It’s almost that time of the year once more. If you’re an artist looking for a way to showcase your work to the world, then try joining the A’ Design Award and Competition. The deadline of submission of entries is on February 28th. You can find out more about how to register here.
To give you inspiration, here are some previous artists who have won the award in the past. Take a look at their work:
A table that’s also a wine holder? Now that’s the kind of artwork that fits right into a modern gentleman’s man cave. This beautiful piece of furniture by Han Sung-Jae from Korea gives people a fun and interactive way of choosing a drink. You can rotate the handle when choosing the wine you want and later on use the table for drinking. The main main material is walnut wood and plywood of birch. It also used stainless steel and brass.
Minimalist meets multifunction. The concept of this couch came from the desire to use as little space as possible without compromising the zone of human interaction and practical function of a living room. Made of Freijo wood, leather-covered steel and fabric knitted to perfection, the user can rest, work, study, or just hang out with family and friends on this couch. The desk is located behind the backrest and the cabinets serve as storage at the back of the classy shelf by the side. This is created by designers Vinicius Lopes and Gabriela Kuniyoshi, and manufacturer Decameron.
The desire to meditate and lessen stress should be addressed anywhere – this is what the Meditation Seat Ware promotes. This furniture makes aesthetic meet function, as the user would sit in a Lotus Position to place his or her buttocks firmly while balancing the weight of his or her legs. Made by Gao Fenglin of China, the seat is comfortable enough for anyone to reach a calm state, and it is light enough to be transported to the workplace when deemed necessary.
Kids are the sunshine of our lives – and we as adults will go through lengths to make them feel like heaven. This Iconic Cloud Chair can do just that. Created by husband-and-wife tandem Pia and Woes Weinberg, the rocking chair is made to look like our children are riding into the clouds and the moon, letting them fly through their imagination and enjoy their innocence at the comfort of our homes. Truly, their parenting style reflects clearly on their artwork.
Designers Vinicius Lopes and Gabriela Kuniyoshi and manufacturer Decameron have another entry in the competition – a set of furniture that gives comfort when it is needed. Aptly called The Hug Armchair, it is a medium-sized furniture created to provide a comforting sensation to the owner, from a laid-back sitting position to the consoling headrest.
Hong Kong native Tim Kwok draws her inspiration from nature, and her main design philosophy is, “Evolution is just like design processes, all species have to keep on developing themselves to fit in nature.” The Cocoon Lounge Chair exemplifies just that – the woven line provides relaxation like the cocoon housing a caterpillar. Leather is the main material of this furniture, aimed to mimic human temperature and showcase flexibility for whole-body comfort.
English rock band Pink Floyd’s popular album The Dark Side of the Moon explored the totality of human experience, including and most especially empathy. This wonderful ear masterpiece was the main inspiration for Architect Cintia Miyahira’s Darkside. Functions as either a side table or a stool, The Darkside is made of stainless steel and acrylic. It’s not a usual go-to combination for durable furniture, but it works well for this artwork. The aesthetics definitely remind you of the rock album, and because of its dual-function, it also embodies the duality presented by the prism on the album cover.
Belgian designer Evgenia Dymkina was a project designer and brand director before establishing her own firm, EDstudio by Evgenia Dymkina. Her works speak of new perspectives on everyday objects, and The Dialogue Clock is no exception. As if the time-teller was split into two, the discs portray a conversation between two people, changing in discourse depending on the current hour and minute. The missing arrows give a fresh view of clocks, encouraging its owners to converse with each other instead of letting themselves get dictated by the limitations and constraints brought about by time.
Multi-awarded furniture designer and Gazi University Professor Kemal Yildirim designed a do-it-yourself Slant bookshelf for the creative bookworms who would like to experiment on self-projects at home. Inspired by obliques and the drive to assemble stuff without connectors, Prof. Yildirim wanted the users to have creative freedom in assembling his piece the way they prefer. Aside from books, the shelves can also store other stuff which may be used in the home and in the office. Another good news is that when dis-assembled, the pieces can fit into two boxes for easier transport, all in the convenience of its owner.
Andre Teoman preferred to label his designs as “creative and emotional,” according to his website, rather than innovative and technological. Which is why, building The Sputnik Dining Table as his client OIA’s statement piece was both a challenge and a massive accomplishment for him. Forming a futuristic material made of the most exquisite materials like marble and metal was something he’s extremely proud of, including the high-end touch of laser cuts that give the illusion of jewelry on the furniture. It’s heavy, elegant, and minimalisti