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Low energy light bulb with a twist

Design Posted on 16 Mar, 2011 10:42

British designer Samuel Wilkinson and product design
company Hulger, have won the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011 for their
redesign of the low energy light bulb.

Low-energy light bulbs have never been regarded as a
stylish product, the Plumen addresses this by creating an aesthetic bulb which
works just like any low-energy bulb. By bending the glass tubes of a light
bulb, Plumen have designed a product that uses 80% less energy and lasts eight
times longer than an incandescent bulb. Compared with the standard
fluorescent light, Plumen 001 is a beautiful light bulb designed to be seen.

http://designmuseum.org/



Gucci at 90

Design Posted on 23 Feb, 2011 20:47

In true Gucci style. Two icons meet. With a great sense of irony.

Gucci is 90 this year and to mark the anniversary, Frida Giannini revisited another titan of Italian design the iconic Fiat 500.

http://www.gucci.com/uk/worldofgucci/articles/500byGucci



The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist- Transport

Design Posted on 28 Jan, 2011 07:49

The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist



TRANSPORT

BARCLAYS CYCLE HIRE, UK

SERCO // TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

DEZIR, FRANCE

Designed by LAURENS VAN DEN
ACKER for RENAULT

EN-V, USA

Designed by GENERAL MOTORS

FIAT 500 TWINAIR, ITALY

Designed and developed by FIAT
STYLE and FPT FIAT POWERTRAIN

RIVERSIMPLE, UK

Designed by RIVERSIMPLE

VANMOOF No 5, NETHERLANDS

Designed by VANMOOF

YIKEBIKE, NEW ZEALAND

Designed
by GRANT RYAN

http://designmuseum.org/



The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist – Product

Design Posted on 27 Jan, 2011 07:56

The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist



PRODUCT

ACT FIRE EXTINGUISHER, NORWAY

Designed by SIGRUN VIK

AMPLIFY CHANDELIER, USA

Designed by YVES BEHAR and
FUSEPROJECT for SWAROVSKI

APPLE IPAD, USA

Designed by APPLE

BLUEWARE COLLECTION, UK

Designed by STUDIO GLITHERO

CONTEMPLATING MONOLITHIC DESIGN, ITALY

Created by BARBEROSGERBY and
SONY DESIGN // Exhibition design by UNIVERSAL DESIGN STUDIOS

UNIVERSAL GOWN, UK

Designed by BEN DE LISI

DIAMANT COFFIN SERIES, DENMARK

Designed by JACOB JENSEN DESIGN
// Manufactured by TOMMERUP KISTER

DYSON AIR MULTIPLIER FAN, UK

Designed by JAMES DYSON

FREECOM CLS MOBILE DRIVE, BELGIUM // GERMANY

Designed by SYLVAIN WILLENZ //
Manufactured by FREECOM

FLYING FUTURE, GERMANY

Designed by INGO MAURER

IN-BETWEENING CLOCK, UK

Designed by HYE-YEON PARK

INTIMATE RIDER, USA

Designed by ALAN THOLKES

LEVERAGED FREEDOM CHAIR, USA

Designed by MIT MOBILITY
LABORATORY

ONE ARM DRIVE SYSTEM, UK

Designed and developed by MARK
OWN and JON OWEN // Manufactured by NOMAD WHEELCHAIRS LTD

PAVEGEN, UK

Designed by PAVEGEN SYSTEMS LTD

PLAYING WITH LEGO®
BRICKS AND PAPER, JAPAN // DENMARK

Designed by MUJI // LEGO®

PLUMEN 001, UK

Concept and design direction:
HULGER // Design: SAMUEL WILKINSON

PRAMPACK, NORWAY

Designed by KADABRA
PRODUKTDESIGN // Invented by ANNE MORKEMO // Manufactured by STOKKE

