‘book mountain + library quarter’ by MVRDV, spijkenisse, the netherlands image © jeroen muschsee designboom’s full coverage of this project here


the design museum london’s ‘designs of the year 2013’ shortlist has been revealed. more than 90 projects spanning the categories of: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, transport and product have been nominated.an exhibition featuring the selected projects will be on show at the design museum from march 20 – july 7th, 2013, with the announcement of the overall winner taking place april 17th, 2013.


here is the full round-up of this year’s contenders:



SO-IL: kukje art center‘kukje art center’ by SO-IL, seoul, korea image © iwan baansee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



architecturela tour bois-le-pretre, paris – druot, lacaton and vassalclapham library, london – studio egret westMOCA (museum of contemporary art), cleveland – farshid moussavi architectsmetropolitan arts centre, belfast – hackett hall mcknighta room for london – david kohn architects in collaboration with artist fiona banner kukje art centre, seoul – SO-IL idea disobedients – andrés jaque arquitectosbook mountain, spijkenisse – MVRDV the shard, london – renzo piano thalia theatre, lisbon – gonçalo byrne arquitectos and barbas lopes arquitectosastley castle, warwicjshire – witherford watson mannmuseum of innocence, istanbul – orhan pamuk with ihsan bilgin, cem yucel and gregor sunder plassmannhome for all – akihisa hirata, sou fujimoto, kumiko inui and toyo ito t-site, tokyo – klein dytham galaxy soho, beijing – zaha hadid superkile, norrebro – BIG, topotek1 and superflex four freedoms park, new york – louis kahn



klein dytham architecture: T-site, daikanyama‘T-site’ by klein dytham architecture, daikanyama, tokyo, japan image © nacasa & partners image courtesy of klein dytham architecturesee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘rain room’ by rAndom international image © felix claysee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



digitalrain room – random international superstitious fund project – shing tat chung raspberry pi computer – eben upton english hedgerow plate – andrew tanner and unanico for royal wintondigital postcard and player – uniformwindows phone 8 – microsoft gov.uk website – government digital servicezombies, run! app – six to startfree universal construction kit – free art and technology labwind map – martin wattenberg and fernanda bertini viegascandles in the wind – designed by moritz waldemeyer for ingo maurer chirp – patrick bergeldashilar app – nippon design centre inc.city tracking pt2 – stamenlight field camera –  lytro



moritz waldemeyer: my new flame light for ingo maurermy new flame’ by moritz waldemeyer image © tom vack copyright ingo maurer GmbHsee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘infinitely kusama’ by yayoi kusama for louis vuitton images courtesy of louis vuittonsee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



fashionanna karenina costumes – jacqueline durranA/W12 womenswear – giles deaconlouis vuitton collection – yayoi kusama diana vreeland: the eye has to travel – lisa immordinoI want muscle – elisha smith-leverockcommes de garcons rtw A/W12 – rei kawakubochristian dior rtw S/S13 – raf simonsprada S/S12 rtw collection – miuccia pradaproenza schouler A/W12 collection – lazaro



designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘liquid glacial table’ by zaha hadidimage © zaha hadid architectssee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



furniturethe sea chair – studio swine & kieren jonesliquid glacial table – zaha hadid a-collection – ronan and erwan bourellec for hay gravity stool – jolan van der wiel well proven chair – james shaw and marjan van aubel tié paper chair – pinwu100 chair – marni medici chair  – konstantin grcic for mattiazzi re-imagined chairs – studiomama (nina tolstrup and jack mama)engineering temporality – studio markunpoika corniches – ronan and erwan bouroullec for vitra future primitives – muller van severen



designs of the year 2013 shortlistgravity stool’ by jolan van der wiel photo by peter liptonsee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘made in los angeles: work by colby poster printing co.’see designboom’s full coverage of this project here



graphicszumtobel annual report – brighten the corners and anish kapoorbauhaus: art as life exhibition – a practice for everyday lifestrelka identity – ok:rmoccupied times of london – tzortzis rallis and lazaros kakoulidisthe gentlewoman #6 – veronica dittingaustria solar annual report – serviceplanrijksmuseum identity – irma boomadam thirwell: kapow! – studio frithorganic –  kapitzadoc lisboa ’12 – pedro noraralph ellison collection – cordon webbvenice architecture biennale identity – johnmorgandekho: conversations on design in india –  codesignmade in los angeles: work by colby poster printing co. – anthony burrillaustralian cigarette packaging – commissioned by australian government department for health and ageing



designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘little sun’ by olafur eliasson and frederik ottesen photo by olafur eliasson © frederik ottesen and olafur eliassonsee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



productolympic cauldron – heatherwick studio bang & olufsen ‘beolit 12′ – cecile manz liquiglide ketchup bottle – dave smith/varanasi research group MIT colour porcelain – scholten & baijings/1616 arita japane-source – hal wattslittle printer – berg switch collection – inga sempe for legrand papa foxtrot toys – postlerfergusonchild vision glasses – the centre for vision in the developing worldw127 lamp – dirk winkelplug lamp – form us with love magic arms – dupont hospital for childrenkiosk 2.0 – unfold studiooigen kitchenware – jasper morrison/japan creativetekio – anthony dickenslittle sun – olafur eliasson colalife – simon berry federic malle travel sprays – pierre hardyfaceture vases – phil cuttance surface tension lamp – frontflyknit trainers – nikereplicator 2 – makerbot


NIKE flyknitnike flyknit shoe in neongreen/blacksee designboom’s full coverage of this project here



priestmangoode: air access - designs of the year 2013 shortlist
‘air access’ detachable wheelchair and fixed-frame aisle seat by priestmangoode
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transportmorph folding wheel – vitamins design/maddak inc.air access seat – priestmangoode i3 concept car – BMWmando footloose chainless bicycle – mark sandersn-one – honda donky bicycle- ben wilson



designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘donky bike’ by ben wilsonimage by john selbysee designboom’s full coverage of this project here