Design Museum announce shortlist for
Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

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The Design Museum in London have announced the designs nominated for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011, including the Angry Birds game (above). See the full shortlist below.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Top: Angry Birds, Finland, designed by Rovio Mobile
Above: Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer ’11, UK, designed by Gareth Pugh

The shortlist of nearly 90 designs across the fields of architecture, product, furniture, fashion graphic, interactive, and transport design will be on show at the museum from 16 February to 7 August.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Above: Vigna Chair, Italy, designed by Martino Gamper. Manufactured by Magis

Seven category winners will be chosen by a jury and announced on 28 February.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Above: A Love Letter for You, USA, designed by Stephen Powers with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

The overall winner will then be announced at a ceremony at the museum on 15 March.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Above: Riversimple, UK, designed by Riversimple

See also: Brit Insurance Designs of the Year awards to be chaired by Stephen Bayley (Dezeenwire)

Design Museum announce shortlist for Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Above: Amplify Chandelier, USA, designed by Yves Behar and Fuseproject for Swarovski

Here's the full list of nominated projects:

Architecture

  • 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, USA, by Robert Wennett and Herzog & de Meuron
  • A Forest for a Moon Dazzler, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, by Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Balancing Barn, Suffolk, UK, by MVRDV. Co-architect: Mole Architects. Client: Living Architecture
  • Burj Khalif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Llp (Som). Client: Emaar
  • Concrete Canvas Shelters, UK, by Concrete Canvas (Peter Brewin, William Crawford and Phillip Greer)
  • Ladakh Commonwealth Peace Pavilion and Classroom, Tibet, by Sergio Palleroni and Basic Initiative
  • Media-Tic Building, Barcelona, by Enric Ruiz-Geli and Cloud 9
  • Nottingham Contemporary, UK, by Caruso St John Architects. Client: Nottingham City Council
  • Open-Air-Library Magdeburg, Germany, by Karo Architekten and Architektur+Netzwerk. Client: Landeshaupstadt Magdeburg
  • Stonebridge Hillside Hub, Greater London, by Edward Cullinan Architects. Client: Hyde Housing Association/Hillside Action Trust
  • Tape Installations, Austria/Croatia, by For Use/Numen
  • UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010, China, by Thomas Heatherwick Studio
  • University of Oxford: Department of Earth Sciences, UK, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Client: University of Oxford
  • Vitrahaus - Weil Am Rhine, Germany, by Herzog & de Meuron. Client: Vitra Verwaltungs Gmbh
  • Void House, Belgium, by Gon Zifroni in collaboration with Pom-Archi Fashion

Design Museum announce shortlist for Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Above: Quarz Series, UK, designed by Max Lamb. Manufactured by J & L Lobmeyr, Austria

Fashion

  • Comme des Garcons Trading Museum Tokyo, Japan, designed and conceived by Rei Kawakubo
  • Lanvin Spring/Summer ’11, France, designed by Alber Elbaz
  • Margaret Howell Plus Shirt, UK, designed by Kenneth Grange and Margaret Howell
  • Melonia Shoe, Sweden, designed by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf
  • Organic Jewellery Collection, Brazil, designed by Flavia Amadeu
  • Tess Giberson Spring/Summer ’11, Shift, USA, designed by Tess Giberson, Carol Bove and Alia Raza
  • Uniqlo +J Autumn/Winter’10, designed by Jil Sander for Uniqlo
  • Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer ’11, UK, designed by Gareth Pugh
  • Ohne Titel Spring/Summer ’11, USA designed by Flora Gill and Alexa Adams

Above: Branca, Italy, designed by Industrial Facility (Sam Hecht, Kim Colin, Ippei Matsumoto)

