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Beazley Designs of the Year 2020: Public Nominations

What were last year's most important or inspiring designs for you?

Did it take design into a new direction, or is it simply something that you believe captures the spirit of the year just gone?

Please note the Public Nominations are now closed.

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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

The criteria

The Design Museum asks you to look back over 2019 and share:

  • Designs that inspire you
  • Designs that represent change in their field
  • Designs that capture this moment in time
  • Designs that advance access for minority groups
  • Designs that represent intellectual leadership in society

2019 Choice

In 2019 the public nomination went to the 'UK Student Climate Network placards', a student-led plea to end our environmental crisis. The project was shortlisted in the Graphic category.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Each email address can only nominate one design per category.
  • All nominations will be considered anonymously.
  • Nominations will be used to aid the curatorial process however the final shortlisting decisions will be made by the exhibition curators.
  • Projects must be from the period of January 2019 to January 2020.
  • Nominations closed on 21 May 2020.

2019 winners

Beazley Design of the Year Overall Winner

Anatomy of an AI System by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler

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Beazley Architecture Design of the Year

Maya Somaiya Library

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Beazley Graphic Design of the Year

Amorepacific architectural branding by Pentagram and David Chipperfield Architects

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Beazley Product Design of the Year

CATCH: The HIV Detector by Hans Ramzan

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Beazley Fashion Design of the Year

Adidas Originals by Ji Won Choi

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Beazley Transport Design of the Year

GACHA Self-driving Shuttle Bus by MUJI and Sensible 4

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Beazley Digital Design of the Year

Anatomy of an AI System by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler

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Beazley Design of the Year - People's Choice

MySleeve by Marie Van den Broeck

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