Beazley Designs of the Year

The judges

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

Amanda Levete

Amanda Levete is a RIBA Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A, an international award-winning design and architecture studio. Recently completed projects include the V&A Museum Exhibition Road Quarter (2017) in London and Central Embassy (2017), a luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok on the former grounds of the British Embassy.

David Rowan

David Rowan is Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition. His recent keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and recent stage interviews have ranged from to James Murdoch and David Cameron.

Gerry McGovern

Gerry McGovern is Chief Design Officer for Land Rover and a board member of Jaguar Land Rover. McGovern is responsible for the design directions strategy that has transformed the image and the fortunes of the Land Rover brand and taken it from the off road specialist manufacturer to the purveyor of luxury vehicles desired all over the world.

Marcus Engman

Marcus Engman is Design Manager at IKEA Range and Supply. Previous roles included working as a Communications and Interior Design Manager in Swedish stores and a Global Range Strategist and Marketing Manager (Retail) for IKEA Sweden. He founded his own retail agency, Kollo, in 2000.

Margaret Calvert

Margaret Calvert is a leading graphic designer, best known for her work with Kinneir on the design of Britain's radical new road signing system, officially launched in 1965. She is also known for the design of an integrated lettering and spacing system for signing NHS Hospitals, and the now privatised British Rail and British Airports Authority. In 1980 Calvert set up her own practice.

Ozwald Boateng

International Fashion Designer Ozwald Boateng is founder of the brand Ozwald Boateng – ‘Bespoke Couture Ltd’. Celebrating over 25 years in fashion, Ozwald Boateng conceived a new silhouette and palette for international menswear; creating a concept of style and luxury for men not previously envisaged but desired by men everywhere.

Michael Tchao

Michael Tchao serves as Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing for iPad, leading the group responsible for product planning, strategy and communications for Apple's industry-leading iPad product line. Prior to his return to Apple, Michael headed up Nike's Techlab.

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Beazley Designs of the Year

The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative design from the past year.