QUARZ SERIES, UK

Designed by MAX LAMB //
Manufactured by J & L LOBMEYR, AUSTRIA

SEE BETTER TO LEARN BETTER, USA // MEXICO

Designed by YVES BEHAR and
FUSEPROJECT // In partnership with AUGEN OPTICS

WALL PIERCING, ITALY

Designed by RON GILAD //
Manufactured by FLOS

YII, TAIWAN

Conceived by NATIONAL TAIWAN
CRAFT RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NTCRI) and TAIWAN DESIGN CENTER (TDC) // Creative
direction by Gijs Bakker

http://designmuseum.org/



The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist – Interactive

Design Posted on 26 Jan, 2011 13:02

The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist



INTERACTIVE

ANGRY BIRDS, FINLAND

Designed by ROVIO MOBILE

CELLSCOPE, USA,

Designed by PROFESSOR DANIEL
FLETCHER and the CELLSCOPE TEAM // AARDMAN ANIMATION // WIEDEN + KENNEDY //
Commissioned by NOKIA

E.CHROMI, UK

Designed by ALEXANDRA DAISY
GINSBURG // JAMES KING // In collaboration with CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY’S IGEM
TEAM

FLIPBOARD, USA

Designed by MIKE MCCUE and EVAN
DOLL

GUARDIAN EYEWITNESS APP, UK

Designed by THE GUARDIAN
TECHNOLOGY TEAM (Jonathan Moore, Alastair Dent, Andy Brockie, Martin Redington
and Roger Tooth)

MIMOSA, ITALY

Designed by JASON BRUGES STUDIO
for PHILIPS LUMIBLADE

PAINT, UK

Designed by GREYWORLD for NOKIA

REACTABLE MOBILE, SPAIN

Designed by REACTABLE SYSTEMS

ROCK BAND 3, USA

Designed by HARMONIX MUSIC
SYSTEMS

SPEED OF LIGHT, UK

Designed by UNITED VISUAL
ARTISTS // Commissioned by VIRGIN MEDIA

THE ELEMENTS IPAD APP, USA

Designed by TOUCHPRESS //
Written by THEODORE GRAY

THE JOHNNY CASH PROJECT, USA

CHRIS MILK // AARON KOBLIN //
RADICAL MEDA // RICK RUBIN // THE CASH ESTATE

WALLPAPER* CUSTOM COVERS, UK

Designed and developed by KIN
// Art Direction by MEIRION PRITCHARD // Content by ANTHONY BURRILL, JAMES JOYCE, HORT, KAM TANG and NIGEL ROBINSON

WIRED MAGAZINE APP, USA

Designed and developed by SCOTT
DADICH and JEREMY CLARK // CONDE NAST DIGITAL

http://designmuseum.org/



The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist – Graphics

Design Posted on 25 Jan, 2011 08:03

The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist


GRAPHICS

A LOVE LETTER FOR YOU, USA

Designed by STEPHEN POWERS with
the CITY OF PHILADELPHIA MURAL ARTS PROGRAM

COALITION OF THE WILLING, UK

Direction and production by
KNIFE PARTY // written by TIM RAYNER // voice over artist COLIN TIERNE

DESIGN CRIMINALS EDIBLE CATALOGUE, AUSTRIA

Designed by ANDREAS POHANCENIK

FOUR CORNERS FAMILIARS SERIES, UK

Designed by JOHN MORGAN STUDIO
and collaborators

HOMEMADE IS BEST, SWEDEN

Designed by FORSMAN &
BODENFORS for IKEA

IRMA BOOM: BIOGRAPHY IN BOOKS, NETHERLANDS

Designed by IRMA BOOM //
Published by GRAFSICHE CULTUURSTICHTING

I WONDER, CANADA

Written, illustrated and
designed by MARIAN BANTJES // Published by THAMES & HUDSON

LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION SUMMER SHOW ’10 UK

Designed by STUDIO MYSERSCOUGH

THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMAN,
UK

Designed by A PRACTICE FOR
EVERYDAY LIFE // Published by VISUAL EDITIONS

UNIT EDITIONS, UK

TONY BROOK and ADRIAN
SHAUGHNESSY

http://designmuseum.org/



The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist – Furniture

Design Posted on 24 Jan, 2011 09:37

The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist.



