The Design Museum reveals the shortlist for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year

The Design Museum reveals the shortlist for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year

The year’s most innovative designs go on view at the Design Museum for the 11th edition of the Beazley Designs of the Year, opening during London Design Festival for the first time. The mammoth shortlist of 87 nominees has been announced today and is split into categories of fashion, graphics, architecture, product, digital and transport. From Thomas Heatherwick’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and the sets of Blade Runner 2049 by Territory Studio, to Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi and Studio Drift’s drones, the shortlist gives a dynamic overview of the design climate of today. Sustainability has been honoured throughout with many impressive eco-friendly projects including the first plastic-free supermarket aisle, an emission-free bike and Formafantasma’s recycled e-waste furniture. Plus, pioneering medical equipment is included from a hand-powered centrifuge to self-healing e-skin. This year’s exhibition has been curated by Aric Chen of M+ museum in Hong Kong, and the winner will be announced on 15 November. For now, explore the inspiring shortlist below...

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