The Design Museum has revealed the 87 nominees for the eleventh Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and awards. Selected by a panel of distinguished international designers, curators and critics, the awards showcase the most original and impactful products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Nominees include a water bottle by Will and Jaden Smith, Nike's crest for the Dutch women's football team by Wieden+Kennedy and the LEGO House by Bjarke Ingels Group. Concern over the environment is a major theme, as seen in Formafantasma's recycled furniture, LADbible's Trash Isles campaign and an animation illustrating the dangers of mounting space debris. Nominations also include electronic self-healing and recyclable skin, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Burberry's rainbow check and Royal Ballet costumes designed by Erdem.
Sketches, models, prototypes, videos and photography will be on display at the Museum from September 12 through January 6 for all the nominations and will provide a compelling snapshot of the current world of design. Combining the world's most established talent alongside graduates and rising stars, Beazley Designs of the Year provides a rare moment to experience a diverse selection of industries, objects and technologies in one exhibition. A winner will be selected in each category and one overall winner will be announced on November 15, 2018.
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