Designs of the Year 2013 - a (very long) shortlist revealed
Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio
The Design Museum has announced the contenders for the 2013 Designs of the Year competition in a diverse line-up of more than 90 project.
Within the categoriesof architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport, the museum once again rounds up diverse work, ranging from the Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio, The Shard by Renzo Piano and MakerBot's fourth-generation 3D printer, Replicator 2, to the Exhibition Road redevelopment project and Random International's Rain Room installation.
Rain Room by Random International
Other projects joining Rain Room in the digital category include the Windows Phone 8 operating system, the new Gov.uk website designed by Government Digital Service and the Rasberry Pi computer by Eben Upton.
The Government's new online portal, Gov.uk
The graphics selection features 15 entries, including A Practice for Everyday LIfe's design for Barbican exhibition 'Bauhaus: Art as Life', the Occupied Times of London by Tzortzis Rallis and Lazaros Kakoulidis (you can read Mark's interview with the former here) and the new Australian cigarette packaging, the new graphic identity for all cigarette packs in the country.
Occupied Times by Tzortzis Rallis and Lazaros Kakoulidis
Installation and invitation graphics for Bauhaus:Art as Life exhibition, by A Practice for Everyday Life, commissioned by the Barbican
Also in the graphics category is Gentlewoman #6, designed by Veronica Ditting, while annual reports on the list include Brighten the Corners and Anish Kapoor's creation for Zumtobel and Serviceplan's design for Austria Solar Annual Report.
Zumtobel Annual Report by Brighten the Corners and Anish Kapoor
The Design Museum exhibition of all work will run from March 20 to July 7, with the winners from each category and one overall winner to be announced in April. The full list of contenders is below, providing a substantial, if by necessity limited snapshot of the best of global design in 2012.
As always we look forward to hearing your thoughts on what might be glaringly obvious in its omission, or what shouldn't have made the list at all.
LA TOUR BOIS-LE-PRETRE, PARIS by Druot, Lacaton and Vassal
CLAPHAM LIBRARY, LONDON by Studio Egret West
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), CLEVELAND by Farshid Moussavi Architects
METROPOLITAN ARTS CENTRE, BELFAST by Hackett Hall McKnight
A ROOM FOR LONDON by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner
KUKJE ART CENTER, SEOUL by SO-IL
IKEA DISOBEDIENTS by Andrés Jaque Arquitectos
BOOK MOUNTAIN, SPIJKENISSE by MVRDV
THE SHARD, LONDON by Renzo Piano
THALIA THEATRE, LISBON by Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos & Barbas Lopes Arquitectos
ASTLEY CASTLE, WARWICKSHIRE by Witherford Watson Mann
MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE, ISTANBUL by Orhan Pamuk with Ihsan Bilgin, Cem Yucel and Gregor Sunder Plassmann
HOME FOR ALL by Akihisa Hirata, Sou Fujimoto, Kumiko Inui and Toyo Ito
T-SITE, TOKYO by Klein Dytham
GALAXY SOHO, BEIJING by Zaha Hadid
SUPERKILEN, NØRREBRO by BIG, TOPOTEK1 andSuperflex
FOUR FREEDOMS PARK, NEW YORK by Louis Kahn
Rain Room by Random International
SUPERSTITIOUS FUND PROJECT by Shing Tat Chung
RASPBERRY PI COMPUTER by Eben Upton
ENGLISH HEDGEROW PLATE by Andrew Tanner andUnanico for Royal Winton
DIGITAL POSTCARD AND PLAYER by Uniform
WINDOWS PHONE 8 by Microsoft
GOV.UK WEBSITE by Government Digital Service
ZOMBIES, RUN! APP by Six to Start
FREE UNIVERSAL CONSTRUCTION KIT by Free Art and Technology Lab
WIND MAP by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Bertini Viegas
CANDLES IN THE WIND by Moritz Waldemeyer for Ingo Maurer
CHIRP by Patrick Bergel
DASHILAR APP by Nippon Design Centre
CITY TRACKING pt2 by Stamen
LIGHT FIELD CAMERA by Lytro
ANNA KARENINA COSTUMES by Jacqueline Durran
A/W12 WOMENSWEAR by Giles Deacon
LOUIS VUITTON COLLECTION by Yayoi Kusama
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL by Lisa Immordino
I WANT MUSCLE by Elisha Smith-Leverock
AW12 COLLECTION by Craig Green
