Date: 17 February 2010 10:00 - 06 June 2010 18:00
Location: London

Norwegian ideas at London's Design Museum

Photo: Thomas Ekström / Norsk FormThe ballot box Blanke Ark is one of three Norwegian designs nominated for the awards. Photo: Thomas Ekström / Norsk Form

A ski helmet, a voting booth and a deep-water sensor, all Norwegian designs, have been nominated to the Brit Insurance Design Awards in 2010 which is currently being exhibited at the Design Museum in London.

The ski helmet for girls by Per Finne for Kari Traa AS was designed to make more girls wear helmets in the slopes. It has room for a pony tail and removable ear flaps, and is also lighter and smaller than other helmets. Kadabra’s Blanke Ark Norway is a system for governmental elections including voting booth, ballot box, signage, ballot and graphic profile. The name Blanke Ark, in English White Pages, refers to a comprehensive solution with symbolic, functional, and aesthetic qualities. The third Norwegian design which is nominated, the CASE Abyss, is an autonomous sensor for deep-water geophysical exploration and has proved to be revolutionary in the industry.

The Brit Insurance Design Awards celebrate the most forward-thinking designs of the past 12 months. Industry experts have nominated important international designs across seven categories, making this one of the most comprehensive design awards in the world.

The third Brit Insurance Designs Awards will be chaired by British sculptor Antony Gormley, whose most celebrated works include Angel of the North in Gateshead and Another Place Beach in Liverpool. Gormley said: “The Brit Insurance Design Awards produce such an exciting array of entries every year, I am truly looking forward to deliberating the shortlist with my fellow jurors.”

The exhibition of all shortlisted entries takes place from 17 February – 6 June 2010. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on 16 March 2010.

Brit Insurance Design Awards
Design Museum,
Shad Thames,
London SE1 2YD
Opening hours: 10am-5.45pm daily

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