the design museum, london has announced the 2012 shortlist of their annual ‘designs of the year’ award. the nominations will be on show as part of the ‘designs of the year’ exhibition at the museum from february 8th, 2012 until july 15th, 2012. the overall winner to be announced on april 24th, 2012.

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘guangzhou opera house‘ by zaha hadid, guangdong province, china image © iwan baan

architecture butaro hospital, butaro, rwanda – mass design group folly for a flyover, london, UK – assemble cic guangzhou opera house, guangzhou, china – zaha hadid architects hepworth wakefield, wakefield, UK – david chipperfield architects care home, huise-zingem, belgium – sergison bates architects llp maggies centre, gartnavel, glasgow, UK – OMA national park of mali buildings, bamako, mali – diébédo francis kéré of kéré architecture moses bridge, fort de roovere, netherlands – ro&ad architects olympic 2012 velodrome, london, UK – hopkins architects spaceport america, new mexico – foster + partners the iron market, port-au-prince, haiti – john mcaslan + partners youth factory, mérida, spain – selgascano, gestaltskate and jarex

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘maggie’s gartnavel’ by OMA, glasgow, scotland image courtesy of OMA; photography by philippe ruault

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘london 2012 olympic velodrome’ by hopkins architects in london, england all images courtesy hopkins architects photographer: richard davies

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘spaceport america’ by foster + partners in new mexico, USA image courtesy of foster + parners

digital bc homepage version 4, london, UK – BBC beck’s green box project – beck’s face substitution, new york, USA – arturo castro and kyle mcdonald guardian ipad edition, london, UK – guardian news and media in consultation with mark porter high arctic, national maritime museum, london, UK – united visual artists homeplus tesco virtual store, seoul, south korea – homeplus tesco letter to jane, portland, USA – tim moore microsoft kinect and kinect SDK – microsoft games studios, microsoft research and xbox, UK and USA musicity, london, UK – concept by nick luscombe and simon jordan and designed by jump studios the stanley parable, california, USA – written and created by davey wreden suwappu, london, UK – dentsu london, UK, in consultation with berg

designs of the year 2012 shortlist homeplus tesco virtual store, seoul, south korea

fashion alexander mcqueen: savage beauty, the costume institute at the metropolitan museum, new york, USA – andrew bolton with the support of harold koda of the costume institute, new york,USA the duchess of cambridge’s wedding dress, london, UK – sarah burton for alexander mcqueen céline autumn/winter ’11, paris, france – phoebe philo at céline late night chameleon café, london, UK – store design: gary card, creative director: john skelton, brand director: dan mitchell mary katrantzou autumn/winter ‘11, london, UK – mary katrantzou melissa + gaetano pesce boot and flip flop, new york, USA – gaetano pesce, manufactured by melissa, brazil oratory jacket, london, UK – will carleysmith, brompton bicycle ltd. suno spring/summer ‘11, new york, USA – suno vivienne westwood ethical fashion africa collection, autumn/winter ’11 – vivienne westwood, london, uk 132 5. issey miyake – miyake design studio, tokyo, japan

designs of the year 2012 shortlist chassis’ by stefan diez for wilkhahn image courtesy of wilkhahn

furniture balsa furniture, london, UK – kihyun kim chassis, munich, germany – stefan diez the crates, beijing, china – naihan li & co earthquake proof table, jerusalem, israel – arthur brutter and ido bruno harbour chair, london, UK – andré klauser and ed carpenter hemp chair, berlin, germany – studio aisslinger lightwood, london, UK – jasper morrison moon rock tables, london, UK – bethan laura wood not so expanded polystyrene (nseps), london, UK – attua aparicio & oscar wanless at silo oak inside, rotterdam, netherlands – christien meindertsma osso, paris, france – ronan and erwan bouroullec textile field at the victoria and albert museum, london – ronan and erwan bouroullec, fabric by kvadrat tip ton, london, UK – edward barber & jay osgerby waver, munich, germany – konstantin grcic xxxx_sofa, eindhoven, netherlands – yuya ushida

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘hemp chair’ by werner aisslingerdesigns of the year 2012 shortlist ‘lightwood’ by jasper morrison image copyright maruni wood industry inc. photo by yoneo kawabe

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘textile field’ by ronan + erwan bouroullec for kvadrat all photos © studio bouroullec and V&A images, victoria and albert museumdesigns of the year 2012 shortlist ‘tip ton’ chair by barberosgerby for vitra photo by nexus productions

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘the comedy carpet’ by gordon young image courtesy of the blackpool council

graphics AA files, london, UK – john morgan studio beauty is in the street, london, UK – four corners books, cover designed by john morgan, book interior designed by pierre le hors bloomberg businessweek, new york, USA – bloomberg businessweek the comedy carpet, blackpool, UK – gordan young and why not associates cover artwork and video for join us by they might be giants, new york, USA – paul sahre cut it out, london, UK – noma bar matthew hilton identity and website, london, UK – spin nokia pure font, london, UK – dalton maag one thousand cranes for japan – concept by anomaly and unit 9, london, UK photo-lettering, yorklyn, USA – house industries gf smith digital campaign, london, UK – sea design stockmann packaging, helskinki, finland – kokoro & moi self service magazine – petronio associates what design can do! , amsterdam, netherlands – de designpolitie your browser sent a request that this server could not understand, rotterdam, netherlands – koen taselaar

designs of the year 2012 shortlist the three weights of the nokia pure font typeface

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘ascent’ by edward barber and jay osgerby image courtesy of haunch of venison / barberosgerby

product ascent, london, UK – edward barber and jay osgerby pq eyewear designed by ron arad a-frame line and corbs line – ron arad botanica, eindhoven, netherlands – studio formafantasma carbon black wheelchair – andrew slorance defibtech lifeline view™ automated external defibrillator (aed), llc guilford, USA – defibtech heracleum, schiedam, netherland – studio bertjan pot hövding invisible cycle helmet – hövding jawbone jambox, san francisco, USA – yves béhar, fuseproject the learning thermostat, USA – nest, palo alto mine kafon, eindhoven, netherlands – massoud hassani london 2012 olympic torch, UK – edward barber and jay osgerby orb-it – black and decker shade, london, UK – simon heijdens solar sinter, london, UK – markus kayser studio thixotrope, london, UK – conny freyer, sebastien noel and eva rucki of troika TMA-1 headphones – kibisi totem, london, UK – bethan laura wood in collaboration with pietro viero white collection, finland – ville kokkonen

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘PQ eyewear collection’ by ron arad  image courtesy of PQ eyewear

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘botanica’ by formafantasma all images © luisa zanzani

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘heracleum’ by bertjan pot for moooi image © designboom

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘hövding airbag helmet’ for bicyclists by hövding

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘jambox’ by fuseproject for jawbone

designs of the year 2012 shortlist ‘totem’ by bethan laura wood in collaboration with pietro viero image © ruy teixeira