FURNITURE

BRANCA, ITALY

Designed by INDUSTRIAL
FACILITY, SAM HECHT, KIM COLIN, IPPEI MATSUMOTO //

COLLEC+ORS COLLECTION, AUSTRALIA

Designed by KHAI LIEW //
KIRSTEN COELHO // GWYN HANSSEN PIGOTT // BRUCE NUSKE // PRUE VENABLES // JULIE
BLYFIELD // JESSICA LOUGHLIN

DROP TABLE, ITALY

Designed by JUNYA ISHIGAMI //
Manufactured by LIVING DIVANI

DUNE, AUSTRIA

Designed by RAINER MUTSCH //
Manufactured by ETERNIT

ENDLESS, NETHERLANDS

Designed by DIRK VANDER KOOIJ

ORIGIN PART I: JOIN, NETHERLANDS

Designed by BCXSY in
collaboration with MR TANAKA

PLYTUBE, UK

Designed by SEONGYONG LEE

SAYL TASK CHAIR, USA

Designed by YVES BEHAR and
FUSEPROJECT // Manufactured by HERMAN MILLER

SOLO BENCH, BRAZIL

Designed by DOMINGOS TOTORA //
Manufactured by TOUCH

SPUN, ITALY

Designed by THOMAS HEATHERWICK
STUDIO // Manufactured by MAGIS

THIN BLACK LINES, JAPAN

Designed by NENDO // Exhibited
by PHILLIPS DE PURY & COMPANY at THE SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON

VIGNA CHAIR, ITALY

Designed by MARTINO GAMPER //
Manufactured by MAGIS

http://designmuseum.org/



The 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist – Architecture

Design Posted on 20 Jan, 2011 14:40

Industry experts have nominated
innovative and engaging designs from around the world across seven categories:
Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interactive, Product and Transport

Stephen
Bayley will chair the 2011 jury and will be
joined by art and design curator Janice
Blackburn OBE, graphic designer Mark
Farrow, novelist Will Self,
Pro Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University Penny Sparke and Simon
Waterfall co-founder of digital agency Poke. Moggeridge, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum,
New York will also join this year’s jury.

The nominations will be on show
at the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition at the Design Museum from
16 February – 7 August 2011.

From
today and for seven days I will announce the nominees of each one of the seven
categories starting with Architecture.

ARCHITECTURE

11 LINCOLN
ROAD, MIAMI BEACH, USA

ROBERT WENNETT // HERZOG & DE MEURON

A FOREST
FOR A MOON DAZZLER, GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA

BENJAMIN GARCIA SAXE

BALANCING
BARN, SUFFOLK, UK

MVRDV // Co-architect: MOLE ARCHITECTS // Client:
LIVING ARCHITECTURE

BURJ
KHALIF, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP (SOM) // Client:
EMAAR

CONCRETE CANVAS SHELTERS, UK

CONCRETE CANVAS (Peter Brewin, William Crawford and
Phillip Greer)

LADAKH
COMMONWEALTH PEACE PAVILION AND CLASSROOM, TIBET

SERGIO PALLERONI // BASIC INITIATIVE

MEDIA-TIC
BUILDING, BARCELONA

ENRIC RUIZ-GELI // CLOUD 9

NOTTINGHAM
CONTEMPORARY, UK

CARUSO ST JOHN ARCHITECTS // Client: NOTTINGHAM CITY
COUNCIL

OPEN-AIR-LIBRARY
MAGDEBURG, GERMANY

KARO ARCHITEKTEN // ARCHITEKTUR+NETZWERK //Client:
LANDESHAUPSTADT MAGDEBURG

STONEBRIDGE
HILLSIDE HUB, GREATER LONDON

EDWARD CULLINAN ARCHITECTS // Client: HYDE HOUSING
ASSOCIATION/HILLSIDE ACTION TRUST

TAPE
INSTALLATIONS, AUSTRIA // CROATIA

NUMEN / FOR USE

UK
PAVILION, SHANGHAI EXPO 2010, CHINA

THOMAS HEATHERWICK STUDIO

UNIVERSITY
OF OXFORD: DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES, UK

WILKINSON EYRE ARCHITECTS // Client: UNIVERSITY OF
OXFORD

VITRAHAUS
– WEIL AM RHINE, GERMANY

HERZOG & DE MEURON // Client: VITRA VERWALTUNGS
GMBH

VOID
HOUSE, BELGIUM

GON ZIFRONI in collaboration with POM-ARCHI

FASHION

http://designmuseum.org/



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