Furniture

  • Branca, Italy, designed by Industrial Facility (Sam Hecht, Kim Colin, Ippei Matsumoto)
  • Collec+Ors Collection, Australia, designed by Khai Liew, Kirsten Coelho, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Bruce Nuske, Prue Venables, Julie Blyfield and Jessica Loughlin
  • Drop Table, Italy, designed by Junya Ishigami. Manufactured by Living Divani
  • Dune, Austria, designed by Rainer Mutsch. Manufactured By Eternit
  • Endless, Netherlands designed by Dirk Vander Kooij
  • Origin Part I: Join, Netherlands, designed by BCXSY in collaboration with Mr Tanaka
  • Plytube, UK, designed by Seongyong Lee
  • Sayl Task Chair, USA, designed by Yves Behar and Fuseproject. Manufactured by Herman Miller
  • Solo Bench, Brazil, designed by Domingos Totora. Manufactured by Touch
  • Spun, Italy, designed by Thomas Heatherwick Studio. Manufactured by Magis
  • Thin Black Lines, Japan, designed by Nendo. Exhibited by Phillips De Pury & Company at The Saatchi Gallery, London
  • Vigna Chair, Italy, designed by Martino Gamper. Manufactured by Magis

Above: Homemade is Best, Sweden, designed by Forsman & Bodenfors for Ikea

Graphics

  • A Love Letter for You, USA, designed by Stephen Powers with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
  • Coalition of the Willing, UK, direction and production by Knife Party. Written by Tim Rayner. Voice-over artist Colin Tierne
  • Design Criminals Edible Catalogue, Austria, designed by Andreas Pohancenik
  • Four Corners Familiars Series, UK, designed by John Morgan Studio and collaborators
  • Homemade is Best, Sweden, designed by Forsman & Bodenfors for Ikea
  • Irma Boom: Biography in Books, Netherlands, designed by Irma Boom. Published by Grafsiche Cultuurstichting
  • I Wonder, Canada, written, illustrated and designed by Marian Bantjes. Published by Thames & Hudson
  • London College of Communication Summer Show ’10 UK, designed by Studio Myserscough
  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, UK, designed by A Practice for Everyday Life. Published by Visual Editions
  • Unit Editions, UK, Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy

Above: Dyson Air Multiplier Fan, UK, designed by James Dyson

Interactive

  • Angry Birds, Finland, designed by Rovio Mobile
  • Cellscope, USA, designed by Professor Daniel Fletcher and The Cellscope Team, Aardman Animation and Wieden + Kennedy. Commissioned by Nokia
  • E.Chromi, UK, designed by Alexandra Daisy Ginsburg and James King in collaboration with Cambridge University’s IGEM Team
  • Flipboard, USA, designed by Mike Mccue and Evan Doll
  • Guardian Eyewitness App, UK, designed by the Guardian technology team (Jonathan Moore, Alastair Dent, Andy Brockie, Martin Redington and Roger Tooth)
  • Mimosa, Italy, designed by Jason Bruges Studio for Philips Lumiblade
  • Paint, UK, designed by Greyworld for Nokia
  • Reactable Mobile, Spain, designed by Reactable Systems
  • Rock Band 3, USA, designed by Harmonix Music Systems
  • Speed of Light, UK, designed by United Visual Artists. Commissioned by Virgin Media
  • The Elements iPad App, USA, designed by Touchpress. Written by Theodore Gray
  • The Johnny Cash Project, USA, by Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, Radical Meda, Rick Rubin and The Cash Estate
  • Wallpaper* Custom Covers, UK, designed and developed by Kin. Art direction by Meirion Pritchard. Content by Anthony Burrill, James Joyce, Hort, Kam Tang and Nigel Robinson
  • Wired Magazine App, USA, designed and developed by Scott Dadich and Jeremy Clark, Conde Nast Digital

Above: Contemplating Monolithic Design, Italy, created by BarberOsgerby and Sony Design. Exhibition design by Universal Design Studio

