Friday, 14 February 2014

Designs of the Year 2014 shortlist announced

The Design Museum in London has announced 76 nominations for Designs of the Year 2014 in seven categories: architecture, product, furniture, fashion, graphic, digital and transport.

All 76 projects will be shown in an exhibition at the Design Museum from 26 March to 25 August 2014, and winners from each category and one overall winner will be announced later in the year.

Prada Spring/Summer 2014

  • Child Chemo House, Osaka - designed by Tezuka Architects, Takaharu & Yui Tezuka
  • Façade for Paul Smith, London - designed by 6a Architects
  • FRAC Centre, Les Turbulences, Orléans - designed by Jakob + MacFarlane
  • Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque - designed by Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal
  • Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan - designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • La Tallera Siqueiros, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico - designed by Frida Escobedo
  • Makoko Floating School, Nigeria - designed by NLÉ, Makoko Community Building Team
  • Mont de Marsan Mediatheque - designed by archi5
  • Museo Jumex, Mexico City - designed by David Chipperfield
  • Newhall Be, Harlow, Essex - designed by Alison Brooks Architects
  • Praça das Artes Performing Arts Centre, São Paulo - designed by Brasil Arquitetura
  • St Moritz Church, Augsburg, Germany, Interior renovation - designed by John Pawson
  • The New Crematorium at the Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm - designed by Johan Celsing
  • Wa Shan Guesthouse, Hangzhou, China - designed by Wang Shu
Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher


  • Aerosee - designed by Paul Egglestone, Dr Darren Ansell, Dan Etherington, Patterdale Mountain Rescue
  • Citymapper - designed by Azmat Yusuf, Gilbert Wedam, Joe Hughes, Nicholas Skehin, Emil Vaughan
  • Generations - designed by One Life Remains
  • Hello Lamp Post - designed by Pan Studio
  • Lego Calendar - designed by Adrian Westaway, Clara Gaggero, Duncan Fitzsimons, Simon Emberton
  • Metro Trains - Dumb Ways to Die - designed by McCann Melbourne
  • Oculus Rift - designed by Oculus VR
  • Peek (Portable Eye Examination Kit) - designed by Dr Andrew Bastawrous, Stewart Jordan, Dr Mario Giardini, Dr Iain Livingstone
  • Public Lab Foldable Mini-Spectrometer - designed by Public Lab contributors 2011-13
  • Sidekick Creatives - Crowdfunding Great Art & Design - designed by Oscar Lhermitte, Philipp Figueroa, Yoav Reches, Arne Zacher, Molly Anderson, Tommaso Lanza
  • Touch Board: Interactivity Everywhere - designed by Bare Conductive

Façade for Paul Smith store, London, by 6a Architects


  • DAS Collection - designed by Reem and Hind Beljafla
  • PRADA S/S14 - designed by Miuccia Prada
  • Rick Owens S/S14 Show Presentation – designed by Rick Owens
  • The Hinterland of Ronaldo Fraga - designed by Ronaldo Fraga
  • 'Totemic' Collection by Sadie Williams - designed by Sadie Williams
  • Tracey Neuls BIKE GEEK - designed by Tracey Neuls
Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014 presentation


  • Bodleian Library Chair - designed by Barber & Osgerby
  • Iro - Jo Nagasaka for Established and Sons
  • New interior for United Nations North Delgates' Lounge (New York) - designed by Hella Jongerius, together with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg
  • Pro Chair Family - designed by Konstantin Grcic
  • Ripple, an ultra-light timber table - designed by Benjamin Hubert
  • 'Simple' exhibition at ProjectB Gallery, Milan - designed by Philippe Malouin
Bodleian Library Chair - designed by Barber & Osgerby


  • A Magazine curated by Stephen Jones - designed by Stephen Jones
  • ArtDirectorsClub: Art Directors Annual 91 - designed by Rami Niemi (Illustrator), Joao Unzer (Art Director), Juan Carlos Pagan and Brian Gartside (Graphic Designers)
  • Building Stories - designed by Chris Ware
  • Castledown Primary School Type Family - designed by Anthony Sheret, Edd Harrington, Rupert Dunk
  • Chineasy - created by ShaoLan Hsueh with Illustrations by Noma Bar
  • Creation and realisation of the visual identity and the signage system of the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur - designed by Jean-Marie Courant, Marie Proyart, Olivier Vadrot
  • Drone Shadows - designed by James Bridle /
  • Escuyer Undergarment Brand Identity - designed by Modern Practice
  • Grand Central - designed by Thibault Brevet
  • M to M of M/M (Paris) - designed by Graphic Thought Facility
  • Serpentine Galleries identity - created by Marina Willer in collaboration with Brian Boylan
  • The Gourmand - a food and cultural journal - created by David Lane (Creative Director), Marina Tweed & David Lane (Founders/Editors-in-chief)
  • Whitney Museum Identity - designed by Experimental Jetset and the Whitney Museum
  • Works That Work, a magazine of unexpected creativity - designed by Atelier Carvalho Bernau
The Gourmand magazine


  • 75 Watt - created by Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen (Artists), Alexander Whitley (Choreography) and Siya Chen (Film production)
  • ABC Syringe: A behaviour changing syringe - designed by Dr David Swann
  • Alba Collection of Vases - designed by Massimiliano Adami
  • Bloom Helmet - designed by Tokyo Safety
  • Chair 4 Life - designed by Bruce Renfrew, James Williamson, Shaun Phillips, David Fawkes, Ken Poberezny, Minghao Zhou, Michael Phillips
  • Clever Caps - designed by Claudio Patrick Vollers (Co-inventor & Designer) and Henry Suzuki (Co-inventor)
  • Fairphone - designed by Bas van Abel
  • Formlabs Form 1 High-Resolution Desktop 3D Printer - designed by Formlabs Inc.
  • GoPro Hero 3 Black - designed by GoPro
  • Luffa Lab - designed by Mauricio Affonso
  • Lunaire - designed by Ferréol Babin
  • Nest Protect: Smoke + carbon monoxide alarm - designed by Nest
  • Pet Lamp - designed by Alvaro Catalan De Ocon
  • Phonebloks - designed by Dave Hakkens
  • Plume Mudguard - designed by Patrick Laing & Dan McMahon
  • Risk Centre - designed by Onkar Kular & Inigo Minns
  • Silk Pavilion - designed by Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab
  • String Lights - designed by Michael Anastassiades
  • The Alchemist's Dressing Table - designed by Lauren Davies
  • The Bradley Timepiece - designed by Hyungsoo Kim, Nick Gu, David Zacher, Amanda Sim, Maeve Jopson, Cynthia Poon
  • The Seaboard Grand - designed by Roland Lamb and Hong-Yeul Eom


  • A Journey Redefined - designed by A2B
  • IFmove Bicycle - designed by Section Zero
  • ME.WE: Forward-Thinking Car - designed by Massaud & Toyota ED2
  • Single Seat Alright - designed by e-Go

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