Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Every year since 2008 hundreds of design experts from around the world nominate the most innovative designs from the past 12 months. Experience up close this year's 87 nominated projects across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.

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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.

Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves. You can also cast your vote in the gallery, to nominate your favourite design of the year.

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

Plastic-free aisle - A platic-free supermarket aisle

Designers: A Plastic Planet and Made Thought for Ekoplaza | Photo credit: Luke Hayes

Lumen - A pavilion knitted from luminescent yarn

Designers: Jenny Sabin Studio | Photo credit: Luke Hayes

Caskia / Growing a Mars Boot - A boot for Mars grown with human sweat

Designers: Liz Ciokajlo (OurOwnSkin) with Maurizio Montalti (Officina Corpuscoli) | Photo credit: Luke Hayes

LEGO House - A LEGO project on an architectural scale

Designers: Bjarke Ingels Group

Totomoxtle - A decorative veneer made from Mexican corn husks

Designer: Fernando Laposse

Zoa™ - An animal-free bioleather grown from collagen

Designers: Modern Meadow

Arrangements - A modular, pendant lighting system

Designers: Michael Anastassiades for Flos

Vigilamus - A fashion homage to grandma, from a shed in York

Designer: Matty Bovan

Image credit | Luke Hayes

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Beazley Designs of the Year

Beat the queues, book your tickets in advance.

Tickets £12
Concession, family and gift tickets available
Free to members

Combined Exhibitions Ticket

Make the most of your visit and buy one ticket to experience two exhibitions at a discounted rate.

Reading Room

Beazley Designs of the Year Reading Room

Delve deeper into the themes explored in Beazley Designs of the Year in a Reading Room, situated just outside the exhibition. Titles kindly donated by Phaidon.

The Judges

The judges

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

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Related events

Corn with Fernando Laposse

Create your own tin using Mexican corn husks with designer and material researcher Fernando Laposse.

Moulding Polystyrene with Silo Studio

Learn how to cast objects with polystyrene in this hands-on workshop with Silo Studio.

Young People’s Design Studio

Create your own design studio and work to a professional brief to design your own range of unique products inspired by the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.

Multisensory Tour: Beazley Designs of the Year

Join this multisensory tour of the eleventh Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition, for blind and partially sighted visitors.

BSL Tour: Beazley Designs of the Year

Join this British Sign Language tour to explore some of the most exciting design projects from the past twelve months.

Shibori Indigo Dyeing with Lola Lely

Learn the ancient technique of Shibori Indigo dyeing with designer Lola Lely in this half-day workshop.

Formafantasma: E-Waste

Hear Amsterdam-based design-duo Studio Formafantasma, explore the design story behind their project, Ore Streams.

Water Futures

Join an evening of presentations and discussions investigating new and innovative ways of approaching drinking water, to coincide with this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year,

Future Factory Symposium: Day 1

Join leading designers and material researchers to rethink sustainable production for the 21st century.

Future Factory Symposium: Day 2

Join designers and students from the MA Material Futures programme at Central Saint Martins to discuss how design can tackle today’s environmental challenges.

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