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Brit Insurance Design of the Year

13 Feb 2008 – 26 Apr 2008

London
England, United Kingdom

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The first in an annual exploration of the most innovative, interesting and forward looking new work in design of all kinds. Selected from around the world, Brit Insurance Designs of the Year presents 100 projects nominated by a group of internationally respected design experts, curators, critics, practitioners and enthusiasts. These projects fall within seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. The exhibition gives an overview of the most significant achievements in design and architecture in the last year, whether they are projects by a practice, a team or an individual.

An international jury, each with expertise in their respective fields, have selected category winners for the Brit Insurance Design Awards, recognising the best of contemporary design from around the world in each category as well as an overall winner.

Category winners
Architecture: National Stadium: the Main Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, architect: Herzog & de Meuron, client: National Stadium Co. Ltd Beijing, China

Fashion: Airborne Autumn/Winter 07, design by Hussein Chalayan

Furniture: 100 Chairs in 100 Days, design and manufacture by Martino Gamper

Graphics: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, Creative director Paul Buckley and co art director Helen Yentus, design by various artists for Penguin Group USA

Interactive: Burble London, design by Haque Design + Research Ltd, with Seth Garlock and Rolf Pixley
Product: One Laptop Per Child, design by Yves BĂ©har of Fuseproject, for OLPC & Quanta Computer Inc.

Transport: Mex-x, wheelchair for children by Meyra- Ortopedia Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

The overall winner will be announced and presented on 18 March 2008.

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