COMMES DE GARCONS RTW A/W12 by Rei Kawakubo
CHRISTIAN DIOR RTW S/S13 by Raf Simons
PRADA S/S12 RTW COLLECTION by Miuccia Prada
PROENZA SCHOULER A/W12 COLLECTION by LazaroHernandez and Jack McCollough
THE SEA CHAIR by Studio Swine & Kieren Jones
LIQUID GLACIAL TABLE by Zaha Hadid
A-COLLECTION by Ronan and Erwan Bourellec for Hay
GRAVITY STOOL by Jolan Van Der Wiel
WELL PROVEN CHAIR by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel
TIÉ PAPER CHAIR by Pinwu
100 CHAIRS by Marni
MEDICI CHAIR by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi
RE-IMAGINED CHAIRS by Studiomama (Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama)
ENGINEERING TEMPORALITY by Studio Markunpoika
CORNICHES by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra
FUTURE PRIMITIVES by Muller Van Severen
ZUMTOBEL ANNUAL REPORT by Brighten the Corners and Anish Kapoor
BAUHAUS: ART AS LIFE EXHIBITION by A Practice For Everyday Life
STRELKA IDENTITY by OK:RM
OCCUPIED TIMES OF LONDON by Tzortzis Rallis and Lazaros Kakoulidis
THE GENTLEWOMAN #6 by Veronica Ditting
AUSTRIA SOLAR ANNUAL REPORT by Serviceplan
RIJKSMUSEUM IDENTITY by Irma Boom
ADAM THIRWELL: KAPOW! by Studio Frith
ORGANIC by Kapitza
DOC LISBOA '12 by Pedro Nora
RALPH ELLISON COLLECTION by Cordon Webb
VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IDENTITY by John Morgan
DEKHO: CONVERSATIONS ON DESIGN IN INDIA by CoDesign
MADE IN LOS ANGELES: WORK BY COLBY POSTER PRINTING CO by Anthony Burrill
AUSTRALIAN CIGARETTE PACKAGING - commissioned by Australian Government Department for Health and Ageing
OLYMPIC CAULDRON by Heatherwick Studio
BANG & OLUFSEN ‘BEOLIT 12' by Cecile Manz
LIQUIGLIDE KETCHUP BOTTLE by Dave Smith/Varanasi Research Group MIT
COLOUR PORCELAIN by Scholten & Baijings/1616 Arita Japan
E-SOURCE by Hal Watts
LITTLE PRINTER by Berg
SWITCH COLLECTION by Inga Sempe for Legrand
PAPA FOXTROT TOYS by PostlerFerguson
CHILD VISION GLASSES by The Centre for Vision in the Developing World
w127 LAMP by Dirk Winkel
PLUG LAMP by Form Us With Love
REPLICATOR 2 by MakerBot
MAGIC ARMS by duPont Hospital for Children
KIOSK 2.0 by Unfold Studio
OIGEN KITCHENWARE by Jasper Morrison/Japan Creative
TEKIO by Anthony Dickens
LITTLE SUN by Olafur Eliasson
COLALIFE by Simon Berry
FEDERIC MALLE TRAVEL SPRAYS by Pierre Hardy
FACETURE VASES by Phil Cuttance
SURFACE TENSION LAMP by Front
FLYKNIT TRAINERS by Nike
MORPH FOLDING WHEEL by Vitamins Design/Maddak
AIR ACCESS SEAT by Priestmangoode
i3 CONCEPT CAR by BMW
MANDO FOOTLOOSE CHAINLESS BICYCLE by Mark Sanders
N-ONE by Honda
DONKY BICYCLE by Ben Wilson
EXHIBITION ROAD by Dixon Jones/ The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
OLYMPICS WAYFARING by TfL/JEDCO/LOCOG
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Glad to see the Australian cigarette packaging get notoriety in Graphics, if only for the government not caving into corporate pressure and sticking to their guns. Not sure how effective it's been as a campaign, but even if you have quibbles with the merits of the actual design it deserves credit for pushing it's intentions as far as possible.
Really loved the vibrant covers for the Ralph Ellison series... by (ahem) Cardon Webb... really confident and energetic
A few decent nominations.
Heatherwicks Studio probably makes it for me on the basis of how blown away I was (and still am) by their design for the Olympics.
I dont like slagging off design work but 'Occupied Times'?!? Really . . .
I think the Olympic torch - what a masterpiece at the end of an iconic opening ceremony. We'll see images of that for a hundred years to come.
ColaLife is amazing! So , so happy about their Nomination!
I love the fact that the Rain Room & the Olympic cauldron were included. I'd really love to be able to see the entire exhibit for myself though.
Amazing how creative we can be as humans. Love the simplicity of the rain room!
I absolutely love the Rain Room, but for me it's the Olympic Cauldron. It is a phenomenal bit of design which looked magnificent during the games and really finished off the opening ceremony perfectly for me.
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