NOW OPEN Exhibition

Beazley Designs of the Year

OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2020: Following the announcement that London will be on COVID Tier 2, the museum and its exhibitions will reopen on Wednesday 2 December.

IMPORTANT! Online bookings only. Read the SAFE AND SOUND guidelines before your visit.

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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.

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'The Virtual Experience'

Immerse yourself in a 3D digital version of the gallery, featuring captions and videos exploring this year's selection of the world's most innovative designs.

What to expect

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

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.

Stormzy's stab-proof vest designed by Banksy

Image by Felix Speller

A self-sanitising door handle

Image by Felix Speller

The record-breaking Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%

Image by Felix Speller

The Ouroboros Steak grown from human cells

Image by Felix Speller

A filtration system to aid the water crisis in Flint in Michigan

Image by Felix Speller

A vegan bag by Telfar

Image by Felix Speller

US & THEM video collage exposing Western prejudice

Image by Felix Speller

Kalank costume design

Image by Felix Speller

The sustainable K-briq

Image by Felix Speller

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Ticketing information

Online booking only

Tickets £12

Concessions available for NHS workers, seniors (over 60 years), the disabled and companion, and job seekers.

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




Meet the Judges

Leading figures from each of the award category professions will choose the winning projects of 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.

Designs of the Decade

Designs of the Decades

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".

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