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Design Of The Year Award Oscars Honours Excellence

19-04-2012
 
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Shortlist Includes Kate Middleton wedding dress and Olympic Torch

The Design Museum’s Design Awards, ‘the Oscars of the design world’, showcase the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world, spanning seven categories,  Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.

The 
2012 
winner 
of 
the 
prestigious 
international 
Design
 of
 the
 Year
 award
 will
 be 
presented
 by 
Anya
Hindmarch
on
 24
 April
 at
 the 
Design
 Museum, 
London.

The
 overall 
winner will be
 chosen 
from 
89
 entries
 to
 claim 
the
 winning 
title.
 The
 award, 
designed 
by
 Swarovski, 
celebrates 
international 
design
 from 
the
 last
 12 
months.
 The
 overall
 winning 
design 
of
 the 
fifth 
annual
 Design
 of
 the
 Year 
Awards 
will 
enter
 the 
Design 
Museum 
Collection.

This year, designer Ilse Crawford is chair of the jury, joined by Hella Jongerius, Sir George lacobescu, Henrietta Thompson and Evgeny Lebedev. Category

This is the fifth annual Designs of the Year Awards to be held in London. It showcases the year in design, and is a celebration of the best in global designs. Industry experts have nominated innovative and engaging designs across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.

The list covers an eclectic mix of designs including The London 2012 Olympic Torch, designed by Barber Osgerby, the Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and a wind-propelled Landmine Detonator which cost $40 to produce. Nominations also include the Kinect for Xbox 360, the first ever Virtual Tesco Store, the London 2012 Velodrome and a pop-up cinema (Folly for a Flyover) in Hackney, East London.

Yves Béhar winner of the inaugural Design of the Year in 2008 for his One Laptop per Child, continues his run of being nominated in each year since the awards inception, this year Béhar is nominated for his JAMBOX wireless music speaker. Bethan Laura Wood, a previous Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, receives her first two nominations in this year’s awards, her Totem Chandelier and Moon Rock tables, both of which were showcased at Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 2011 are nominated in the Product and Furniture category.

All of the nominations will be on show at the Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum from 8 February – 4 July 2012. From this comprehensive list of nominations, a prestigious jury will select the seven category winners and an overall winner for the Design of the Year 2012.

Exhibition curator Ria Hawthorn comments ‘From the everyday practicality of a carefully crafted dining chair to the thought-provoking solar powered 3D printing machine that points to the future, this year’s nominees reflect the diversity of design in all its forms, showcasing designs that will have an impact on our everyday and future lives’.

Architecture is prominent in the list, which was first awarded in 2008, but there are also entries from the fields of fashion, graphics and transport. The British architect John McAslan is featured for his restoration of the Iron Market in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince after the earthquake two years ago.His peer Sergison Bates is listed for Huise Zingem, a housing project for older people in Belgium, as is Mass Design Group’s hospital in Butaro, Rwanda. Zaha Hadid’s yacht-like Guangzhou Opera House and Hopkins Architects’ London Velodrome are also on the shortlist, as is Foster & Partners’ Spaceport America, which has been described as “a manta ray”.

Others listed include the fashion house of Alexander McQueen, which includes Sarah Burton’s dress for the Royal wedding and the Savage Beauty exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum. 


architecture
butaro hospital, butaro, rwanda - mass design group
folly for a flyover, london, UK - assemble cic
guangzhou opera house, guangzhou, china - zaha hadid architects
hepworth wakefield, wakefield, UK - david chipperfield architects
care home, huise-zingem, belgium - sergison bates architects llp
maggies centre, gartnavel, glasgow, UK - OMA
national park of mali buildings, bamako, mali - diébédo francis kéré of kéré architecture
moses bridge, fort de roovere, netherlands - ro&ad architects
olympic 2012 velodrome, london, UK - hopkins architects
spaceport america, new mexico - foster + partners
the iron market, port-au-prince, haiti - john mcaslan + partners
youth factory, mérida, spain - selgascano, gestaltskate and jared

