Brit Insurance Design Awards Nominees

Barack Obama poster by Shepard Fairey, nominated for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 in the Graphic Design category by CR’s Patrick Burgoyne
The nominations for the awkwardly titled Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 have been announced, ahead of an exhibition that will be held at the Design Museum in London from February next year. As with last year’s awards, the inclusion of most aspects of design (including architecture, fashion, furniture, graphic design, interactive, product and transport) makes for an eclectic, but interesting, list.


Barack Obama poster by Shepard Fairey, nominated for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 in the Graphic Design category by CR’s Patrick Burgoyne

The nominations for the awkwardly titled Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 have been announced, ahead of an exhibition that will be held at the Design Museum in London from February next year. As with last year’s awards, the inclusion of most aspects of design (including architecture, fashion, furniture, graphic design, interactive, product and transport) makes for an eclectic, but interesting, list.


Joachim Sauter, Art + Com, Kinetic Sculpture for the BMW Museum, nominated in the Interactive category by Andy Cameron

Each of the nominees were put forward by leading designers and design commentators, including our very own Patrick Burgoyne. The nominees were asked to pick up to three projects from the last 12 months that “reflect issues raised by one or more of the concerns of the current debate on design”. They were also asked to “consider the responsiveness of the design to the social, cultural and economic landscape as well as environmental issues, or the degree to which the project has fulfilled the expectations of users and clients”. The list demonstrates the vitality of the design industry today, although curiously it omits any website design, which might be expected to have its own category. Otherwise we are still digesting the nominations but will blog more on them around the time of the exhibition.


Radiohead’s House of Cards video, directed by James Frost, nominated in the Graphic Design category by Patrick Burgoyne

Here are the nominees:

Architecture

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Westminster Academy (London, UK)
Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Alison Brooks Architects, Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Accordia Housing (Cambridge, UK)
Snøhetta, Oslo Opera House (Oslo, Norway)
Design Indaba, 10×10 Project (Cape Town, South Africa)
Steven Holl Architects Beijing, Linked Hybrid (Beijing, China)
Shuhei Endo, Education Centre (Osaka, Japan)
Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Eight Inscribed Houses and Three Patios (Spain, Gran Canaria)
Herzog de Meuron Architects, CaixaForum Cultural Centre (Madrid, Spain)
West 8 + DTAH, Spadina Wave Deck for Waterfront Toronto (Canada)
Adjaye Associates, Contemporary Museum of Art (Denver, USA)
Ishigami+Associates, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (Kanagawa, Japan)
McDowell Benedetti, Castleford Bridge (Yorkshire, UK)
Novartis Campus Masterplan (Basel, Switzerland)
Subarquitectura, Tram Stop – Sergio Cardell Plaza (Alicante, Spain)


Construction underway on one of the houses from Design Indaba’s 10×10 project, nominated in the Architecture category by Patrick Burgoyne


Big Brother logo, designed by Daniel Eatock, nominated in Graphic Design by Quentin Newark

Fashion:

Helen Storey with Tony Ryan, Wonderland – biodegradable materials
Italian Vogue: A Black Issue, July 2008
Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser blog
Louise Goldin, Spring/Summer 09 – Knitwear
Basso & Brooke, Spring/Summer 09
Alber Elbaz, Creative Director, Lanvin, Spring/Summer 08
Miuccia Prada and James Lima, Trembled Blossom, Fashion Film
Duckie Brown, Spring/Summer 09 – Menswear
Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/Summer 09 – 20th Anniversary Collection
Barbican Centre and Siebe Tettero, The House of Viktor & Rolf Retrospective
Prada by Miuccia Prada, Spring/Summer 09


Baghdad Calling photography book, designed by Mevis & Van Deursen, nominated in Graphic Design by Tony Brook

Furniture:

Tokujin Yoshioka, Venus Chair
Tord Boontje, Fig Leaves for Meta
Weiki Somers, Cloakroom, Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam
Adam Goodrum, Stitch Chair for Cappellini
Ronan/Erwan Bouroullec, Magis Steelwood Family for Magis
Konstantin Grcic, MYTO Chair for PLANK
Shay Alkalay, Stack Chest of Drawers for Established & Sons
Nacho Carbonell, Evolution Series
El Ultimo Grito, Composite bench system for UNO
Terrence Woodgate and John Barnard, Surface Table for Established & Sons
Jurgen Bey, Witness Flat series for La Galerie de Pierre Bergé et Associés
Nendo, Cabbage Chair for the XXI Ct Man Exhibition curated by Issy Miyake
Arik Levey, Workit, work station for VITRA