Product

  • Act Fire Extinguisher, Norway, designed by Sigrun Vik
  • Amplify Chandelier, USA, designed by Yves Behar and Fuseproject for Swarovski
  • Apple iPad, USA, designed by Apple
  • Blueware Collection, UK, designed by Studio Glithero
  • Contemplating Monolithic Design, Italy, created by BarberOsgerby and Sony Design. Exhibition design by Universal Design Studio
  • Universal Gown, UK, designed by Ben De Lisi
  • Diamant Coffin Series, Denmark, designed by Jacob Jensen Design. Manufactured by Tommerup Kister
  • Dyson Air Multiplier Fan, UK, designed by James Dyson
  • Freecom Cls Mobile Drive, Belgium/Germany, designed by Sylvain Willenz. Manufactured by Freecom
  • Flying Future, Germany, designed by Ingo Maurer
  • In-Betweening Clock, UK, designed by Hye-Yeon Park
  • Intimate Rider, USA, designed by Alan Tholkes
  • Leveraged Freedom Chair, USA, designed by Mit Mobility Laboratory
  • One Arm Drive System, UK, designed and developed by Mark Own and Jon Owen. Manufactured by Nomad Wheelchairs Ltd
  • Pavegen, UK, Designed by Pavegen Systems Ltd
  • Playing With Lego® Bricks and Paper, Japan/Denmark, designed by Muji and Lego®
  • Plumen 001, UK, concept and design direction: Hulger. Design: Samuel Wilkinson
  • Prampack, Norway, designed by Kadabra Produktdesign. Invented by Anne Morkemo. Manufactured by Stokke
  • Quarz Series, UK, designed by Max Lamb. Manufactured by J & L Lobmeyr, Austria
  • See Better to Learn Better, USA/Mexico, designed by Yves Behar and Fuseproject, in partnership with Augen Optics
  • Wall Piercing, Italy, designed by Ron Gilad. Manufactured by Flos
  • Yii, Taiwan, conceived by National Taiwan Craft Research Institute (NTCRI) and Taiwan Design Center (TDC). Creative direction by Gijs Bakker

Above: Plumen 001, UK, concept and design direction: Hulger. Design: Samuel Wilkinson

Transport

  • Barclays Cycle Hire, UK, by Serco and Transport for London
  • Dezir, France, designed by Laurens Van Den Acker for Renault
  • En-V, USA, designed by General Motors
  • Fiat 500 Twinair, Italy, designed and developed by Fiat Style and FPT Fiat Powertrain
  • Riversimple, UK, designed by Riversimple
  • Vanmoof No 5, Netherlands, designed by Vanmoof
  • Yikebike, New Zealand, designed by Grant Ryan

Above: Apple iPad, USA, designed by Apple

Here's some more information from the Design Museum:


Angry Birds, Concrete Shelters and Chandeliers: meet the 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist

Brit Insurance Design Awards nominations announced across seven design categories

Showcasing a year in design, the fourth annual Brit Insurance Design Awards features an international shortlist ranging from Yves Behar’s Swarovski Chandeliers to concrete Emergency Shelters designed in Wales. Nominations also include the Apple iPad as well as six different app's including the popular Angry Birds game.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Above: 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, USA, by Robert Wennett and Herzog & de Meuron

Industry experts have nominated innovative and engaging designs from around the world across seven categories: Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interactive, Product and Transport. Stephen Bayley will chair the 2011 jury and will be joined by art and design curator Janice Blackburn OBE, graphic designer Mark Farrow, novelist Will Self, Pro Vice- Chancellor of Kingston University Penny Sparke and Simon Waterfall co- founder of digital agency Poke. We are pleased to announce that Bill Moggeridge, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York will also join this year’s jury.

The nominations will be on show at the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition at the Design Museum from 16 February – 7 August 2011. From this comprehensive list, the jury will select the seven category winners to be announced on 28 February 2011. The overall Brit Insurance Design of the Year will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 15 March 2011 and this year’s awards trophy will be exclusively designed by Ross Lovegrove.

Alex Newson, curator of the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year exhibition comments, “The sheer breadth of the shortlist reaffirms the importance of good design and how it can help improve daily lives or even refresh the familiar. Whether it is through ingenious temporary home solutions or a new cycle scheme for London, it is a fascinating list of nominees."

Brit Insurance is an international general insurance and reinsurance group specialising in commercial insurance. The Group writes a diverse portfolio of insurance and reinsurance including property, liability and motor for a wide range of customers: from sole traders to the largest multinational corporations; from manufacturers to professional services firms; from shops to satellites.


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  • JuiceMajor

    Either H&deM or +J to win!

    Some of the nominees choices are really odd!

  • winfrant

    I love that 1111 lincoln rd car temple! Gorgeous!