A’ Design Awards & Competition 2017 Winners

Loyly Public Sauna and Restaurant by Ville Hara. Photo © kuvio.com

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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2017 Winners

Our pick of the talent who won over the judges at the 2017 edition of the world's biggest design award...

A’ Design Award and Competition — the gargantuan awards roll-call that believes our collective futures will be shaped by arts, design, and technology; and recognises creativity that masters those sectors — have announced this year’s winners, a breathtaking array of design talent from across countless disciplines.

Loyly Public Sauna and Restaurant: A' Design Awards & Competition 2017 Winners

Loyly Public Sauna and Restaurant by Ville Hara
Photo © kuvio.com

With 1,958 winners hailing from 98 countries and representing 97 different design disciplines, the A’ Design Award and Competition 2017 is an impressive ode to international creativity. Branding; interiors; system design; transport; product design; fahion; marketing, and oodles more. From Creative Prototyping Unit’s high-tech lighting installation at China’s Sinan Mansions to Mark Talbot and Youngjin Yoon kitschy homage to the Postmodern radicalism of Ettore Sottsass’s Memphis design movement; complex interior structures like PTANG STUDIO LIMITED’s whimsical wooden whisky bar and on to Zhang WeiMin’s bold and brilliant typography.

The beautiful simplicity of Matt McCormick’s lighting designs; Martina Taranto’s 3D-printed chair informed by nomadic lifestyles; Takeshi Sawada’s irresistible Bambi Chair … We Heart’s editors have handpicked 20 winning designs from almost 2,000 winners; the diversity of design from almost 100 countries distilled into a bitesized nugget of the huge number of creative talents who took the honours at this year’s glamorous gala-night and award ceremony on Lake Como.

Think you’ve got what it takes to walk away with a gong at next year’s monumental celebration of pioneering creativity? Want to bask in the unique prestige that only winners of an A’ Design Award and Competition can? Register your work now for next year’s competition. For those of you simply here for the eye candy, peel back those eyelids and dive in …

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Mark Talbot

Bob by Mark Talbot. Photo © Joon Hyun Hwang

Colors Urban Hotel by Urban Soul Project

Colors Urban Hotel by Urban Soul Project

Natural Healing Workshop by Pei-Ying Lee

Natural Healing Workshop by Pei-Ying Lee. Photo © SU,DONG-SHAN

Lingering Fonts by Zhang WeiMin

Lingering Fonts by Zhang WeiMin

Halo Pendants by Matt McCormick

Halo Pendants by Matt McCormick

P S 150 by Genius Loci Pte Ltd

PS150 Bar by Genius Loci Pte Ltd

La Smilza Darwinian Chair by Martina Taranto

La Smilza Darwinian Chair by Martina Taranto

Synthesis by Merve Uçar

Synthesis by Merve Uçar. Photo © Barbara Franzo

Heaven Is a Place On Earth by Dr. Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven

Heaven is a Place On Earth by Dr. Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven. Photo © Holger Knauf

Copper Whiskey Bar & Lounge by PTANG STUDIO LIMITED

Copper Whiskey Bar & Lounge by PTANG STUDIO LIMITED

Resonet Sinan Mansions by William Hailiang Chen

Resonet Sinan Mansions by William Hailiang Chen.
Photo © Steven Chang

Parka by Valeriy Lizunov

Parka Craft Beer Bar by Valeriy Lizunov. Photo © Olga Melekestseva

Tribeca Loft by Andrew Franz

Tribeca Loft by Andrew Franz. Photo © Albert Vecerka/Esto

Léon by Lewis Power

Léon by Lewis Power

Takeshi Sawada

Bambi Chair by Takeshi Sawada. Photo © kamina&C

A Chairs by Yi-An, Hung

A Chairs by Yi-An, Hung. Photo © Clivelan

Bolina Room Divider by Alessandra Meacci

Bolina Room Divider by Alessandra Meacci

Chris Cran Exhibition Catalogue Exhibition Catalogue by Stefan Canuel, RGD

Chris Cran Exhibition Catalogue by Stefan Canuel, RGD

VacuumGlow Clock by VacuumGlow

VacuumGlow Clock by VacuumGlow. Photo © Vadim Garnaev

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