Dezeen podcast: Designs of the Year 2010
at the Design Museum

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Dezeen podcast: in this podcast for the Design Museum in London, curator Alex Newson walks us through this year's Brit Insurance Designs of the Year exhibition, on show at the museum until 6 June 2010.

Above: exhibition curator Alex Newson

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In the podcast Newson talks about some of his favourite projects from the exhibition, including BMW's GINA concept car, a Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi and Thomas Heatherwick's bench Extrusions.

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Above: Folding Plug, UK, Designed by Min-Kyu Choi. See our earlier story

The exhibition includes nearly 100 projects across architecture, product, furniture, interactive, fashion, graphics, transport.

Above: PlantLock, UK, Designed by the Front Yard Company

The overall winner will be announced on 16 March. See the seven category winners here.

Above: Extrusions, UK, Designed by Thomas Heatherwick Studio. See our earlier story

See the full shortlist here. Listen to all our podcasts here.

Above: Extrusions, UK, Designed by Thomas Heatherwick Studio See our earlier story

Photographs are by Luke Hayes.

Here's some more information from the design museum:


The third annual Brit Insurance Design Awards has produced another eclectic and progressive range of nominees; from beautiful Hutong Bubbles in Beijing to the BBC iPlayer, the 2010 shortlist reflects the comprehensive and international scope of the awards.

Above: Panda Eyes, UK, Designed by Jason Bruges Studio for World Wildlife Fund

Industry experts have nominated the world’s most compelling and progressive designs across seven categories: Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interactive, Product and Transport.

Above: Panda Eyes, UK, Designed by Jason Bruges Studio for World Wildlife Fund

Antony Gormley will chair the high profile jury which includes designer Tom Dixon, editor of Icon magazine Justin McGuirk, designer Morag Myerscough, style editor of Grazia Magazine Paula Reed, editor of Wired magazine David Rowan and writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter.

Above: Mission One Superbike, USA, Designed by Yves Béhar for Mission Motors. See our earlier story

The shortlist will be on show at the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition at the Design Museum from 17 February until 6 June.

Above: Beth Ditto at Evans, UK, Designed by Beth Ditto and Lisa Marie Peacock

From this comprehensive list, the jury will select the seven category winners to be announced on 4 March.

Above: Cafe of Equivalent$, UK, Designed by kennardphillipps

The finalists will then find out who will win the overall Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2010 at the Awards Dinner on 16 March.

Above: Cafe of Equivalent$, UK, Designed by kennardphillipps

Alex Newson, curator of the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year exhibition comments, “It’s interesting to see how themes of sustainability and social responsibility have emerged in this year nominations, revealing both the importance of economical and social change in design over the last twelve months. It’s a broad field and an exciting celebration of design.”

Above: Grassworks, Netherlands, Designed by Jair Straschnow

Brit Insurance Chief Executive, Dane Douetil, added, “We continue to marvel at the ways in which good design can improve people’s lives, from an elegant re- interpretation of the humble plug, to prototype houses for families who lost theirs in Hurricane Katrina. Alongside our two previous winners, One Laptop Per Child and the Obama campaign poster, we are sure the judges will select another future design classic as the winner of the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010.”

Above: Grassworks, Netherlands, Designed by Jair Straschnow

Above: Soma, USA, Designed by Ayala Serfaty

Above: Gocycle, UK, Designed and developed by Karbon Kinetics Ltd.

Above: Blown-fabric lanterns, Japan, Designed by Nendo See our earlier story

Above: Blown-fabric lanterns, Japan, Designed by Nendo See our earlier story

Above: The Idea of a Tree, Austria, Designed by Katherine Mischer & Thomas Traxler See our earlier story

Above: PACT Underwear, USA, Designed by Yves Béhar. See our earlier story

Above: Houdini Armrest Chair, Germany, Designed by Stefan Diez for E15. See our earlier story

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  • Mattia

    how can i subscribe to the podcast?

  • OG

    why doesn’t dezeen use video instead of just sound recordings?