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Aesop Grabenstraße

On June 2nd, Aesop opened its tenth signature store in Germany. Located in Grabenstraße, this is the very first store to open in the city of Düsseldorf. Aesop Grabenstraße is the second store designed by Snøhetta to open in Germany, preceded by Aesop Fasnanstraße in Berlin.

In harmony with the handsome pedestrian plaza in which the store is situated – host to a variety of markets and fairs – the design subtly blurs distinctions between interior and exterior, and effects subdued contrasts of materiality and form.

Blonde-hued, tiered shelving crafted from Douglas Fir curves around the walls to effect a crescent suggestive of an amphitheater beckoning audiences; embedded downlights from the ceiling mirrors its form.

This implicit extension of the plaza is amplified by a monolithic concrete sink; reminiscent of a fountain around which local might regularly gather. Conversely, an element of the interior is continued just beyond the stone façade, where two timber benches fitted with planter boxes invite visitors to sit and linger in the shade outside.

With the recent opening, the store in Düsseldorf becomes the fifth space resulting from the collaboration between Aesop and Snøhetta.

Aesop Grabenstraße
Aesop Grabenstraße
Aesop Grabenstraße


Aesop Grabenstraße
Aesop Grabenstraße
Aesop Grabenstraße
Aesop Grabenstraße



Refuge for a Memory by Alexandra Kehayoglou

Alexandra Kehayoglou used left-over yarn to weave nature-inspired woven rugs. In Refugio para un Recuerdo (Refuge for a Memory), she created a fictional greenery reminiscences childhood memory. Her creation of grassland rugs can be a beautiful object for a house, but they also carried the message of a landscape at risk of extinction.

Born into a family with long tradition of weaving artisan rug originating from Turkey, Kehayoglou's grandmother took a loom with her to Argentina in the 1920s. The family went on to run the carpet business for generations. After graduating from visual arts, advertising and photography, Kehayoglou found herself drawn back toward the family tradition. She began breathing new life into the medium by exploring the boundaries between industrial and manual processes. For her, a carpet is more of a contemporary art exhibit. Shen playfully prompts her audience to consider their response to environments, both real and imagined.
Refuge for a Memory by Alexandra Kehayoglou
Refuge for a Memory by Alexandra Kehayoglou
Refuge for a Memory by Alexandra Kehayoglou
Refuge for a Memory by Alexandra Kehayoglou




A' Design Awards 2016-2017- Winners

As the world's largest competition for design , the A’ design awards are held in many creative fields to recognize the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. The mission of the A' Award and Competition is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to.

Every submission to the competition are reviewed by a strong international jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A' Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, prestige, publicity and international recognition to The A’ Design Award Medalists through the A’ Design Prize which is given to celebrate all awarded designs. With the aim to highlight, advertise & advocate good design, designers and design oriented companies for a better future. A' Design Award aims to channel the attention of press, interactive medias, design critics, distributors and buyers to the award winners.

By entering your work to A’ Design Award, you will be able to promote your design work to millions of design oriented audiences including design buyers and editors. Indeed, as a part of the A' Design Prize, the laureates are granted services such as exhibition of awarded works, inclusion of awarded designs in best designs of the year annual, an exclusive PR campaign for awarded designs, invitation to the black-tie gala-night and award ceremony and most importantly, the ability to use the award winning design logo on your marketing and communications. Checkout the complete A’ Design Prize here. 

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
La Notte Premio A' 2015 Gala-Night & Award Ceremony

A' Design Award and Competition is organized under 100 main categories. Entries can be submitted in any of these categories, some of the top popular categories are: Interior Space and Exhibition Design, Packaging Design, Graphics and Visual Communication Design, Architecture, Building and Structure Design, Digital and Electronic Devices Design etc. Further design award categories available at: https://competition.adesignaward.com/categories.html

The deadline for submissions for the A' Design Awards & Competition 2016-2017 is february 28th. Results will be announced to public on April 15. For more information on how to submit, visit: https://competition.adesignaward.com/registration.php

The 2017 winners will also be showcased here on Design Year Book on April 15.

Register and submit your work to A’ Design Award and Competition 2016 now. Learn more about The A' Design Competition and see past winners at Design Mag which showcases good design work worldwide.

