Designs of The Year 2016


The Design Museum, located at High Street, Kensington, London, is devoted to contemporary design from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design. Beazley Designs of the Year, organized by The Design Museum, highlights designs produced over the previous twelve months worldwide. Beazley Insurance is the award sponsor. Winners for 2016 (announced in Jan 2017):
  • Overall: Better Shelter - Refugee shelter that can be setup like an IKEA kit
  • Digital: OpenSurgery - Low cost open source surgical robot
  • Fashion: Kids vs Fashion - Artist asks kids what they think of fashion
  • Transport: Lumos - Bicycle helmet with built-in indicator lights
  • Graphics: Blackstar - Design of David Bowie's Blackstar album
  • Product: Space Cup - A cup for liquids which float in zero gravity
  • Popular Vote: Joto - Show on your home/office wall what you app draw
Other notable nominations:
  • Oko - Carbon frame electric bicycle with 2-speed automatic transmission
  • Post Biotics - Crowd sourced DIY kit for finding next gen antibiotics
  • Norwegian Landscapes - Norwegian passports enhanced with abstract art
  • Dear Data - Infographics sent as postcards
  • Phonevert - Turn old phones into IoT devices
  • Nida House - Reverse pyramid house design
[Better Shelter is also the category winner for Architecture. Image: Joto.]