Aesop Stores and Branding by March Studio and Aesop, nominated in Graphic Design by Fleur Watson

Graphic Design:

Shepard Fairey, Obama Poster
Troika, All the Time in the World for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London
Sender LLC and mo/de, official election campaign, Barack Obama Logo
Daniel Eatock, Big Brother Logo
Kenya Hara, Designing Design Book
Jan Bons, A Designer’s Freedom
The Guardian graphics, illustrating current financial climate
Chase and Galley, IsNotMagazine
Mevis & Van Deursen, Baghdad Calling
Karel Martens & Enrico Bravi, Werkplaatz Typografie Arnhem, Oase #74
Lorraine Wild, Martin Kippenberger exhibition catalogue
Cornel Windlin, Rebecca Stephany, Marco Müller, Project Vitra
Job Wouters aka Letman
Engine Service Design, The Social Innovation Lab for Kent County Council
March Studio and Aesop, Aesop Stores and Branding
Beattie McGuinness Bungay, Carling i-pint application
Zoo films director James Frost, Radiohead House of Cards


Appeel by The GreenEyl, a wall of stickers that people could remove and put where they liked. Nominated in Interactive by Ross Phillips and Andy Cameron

Interactive:

Media Molecule, Little Big Planet for PlayStation
Lucky Bite, Dinner Table Game for Science of Survival, Science Museum
Joachim Sauter, Art + Com, Kinetic Sculpture for BMW Museum
Rumpus Room, Video for Pet Shop Boys – Integral
Troika, Cloud, Digital Sculpture for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London
Bartle Bogle Hegarty, BA Terminal 5 “Live” Adverts
Post-Spectacular, Fid.Gen Bar Codes
Chris O’Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis and Andreas Muller, This Happened, Events
Troika, Digital by Design
The GreenEyl, Appeel
O’Reilly, Make Magazine
Jeff Lieberman and Dan Paluska, Absolut Quartet


Absolut Quartet by Jeff Lieberman and Dan Paluska, part of the Absolut Machines project. Nominated in Interactive by Louise Shannon

Product:

Tony Mullin, Green Felt Protest Suit
Marloes Ten Bohmer, Rotation Moulded Shoe
Kode Design, Armadillo Vest with Facemask
Jorre can Ast, Jar Tops for Royal VKB
Noam Toran & Onkar Kular, The MacGuffin Library
Revital Cohen, Life Support 2008
HomeHero, HomeHero Fire Extinguisher
Joe Wentworth, Ipogeo light for Artemide
CinqCinq Designers, Clean
Francois Azambourg, Pixel for Ligne Roset
Senz XL Storm Umbrella
Singgih S. Kartono, Magno Wooden Radio, Manufactured by locals in Java
Demakersvan The Netherlands, LightWind – Outdoor lamp
Trent Jansen, 3D Stencil


Troika, All The Time In The World installation at Terminal 5, nominated in Graphic Design by Patrick Burgoyne

Transport:

London and Continental Railways, High Speed 1 for St Pancras
IDEO, Aquaduct Concept Vehicle for water filtration
District, Trek District Bicycle
Daimler, Car2Go – car sharing
Medellin Metro Cable, Line J, Colombia
Alp Transit, Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Switzerland
Richard Jenkins and Dale Vince, Ecotricity Green Bird vehicle
KTM, Stunt Motor Bike
Mar Kayaks, K2 Kayak for Nelo
Eric Larson, Ricky Biddle, Ben Shao and Austin Cliffe, Balance Sport Wheelchair
New Deal Design, Charge Spots for Better Place
Think Norway, Th!nk City Electrical Car

The exhibition at the Design Museum runs from February 12 until June 14, and the awards will by judged by a panel chaired by Alan Yentob, with the winners announced at a ceremony on March 18. There will also be a People’s Choice Vote this year, and a blog for the general public to express their views at designsoftheyear.com.

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