Here are some of the award winning works:

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
XXL Award Trophy and the Gold Trophy in Box

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Banco Kitchen table by LA AGENCIA
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Drops Coffee Table by Jeffrey A Day
Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Peel Cabinet by Leah K. S. Amick
Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Tippler Wine Package Design of White Spirit by Yong Huang
Silver A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Curling Iron Packaging Pby Yongbin Kim
Silver A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
K.I.S.S. Residential Development Residential Development by Evolution Design
Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
bioLogic Self-Transforming Biological Skin by bioLogic team, Tangible Media Group
Silver A' Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Spacious Mountain view is space asset by Chia Hung-Yu
Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Barin Ski Resort by RYRA Design Studio
Silver A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Dark Side Recessed Lighting Fixture by Igor Lobanov
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2015


Chairman Mao Red Packet

Red packet is a special item in which Chinese put not only money, but also good wishes for the ones they love during Chinese New Year. This year, Ekoo invites 34 designers from all over China, and ask each of them to design a special red packet to represent their hometown.

Chairman Mao, being printed on Chinese banknotes, is a representative figure of Hunan province ( Chairman Mao was born in Shaoshan, Hunan). As a designer from Hunan, Jody Xiong get inspiration from the Chairman Mao. The cut-out design of this red packet reveals just exactly Mao’s portrait on the hundred note. By this simply yet smart design, people can easily tell the feature of Hunan or how much money they received in the red packet.

The Chairman Mao Red Packet has been making a splash on Chinese social networks, and has been seen several million times on wechat.

Chairman Mao Red Packet
Chairman Mao Red Packet
Chairman Mao Red Packet




Underwear Packaging

oorrddiinnaarryy” is underwear brand for guys, for their ordinary days. This design is a model for clear product communication. A sustainable solution simple, minimalist and clever: a witty and perfect interpretation of less is more. Even if one size fits everyone, the package has simple drawings of male with various body shapes wearing underwear. Customer can see them on the package and choose the right size for him without checking the size. It has the cutout of the underwear shape, which shows colors and texture of the underwear. Inside, the package includes the paper holder with the product information. The package design is also very straightforward and communicates with customers in a simple way.

617 is a Korea-based design agency.

Underwear Packaging
Underwear Packaging
Underwear Packaging
Underwear Packaging




CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio

This residential project- CASA EFFE-E in Bomporto, Italy involves an old barn partially damaged by the earthquake.

A massive structural intervention has made the building suitable to support other similar events. The environment is characterized by the presence of disused abandoned farm buildings and the cultivated fields of the Modena plain.

The building claims its membership to the palces with a main front characterized by an harsh nature, grumpy and unhelpful, which is opposed to a domestic and faithful interior space and a large façade that opens to the endless countryside.

CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio


CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio
CASA EFFE-E by Archiplan Studio


A' Design Awards & Competition - Call for Entries


Nominate your design here for the world best design competition. A' Design Award & Competition 2016- 2017 period is now open for registration.

The A' Design Award is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups. Winning the A' Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, a proof of quality for companies. Having the A' Award attracts the eyes of design oriented audiences worldwide, winners will be able to find better and higher profile jobs and sales leads. With over 100+ categories to submit your design, A' Design Award will generate more networking effects. If you are wondering why there are so many categories, we invite you to read more about it here. Below are some of the most popular categories:
  • Good Industrial Design Award
  • Good Architecture Design Award
  • Good Product Design Award
  • Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award
  • Packaging Design Award
Further design award categories are available at: https://competition.adesignaward.com/categories.html

Taking part in the A’ Design Award & Competition provides valuable feedback and experience. A’ Design Award winners not only enjoy fame & recognition but also many benefits such as free participation in exhibition, publicity and visibility, world design rankings inclusion and vast networking with potential media, procurers and producers. All entries will be judged by panels of judges of experienced design professionals, press members and academics.

All entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members" etc. It is good to know that unlike other awards, A' Design Award follows a peer-review process with anonymous voting and evaluation of entries.

Now let look at some of the previous winners of A' Design Awards & Competition.

A' Design Award
Coastal Cinema by One Plus Partnership Limited

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Mangrove Sales Center by Raynon Chiu

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Got One!! Wild Mullet Catch Food Packaging by Ching Wei Liu

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Kopos® | Limited Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Chris Trivizas

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Svalbardi Polar iceberg water by Studio h

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
ALSFELD Cutting boards by Nott Design Studio

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Micro Matter Miniature Sculptures in Glass Test Tubes by Rosa de Jong

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Improbable Journey Womenswear Collection by Suetyi Ko

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
LADY MARION Hat/Headwear by Zahra Sartipi

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
SPHERICAL Armchair by MOVECHO

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Honeycomb Bookshelf by Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
The Holy Ghost Furniture by YI Chen & Muchen Zhang

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
The Rebel Mirror by Johanna Jonsson Abchee

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
El_Masnad Lounge Carpet by Sana Alabdulwahed

Register here for A' Design Awards & Competition 2016- 2017.
Deadline for submission is February 28. Results will be announced to public on April 15.
A selection of results would be published at Design Yearbook on April 15.
To learn more about the award, please view our one-page presentation: What is A' Design Award?