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. The international awards and exhibition showcase design projects from the previous 12 months, across categories of: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Product, Graphics, and Transport.
Design experts, practitioners and academics from across the world are asked by the Design Museum to suggest potential projects, from which the museum selects over 70 for nomination and display in the exhibition. A specially selected jury chooses a winner for each category and an overall winner – to be announced at the Design Museum in May. The 2015 Designs of the Year nominations will be announced in February.
Previous Design of the Year Winners:
2014 Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects
2013 GOV.UK – UK Government website by GDS
2012 London 2012 Olympic Torch by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
2011 Plumen 001 by Samuel Wilkinson and Hulger
2010 Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi
2009 Barack Obama Poster by Shepard Fairey
2008 One Laptop Per Child by Yves Béhar
For more info, visit http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/designs-of-the-year-2015