this bright, portable, wireless, rechargeable task lamp with an industrial era feel.

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Black Shadow H-E Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Motorcycle by Mark Norton Menendez, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category, 2013-2014. Future-is-now eco-bike features a lightweight carbon titanium composite frame and an exhaust that emits only oxygen and hyrogen, with the retro styling of a café race.

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Ttmm (after Time) Watchface Apps Collection by Albert Salamon, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interface and Interaction Design Category, 2013-2014. Pick your time with this collection of 40 elegant digital watch faces, in black and white for 144×168 pixel smartwatch screens (like Pebble and Kreyos).

Enter now for 2015.

Designers! You can enter next year's A' Design Awards & Competition 2015 now, with great fee discounts this month only, during the Earliest Bird period, April 27-30.

For more information: What is A' Awards?.

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