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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)

&#8195ø Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Alison Brooks Architects, Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Accordia

&#8195ø Housing (Cambridge, UK)

&#8195ø Design Indaba, 10×10 Project (Cape Town, South Africa)

&#8195ø Shuhei Endo, Education Centre (Osaka, Japan)

&#8195ø Herzog de Meuron Architects, CaixaForum Cultural Centre (Madrid, Spain)

&#8195ø West 8 + DTAH, Spadina Wave Deck for Waterfront Toronto (Canada)

&#8195ø Adjaye Associates, Contemporary Museum of Art (Denver, USA)

&#8195ø Junya.Ishigami+Associates, Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT Workshop (Kanagawa, Japan)

&#8195ø McDowell Benedetti, Castleford Bridge (Yorkshire, UK)

&#8195ø 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

&#8195ø Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser blog

&#8195ø Louise Goldin, Spring/Summer 09 – Knitwear

&#8195ø Alber Elbaz, Creative Director, Lanvin, Spring/Summer 08

&#8195ø Miuccia Prada and James Lima, Trembled Blossom, Fashion Film

&#8195ø 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

&#8195ø Tokujin Yoshioka, Venus Chair

&#8195ø Ronan/Erwan Bouroullec, Magis Steelwood Family for Magis

&#8195ø Shay Alkalay, Stack Chest of Drawers for Established & Sons

&#8195ø El Ultimo Grito, Composite bench system for UNO

&#8195ø Terrence Woodgate and John Barnard, Surface Table for Established & Sons

&#8195ø Jurgen Bey, Witness Flat series for La Galerie de Pierre Bergé et Associés

&#8195ø Nendo, Cabbage Chair for the XXI Ct Man Exhibition curated by Issy Miyake

&#8195ø 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

&#8195ø Troika, All the Time in the World for British Airways, T5, Heathrow, London

&#8195ø Sender LLC and mo/de, official election campaign, Barack Obama Logo

&#8195ø Kenya Hara, Designing Design Book

&#8195ø Lex Reitsma , Jan Bons – A Designer’s Freedom

&#8195ø The Guardian graphics, illustrating current financial climate

&#8195ø Chase and Galley, IsNotMagazine

&#8195ø Karel Martens & Enrico Bravi, Werkplaatz Typografie Arnhem, Oase #74

&#8195ø Lorraine Wild, Martin Kippenberger exhibition catalogue

&#8195ø Cornel Windlin, Rebecca Stephany, Marco Müller, Project Vitra

&#8195ø Job Wouters aka Letman

&#8195ø 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

&#8195ø Rumpus Room, Video for Pet Shop Boys – Integral

&#8195ø Bartle Bogle Heagarty, BA Terminal 5 “Live” Adverts

&#8195ø Post-Spectacular, Fid.Gen Bar Codes

&#8195ø Chris O’Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis, Andreas Muller, This Happened, Events

&#8195ø Troika, Digital by Design

&#8195ø Media Molecule, Little Big Planet for Playstation

&#8195ø 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

&#8195ø Jorre can Ast, Jar Tops for Royal VKB

&#8195ø Noam Toran & Onkar Kular, The MacGuffin Library

&#8195ø Revital Cohen, Life Support

&#8195ø HomeHero, HomeHero Fire Extinguisher

&#8195ø CinqCinq Designers, Clean

&#8195ø Demakersvan The Netherlands, LightWind – Outdoor lamp

&#8195ø 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

&#8195ø London and Continental Railways, High Speed 1 and St Pancras International

&#8195ø Daimler, Car2Go – car sharing

&#8195ø Alp Transit, Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Switzerland

&#8195ø Richard Jenkins and Dale Vince, Ecotricity Green Bird vehicle

&#8195ø KTM, Stunt Motor Bike

&#8195ø New Deal Design, Charge Spots for Better Place

&#8195ø 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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