Announcing the A’ Design Awards & Competition Winners

Each year, the A’ Design Award & Competition calls upon designers worldwide to enter their best projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity for consideration. This year’s awards cycle has officially come to a close, and we’re excited to announce all of the winners and to also give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite winning projects:

Meditation Seat Ware by Gao Fenglin

The crossed legged position is important to so many different cultures, but we rarely see furniture designed to accommodate this position. Meditation seat’s design is subtle, leaving the emphasis on the restful position.

Sauna Habits Stove by Marina Baranova

Speaking of relaxation, the Sauna Habits Stove is something we never knew we could want, but now that it’s on our radar, it’s all we can think about.

Screwdriver Holder by Wei Jingye, Jin Yadong and Chen Siqi

This little device is designed to make holding a nail in place while you take a screwdriver to it a much more efficient. It works by latching onto the nail on one end and the screwdriver on the other, so when you turn the screwdriver, you’re also activating the nail.

Kebrick Sand construction set by id.real

The Kebrik sand construction set takes us back to our childhoods when the only sand toys available looked like elaborate castles. It would’ve been nice to play with this modular set that let’s you mix-and-match shapes to create a more customized version of the classic sand castle.

Eagle Electric kick scooter by Ignas Survila

Can someone say, “Razor scooter upgrade”? The Eagle Electric Kick Scooter is light, thin and and folds into a compact form that can be rolled around by hand when the user doesn’t feel like scooting.

Create Your Own Moon Moon Cake by Lam Cheung, Yi Lau

We always enjoy new takes on cultural objects and rituals. This project takes the symbolic moon cake dessert and turns it into a customizable experience to be shared with family and friends.

Tag Switch by Liquan Li

Tag Switch is an organizational system created to ensure people understand exactly what lighting is controlled by each light switch in their home or office. Take a look at the bottom half of the image, and you’ll see how sloppy and temporary this can look when done by hand.

Exeo by Sushant Vohra

EXEO modular gaming controllers allow you to create the perfect controller for any type of game—think bow and arrow for archery games or a sword for fighting games. We like this project so much we featured it as a reader submitted project a few months ago!

PIXIO Magnetic Construction Set by Ivan Khalus and Oleh Berezovskyi

This beautiful construction set consists of magnetic blocks in a variety of vibrant colors. Users can build almost anything they want, but it’ll be tough getting yourself to break this rainbow structure for the first time.

URBANIZED Maintenance free commuting bike by Hristo Tashev – Vasil Mihaylov

We’ve seen a lot of commuter bikes these days, but the wheels on this one really stand out. Overall, the URBANIZED bike looks well constructed and easy to maneuver around a city with.

Registrations to the next cycle of the A’ Design Award are now open. Learn more about the awards here. Enter your works here.