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The Design Museum’s 2017 Designs of the year shortlist

A visual diary of SideStory's favorites
  • WhereThe Design Museum
  • What: Beazley Designs of the Year
  • Open untilOctober 18, 2017
  • Ticket price£10.00
  • Why go“The awards bring to light the most unique and innovative products, concepts and designers in the world.”

Welcome to the best design of 2017. Political uncertainty, social unrest, and environmental awareness are just a few of the themes that transpire in the pieces selected for this year’s Beazley Design exhibition and awards. The annual event showcases sixty-two nominees in six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Selected by a panel of exceptional designers and curators, the awards bring to light the most unique and innovative products, concepts and designers in the world.

The exhibition winner will be announced on January 25, 2018. Until then, we have selected our favourite pieces to share in the form of a visual diary, anticipating the opening of the exhibition on October 18.


Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Djaye Associates

Wind and Rain Bridge by Donn Holohan


OTHR by Joe Doucet, Dean DiSimone and Evan Clabots


Nike Pro Hijab by Nike

Pussyhat Project


Fractured Lands, The New York Times Magazine, August 14, 2016


The Refugee Nation Flag by Yara Said. Francisco de Deus Photography


Remolten by gt2P (great things 2 People) with Friedman Benda

The Pilot, translating earpiece by Waverly Labs 


Mahjouba Initiative by Eric van Hove. Photo Alessio Mei

To discover the story behind the 2017 Designs of the year, visit the Design Museum on October 18th. Looking to learn about the best contemporary pieces in the company of an expert? Join artist Edy Ferguson and explore the Serpentine Museums.
Banner image: Port House by Zaha Hadid Architects. © Helene Binet