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Beazley Designs of the Year 2019

Explore the 2019 edition of Beazley Designs of the Year

What to expect

Explore innovations and inventions from around the world that champion accessibility, design for women and local ideas with a global impact.

This was the first year that the public nominated alongside design experts.

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.

And the winner is...

The winners

Beazley Design of the Year Overall Winner: Anatomy of an AI System by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler

Beazley Architecture Design of the Year: Maya Somaiya Library

Beazley Graphic Design of the Year: Amorepacific architectural branding by Pentagram and David Chipperfield Architects

Beazley Product Design of the Year: CATCH by Hans Ramzan

Beazley Fashion Design of the Year: Adidas Originals by Ji Won Choi

Beazley Transport Design of the Year: GACHA Self-driving Shuttle Bus by MUJI and Sensible 4

Beazley Digital Design of the Year: Anatomy of an AI System by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler

Beazley Design of the Year - People's Choice: MySleeve by Marie Van den Broeck



An app, a landscape, the process of conceiving and fundraising for a community skatepark in Athens, or a vast $500m arts centre on wheels.


From radical books and citywide platforms to graphic visibility for minority groups, contemporary graphic design explores the politics and power of communication, and how it can be wielded.


This year we see fashion recognising and designing for all bodies, while also loosening the grip on the industry of exclusionary Western stereotypes of beauty.


A genderless voice created to lessen bias and promote inclusion, a diagram detailing the processes and systems used to build and operate an Amazon Alexa, and a rotating sequence of invented people.


Electric flying cars and 3D-printed motorcycles represent real achievements of technical engineering, but, for many city dwellers today, road safety for cyclists is the most pressing issue in public and private transportation.


The first reinvention of the pregnancy test in over thirty years, a table comprising pressed flowers suspended in black resin, and a series of tiles whose glazes are formed from the volcanic ash of Mount Etna.


Stories from Beazley Designs of the Year

In this collection of interviews and blog features, the Design Museum spoke to some of the designers featured in the Beazley Designs of the Year 2019 exhibition about their design stories, challenges and aspirations.

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