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Beazley Designs of the Year 2017

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This exhibition explored the present and future of architecture, fashion, digital and more across 60 global projects.


Beazley Design of the Year Overall Winner: The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Beazley Architecture Design of the Year: The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Beazley Graphic Design of the Year: 'Fractured Lands', New York Times Magazine
Beazley Product Design of the Year: AIR-INK
Beazley Fashion Design of the Year: Nike Pro Hijab
Beazley Transport Design of the Year: Scewo
Beazley Digital Design of the Year: Rapid Liquid Printing


In its 10th year, this exhibition brought together over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport – featuring film, virtual reality, audio and objects representing the breadth and variety of this year’s designs.

Visitors could see the original Pussyhat, symbolising women’s solidarity in protest of President Donald Trump’s sexist remarks and the Refugee Nation Flag, created to represent stateless athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Visitors were also transported to 1920s France with the help of VR goggles, to explore rooms featuring furniture by Pierre Chareau, the great Art Deco architect.

Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers, each project was recognised for its outstanding contribution to design.

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


Look back at the Awards Night

Drumroll please - the Beazley Designs of the Year winner is...

The Making Of

Find out more about the making of Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition 2017.

Beazley Designs of the Century (So Far)

Find out about the winners and losers from the past 10 years.

Meet the judges

Hear from this year's Beazley Designs of the Year judges and meet some of the nominees as they discuss what makes good design.

The judges

Find out more about 2017's judging panel for Beazley Designs of the Year.

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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Discover this year’s top picks of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months – across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.


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