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.

Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio

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.


The 2012 Olympic Wayfaring, designed by Transport for London // Occupied Times by Tzortzis Rallis and Lazaros Kakoulidis


Zaha Hadid's Liquid Glacial Table


Superkilen by BIG, TOPOTEK1 and Superflex // The Shard by Renzo Piano


Rain Room by Random International commissioned by the Barbican


Installation and invitation graphics for Bauhaus:Art as Life exhibition, by A Practice for Everyday Life, commissioned by the Barbican // A-Collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay


Clapham Library by Studio Egret West

Hello Little Printer, available 2012 from BERG.

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! ;)