digital

bc homepage version 4, london, UK - BBC
beck’s green box project - beck’s
face substitution, new york, USA - arturo castro and kyle mcdonald
guardian ipad edition, london, UK - guardian news and media in consultation with mark porter
high arctic, national maritime museum, london, UK - united visual artists
homeplus tesco virtual store, seoul, south korea - homeplus tesco
letter to jane, portland, USA - tim moore
microsoft kinect and kinect SDK - microsoft games studios, microsoft research and xbox, UK and USA
musicity, london, UK - concept by nick luscombe and simon jordan and designed by jump studios
the stanley parable, california, USA - written and created by davey wreden
suwappu, london, UK - dentsu london, UK, in consultation with berg



furniture
balsa furniture, london, UK - kihyun kim
chassis, munich, germany - stefan diez
the crates, beijing, china - naihan li & co
earthquake proof table, jerusalem, israel - arthur brutter and ido bruno
harbour chair, london, UK - andré klauser and ed carpenter
hemp chair, berlin, germany - studio aisslinger
lightwood, london, UK - jasper morrison
moon rock tables, london, UK - bethan laura wood
not so expanded polystyrene (nseps), london, UK - attua aparicio & oscar wanless at silo
oak inside, rotterdam, netherlands - christien meindertsma
osso, paris, france - ronan and erwan bouroullec
textile field at the victoria and albert museum, london - ronan and erwan bouroullec, fabric by kvadrat
tip ton, london, UK - edward barber & jay osgerby
waver, munich, germany - konstantin grcic
xxxx_sofa, eindhoven, netherlands - yuya ushida

fashion

alexander mcqueen: savage beauty, the costume institute at the metropolitan museum, new york, USA -
andrew bolton with the support of harold koda of the costume institute, new york,USA
the duchess of cambridge’s wedding dress, london, UK - sarah burton for alexander mcqueen
céline autumn/winter ’11, paris, france - phoebe philo at céline
late night chameleon café, london, UK - store design: gary card, creative director: john skelton, brand director: dan mitchell
mary katrantzou autumn/winter ‘11, london, UK - mary katrantzou
melissa + gaetano pesce boot and flip flop, new york, USA - gaetano pesce, manufactured by melissa, brazil
oratory jacket, london, UK - will carleysmith, brompton bicycle ltd.
suno spring/summer ‘11, new york, USA - suno
vivienne westwood ethical fashion africa collection, autumn/winter ’11 - vivienne westwood, london, uk
132 5. issey miyake - miyake design studio, tokyo, japan

graphics
AA files, london, UK - john morgan studio
beauty is in the street, london, UK - four corners books, cover designed by john morgan, book interior designed by pierre le hors
bloomberg businessweek, new york, USA - bloomberg businessweek
the comedy carpet, blackpool, UK - gordan young and why not associates
cover artwork and video for join us by they might be giants, new york, USA - paul sahre
cut it out, london, UK - noma bar
matthew hilton identity and website, london, UK - spin
nokia pure font, london, UK - dalton maag
one thousand cranes for japan - concept by anomaly and unit 9, london, UK
photo-lettering, yorklyn, USA - house industries
gf smith digital campaign, london, UK - sea design
stockmann packaging, helskinki, finland - kokoro & moi
self service magazine - petronio associates
what design can do! , amsterdam, netherlands - de designpolitie
your browser sent a request that this server could not understand, rotterdam, netherlands - koen taselaar

product
ascent, london, UK - edward barber and jay osgerby
pq eyewear designed by ron arad a-frame line and corbs line - ron arad
botanica, eindhoven, netherlands - studio formafantasma
carbon black wheelchair - andrew slorance
defibtech lifeline view™ automated external defibrillator (aed), llc guilford, USA - defibtech
heracleum, schiedam, netherland - studio bertjan pot
hövding invisible cycle helmet - hövding
jawbone jambox, san francisco, USA - yves béhar, fuseproject
the learning thermostat, USA - nest, palo alto
mine kafon, eindhoven, netherlands - massoud hassani
london 2012 olympic torch, UK - edward barber and jay osgerby
orb-it - black and decker
shade, london, UK - simon heijdens
solar sinter, london, UK - markus kayser studio
thixotrope, london, UK - conny freyer, sebastien noel and eva rucki of troika
TMA-1 headphones - kibisi
totem, london, UK - bethan laura wood in collaboration with pietro viero
white collection, finland - ville kokkonen

The 
shortlisted
 designs 
are 
on
 show
 at
 the 
Designs 
of
 the
 Year
 exhibition 
at
 the
 Design 
Museum 
until 
July
 4th 2012


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