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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Dezeen Wire: the Design Museum in London have announced the projects nominated for the Designs of the Year 2012, including a device for detonating landmines, a machine that uses desert sand to print glass and a cinema under a motorway. See the full shortlist below.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Mine Kafon, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Massoud Hassani

The shortlist of almost 90 designs across the fields of architecture, product, furniture, fashion, graphic, digital, and transport design will be on show at the museum from 8 February to 15 July.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Olympic Torch 2012, London, UK, by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Seven category winners will be chosen by a jury and put forward for the overall award.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects

See our earlier stories on previous winners:

2008 - One Laptop per Child by Yves Béhar of Fuseproject
2009 - Barack Obama Poster by Shepard Fairey
2010 - Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi
2011 - Plumen Lightbulb 001 by Samuel Wilkinson

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Folly for a Flyover, London, UK, by Assemble CIC

Here's this year's shortlist:

Architecture

  • Butaro Hospital, Butaro, Rwanda, by MASS Design Group
  • Folly for a Flyover, London, UK, by Assemble CIC
  • Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK, by David Chipperfield Architects
  • Home for Senior Citizens, Huise-Zingem, Belgium, by Sergison Bates Architects LLP
  • Maggies Centre, Gartnavel, Glasgow, UK, by OMA
  • National Park of Mali Buildings, Bamako, Mali, by Diébédo Francis Kéré of Kéré Architecture
  • Moses Bridge, Fort de Roovere, Netherlands, by RO&AD Architects
  • Olympic 2012 Velodrome, London, UK, by Hopkins Architects
  • Spaceport America, New Mexico, by Foster + Partners
  • The Iron Market, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by John McAslan + Partners
  • Youth Factory, Mérida, Spain, by Selgascano, Gestaltskate and Jarex

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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Spaceport America, New Mexico, by Foster + Partners

Digital

  • BBC Homepage Version 4, London, UK, by BBC
  • Beck’s Green Box project, by Beck’s
  • Face Substitution, New York, USA, by Arturo Castro and Kyle McDonald
  • Guardian iPad edition, London, UK, by Guardian News and Media in consultation with Mark Porter
  • High Arctic, National Maritime Museum, London, UK, by United Visual Artists
  • Homeplus Tesco Virtual Store, Seoul, South Korea, by Homeplus Tesco
  • Letter to Jane, Portland, USA, by Tim Moore
  • Microsoft Kinect and Kinect SDK, by Microsoft Games Studios, Microsoft Research and Xbox, UK and USA
  • Musicity, London, UK, by Concept by Nick Luscombe and Simon Jordan and designed by Jump Studios
  • The Stanley Parable, California, USA, by Written and created by Davey Wreden
  • Suwappu, London, UK, by Dentsu London, UK, in consultation with BERG

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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Hövding Invisible Cycle Helmet by Hövding

Fashion

  • Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA, by Andrew Bolton with the support of Harold Koda of The Costume Institute, New York, USA
  • The Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Dress, London, UK, by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
  • Céline Autumn/Winter ’11, Paris, France, by Phoebe Philo at Céline
  • Late Night Chameleon Café, London, UK, by Store design: Gary Card, Creative director: John Skelton, Brand director: Dan Mitchell
  • Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter ‘11, London, UK, by Mary Katrantzou
  • Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Boot and Flip Flip, New York, USA, by Gaetano Pesce, Manufactured by Melissa, Brazil
  • Oratory Jacket, London, UK, by Will Carleysmith, Head of Design at Brompton Bicycle Ltd
  • Suno Spring/Summer ‘11, New York, USA, by Suno
  • Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Africa Collection, Autumn/Winter ’11 by Vivienne Westwood, London, UK
  • 132.5, Tokyo, Japan, by Miyake Design Studio

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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Cut it Out, London, UK, by Noma Bar

Furniture

  • Balsa Furniture, London, UK, by Kihyun Kim
  • Chassis, Munich, Germany, by Stefan Diez
  • The Crates, Beijing, China, by Naihan Li & Co
  • Earthquake Proof Table, Jerusalem, Israel, by Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno
  • Harbour Chair, London, UK, by André Klauser and Ed Carpenter
  • Hemp Chair, Berlin, Germany, by Studio Aisslinger
  • Lightwood, London, UK, by Jasper Morrison
  • Moon Rock Tables, London, UK, by Bethan Laura Wood
  • Not So Expanded Polystyrene (NSEPS) , London, UK, by Attua Aparicio & Oscar Wanless at SILO
  • Oak Inside, Rotterdam, Netherlands, by Christien Meindertsma
  • Osso, Paris, France, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
  • Textile Field at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, fabric by Kvadrat
  • Tip Ton, London, UK, by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
  • Waver, Munich, Germany, by Konstantin Grcic
  • XXXX_Sofa, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Yuya Ushida

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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Solar Sinter, London, UK, by Markus Kayser Studio

