Although the 87 design projects included on the list of nominees, and on show at London’s Design Museum, cover a wide variety of disciplines, there’s a significant focus on designers addressing the world’s problems in this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year show.
This runs the gamut from new materials, such as Zoa’s cruelty-free leather made using collagen derived from yeast, to Gusmanson and DROG’s Bad News game, which teaches players about fake news.
The environment is a particular focus this year, especially ways to reduce our reliance on plastic. Among the eco-friendly nominees is LADbible’s Trash Isles campaign, which gives the Pacific Ocean’s enormous stretch of plastic waste a national identity, including passports and currency, to encourage the UN to brand it an official country and include it in its Environmental Charter. There’s also Dutch supermarket Ekoplaza’s plastic-free aisle, which includes a logo designed by Made Thought that’s stamped on all plastic-free products.
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