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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Every year since 2008 hundreds of design experts from around the world nominate the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months. Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.

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As a specialist insurer, Beazley is well placed to understand the value of good design. It sees first-hand the consequences when things go wrong and its products and services are expertly designed to help people and businesses when they most need help.

What to expect

Now in its eleventh year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum's annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.

The international awards and exhibition showcase design projects from the previous 12 months, across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Product, Graphics, and Transport. Design experts, practitioners and academics from across the world are asked by the Design Museum to suggest potential projects, from which the museum has selected 87 for nomination to display in the exhibition. A specially selected jury will choose a winner for each category and an overall winner – to be announced in November 2018.

'From the brilliant to the brutal...a glimpse into what the world of tomorrow may look like' ★★★★ The Times

Booking information

Adult £12.00
Child (6 - 15 years) £6.50
Student/concession* £9.50
Family (1 adult + 3 children) £18.50
Family (2 adults + 3 children) £27.50
Members go free

Learning group tickets
£3-£7 per student (groups of 10 or more) Click here for information about self-guided visits for learning groups.

*Concession tickets include seniors (over 60 years), the disabled and companion and job seekers.

The judges

Find out more about 2018's judging panel for Beazley Designs of the Year.

Background image shows the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. by Adjaye Associates - overall winner of Beazley Designs of the Year 2017.