This week, London’s Design Museum will unveil its annual Designs of the Year Exhibition, which will remain open until the 15th of July. This year’s event, a celebration of the best in global design, is the 5th in running. The industry experts have nominated innovative and engaging designs across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
The nominations include one of our favourite shopping haunts Late Night Chameleon Cafe in London (Store design: Gary Card, Creative director: John Skelton, Brand director: Dan Mitchell), Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou in China (Zaha Hadid Architects), Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Costume Institute at the Met in New York (Andre Bolton with the support of Harold Koda) and Issey Miyake store in Tokyo (Miyake Design Studio).
From a comprehensive list of nominations, a prestigious jury will select the seven category winners and an overall winner for the Design of the Year 2012. The winners will be announced at an Awards Night held at the Design Museum on 24th of April.
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’.
Designs of the Year 2012
LONDON SE1 2YD
08.02.2012 – 15. 07.2012
Find out more HERE
Images via Design Museum:
Guangzhou Opera House, China Zaha Hadid Architects, Photography by Iwan Baan
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen – Sølve Sundsbø – Art + Commerce
opening: Totem no. 5 Ruy Teixeira, 2011 Bethan Laura Wood in collaboration with Pietro Viero