Lovely Package presents the winners of the 2015 A’ Design Award & Competition. Each year creative agencies compete for honor, prestige and international recognition.
A’ Design Award & Competition is the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards. Today, the A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014 – 2015 design competition: There are 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. Given the number of participating countries and competition categories, the A’ Design Award is the Worlds’ largest design accolade that brings designers, architects, artists, brands and companies from across the globe under the same roof.
Here are a few of the projects that we chose to highlight, and for the rest be sure to check out all of the winners here.
Jacobs Coffee by Angela Spindler
“The client wanted to package the product in a typical coffee bean bag but wanted something different that afforded them flexibility with the number of variants they wanted to bring to market, cost efficiencies and practicality.”
Barb Perfume Packaging by Barb Team
“In the basis of this project was a question: What kind of perfume would we definitely buy? The one to stand out against others on the market full of trendy and glossy perfume brands. The one reflecting the man’s personality, savage power and courage. We looked around and found a solution right down at our feet. Millions of years ago a man picked up a stone and the stone has changed people’s life and the course of civilization. As many times before, nature itself gave us the powerful insight.”
Insal’Arte Food packaging (Fresh Salad) by Mirco Luzzi
“The idea was to create a new graphic language for fresh cut salads, an elegant and polished one that could show a playful side by re-creating the alphabet letters giving the opportunity to play with words.”
Volksbier PET container by Cristian Stancu, Viorel Rusu
“The packaging transmits the traditional joy of beer drinking. Also is a bit courageous because you can see the product in full, no hidden characteristic, clear colour, etc.”
Fisj Canned Fish Packaging Concept by Simen Wahlqvist
“My motive for creating this project was to create a packaging design solution that would be easily recognisable and that would stand out from its competitors. The inspiration for the final design was gathered while spending time inspecting all kinds of tin can packaging and getting to know the material. I also really wanted to create a product that would make people eat more healthy. The goal is that customers that usually do not buy these kinds of products will stop and look at the cans and want to buy them immediately.”
Stumbras Vodka Premium Organic Vodka Bottle by Edvardas Kavarskas
“Vodka produced from wheat grown on an organic farm and deep subsurface water. Its production also includes filtration through a unique linen filter. Though no longer grown in Lithuania, flax is still a distinctly Lithuanian plant and thus acted as the leading design inspiration. The natural, blue colour of the flax blossom was the main inspiration.”
creteleon Bottle by Tasos Polydorou
“The brief was to design a creative label that would showcase the unique bottle design and also protect the contents within. The design was conceived to attract customers’ attention and communicate the simplicity of from and function.”
Lithuanian Vodka Gold. Diamond Edition Bottle decor by Studija Creata
“This time as an inspiration served unique pieces of Lithuanian folk art – straw gardens – pieces of straw are strung together to form diamond-shaped spatial compositions which symbolize the order of the universe. According to ritual custom, straw gardens were used to decorate the home during life’s most important moments – for weddings, births, or on Christmas Eve – as a token of harmony.”
Archie Rose Distilling Co. Spirits Range Packaging by Squad Ink
“We started our research by exploring local Tasmanian distilleries and the urban distilleries of Brooklyn and London. We discovered that civic pride was a re-occurring theme and with a shortage of heritage sites in Sydney coupled with Archie Rose being the first since 1853, we felt compelled to acknowledge the past. While looking back into Sydney’s distilling history we found a short and sketchy anecdote (as one doesn’t tend to write a lot down when one is distilling illegally) about a small collective of distillers who used the generic name of “Archie” to refer to their distilling comrades, thus providing a degree of anonymity. We felt drawn to this story and thought about how we could breathe new life into the history of Rosebery (the area it’s located) – therefore ‘the Archie’ & ‘the Rosebery’ simply reincarnated as “Archie Rose”. Hence forth, much of our design inspiration was drawn from the past yet we made a conscious effort to ensure the final execution felt contemporary with a nod to the traditional.”
