Beazley Designs of the Year
2017 Shortlist announced

Photo Labadie van Tour

The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative and contemporary design from the past year.

Now in its 10th year, the exhibition will bring together over 60 global projects across six categories.

Some selections from the shortlist:

 

© Hufton+Crow

 

Architecture

Port House by Zaha Hadid Architects
A glass extension added to a disused fire station in Antwerp’s docks.

 

Photo Timothy Schenck

 

Digital

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Four V.R experiences that can be viewed alongside actual objects. The settings are based on archival photographs of Pierre Chareau’s furniture, interiors and architecture, and on contemporary research done in Paris.

 

Photo Nike

 

Fashion

Nike Pro Hijab by Rachel Henry, Baron Brandt and Megan Saalfeld for Nike
A performance hijab by Nike that could change the face of sport for Muslim women.

 

Paula Scher Works / Photo: Spin

 

Graphics

Unit Edition
A new publishing platform for graphic design by Tony Brook, Adrian Shaughnessy and Patricia Finegan.

 

Photo Labadie van Tour

 

Product

Flax Chair by Christien Meindertsma for LABEL/BREED
This chair is constructed from boards that are made out of flax and a sustainable glue.

 

Image: ART

 

Transport

Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) by CRRC Zhuzhou Institute
Autonomous Rapid Transit system is a self-driving, electric tram that’s guided not by tracks, but a double-dashed line painted on the street.

 

Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers each project has been recognized for its outstanding contribute to design.

The public vote will be open online from October 2017 and a jury of industry experts will decide on the award winners in January 2018.

 

Beazley Designs of the Year
2017 Shortlist announced
October 18, 2017 – January 28, 2018 / The Design Museum

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