Opening exhibition Someday the other museum's will be showing this stuff

Designs of the Year

The flagship Designs of the Year show will return for its ninth outing. This exhibition and awards celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.

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Booking information

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"Find out what the world's geniuses have been up to for the last 12 months." Time Out

Product: Human Organs on Chips

A way to research drugs without testing on animals

Designed by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh

Graphics: Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables

A witty supermarket campaign to reduce food waste

Designed by Marcel for Intermarché

Architecture: UC Innovation Center

An open and eco-friendly university building

Designed by Elemental

Digital: The Ocean Cleanup

A campaign to rid the sea of plastic waste

Designed by Boyan Slat, Jan De Sonneville and Erwin Zwart

Fashion: Thomas Tait AW13/14

A masterful display of colour, cut and technique

Designed by Thomas Tait

Previous Designs of the Year exhibitions

This annual exhibition and awards provide a great snapshot of creative innovation from across the world.

Designs of the Year 2015

Image credit: Mirren Rosie

Designs of the Year 2015

Image credit: Mirren Rosie

Designs of the Year 2015

Image credit: Mirren Rosie

Designs of the Year 2014

Image credit: Luke Hayes

Designs of the Year 2014

Image credit: Luke Hayes

Designs of the Year 2014

Image credit: Luke Hayes

Designs of the Year 2013

Image credit: Luke Hayes

Designs of the Year 2013

Image credit: Luke Hayes

Designs of the Year 2013

Image credit: Luke Hayes

Designs of the Year 2012

Image credit Luke Hayes

Designs of the Year 2012

Image credit Luke Hayes

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