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Beazley Designs of the Year

Explore the present and future of architecture, fashion, digital and more. Discover over 60 global projects which have been nominated for this year's awards.

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What to expect

Now in its 10th year, the exhibition brings 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.

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. Be 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 has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to design.

The public vote is now open. Explore each category below and cast your vote. A jury of industry experts will decide on the overall award winners in January 2018.

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

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The Making Of

Find out more about the making of this year's Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.

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.

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Beazley Designs of the Year

Plan ahead and book your tickets in advance.

Tickets £10
Concession and family tickets available

The Exhibitions Ticket

Make the most out of your visit, experience both Beazley Designs of the Year and Ferrari: Under the Skin at a discounted rate.

Tickets £23
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Categories

Architecture

This category features new buildings, including Serpentine Pavilion designer Francis Kéré’s Lycée Schorge Secondary School, built from locally sourced materials.

Digital

A wide ranging category featuring a text message service for refugees and global sensation, Pokémon Go.

Fashion

This year’s nominees feature a wide range of themes, from the social justice craftivist movement, to up-cycled fashion and celebrity fashion.

Graphics

A year of political unrest has proven to be a strong theme for this category, including the creation of a Refugee Nation Flag designed for the first ever Olympic refugee team.

Product

This broad category includes the latest solution from IKEA for replacing screws and a craft beer inspired by the experience of African immigrants living in Europe.

Transport

The shortlist this year includes transport designs that explore self-driving, electric and energy efficient models and even a 3D printed bus.

The judges

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

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Supporters

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Every day, Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features and compelling original video content.

Background image | The Pussyhat Project by Krista Suh, Jayna Zweiman, Kat Coyle and Aurora Lady. Photo by Luke Hayes