A MUSE's creation is never thoughtless. It is crafted meticulously to usher forth new horizons, while serving as waypoints for those who come after. The MUSE Design Awards honors design professionals of various expertise, whose works carve a path forward, while leaving their marks in history. They ascend, and take their rightful place as a MUSE.
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The winners of the MUSE Design Awards are all eligible to receive the coveted MUSE awards, with their entries highlighted on all Muse online platforms throughout the coming year.
The 2020 Edition MUSE Awards statuette is a nod to perfection, celebrating excellence and wisdom. This is not just a statuette that celebrates your win; it is a symbol of creativity, a crowning achievement to those who reach for the stars and transcend beyond the wildest imaginations.
The evolved MUSE statuette is crowned to signify great achievement, glory and victory - a truly special piece available exclusively for 2020 MUSE Awards winners.
“ The MUSE Award is surely a prestigious and important award that will give visibility to the agency and its work. It will allow us to reach more important and prestigious clients with more fascinating and ambitious projects. ”
~ Giovanni Murgia, Creative Director of Redfish Advertising, Italy
“ One gets automatically more attention from the media and the potential clients that wanted to work with you as they clear their doubts or insecurities. People that only heard of you want to know more and enquire… It’s an organic form of advertisement. ”
~ Pedro Lucas Freire, Founder, CEO& Architect of Lucas Freire Architecture, Belgium
“ Design awards are important on many levels. They act as a pinnacle of excellence for a designer, help guide consumers to make more informed purchase decisions and perhaps more importantly – inspire the next generation of designers. I also believe that design awards can bring a different level of validation to a designer, outside of just selling a product. Our work is judged by those I consider to be best-in-class, bringing a wide breadth of knowledge and unparalleled leadership in the industry. ”
~ Matthew McCormick, Designer of Matthew McCormick Studio, Canada
“ We are extremely proud and honored to receive this Platinum Award. This international award means that we can engage like-minded developers and designers to exchange ideas on how to make community design better. ”
~ Erez Bar-Nur, Founder & Lead Designer of Landscape Design Workshop, United States
“ It is definitely a great honor for us as all 4 of our entries won the MUSE Awards, including one Platinum Award. Everyone in my team is so passionate about our job and have been working really hard. I think everything has formed a virtuous circle, from hard work to good design, to explosive market response, international exposure and other rewards. This allows me o invest more in our team and further improve our work. ”
~ Jansword Zhu, Founder & Art Director of Jansword Design, China
“ This Award distinction is highly important. Competitions of global caliber are effective weapons to convince potential clients that there are effective reasons to choose you instead of others, but competitions and awards are also a way to highlight the immense gap between good professionals and cheap options. Eventually, winning awards pushes yourself to a higher rank, increasing the possibilities to hook clients of a higher profile. ”
~ Nick Pitscheider, Independent Branding Consultant & Desiner of Nick Pitscheider, Italy
“ We won a few international awards in the past, which gave us a huge boost to pursue our design practice. It is very important for us to track the trends in international design, so winning awards like this can allow us to see other designs and be inspired by them. ”
~ Daisuke Nagatomo, Design Director of MisoSoupDesign, Taiwan
“ I want to thank the MUSE Awards for the opportunity for us to enter my body of work and selecting me as a winner on 2 projects. It was above our expectations. We are grateful and honored. ”
~ Pepe Calderin, CEO & President of Pepe Calderin Design, United States
“ Winning this award reaffirms my mission of showcasing the beauty of the world and connecting the consumers to a product that has a special meaning to them by connecting their hearts and soul to a place they love or want to be connected to or to make a difference in. ”
~ Azin Valy, CEO & Designer of Cityzen by Azin, United States
“ I feel honored to receive the Platinum MUSE award in the furniture category. This is considered by me, the manufacturer, LAMMHULTS and the outside world as a recognition of PONTO-table as world-class furniture design. ”
~ Troels Grum-Schwensen, Architect & Designer of GRUMDESIGN Troels Grum-Schwensen, Denmark
“ Some of our previous projects have also won design awards from Britain, Italy, and Canada, and our MUSE Awards is undoubtedly a great affirmation of our design work. All the designers who participated in the award also felt very excited, which inspired us to firm up our aesthetic taste and design more excellent works. ”
~ David Chang, Founder of David Chang Design & Associates (DCDA), Principal Design, China
“ This award is validation from the design community that the effort made during the process of designing was worthwhile. The award is encouragement for us to keep pushing forward with more creativity in future projects. ”
~ Matt Flynn, Owner & Architect of Flynn Architecture & Design, United States
“ By winning this award, it is an affirmation of our effort on our design that helps strengthen the confidence of our clients. ”
~ Anya Wu, Design Director of Root Design HK Limited, Hong Kong
“ After over 3 years of developing the T.Series, I found it exciting and interesting that I can present my design to MUSE Award’s jury. I believe that critical and confirming voices are important points for good, further development. ”
~ Rudolf Wistl, Designer & Master Carpenter of GLAS.HOLZ design, Denmark
“ My partner, my entire team and I have received a hugely uplifting shot in the arm by receiving this award for professional excellence. It is an honor to be recognized by global peers and an internationally acclaimed body. ”
~ Arnab Ghosh, Partner in OSTRACA, India
MUSE Design AWARDS IS AN IAA COMPETITION
International Awards Associate (IAA) is a group of industry innovators, creators, designers and communications professionals, deeply committed to moving the industry forward through discovery and recognition of new and existing talent – all of us evolve for the better.