Shortlist for Designs of the Year

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The Design Museum in London has announced the shortlist for annual exhibition and awards program the Brit Insurance Design Awards.

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Nearly 100 designs have been nominated by industry experts across seven categories: architecture, furniture, product, interactive, fashion, graphics and transport design.

Above: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Westminster Academy (London, UK). Top image: Senz XL Storm Umbrella

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One winner in each of the categories will be selected by a panel at the end of February and an overall winner will be announced on 18 March 2009. There will also be a 'People's Choice Vote', which the public will be able to vote for from January via the exhibition blog.

Above: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Eight Inscribed Houses and Three Patios (Spain, Gran Canaria)

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An exhibition of all the shortlisted designs at the Design Museum will be open to the public 12 February - 14 June 2009.

Above: Snøhetta, Oslo Opera House (Oslo, Norway)

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Above: Steven Holl Architects Beijing, Linked Hybrid (Beijing, China)

Here is the full shortlist:

Architecture

  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Westminster Academy (London, UK)
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Alison Brooks Architects, Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Accordia Housing (Cambridge, UK)
  • Snøhetta, Oslo Opera House (Oslo, Norway)
  • Design Indaba, 10x10 Project (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Steven Holl Architects Beijing, Linked Hybrid (Beijing, China)
  • Shuhei Endo, Bubbletecture H, Education Centre, (Hyogo, Japan)
  • Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Eight Inscribed Houses and Three Patios (Spain, Gran Canaria)
  • Herzog de Meuron Architects, CaixaForum Cultural Centre (Madrid, Spain)
  • West 8, Spadine WaveDeck (Toronto, Canada)
  • Adjaye Associates, Contemporary Museum of Art (Denver, USA)
  • Ishigami+Associates, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (Kanagawa, Japan)
  • McDowell Benedetti, Castleford Bridge (Yorkshire, UK)
  • Novartis Campus Masterplan (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Subarquitectura, Tram Stop – Sergio Cardell Plaza (Alicante, Spain)

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Product

  • Tony Mullin, Green Felt Protest Suit
  • Marloes Ten Bohmer, Rotation Moulded Shoe
  • Kode Design, Armadillo Vest with Facemask
  • Jorre can Ast, Jar Tops for Royal VKB
  • Noam Toran & Onkar Kular, The MacGuffin Library
  • Revital Cohen, Life Support 2008
  • HomeHero, HomeHero Fire Extinguisher
  • Joe Wentworth, Ipogeo light for Artemide (below)
  • CinqCinq Designers, Clean
  • Francois Azambourg, Pixel for Ligne Roset (above)
  • Senz XL Storm Umbrella
  • Singgih S. Kartono, Magno Wooden Radio, Manufactured by locals in Java
  • Demakersvan The Netherlands, LightWind – Outdoor lamp
  • Trent Jansen, 3D Stencil

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Furniture

  • Tokujin Yoshioka, Venus Chair
  • Tord Boontje, Fig Leaves for Meta
  • Weiki Somers, Cloakroom, Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam
  • Adam Goodrum, Stitch Chair for Cappellini
  • Ronan/Erwan Bouroullec, Magis Steelwood Family for Magis
  • Konstantin Grcic, MYTO Chair for PLANK
  • Shay Alkalay, Stack Chest of Drawers for Established & Sons
  • Nacho Carbonell, Evolution Series
  • El Ultimo Grito, Composite bench system for UNO
  • Terrence Woodgate and John Barnard, Surface Table for Established & Sons
  • Jurgen Bey, Witness Flat series for La Galerie de Pierre Bergé et Associés
  • Nendo, Cabbage Chair for the XXI Ct Man Exhibition curated by Issy Miyake
  • Arik Levey, Workit, work station for VITRA

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Above: Kode Design, Armadillo Vest with Facemask

