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.
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.
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."
To see the nomination list
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