Designs of the Year is the Design Museum‘s exhibition of the most innovative, interesting and forward-looking design of all kinds, from around the world. Take a journey and be a part of the Design Museum’s social jury by selecting your favourite nominee. The nominee with the most votes will go forward to the next round until the Social Vote winner is crowned.
The Design Museum presents its 25 Years anniversary update. On the 25 of each month, the museum releases exclusive interview videos with some of the industry’s most important designers talking about their favourite object from the Design Museum Collection.
Architects including Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and John Pawson, and designers such as Tracey Neuls, BarberOsgerby and Konstantin Grcic have been named on the shortlist for 2014’s best design, which encompasses the categories of architecture, product, furniture, fashion, graphic, digital and transport.
All 76 projects will be shown in an exhibition at the Design Museum from 26 March to 25 August, and winners from each category and one overall winner will be announced later in the year.
Here’s some of nominated projects from the Design Museum:
Façade for Paul Smith, London – designed by 6a Architects
The cast iron used for this facade references London street furniture and creates a sharp contrast to the neighbouring Georgian townhouses. A sinuous pattern of interlocking circles puts an abstract spin on a classic Regency shape, while curved windows nod to the glass in nearby arcades.
Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan – designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Elaborate undulations, bifurcations, folds and inflections modify this plaza surface into an architectural landscape that performs a multitude of functions. The building blurs the conventional distinctions between architectural object and urban landscape, building envelope and urban plaza, interior and exterior.
String Lights – designed by Michael Anastassiades
Inspired by perfectly parallel strings connecting pylons and the strings of lights used to mark outdoor spaces, these simple lights can be suspended in multiple configurations to create striking shapes.
See all the nomitation projects here!