Popcorn highly recommends viewing of this stunning exhibition, now in its eighth year. Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. As the design museum puts it rightly, “Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff”. See more here.
76 Nominees over 6 categories:
This category represents the fullest range of the build environment from small scale domestic to public parks and includes the stunning HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – Designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (featured image)
A wide ranging category that includes projects that may touch on other categories but are included here because it is their digital dimension that makes them interesting.
Everything from student graduation shows to established fashion houses, this category includes the most important collections, accessories, fashion shows, exhibitions, films, costumes and individual pieces.
2D work where graphic design is the key to the project’s success – this could be beautifully executed packaging, books, magazines, identities, digital, films, animation, street art, exhibition design, posters or typefaces.
This category includes furniture for the first time this year. Unique and mass produced items including toys, packaging, lighting, technology, homewares and healthcare. A seemingly endless range of outstanding objects have been included in this category.
This category looks at more than planes, trains and automobiles (though, these are important too).