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10 Apr 2013

Designs of the Year 2013

Design Museum Announce Category Winners for Designs of the Year 2013

DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2013 CATEGORY WINNERS ANNOUNCED

London 10 April 2013: The Design Museum announces the seven category winners for the annual Designs of the Year Awards. The awards celebrate the best of international design from the last 12 months. The overall winner for the Design of The Year 2013 will be announced on Wednesday 16 April at an awards evening held at The Angler, South Place Hotel, London.

Architecture Category winner:

Transformation of Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris, France
2006–11
Frédéric Druot, Anne Lacaton, and Jean Philippe Vassal:

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photographs from Design Museum

The seven category winners include GOV.UK, a new British government website which promises to revolutionise governmental online communications, bringing together different government websites into one single site making it a much easier and user friendly service. Oher winners include the renovation and reimagining of a faded 1960’s tower block in Paris, a landmark documentary an fashion icon Diana Vreeland, a reinvention of the wheel in the form of a unique folding wheel which can be applied to bicycles and wheelchairs and a chair constructed using the latest computer technology.

The Seven Category winners are:

• Architecture: TOUR BOIS-LE-PRÊTRE, PARIS – Designed by Frédéric Druot, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal
• Digital: GOV.UK WEBSITE – Designed by Government Digital Service
• Fashion: DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL – Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland
• Furniture: MEDICI CHAIR – Designed by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi
• Graphics: VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IDENTITY – Designed by John Morgan Studio
• Product: KIT YAMOYO – Designed by ColaLife and PI Global
• Transport: MORPH FOLDING WHEEL – Designed by Vitamins for Maddak Inc.

Transformation of Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris, France
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photographs from Design Museum

Pete Collard, Curator of Designs of the Year comments: ‘Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s authoritative review of the most innovative, forward-thinking and culturally relevant projects from the past twelve months. The work selected demonstrates the many ways in which design can transform our physical and cultural landscape.’

The seven winning designs will now compete for the overall Design of the Year 2013, to be announced on 16 April. The winning entries, along with all the shortlisted designs are on show at the Design Museum until 7 July.

Design Museum Design Awards : previous year

The Designs of the Year 2013 jury:

• Johanna Agerman Ross (Editor of Disegno)
• Amanda Levete (Architect)
• Olga Polizzi (Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels)
• Sarah Raven (Garden designer)
• Griff Rhys Jones (Actor and presenter)
• Nicolas Roope (Designer)
• Ilse Crawford (Designer) – Chair of the jury

Transformation of Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris, France
Tour Bois-le-Prêtre Paris Tour Bois-le-Prêtre Paris Tour Bois-le-Prêtre Paris
photographs from Design Museum

Other Shortlisted Buildings:

Astley Castle,
Warwickshire
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Witherford Watson Mann
Four Freedoms Park,
New York
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Amiaga
Home for All,
Japan
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Naoya Hatakeyama
Ikea Disobedients,
New York
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Innocence,
Istanbul
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Orhan Pamuk
Thalia Theatre,
Lisbon
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
T Site,
Tokyo
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Klein Dytham
Galaxy Soho,
Beijing
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Hufton and Crow
Metropolitan Arts Centre,
Belfast
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Christian Richters
Museum of Contemporary Art,
Cleveland
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Foreign Office Architects
A Room for London,
London
Designs of the Year 2013
photo : Charles Hosea

Designs of the Year 2013 images / information from Design Museum London

Location:Shad Thames, London, UK, SE1 2YD