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24-04-2012
 
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Olympic Torch Takes Top prize but what about that wedding dress?

The London 2012 olympic torch  designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby took the ultimate prize this evening, at the Design Museum's Design of the Year Awards, held in London.

The slender, gilded aluminium cone shaped object sums up the melding of retro, 'Stuart Devlin' style British craftsmanship, with a 21st century twist, capturing the zeitgeist of all that is great about the last century of homegrown style. Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic said; "the torch was "a triumph of symbolism and beauty".He added that it "demonstrates how design can celebrate traditional qualities in a modern manner". The design has split critics and the public though.

There were some surprises this evening as Issey Miyake's cool architectural garment designs beat out Sarah Burton's Grace Kelly inspired Royal bridal gown. Burton's design was indisputably the dress of the year, as it was worn by Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, at the most watched wedding ceremony in the last 30 years.
Other clear winners were Hopkins architects for their design for the Olympic 2012 velodrome, london, UK.
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This year, designer Ilse Crawford was chair of the jury, joined by Hella Jongerius, Sir George lacobescu, Henrietta Thompson and Evgeny Lebedev. Category

The Design Awards are the Oscars of the design world, being considered the top award in the industry. The long-listed designs are in seven different categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport. A winner for each category will be selected by a high profile judging panel. The curator of the Design Awards exhibition said: '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.'

This was 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. Photo © ArtLyst 2012

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