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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 In-Depth

In this collection of interviews and blog features, the Design Museum speaks to some of the designers featured in the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition about their design stories, challenges and aspirations.


Q&A with Erdem Moralıoğlu

The winner of this year's fashion category is celebrated fashion designer, Erdem Moralıoğlu and his ethereal ballet costumes for Christopher Wheeldon’s production of Corybantic Games.

Q&A with Stepan Martinovsky, Project Leader, Heatherwick Studio

Find out more about this year's Architecture winner – the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa located in Cape Town.

Q&A with Trash Isle

Find out more about the Graphics winner – a campaign to make an island of waste the size of France, a country.

Q&A with Lauren Cuthbertson

Lauren Cuthbertson, Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet speaks about her career and working with fashion designer Erdem.

Q&A with Debbie Lin Teodorescu, SurgiBox

This year's People's Choice is a portable operating theatre that can fit into a backpack.

A time-honoured teapot | The Brown Betty

In this special blog feature, ceramicist Ian McIntyre talks about the social practices of tea-drinking in Britain, the design history of the Brown Betty and how he re-engineered this classic teapot.

Q&A with Paul Cocksedge

To mark this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year, the Design Museum speaks to Paul Cocksedge about how his furniture series captured a moment in time and a story that could have easily been erased by bulldozers.

Q&A with David Sheldon-Hicks, founder of Territory Studio

The Design Museum speaks to David Sheldon-Hicks, the founder of Territory Studio, which created the graphic interface for the future-defining film, Blade Runner 2049.

Q&A with Fernando Laposse

The Design Museum speaks to Mexican industrial designer, Fernando Laposse about his striking pieces of marquetry made from the colourful leaves of native Mexican corn.His project, called Totomoxtle, poses questions globalisation, the food industry, employment and culture.

Q&A with Made Thought and A Plastic Planet

The Design Museum caught up with Made Thought’s creative director, Ben Parker and co-founder of A Plastic Planet, Sian Sutherland, over a Q&A to talk more about their Beazley nomination and ongoing creative partnership.

Q&A with G-Star RAW

The Design Museum speaks to Adriana Galijasevic, sustainability and denim expert at G-Star RAW about their "most sustainable jeans ever" - featured in the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 exhibition.

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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Discover this year’s top picks of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months – across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.

Background image | Ian McIntyre, Brown Betty development, image by Angela Moore LR