ChicTip Top 10 designs from the A’ Design Award & Competition


Do you have a great design that deserves attention of worldwide media in all languages? Then you should join the A’ Design Awards .

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.

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 was open to public on April 18 ( so if you’re in the area you must visit the exhibit).

Call for Entries to A’ Design Award & Competition


Show the world your talent and applied by February 28 for the Design Award & Competition, you’ll get prestige, publicity and international recognition and of course the A design Prize for the winners.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading international annual juried competition for design. The A’ Design Accolades are organized in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and established professionals.

The “A’ Design Prize” is a coveted and comprehensive winners’ kit for awarded designs. “A’ Design Prize” includes but not limited to: international design excellence certificate in metal frame, invitation to the exclusive gala-night in Italy, online + offline exhibition of awarded projects, A2 poster of awarded projects, hardcover printed best projects’ yearbook publication, special 3d printed metal award trophy in luxury black box, project translation to 20+ languages in order to truly reach international audiences, an exclusive interview with the winner, press release preparation and distribution, license to use “A’ Design Award Winner Logo” in your communication, promotion of awarded works to thousands of other publications, media appearances through our press partners, inclusion in World Design Rankings as well as access to further marketing and PR tools.

The A’ Design Award & Competition has been established to promote and recognize the best design works in all countries and in all creative disciplines.

Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Design Award. Entries are accepted annually till February 28th and results are announced every year on April 15. Designers worldwide are called to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Entries are accepted as long as they were designed in the last 10 years.



A’Design Award & Competition Winners: Architecture


A’Design Award & Competition is an international juried competition which creates a platform for companies, designers, architects and innovators to showcase their works across varied categories while garnering press and publicity to help carry these inventive design concepts forward.

We at Chic Tip have gathered our ‘Top Ten’ A’Design Award Winners for the Architecture/Building/Structure Design category. Enjoy these sites to be seen!:



Golden Moon by Laboratory for Explorative

A remarkable modern derivative of a traditional Chinese lantern and homage to the burning love story of Chang’e the Moon Goddess of Immortality, this six-story incandescent public space structure is comprised of a computer-generated steel grid, bamboo, concrete and finally stretch fabric in fiery hues of red, orange and bordeaux. A sensational abstract flame, the sphere was installed upon a reflective pool in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park as a choreographed sound and light pavilion to be enjoyed by the public during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

A’Design Award & Competition Winners: Furniture

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A’Design Award & Competition is an international juried competition which creates a platform for companies, designers, architects and innovators to showcase their works across varied categories while garnering press and publicity to help carry these inventive design concepts forward.

We at Chic Tip have gathered our ‘Top Ten’ A’Design Award Winners for the Furniture/Decorative Items/Homeware Design category–hope you enjoy these as much we did!:




Butterfly Chair by Eduardo García Campos

A luxurious sculptural chair, the aesthetic is almost ethereal while taking on the appearance of a Monarch butterfly. The Butterfly Chairs, which are manufactured as one homogenous piece, are equally as stunning when placed individually or together, forming the silhouette of the Monarch. Materials include aluminum, plastic, carbon fiber and bronze and colors range the gamut of a rainbow, creating a versatile chair for indoor or outdoor living.

The Lawn on D Installation in Boston, MA by Höweler + Yoon Architecture

If you’re planning to be in Boston any time soon don’t miss “The Lawn on D” installation by Höweler + Yoon Architecture.

“SWING TIME is an interactive playscape composed of 20 illuminated ring-shaped swings. The installation activates a temporary park between the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and D Street to create an experimental public space.

Custom fabricated from welded polypropylene, the swings are designed in three different sizes so that the community can engage, exercise, and play with SWING TIME as individuals or in groups. LED lighting within the swing is controlled by a custom micro-controller, signaling the swing’s activity level. An internal accelerometer measures the acceleration forces of the swing. When forces are static and the swings are not in use, they emit a soft, white light that illuminates the area. When the swings are in motion, the micro-controller switches the light from white to purple, creating a colorful glowing effect. SWING TIME’s responsive play elements invite users to interact with the swings and with each other, activating the urban park and creating a community laboratory for play in the Innovation District and South Boston neighborhoods.

SWING TIME is sponsored by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and located at The Lawn on D, a 2.7-acre outdoor experimental event landscape”.

Be on display until October 31, 2014.

The 2014 Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Like every year ChicTip reporting live from the Javits Center in New York City where the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) taking place and bring you the best designs that are out there.

The annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) hosts more than 500 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and features everything in design that one could imagine—contemporary furniture, seating, carpeting and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors.

For more information visit the ICFF site.

French design studio Moustache has launched their new collection during Maison & Objet in Paris recently. The collection consist of furnitures and objects designed by home designers François Azambourg, Inga Sempé, Big-Game, Ionna Vautrin, Benjamin Graindorge, Sébastien Cordoléani, Dylan Martorell and has revealed the firsts products issued from their new collaborations with Bertjan Pot, Constance Guisset and Jean-Baptiste Fastrez.