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Brit insurance designs 2009 winners.

brit-designofyear1“The design world’s Oscars”
Icon Magazine

2009 Brit Insurance Design of the Year judges are: chaired by Alan Yentob and including Paola Antonelli, Karen Blincoe, Peter Cook, Sarah Mower and Yves Béhar.

And the winners are…

The winners and shortlisted designs below. Winners were revealed at the Awards Dinner on 18 March 2009.


above: winner— Snøhetta, Oslo Opera House (Oslo, Norway)


above: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Westminster Academy (London, )


above: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Eight Inscribed Houses and Three Patios (Spain, Gran Canaria)


above: Steven Holl Architects Beijing, Linked Hybrid (Beijing, China)

 ø Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Alison Brooks Architects, Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Accordia

 ø Housing (Cambridge, UK)

 ø Design Indaba, 10×10 Project (Cape Town, South Africa)

 ø Shuhei Endo, Education Centre (Osaka, Japan)

 ø Herzog de Meuron Architects, CaixaForum Cultural Centre (Madrid, Spain)

 ø West 8 + DTAH, Spadina Wave Deck for Waterfront Toronto (Canada)

 ø Adjaye Associates, Contemporary Museum of Art (Denver, USA)

 ø Junya.Ishigami+Associates, Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT Workshop (Kanagawa, Japan)

 ø McDowell Benedetti, Castleford Bridge (Yorkshire, UK)

 ø Subarquitectura, Tram Stop – Sergio Cardell Plaza (Alicante, Spain)


above: winner—Italian Vogue: A Black Issue, July 2008


above: Prada by Miuccia Prada, Spring/Summer 09


above: Viktor & Rolf, Barbican Art Gallery and Siebe Tettero for The House of Viktor & Rolf


above: Helen Storey with Tony Ryan, Wonderland – biodegradable materials


above: Duckie Brown, Spring/Summer 09 – Menswear


above: Basso & Brooke, Spring/Summer 09

 ø Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser blog

 ø Louise Goldin, Spring/Summer 09 – Knitwear

 ø Alber Elbaz, Creative Director, Lanvin, Spring/Summer 08

 ø Miuccia Prada and James Lima, Trembled Blossom, Fashion Film

 ø Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/Summer 09 – 20th Anniversary Collection



above: winner—Konstantin Grcic, MYTO Chair for PLANK


Above: Adam Goodrum, Stitch Chair for Cappellini


above: Nacho Carbonell, Evolution Series


above: Wieki Somers, Cloakroom, Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam


above: Tord Boontje, Fig Leaves for Meta

 ø Tokujin Yoshioka, Venus Chair

 ø Ronan/Erwan Bouroullec, Magis Steelwood Family for Magis

 ø Shay Alkalay, Stack Chest of Drawers for Established & Sons

 ø El Ultimo Grito, Composite bench system for UNO

 ø Terrence Woodgate and John Barnard, Surface Table for Established & Sons

 ø Jurgen Bey, Witness Flat series for La Galerie de Pierre Bergé et Associés

 ø Nendo, Cabbage Chair for the XXI Ct Man Exhibition curated by Issy Miyake

 ø Arik Levey, Workit, work station for VITRA

Graphic Design


above: winner—Shepard Fairey, Obama Poster (show overall winner )


above: Daniel Eatock, Big Brother Logo


above: Mevis & Van Deursen, Baghdad Calling


above: March Studio and Aesop, Aesop Stores and Branding

 ø Troika, All the Time in the World for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London

 ø Sender LLC and mo/de, official election campaign, Barack Obama Logo

 ø Kenya Hara, Designing Design Book

 ø Lex Reitsma , Jan Bons – A Designer’s Freedom

 ø The Guardian graphics, illustrating current financial climate

 ø Chase and Galley, IsNotMagazine

 ø Karel Martens & Enrico Bravi, Werkplaatz Typografie Arnhem, Oase #74

 ø Lorraine Wild, Martin Kippenberger exhibition catalogue

 ø Cornel Windlin, Rebecca Stephany, Marco Müller, Project Vitra

 ø Job Wouters aka Letman

 ø Engine Service Design, The Social Innovation Lab for Kent County Council



above: winner—O’Reilly, Make Magazine


above: Lucky Bite, Dinner Table Game for Science of Survival, Science Museum


above: Troika, Cloud, Digital Sculpture for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London


above: The GreenEyl, Appeel


above: Jeff Lieberman and Dan Paluska, Absolut Quartet


above: Joachim Sauter, Art + Com, Kinetic Sculpture for BMW Museum

 ø Rumpus Room, Video for Pet Shop Boys – Integral

 ø Bartle Bogle Heagarty, BA Terminal 5 “Live” Adverts

 ø Post-Spectacular, Fid.Gen Bar Codes

 ø Chris O’Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis, Andreas Muller, This Happened, Events

 ø Troika, Digital by Design

 ø Media Molecule, Little Big Planet for Playstation

 ø Zoo Films director James Frost, Radiohead House of Cards



above: winner—Singgih S. Kartono, Magno Wooden Radio, Manufactured by locals in Java


above: Senz XL Storm Umbrella


above: Francois Azambourg, Pixel for Ligne Roset


above: Tony Mullin, Green Felt Protest Suit


above: Marloes Ten Bhomer, Rotation Moulded Shoe


above: Kode Design, Armadillo Vest with Facemask


above: Joe Wentworth, Ipogeo light for Artemide

 ø Jorre can Ast, Jar Tops for Royal VKB

 ø Noam Toran & Onkar Kular, The MacGuffin Library

 ø Revital Cohen, Life Support

 ø HomeHero, HomeHero Fire Extinguisher

 ø CinqCinq Designers, Clean

 ø Demakersvan The Netherlands, LightWind – Outdoor lamp

 ø Trent Jansen, 3D Stencil



above: winner—Medellin Metro Cable, Line J, Colombia


above: IDEO, Aquaduct Concept Vehicle for water filtration


above: District, Trek District Bicycle


above: Mar Kayaks, K2 Kayak for Nelo


above: Eric Larson, Ricky Biddle, Ben Shao and Austin Cliffe, Balance Sport Wheelchair

 ø London and Continental Railways, High Speed 1 and St Pancras International

 ø Daimler, Car2Go – car sharing

 ø Alp Transit, Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Switzerland

 ø Richard Jenkins and Dale Vince, Ecotricity Green Bird vehicle

 ø KTM, Stunt Motor Bike

 ø New Deal Design, Charge Spots for Better Place

 ø Think Norway, Th!nk City Electrical Car

The 91 shortlisted designs including winners will be on show at the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition from 12 February until 14 June at the Design Museum in London.

Find out more at designsoftheyear.com

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