The Design Museum Announces Longlist for 5th Annual Designs of the Year Awards
15th January, 2012
The Design Museum located in London has announced 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. The 'Oscars of the design world', showcases the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics and Transport and Product.
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. 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.
Yves Behar, 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 Behar is nominated for his JAMBOX wireless music speaker. 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.
All of the nominations will be on show at the Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum from February 8 through July 15, 2012. A high profile judging panel will decide the best entries in each of the seven categories. Category award winners and the overall winner of the Design of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at an Awards event in April 2012.
Visit designmuseum.org for more information and to view the full list of nominations.