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Antony Gormley to chair the Brit Insurance Design Awards in 2010 Gormley to chair jury for Brit Insurance Design Awards across seven diverse categories
London, 7 January 2010: Acclaimed British sculptor, Antony Gormley, has been announced as Chair of Judges for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010, which celebrate the most forward-thinking designs of the past 12 months.
Industry experts have nominated important international designs across seven categories, making this one of the most comprehensive design awards in the world. The diverse range of disciplines are; Transport, Fashion, Product, Graphics, Furniture, Interactive and Architecture.
Antony Gormley, Chair of Judges, comments, “‘The Brit Insurance Design Awards produce such an exciting array of entries every year, I am truly looking forward to deliberating the shortlist with my fellow jurors and to seeing creative solutions for evolving human needs across a broad range of categories.”
photo : Shu He
Antony Gormley is the Turner prize winning British sculptor whose most celebrated works include Angel of the North in Gateshead, One & Other in London and Another Place, sited on Crosby Beach in Liverpool. His works concentrate on the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of body as a place of memory and transformation.
Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum said, “It’s great to have such a distinguished artist chairing the jury this year. Design in every sense is an essential part of the cultural agenda now, and we look forward to Antony’s very distinctive take on the subject”.
Brit Insurance Chief Executive Dane Douetil added, “We are delighted that Antony Gormley is Chair of Judges in 2010, his public profile will help to promote the important role good design can play in our everyday lives. We will be following the judging process with great interest.”
The Brit Insurance Design Awards exhibition of all shortlisted entries takes place from 17 Feb - 6 Jun 2010. The winner will be announced at the Brit Insurance Design Awards dinner on 16 Mar 2010.
Brit Insurance Design Awards in 2010 - Chair / Venue / Sponsor
Over the last 25 years Antony Gormley has revitalised the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool and material. He has created some of the most ambitious and iconic works of contemporary British sculpture, including Field, Angel of the North at Gateshead, Quantum Cloud on the Thames in London, and Another Place, now permanently sited on Crosby Beach near Liverpool.
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.
Brit Insurance is an international general insurance and reinsurance group specialising in commercial insurance.
Brit Insurance Design Awards - main page with images
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Overall winner (ie incl other categories like fashion) to be announced at the Design Museum on 16 March
Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition
17 Feb - 6 Jun 2010
Design Museum, London, UK
photo : Roland Halbe
More Brit Insurance Design Awards information online soon
Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 Nominations - Architecture
Contemporary Museum of Art Building, Denver, USA
Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT Workshop, Kanagawa, Japan
Mies van der Rohe Awards
World Architecture Festival Awards
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Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010 : page - adrian welch / isabelle lomholt
Website : www.designsoftheyear.com