Interactive

  • Lucky Bite, Dinner Table Game for Science of Survival, Science Museum
  • Joachim Sauter, Art + Com, Kinetic Sculpture for BMW Museum
  • Rumpus Room, Video for Pet Shop Boys – Integral
  • Troika, Cloud, Digital Sculpture for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London
  • Bartle Bogle Heagarty, BA Terminal 5 “Live” Adverts
  • Post-Spectacular, Fid.Gen Bar Codes
  • Chris O’Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis and Andreas Muller, This Happened, Events
  • Troika, Digital by Design
  • The GreenEyl, Appeel
  • O’Reilly, Make Magazine
  • Jeff Lieberman and Dan Paluska, Absolut Quartet
  • Media Molecule, Little Big Planet for PlayStation

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Above: Local Manufacture Java, Magno Wooden Radio

Graphic Design

  • Shepard Fairey, Obama Poster
  • Troika, All the Time in the World for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London
  • Sender LLC and mo/de, official election campaign, Barack Obama Logo
  • Daniel Eatock, Big Brother Logo
  • Kenya Hara, Designing Design Book
  • Jan Bons, A Designer’s Freedom
  • The Guardian graphics, illustrating current financial climate
  • Chase and Gallery, IsNotMagazine
  • Mevis & Van Deursen, Baghdad Calling
  • Karel Martens & Enrico Bravi, Werkplaatz Typografie Arnhem, Oase #74
  • Lorraine Wild, Martin Kippenberger exhibition catalogue
  • Cornel Windlin, Rebecca Stephany, Marco Müller, Project Vitra
  • Job Wouters aka Letman
  • Engine Service Design, The Social Innovation Lab for Kent County Council
  • March Studio and Aesop, Aesop Stores and Branding
  • Beattie McGuinness Bungay, Carling i-pint application
  • Zoo films director James Frost, Radiohead House of Cards

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Above: Marloes Ten Bohmer, Rotation Moulded Shoe

Fashion

  • Helen Storey with Tony Ryan, Wonderland – biodegradable materials
  • Italian Vogue: A Black Issue, July 2008
  • Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser blog
  • Louise Goldin, Spring/Summer 09 – Knitwear
  • Basso & Brooke, Spring/Summer 09
  • Alber Elbaz, Creative Director, Lanvin, Spring/Summer 08
  • Miuccia Prada and James Lima, Trembled Blossom, Fashion Film
  • Duckie Brown, Spring/Summer 09 – Menswear
  • Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/Summer 09 – 20th Anniversary Collection
  • Barbican Centre and Siebe Tettero, The House of Viktor & Rolf Retrospective
  • Prada by Miuccia Prada, Spring/Summer 09

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Above: Tony Mullin, Green Felt Protest Suit

Transport

  • London and Continental Railways, High Speed 1 for St Pancras
  • IDEO, Aquaduct Concept Vehicle for water filtration
  • District, Trek District Bicycle
  • Daimler, Car2Go – car sharing
  • Medellin Metro Cable, Line J, Colombia
  • Alp Transit, Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Switzerland
  • Richard Jenkins and Dale Vince, Ecotricity Green Bird vehicle
  • KTM, Stunt Motor Bike
  • Mar Kayaks, K2 Kayak for Nelo
  • Eric Larson, Ricky Biddle, Ben Shao and Austin Cliffe, Balance Sport Wheelchair
  • New Deal Design, Charge Spots for Better Place
  • Think Norway, Th!nk City Electrical Car

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Above: Adam Goodrum, Stitch Chair for Cappellini

The following information is from the Design Museum:

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Brit Insurance Designs of the Year exhibition rungs from 12 Feb - 14 June 09 and the awards ceremony takes place on 18 March at the Design Museum.

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Above: Nacho Carbonell, Evolution Series

What do the Big Brother logo, a school, Heathrow Terminal 5 Live Adverts and Obama’s campaign logo have in common? They are all on the shortlist for the Brit Insurance Design Awards. Following the tremendous success of their inaugural year in 2008, Brit Insurance Design Awards and supporting Brit Insurance Designs of the Year exhibition return for their second year, making them an annual fixture on the design industry calendar.

