Designs of the Year 2015

 
 
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Designs of the Year 2015Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. In 2015, the 76 nominations include global stars like Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Raf Simons alongside smaller startups and student initiatives. There's something for everyone as the awards cover six categories: architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Shortlisted nominations, chosen by a high-profile judging panel, include an air-purifying billboard designed by the University of Engineering and Technology of Peru and a green city runaround from F1 designer Gordon Murray Design who will be hoping to join the illustrious list of past winners - the Plumen lightbulb, a folding plug and the 2012 Olympic Torch.

 

About Design Museum

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. More about Design Museum

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Designs of the Year 2015  MegaFaces interactive installation, Sochi Winter Olympics, designed by Asif Khan  

   
Designs of the Year 2015 - MegaFaces interactive installation, Sochi Winter Olympics, designed by Asif Khan

Designs of the Year 2015 MegaFaces interactive installation, Sochi Winter Olympics, designed by Asif Khan 

LondonTown.com - Designs of the Year 2015 Location Map

 
 
 
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London Bridge Tube Station
 
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Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
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Canada Water Overground Station
 
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Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
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Snowsfields NCP
 
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    20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Designs of the Year 2015
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    Designers in ResidenceDesigners in ResidenceDesigners in ResidenceEach year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures up-and-coming designers. This year's show includes four UK-based designers who are challengi3rd March 2015Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
    DATES  10th September 2014 to 8th March 2015
    VENUE  Design Museum 
    Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures up-and-coming designers. This year's show includes four UK-based designers who are challengi... More about this event
     
    Women Fashion PowerWomen Fashion PowerWomen Fashion PowerExploring how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world, Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum brings together clothing, photography, archive footage and interviews. Twenty-five high-profile women - including Naomi Campbell, Roksanda Ilincic, and Princess Charleen of Monaco - have contributed a persona3rd March 2015Sunday 26th April 2015 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
    DATES  29th October 2014 to 26th April 2015
    VENUE  Design Museum 
    Exploring how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world, Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum brings together clothing, photography, archive footage and interviews. Twenty-five high-profile women - including Naomi Campbell, Roksanda Ilincic, and Princess Charleen of Monaco - have contributed a persona... More about this event
     
    Women, Fashion And Costume Design: SuffragetteWomen, Fashion And Costume Design: SuffragetteA discussion from Jane Petrie, costume designer for upcoming film Suffragette.7th March 2015Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    An Evening With AnOther MagazineAn Evening With AnOther MagazineTo celebrate the new Spring/Summer 2015 issue of AnOther Magazine, the leading fashion, arts and culture biannual curates a special evening, dedicated to celebrating women and creativity.10th March 2015Tuesday 10th March 2015 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    Uniform, Power And The Sea: TalkUniform, Power And The Sea: TalkA look at links between uniform, power and nautical dress.23rd March 2015Monday 23rd March 2015 Where:
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    Designs of the Year 2015Designs of the Year 2015Designs of the Year 2015Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. In 2015, the 76 nominations include global stars like Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Raf Simons alongside smaller startups and student initiatives. There's something for everyone as the awards cover six c25th March 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
    DATES  25th March to 16th August 2015
    VENUE  Design Museum 
    Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. In 2015, the 76 nominations include global stars like Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Raf Simons alongside smaller startups and student initiatives. There's something for everyone as the awards cover six c... More about this event
     
    Life On Foot: Camper At The Design MuseumLife On Foot: Camper At The Design MuseumAn exhibition held in admiration of the popular Spanish footwear brand, Camper.13th May 2015Sunday 1st November 2015 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    Life On Foot: Camper At The Design Museum
    BicyclesBicyclesA major exhibition bringing together a range of the definitive bicycles of our times, exploring the cycling subcultures and the impact of the quest to achieve greater performance is having on the design of bicycles.9th September 2015Sunday 28th February 2016 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    Designers In Residence: MigrationDesigners In Residence: MigrationThe exhibition provides a platform for young and up-and-coming designers to present their work, all based around the theme of migration.9th September 2015Sunday 28th February 2016 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    Designers In Residence: Migration
    The New International Style - The Parametric RevolutionThe New International Style - The Parametric RevolutionPatrik Schumacher curates this exhibition which looks at trends in modern architecture and design.18th November 2015Thursday 30th June 2016 Where:
    Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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    Eames Fine Art Gallery 7 minutes walk from Design Museum

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    White Cube Bermondsey 9 minutes walk from Design Museum

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    Concerts | On 3rd March 2015 

    Southwark Cathedral 12 minutes walk from Design Museum

    Janet Gilman, William Chesters, James Stephenson and piano students from City Lit play works from a range of composers....More

    A Chaste Maid In Cheapsi
    Theatre | Until 28th March 2015 

    Rose Theatre 15 minutes walk from Design Museum

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    Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 16 minutes walk from Design Museum

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