18 October 2017 – 18 February 2018
The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns the Design Museum, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative and contemporary design from the past year.
Now in its 10th year, the exhibition brings together over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport – featuring film, virtual reality, audio and objects representing the breadth and variety of this year’s designs.
Activism and protest has proven to be a strong theme across many of the categories. See the original Pussyhat, symbolising women’s solidarity in protest of President Donald Trump’s sexist remarks and the Refugee Nation Flag, created to represent stateless athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers, each project has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to design that has captured the spirit of the times. A jury of industry experts will decide on the award winners in January 2018.
The Design Museum explores how design shapes the world we live in, through a world-class programme of temporary exhibitions, learning resources and events. Located next to Holland Park on High Street Kensington, get an introduction to design in the free Designer Maker User exhibition and be inspired by the changing temporary exhibitions throughout the year.