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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018
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The exhibition displayed 87 of the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months, as nominated by design experts from around the world.
Keep scrolling to find out which project was crowned 2018's design of the year
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.
Beazley Design of the Year Overall Winner: Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Beazley Architecture Design of the Year: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa by Heatherwick Studio
Beazley Graphic Design of the Year: Trash Isles by Plastic Oceans Foundation with LADbible & AMVBBDO
Beazley Product Design of the Year: Paperfuge by Prakash Lab
Beazley Fashion Design of the Year: Royal Ballet costumes for Christopher Wheeldon’s production of Corybantic Games by Erdem Moralıoğlu
Beazley Transport Design of the Year: Falcon Heavy by SpaceX
Beazley Digital Design of the Year: Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Beazley Design of the Year - People's Choice: SurgiBox by Debbie Teodorescu, Mike Teodorescu, Stephen Okajima and Team SurgiBox
'The wacky and the wonderful, life-saving or just mind-changing...these are the people designing our future.' Channel 4
Now in its eleventh year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum's annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves.
'From the brilliant to the brutal...a glimpse into what the world of tomorrow may look like' ★★★★ The Times
In this collection of interviews and blog features, the Design Museum spoke to some of the designers featured in the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 exhibition about their design stories, challenges and aspirations.
Beazley Designs of the Year nominees, Made Thought are challenging the museum’s audience to take part in a series of plastic-free challenges involving food and drink on the 21 November . Find out more about their Instagram takeover.
Delve deeper into the themes explored in Beazley Designs of the Year in a Reading Room, situated just outside the exhibition. Titles kindly donated by Phaidon.
Background image | Overall winner of Beazley Designs of the Year 2018: Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Photo by Mark Blower.