The A’ Design Award and Competition is now accepting entries for their late submission period.
The deadline is 28 February 2013 to submit a project in over 80 categories – including retail, graphic, furniture and lighting design.
The winners of the competition don’t receive only a trophy – they have the benefit of a full promotions team, including advocacy and networking benefits that get your product on the market.
In August, we profiled several of our favourite winning designs from last year’s competition. Here are several more that offer clever twists on simple products – and a few that kids especially will love.
Read more about the submission guidelines here. The winners will be announced in April.
Massimals by Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.)
It’s an architectural installation that feels more like a life-size petting zoo – each animal is made out of simple material like cardboard and foam, and assembled from two-dimensional pieces.
The Book light by Kahyun Kim
This lamp blends in with the bookshelf when not in use – but simply pull it out of it’s case to turn it on, and it lights up a library.
S-Cube by Daisuke Nagatomo
This child-size chair can be used as a stool or step, and is strong enough to hold adults, too. The material is recycled (with a colourful leather seat), and light enough for the little ones to carry.
Good Morning Original Calendar Safari by Katsumi Tamura
This graphic design project uses pop-out, 3D animals to display days of the month – a cute (and practical) accompaniment for cubicles and desks.
Max & Minny dog and cat bed by Polona Pakiz
This bed for dogs (or cats) is built for the stylish pet and the high design home – where a lumpy, smelly dog bed won’t exactly add to the aesthetic.
Vintage Tailor’s Office by Chun Kai and Kyle Chan
This Hong Kong office is built to look like a high-end showroom, and the sewing machines, yarn and fabric are all from the old garment factory.
Monolith clock by Emre Bakir
This timepiece may not resemble a clock at first – but LED lights and a rectangular frame create a look-twice art clock that is also practical.