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Above: Tord Boontje, Fig Leaves for Meta

The world’s most interesting and forward looking designs have been nominated by industry experts spanning seven categories: Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interactive, Product and Transport, to be judged by a high profile panel, chaired by Alan Yentob and including the designer and environmentalist Karen Blincoe, and the architect Peter Cook.

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Above: Weiki Somers, Cloakroom, Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam

The shortlist will be on show at the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition from 12 February until 14 June at the Design Museum in London. From this comprehensive list, the panel will decide the category winners in each of the seven disciplines to be announced at the end of February. These finalists will go forward to vie for the 2009 Brit Insurance Design of the Year, to be revealed at the Awards Dinner on18 March 2009.

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Above: Chris O’Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis and Andreas Muller, This Happened, Events

Brit Insurance Design Awards recognise the important achievements in design over the past twelve months as well as bringing lesser known design triumphs to the fore. Public participation has also been encouraged this year, with a People’s Choice Vote and a blog for the general public to express their views at www.designsoftheyear.com.

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Above: Jeff Lieberman and Dan Paluska, Absolut Quartet

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum said, “Design touches every aspect of our daily lives. This exciting shortlist reflects its impact on politics as well as fashion. It highlights great architecture, and smart technology. In the midst of economic chaos, creative thinking is more important than ever. Alan Yentob makes an excellent chair for an international jury that is going to have its work cut out choosing winners.”

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Above: Joachim Sauter, Art + Com, Kinetic Sculpture for BMW Museum

Brit Insurance Chief Executive Dane Douetil added, “Sustainability and efficiency are clearly growing in importance, underling the important role that intelligent design has in the reduction of risk. The shortlist for this year’s Brit Insurance Design Awards certainly lives up to the exceptional standards set by last year’s 100 nominees and last year’s winner, One Laptop per Child. We look forward to seeing which design the judges will choose from the very wide range on this year’s shortlist.”

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Above: Lucky Bite, Dinner Table Game for Science of Survival, Science Museum

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Above: The GreenEyl, Appeel

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Above: Troika, Cloud, Digital Sculpture for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London

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Above: Chase and Gallery, IsNotMagazine

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Above: Daniel Eatock, Big Brother Logo

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Above: March Studio and Aesop, Aesop Stores and Branding

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Above: Mevis & Van Deursen, Baghdad Calling

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Above: Basso & Brooke, Spring/Summer 09

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Above: Duckie Brown, Spring/Summer 09 – Menswear

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Above: Helen Storey with Tony Ryan, Wonderland – biodegradable materials

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Above: Barbican Centre and Siebe Tettero, The House of Viktor & Rolf Retrospective

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Above: IDEO, Aquaduct Concept Vehicle for water filtration

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Above: Eric Lanson, Ricky Biddle, Ben Shao and Austin Cliffe, Balance Sport Wheelchair

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Above: Mar Kayaks, K2 Kayak for Nelo

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Above: District, Trek District Bicycle

Dezeen stories about last year's inaugural awards:

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Shortlist

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Category winners

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Overall winner

  • mikael

    I love Nacho… can't wait to see more of his work.

  • Joe

    OH and the umbrella… man i want one myself cuz the round umbrella has just never worked out that well.

  • Joe

    Nice to see there's still some people who understand the difference between Design and Art. (If you can't use it, it's not design) A good list overall.. .. but there's a few I can't believe didn't make it.

  • http://www.danielbrowns.com Daniel Brown

    Nick Paterson from Studio Platform designed an umbrella that looked just like that back in 2000… think it was for muji?

  • Luxury Larry

    I don’t understand how Duckie Brown get shorlisted. Is all political!

  • zuy
  • surya

    i liked ur all of the modles it’s fabulous and i wana recive all of ur modles in the future pleas send ur future product’s to my mail ID

  • http://www.whoisskillen.co.uk Steve Killen

    No website’s or interactive media on the shortlist? Do they not count as design?

  • Geurth

    Daniel Brown or Zuy can you send me a picture of "The better umbrella" from Nick Paterson, that got the Muji Award ? I cannot find it on the site of Mad.

    Thank you very much

  • http://qtemplate.ru/ Slava

    Is all political!