Designs of the Year, Design Museum

The Designs of the Year exhibition is now open at the Design Museum, and this year once again they’ll be celebrating the most innovative and inventive work in the worlds of architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics and more.




The exhibition is run in conjunction with the Design Museum’s awards of the same name, this year’s 76 nominations include the Dumb Ways to Die app, a school afloat in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts and a retractable bicycle mudguard.


There’ll be creations by big names such as Zaha Hadid, John Pawson, David Chipperfield and Miuccia Prada, alongside some lesser known gems by students and crowd funded start-ups. Here are some top pieces to look out for.


A behaviour changing syringe designed to combat the use of non-sterile syringes. It remains colourless when stored inside a sterile pack. When exposed to air it changes colour to red within a few minutes, alerting patients and doctors so that they are better able to make risk decisions.


Illustrations for the Art Directors Annual 91- a best-selling international review of the year’s most innovative works in visual communication.
A portable eye examination kit allowing comprehensive check-ups to be carried out from a smartphone.
A 9-speed, 11.5kg folding bike, which can be rolled along on its 20″ light weight wheels whilst folded.
A prototype floating structure, build for the historic water community of Makoko, Nigeria.

28 Butlers Wharf
Shad Thames

£9.30 concs
£6.20 children 

Book here!


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