Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 13.03.08

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Hussein Chalayan and Martino Gamper are among the seven category winners selected from a 100 strong international shortlist for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year award.

The seven categories were architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport and the designs are currently on show at the Design Museum, London.

Herzog & de Meuron was selected from 11 architects including SANAA and Thomas Heatherwick as the architecture category winner for the National Stadium in Beijing.

Yves Béhar won the product category for the One Laptop per Child computer, ahead of other designers such as Jonathan Ive, Jasper Morrison and Ross Lovegrove.

Antonio Citterio, Rolf Fehlbaum, Alison Moloney, Lars Müller and Daniel Weil will judge the final seven and the overall winner will be announced on 18 March at the awards dinner, hosted by Wayne Hemingway.

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year runs until April 27 at the Design Museum

The category winners:

Fashion (Above)
Airborne Autumn/Winter 07
Hussein Chalayan


The National Stadium, Beijing, China
Herzog & de Meuron

100 Chairs in 100 Days
Martino Gamper


Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Paul Buckley and Helen Yentus for Penguin Group USA


Burble London
Haque Design + Research with Seth Garlock and Rolf Pixley


One Laptop Per Child computer
Yves Béhar / Fuseproject for OLPC & Quanta Computer


Mex-x wheelchair for children
Meyra Ortopedia


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