Be wowed by some of the globe’s most original and exciting products, concepts and designers, for the 10th edition of Beazley Designs of the Year awards and accompanying exhibition at the Design Museum. The show brings together 62 shortlisted nominations spanning six categories, including architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Shortlisted in the fashion category are a hijab designed by Nike and a clothing line by Kanye West for his Life of Pablo tour.
Augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go has earned a nomination in the digital category, while Sir David Adjaye has been nominated in the architecture category for his National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
The public will be able to vote for their favourite designs online from October and a jury of industry experts will decide on the award winners in January 2018. A winner will be selected in each category and one overall winner will be announced on 25 January, 2018. Better Shelter, a flat-packed refugee shelter created with IKEA, was named the Beazley Design of the Year in 2016.
Now in its 10th year, the exhibition brings together over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport – featuring film, virtual reality, audio and objects representing the breadth and variety of this year’s designs. See the original Pussyhat, symbolising women’s solidarity in protest of President Donald Trump’s sexist remarks and the Refugee Nation Flag, created to represent stateless athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Be transported to 1920s France with the help of VR goggles, to explore rooms featuring furniture by Pierre Chareau, the great Art Deco architect.
Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers, each project has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to design.