Graphics

  • AA Files, London, UK, by John Morgan Studio
  • Beauty is in the Street, London, UK, by Four Corners Books, Cover designed by John Morgan, Book interior designed by Pierre Le Hors
  • Bloomberg Businessweek, New York, USA, by Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Cover artwork and video for Join Us by They Might Be Giants, New York, USA, by Paul Sahre
  • Cut it Out, London, UK, by Noma Bar
  • Matthew Hilton identity and website, London, UK, by Spin
  • Nokia Pure Font, London, UK, by Dalton Maag
  • One Thousand Cranes for Japan, Concept by Anomaly and Unit 9, London, UK
  • Photo-Lettering, Yorklyn, USA, by House Industries
  • Promotional sample book for GF Smith, London, UK, by SEA Design
  • Stockmann packaging, Helskinki, Finland, by Kokoro & Moi
  • Self Service, Editor-in-chief: Ezra Petronio
  • What Design Can Do! , Amsterdam, Netherlands, by De Designpolitie
  • Your Browser Sent A Request That This Server Could Not Understand, Rotterdam, Netherlands, by Koen Taselaar
  • Video for Join Us by They Might Be Giants, New York, USA, Life-Size Paper Monster Hearse by Paul Sahre
  • Comedy Carpet, Blackpool, UK by Gordon Young and Why Not Associates

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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012
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Above: Botanica, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Studio Formafantasma
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Product

  • Ascent, London, UK, by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
  • A-frame and Corbs by Ron Arad
  • Botanica, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Studio Formafantasma
  • Carbon Black Wheelchair by Andrew Slorance
  • Defibtech Lifeline VIEW™ Automated External Defibrillator (AED), LLC Guilford, USA, by Defibtech
  • Heracleum, Schiedam, Netherlands, by Studio Bertjan Pot
  • Hövding Invisible Cycle Helmet by Hövding
  • Jawbone JAMBOX, San Francisco, USA, by Yves Béhar, Fuseproject
  • The Learning Thermostat, Palo Alto, USA, by Nest
  • Mine Kafon, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Massoud Hassani
  • Olympic Torch 2012, London, UK, by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
  • Orb-it by Black and Decker
  • Shade, London, UK, by Simon Heijdens
  • Solar Sinter, London, UK, by Markus Kayser Studio
  • Thixotrope, London, UK, by Conny Freyer, Sebastien Noel and Eva Rucki of Troika
  • TMA-1 Headphones by KIBiSi
  • Totem, London, UK, by Bethan Laura Wood in collaboration with Pietro Viero
  • White Collection, Finland, by Ville Kokkonen
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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012
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Above: Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK, by David Chipperfield Architects

Transport

  • 787 Dreamliner by Boeing
  • Autolib' 3000, Paris, France by Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris, France
  • Bike Hanger - Bicycle Storage, New York, USA, by Manifesto Architecture
  • Mia Electric Car by Mia Electric
  • Re-design for Emergency Ambulance, London, UK, by Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and Vehicle Design Department, Royal College of Art
  • T27 Electric Car, Surrey, UK, by Gordon Murray Design
  • Taurus Electro G4, by Pipistrel doo Ajdovscina
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Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: XXXX_Sofa, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Yuya Ushida

Here's the release from the Design Museum:


 

The Olympic Torch, the Royal Wedding Dress and a wind-propelled Landmine Detonator. The 2012 Designs of the Year are announced.

Designs of the Year 2012 exhibition runs 8 February – 15 July, Design Museum, London

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Olympic 2012 Velodrome, London, UK, by Hopkins Architects

The Design Museum announces the longlist for the fifth annual Designs of the Year Awards. Showcasing a year in design, the 2012 longlist is a celebration of the best in global designs.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Shade, London, UK, by Simon Heijdens

Industry experts have nominated innovative and engaging designs across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Not So Expanded Polystyrene (NSEPS) , London, UK, by Attua Aparicio & Oscar Wanless at SILO

The longlist covers an eclectic mix of designs including the Olympic Torch 2012 for London, designed by Barber Osgerby, the Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and a wind-propelled Landmine Detonator which cost $40 to produce.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Ascent, London, UK, by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Nominations also include the Kinect for Xbox 360, the first ever Virtual Tesco Store, the Olympic 2012 Velodrome and a pop-up cinema (Folly for a Flyover) in Hackney, East London.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: The Crates, Beijing, China, by Naihan Li & Co

Yves Béhar winner of the inaugural Design of the Year in 2008 for his One Laptop per Child, continues his run of being nominated in each year since the awards inception, this year Béhar is nominated for his JAMBOX wireless music speaker.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Lightwood, London, UK, by Jasper Morrison

Bethan Laura Wood, a previous Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, receives her first two nominations in this year’s awards, her Totem Chandelier and Moon Rock tables, both of which were showcased at Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 2011 are nominated in the Product and Furniture category.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Maggies Centre, Gartnavel, Glasgow, UK, by OMA

All of the nominations will be on show at the Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum from 8 February – 15 July 2012. From this comprehensive list of nominations, a prestigious jury will select the seven category winners and an overall winner for the Design of the Year 2012.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: TMA-1 Headphones by KIBiSi

The winners will be announced at an Awards Night held at the Design Museum on 24 April.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: One Thousand Cranes for Japan, Concept by Anomaly and Unit 9, London, UK

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’.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Textile Field at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, fabric by Kvadrat

Details of the jury and Awards Night will be announced shortly.

Design Museum announce shortlist for Designs of the Year 2012

Above: Waver, Munich, Germany, by Konstantin Grcic