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Beazley Designs of the Year

Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from last year, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world.

Members will be able to book their slots from Monday 21 September and general tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 23 September.

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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.

What to expect

Experience the best moments in design from January 2019 to the moment global attention shifted in late January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

Discover futuristic technology for health and sanitisation, explore projects tackling inequality and racism and dive into questions around water and food security including mainstream veganism.

from the curator

'Beazley Designs of the Year, will offer a vital chance to recap where we were when the virus took hold. It will require careful construction and precise story telling in order to establish the big themes and preoccupations from that period. The show will be arranged chronologically, suggesting a countdown from January 2019 to the moment our attention shifted in late January 2020. More than merely an assessment of the past, it will be a frame for exploring the future.'

Emily King, curator of Beazley Designs of the Year 2020

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last year

Beazley Designs of the Year 2019

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

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As we move into a new decade, the Design Museum looks back at Designs of the Year winners from this century so far - and the ones that "got away".