Society is changing at the same pace that the different disciplines of design should do. The Designs of the Year awards, that pay tribute to the best designs from around the world, are also a reference of how integrated and conscious are these disciplines with the individual and the community. In most of the projects nominated the social dimension acquire a relevant role in conjunction with the constant beauty seeking by the essential aesthetic purposes associated with anything that has been "designed".
Zumtobel Annual Report by Brighten the Corners and Anish Kapoor
The nominated designs are the Design Museum panel's pick of the best designs from around the world in the last 12 months across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
As a new Londoner, I have been delighted to be surrounded by some of the heavy-weight nominated as the Renzo Piano's “The Shard”, the Thomas Heatherwick’s Cauldron joined by Transport for London’s angular magenta signage for visitors, and the new £6.5 million library in Clapham by Studio Egret West, as some of the 90 finest designs of the year.
A selection of the designs will go on display at the Design Museum, in Shad Thames, south London, from March 20 to July 7, 2013. A winner for each category and one overall winner will be announced in April. I'll see you there! ;)