I’ve long been an advocate for submitting projects for awards. Not only does it instantly get you the credibility you need, it also gets your work noticed by a jury panel of the world’s best designers, and who’d say no to that?!
Joining the roster of the Asia Design Prize as the grand jury member this year is none other than industrial design stalwart and the “Prince of Plastic” Karim Rashid! Arguably one of the most renowned and revered designers in the industry, Rashid’s works are famous for how they seamlessly blend form and CFM into one incredible package. He brings these design sensibilities and a world of experience to the jury panel of ADP 2019.
The Asia Design Prize recognizes design efforts in and outside Asia, with a permanent online exhibition for all its winners, and works being featured in design magazines and blogs world over. Winners get trophies along with a certificate and the rights to use the ADP logo on their work, while the Grand, Gold, and Silver winners get cash prizes and framed plaques.
The Asia Design Prize is a brilliant way to get your work noticed as well as validated. People pay much closer attention to projects that win awards or gain accolades, and there’s a dramatic increase in your chances of getting featured on various portals across the world. Besides, where else would you get a chance to have Karim Rashid look at your work?!
Head to the Asia Design Prize website to know more! Submissions for 2019 open from the 3rd of September till the 31st of December 2018. Scroll down to take a look at some of our favorite winners from last year!
The ORBIKE Vending Machine by LiuYeQuan and LiYanrong is sure to catch your eye even if you don’t ride bicycles! The donut-shaped machine rests half above and half below the surface, with rotating pods that dispense bikes and biking accessories to users/members, while also displaying its wares in a beautiful, eye-catching, and dynamic format. Loving it!
Oren Geva’s 2C3D camera for the blind is a beautiful, innovative product that takes 3D images, allowing the visually impaired to capture, record, and more importantly, feel their photographs!
The Revolve Wheel took the internet absolutely by storm and is widely known as a design that has “reinvented the wheel”. Andrea Mocellin’s wheel redesign allows your traditional wheel to fold up into something 1/6th its original size, opening up a wide variety of possibilities, including making folding bikes and wheelchairs much more compact than before!
Literally the size of a quarter, the Dab is an unobtrusive Holter ECG/EKG that rests comfortably on your chest, constantly reading your heart’s movements. Designed to be minimal, non-invasive, and simple, the Dab tries to bridge the gap between medical appliances and wearables. Its tiny yet classy design sits on your chest via a gel patch, while the electrodes capture your heart activity. The Dab’s dry-electrodes allow it to be used and reused, unlike disposable electrodes that lead to large amounts of medical waste. They constantly measure one’s heart activity (requiring periodic charging via their wireless charging hub), and keep logs of accurate readings, quietly sitting on your chest while you absolutely forget that they’re even there in the first place!
Fan Shizhong’s Life Slide is a no-brainer award winner, honestly. Also bagging an A’ Design Award, James Dyson Award, and an iF Design Award, the Life Slide makes evacuations much easier to execute, by allowing people stuck at high altitudes to slide away from disaster. A much more feasible and safer option than an airlift, the Life Slide is MUCH faster than a ladder, which means the ability to save more people in less time!