Basik Packaging by Saana Hellsten
“Basik was born as the result of my thesis based on gendered visual language. The thesis criticizes packaging that perpetuates gender stereotypes and sees gender-neutral packaging as a factor that can encourage gender equality and create a more sustainable world. The name Basik refers to neutrality. I am digging into the basics of the products and leaving out the extra, such as the unnecessary gendered visual language. The project shows how the same gender-neutral solutions, when done well, can work throughout an entire product range.”
2014-2015 A’ Design Award winners will get their award winning work physically exhibited in Ireland, the World Design Hub 2015, Italy and Holland. The La Notte Premio A’, The A’ Design Award and Competitions’ Gala-Night and Award Ceremony will be held in Lake Como, Italy. The glamorous black-tie event will bring leading figures in design industry, press members, award winning designers and companies together. In parallel to the Milan Design Week, the A’ Design Awards also have a 750 m2 exhibition at “MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design” Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy. The exhibition will open to public on April 18, and the invite-only Gala-Night will be held on April 18.
It has been noted that this year was much harder then previous years due to increased competition by increased quality and quantity of works. Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential 70-person jury panel of established academics, prominent press members, creative design professionals and entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting for each entry and award category. The A’ Design Award and Competition 2014-2015 Edition was further endorsed by ICSID -International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, IFI – The International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers and ICOGRADA – International Council of Communication Design which imposed several additional criteria during evaluation and voting. Furthermore a new normalized score mechanism was implemented which considered the juror votes not by their arithmetic average but rather by their standard deviations, all together it was much harder to strike a victory this year, but it is well worth the effort.
Design enthusiasts, creative aficionados and art editors worldwide are cordially invited to get fresh design inspiration and discover latest trends in arts, architecture and technology by visiting the A’ Design Awards’ online gallery of winners at designmag.org which features all top designs from the 2014 – 2015 International A’ Design Competition as well as previously awarded works from past years. Editors and design lovers will also enjoy the interviews with the award winning designers at design-interviews.com
A’ Design Competition results are announced every year on April 15. Best products, projects and services worldwide that demonstrate superior design, technology and creativity are rewarded with the A’ Design Award; the symbol of excellence in design and innovation. If you too have a great design, you can submit your work after registration from the following page: competition.adesignaward.com after submitting your work, you will get a complimentary preliminary score.
There are five different levels of distinction: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron A’ Design Awards are distributed annually in all design disciplines. Designers, companies and institutions from all countries are annually called to take part in the accolades by nominating their best works, projects and products for award consideration.
The A’ Design Awards are given for Good Spatial Design (Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and Landscape Design), Good Industrial Design (Product Design, Appliance Design, Vehicle Design, and Machinery Design), Good Communication Design (Graphics Design, Interaction Design and Marketing Design), Good Fashion Design (Garment Design, Fashion Accessory Design and Footwear Design), Good System Design (Service Design, Design Strategy, Quality & Innovation) as well as for Achievements in Arts & Literature.
Laureates are invited to attend the glamorous gala-night and award ceremony in Italy where they would be called to stage to collect their trophies, award certificates and yearbooks. Winner are also provided exclusive space to take part in the “best designs of the year” exhibition to showcase their works in Italy. Laureates are also entitled to receive the “A’ Design Prize” competition.adesignaward.com
The A’ Design Prize is a highly coveted and comprehensive winners’ kit given to A’ Design Award & Competition medalists to help dissemination of their news to further and wider international audiences. In addition to the original 3D printed metal trophy, framed certificate and hardcover yearbook of best designs, the A’ Design Prize includes PR and marketing services such as translation of award winning works to dozens of languages, press release preparation and distribution, lifetime license to use “award winner” logo, public relations campaign for winners and communication of awarded works to thousands of media members.
While the 2014 – 2015 Edition is over, entries to the 2016 – 2016 competition is now open; interested designers, artists, architects and companies could register and submit their works at competition.adesignaward.com where further information regarding the design competition such as evaluation criteria, key dates, list of jury members, entry forms and presentation guidelines could be obtained.
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