A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A’ Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Award to push them further for success.
Since 2016, The Greek Designers® transmits the idea of Greek design worldwide and exports premium design goods – with a story to tell – whilst remaining loyal to our philosophy motto ‘Discover the Concept Story behind the Creation’. The selected designers we collaborate are inspired by the Greek history and culture, tell the story through their collections, and many of them are awarded with the A’ Design Award for their concept, functionality and innovation. We proudly present our past design award winners below:
SOPHIA A’ DESIGN AWARD IN FURNITURE, DECORATIVE ITEMS AND HOMEWARE DESIGN CATEGORY
Marathon Boy Bookends designed by Sophia are inspired by the victorious young athlete, a constant reminder that success is dependent on effort, an important prerequisite that any succesful man should know. This is a handcrafted and hand-finished item, made out of Ceramine; a mixture of earthy and marble powders, which imitates the ancient Greek recipe. It is a non-toxic and environmentally friendly material. Awarded with the Silver A’ Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.
Sophia A’ Design Award for Marathon Boy Bookends. Visit Concept Store >
This timeless piece is part of Sophia Eternity Today collection, a truly original home collection where the precious classical Greek heritage takes the shape of unique handmade objects. Art is combined with design, eternity with modernity and the magic of timeless myths with the spirit of the 21st century. The collection’s creations are Golden Era messages, silently telling tales of beauty and nobility, power and wisdom, youth and hope.
Sophia (Sophia σοφία, Greek for ‘wisdom’) is a brand, which strikes to evoke the authenticity of the Greek cultural heritage through unique items of modern design. Sophia founder and Greek designer Alexandra, and her team, using a palette of beauty, emotion and character to design a truly original home collection where the precious classical heritage takes the shape of unique handmade objects.
LOMMER A’ DESIGN AWARD IN FASHION AND TRAVEL ACCESSORIES DESIGN CATEGORY
EvaTwo is a minimal tote bag designed by Lommer for every hour of the day. Awarded with the A’ Design Award 2016 Silver in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Category, the concept behind this bag is that you can choose as many different extra straps as you would like and change them according to your mood on your own. This way you can add your personal element to the design of your favorite bag.
Lommer A’ Design Award for EvaTwo Tote Bag. Visit Concept Store >
EvaTwo is part of EvaFamily, a collection of several bags made of a material, that Lommer’s team developed, which consists of E.V.A. foam and rubber. E.V.A. is a lightweight, durable, waterproof, recyclable, non-toxic & vegan material. What defines Lommer EvaFamily collection is that the bags are not produced by sewing the pieces together, but by assembling them with snap buttons. This way some extra features in products are created and these result in some unique, unexpected forms. Users get initiated to a unique experience by assembling a Lommer bag and choosing different elements to interact and shape different style combinations, based on their requirements.
The founders of Lommer Danai Gavrili and Alkioni Matsourdeli, both Product designers, born and raised in Athens, Greece, conceived the idea to create contemporary and timeless designs that would be instantly recognizable. The concept was materialised in April 2016 after meticulous research on new materials and new production methods. Lommer is an acronym from the words (we) LOve Materials (and we) MEet Requirements, which is the philosophy that the brand represents.
ARTPECKERS A’ DESIGN AWARD IN FASHION AND TRAVEL ACCESSORIES DESIGN CATEGORY
Two In One Backpack designed by Artpeckers is a multi-functional bag. It is a backpack with a top-clutch which can be easily removed and they can both be used separately; the backpack with or without the top and the top as a clutch. At the same time, this backpack is designed to be used as a canvas for different styles, through mix and match; the result is a plain base with multiple combinations. Awarded in 2019 with the Iron A’ Design Award in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Category.
Artpeckers A’ Design Award for Two In One Backpack. Visit Concept Store >
Two In One is part of Artpeckers Ηeptagon collection inspired by Iresioni, the olive tree branch Greeks were decorating from the end of September until the beginning of October, as an act that symbolized people’s thanksgiving to the Gods for the past year’s prosperity.
Artpeckers main goal is to spread the Greek heritage and mythology all over the world, using contemporary design language. Geometric shapes and patterns give abstract forms to stories inspired by Greek mythology, tales & customs. The architectural background of designers Elli Gkologkina and Dimitris Sergentakis, in combination with Kimon Gkologkina‘s engineering studies helped them to give shape to their designs, while Iro Simaioforidou gives some final touches through her photograph lens.
INOMO A’ DESIGN AWARD IN FURNITURE, DECORATIVE ITEMS AND HOMEWARE DESIGN CATEGORY
Modern Takes collection designed by George Drakakis for INOMO is inspired by monumental shapes that defined beauty and form. Three pieces, ‘Nike; the Winged Victory’, ‘Fragments’ and ‘Trojan Horse’ have been designed along minimal lines to accommodate modern indoor and outdoor living. Modern Takes collection was awarded in 2017 with the Iron A’ Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.
INOMO A’ Design Award for Modern Takes Collection. Visit Concept Store >
Sourcing inspiration from ancient Greek archetypical forms and concepts, George Drakakis deployed advanced GRP design to create furniture with sculptural sophistication made of innovative fibre-reinforced material. Eternal forms, re-made for the future. George Drakakis is an Architect / Designer from Greece that keeps practising serious fun. He designs projects at the border between art and design, constantly reminding that ‘Poiesis’ and Poetry is one and the same.
Modern Takes collection for INOMO is the brand’s first ready-to-purchase collection, developed along the principles of innovation, originality and endurance that the brand has been known for. Having 40 years of experience in tailor-made fiberglass design, product care and advanced production techniques, INOMO is more than just a retail manufacturer. It makes the expertise of tailor-made production available for purchase any time.