Arab Today, arab today brit insurance designs of the year
Last Updated : GMT 14:51:55
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Exhibition of entrants

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Brit Insurance Designs of the Year

Arabstoday

How do you compare the design of a concrete and canvas emergency shelter to that of an iPad? Is it possible to rank a Lanvin dress against the Barclays Cycle Hire program that was introduced by the mayor of London? Although it may seem a challenge too fat, this is exactly what the Design Museum in London is attempting with its current exhibition, the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, which runs through Aug. 7. Now in its fourth year, the multidisciplinary award program encompasses designs from around the world, across seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. About a dozen designs made it into each category, from which winners were announced today. To make its selection, the museum invited a number of design insiders, from Paola Antonelli, the senior curator in the department of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, to Will Hudson, the founder of the blog It’s Nice That, to put forward nominations. A jury then selected winners in each category as well as an overall Brit Insurance Design of the Year (to be announced on March 15). The architecture nominees include Thomas Heatherwick’s UK Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 and dramatic tape installations by the Croatian/Austrian collective Numen/For Use. The category winner is a well-considered, community-oriented open-air library in Magdeburg, Germany, by Karo Architekten. The winner in the product category is the Plumen 001 low-energy light bulb, which beat out the ubiquitous iPad, Dyson’s blade-free fan and many others that can be seen in the exhibition. The other winners include Jil Sander for Uniqlo (fashion), Industrial Facility’s Branca chair (furniture), the “Homemade Is Best” cookbook, designed by Forsman and Bodenfors for Ikea (graphics), the Flipboard iPad app (interactive) and the Barclays Cycle Hire (transport). While it is possible to argue over the winners as one would at the Oscars, it makes more sense to see them in the context of the wider long list of nominees at the exhibition, where one can more easily see design trends emerge. The objects in the exhibition are not separated into their categories, as one might expect, but around themes. So in “City,” a Lanvin dress from spring/summer 2011 stands proudly next to a Fiat 500 TwinAir. In “Home,” Nendo’s Thin Black Lines furniture is exhibited next to a model of MVRDV’s Balancing Barn. Design, as it is displayed here, encompasses a lot. The one product shown that has had the greatest impact over the past year is undoubtedly the iPad – and many iPad applications have also made it into the exhibition. That said, books are also well represented, by the likes of the Four Corners Familiar Series of classic novels reimagined by John Morgan Studio and collaborators. Dorian Gray never looked so good. While there are gaps in the exhibition and some inclusions could be challenged, it is definitely better that an award like this one exists. If nothing else, it gets people asking questions about what design is, what good design is and how you go about judging it.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today brit insurance designs of the year Arab Today, arab today brit insurance designs of the year

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape

GMT 11:11 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Turkey says ends its military operation

GMT 07:53 2017 Thursday ,30 March

Turkey says ends its military operation
Arab Today, arab today Media host gives priority to problems of people

GMT 07:00 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Media host gives priority to problems of people

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 14:04 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

"Lagom" new Swedish concept in interior design

GMT 10:17 2017 Thursday ,09 February

Avoid Cluttering your Kitchen

GMT 13:56 2017 Saturday ,28 January

Smart Ideas to Make your Own Headboard

GMT 06:32 2017 Monday ,16 January

How to be your own home interior designer

GMT 07:04 2017 Monday ,09 January

Reasons Why You Should Choose Neutral

GMT 13:24 2016 Friday ,30 December

For Decorating a Fireplace Mantel

GMT 10:37 2016 Saturday ,24 September

Paris's matchbox apartments
View News in Arabic - Decor: الديكور الأخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn

GMT 10:42 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn
Arab Today, arab today Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today 'Underwater wasteland' worries

GMT 10:32 2017 Thursday ,30 March

'Underwater wasteland' worries
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China

GMT 09:16 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China
Arab Today, arab today Uber grounds self-driving cars

GMT 09:11 2017 Monday ,27 March

Uber grounds self-driving cars
Arab Today, arab today Singer Rowida Attiya will issue a new song

GMT 07:38 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Singer Rowida Attiya will issue a new song
Arab Today, arab today Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

GMT 08:39 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 09:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 07:50 2017 Thursday ,30 March

Breaking trans barriers one barbell

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday