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Brit Insurance Designs of the Year

16 February 2011 – 07 August 2011

The Brit Insurance Designs Awards, "the Oscars of the design world," showcase the most innovative and forward thinking designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport.

This year Stephen Bayley was chair of the jury, joined by art and design curator Janice Blackburn OBE, graphic designer Mark Farrow, novelist Will Self, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University Penny Sparke and Simon Waterfall co-founder of digital agency Poke.

At the awards ceremony on 15 March, British designer Samuel Wilkinson and product design company Hulger, were announced as the overall winner of the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011 for their stunning low energy lightbulb Plumen 001.

Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011
PLUMEN 001
Samuel Wilkinson // Hulger

Category Winners:
Brit Insurance Architecture Award
OPEN-AIR-LIBRARY MAGDEBURG

Brit Insurance Fashion Award
UNIQLO +J AUTUMN/WINTER’10

Brit Insurance Furniture Award
BRANCA

Brit Insurance Graphics Award
HOMEMADE IS BEST

Brit Insurance Interactive Award
FLIPBOARD

Brit Insurance Product Award
PLUMEN 001

Brit Insurance Transport Award
BARCLAYS CYCLE HIRE

See all of the 2011 nominations, films and comment on the designsoftheyear.com blog.

Press:
BBC News
ITV London Tonight
BBC News England
Creative Review
Jungledrums.com
Metro
Building Design
Telegraph
Dezeen
The Independent
Design Week
GQ
New York Times
Creative Review
Evening Standard
Building Design
Phaidon
Who's Jack
Creative Review
BBC News
Dezeen
BBC News
BBC News
Time Out
Telegraph
Guardian
Cosmopolitan
Vogue
The Hospital Club
Wall Street Journal
Huffington Post

Timelapse from the Brit Insurance Design Awards ceremony on Tuseday 15 March 2011. Artists Christoph Katzler, Ante Krizmanic and Nikola Radeljkovic from Numen/For Use used 156 rolls of sticky tape to construct the installation as a backdrop for the ceremony at the museum.

Film by exhibition designers David Kohn Architects, with an exclusive look at the concepts and systems used to design the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year.

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