Date:  26 March 2014 - 25 August 2014

Designs of the Year 2014

Kate Moss’s favourite app, a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts, virtual mountain rescue teams, a recoiling mudguard for the discerning cyclist - these are just some of the 76 nominations for Designs of the Year 2014. Norwegian design duo Hunting&Narud; have designed the exhibition presenting the designs of the year.

The broad reach of the competition allows for an overview of emerging trends and common themes from across different design disciplines. This year the ubiquity of the smartphone is particularly apparent, as is the disruptive effect of crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter. More than ever, designers are seeking to blur boundaries between the digital and physical worlds with new ideas like the calendar made of Lego that syncs with your computer/phone diary and the fire alarm that texts to let you know that everything’s ok.

All of the nominated designs go on display at the Design Museum, in an exhibition open from 26 March to 25 August 2014.

Norwegian design duo Hunting&Narud have been given the task of designing the exhibition that will present all this new, innovative design to the visitors. The duo have previously designed exhibition spaces for the British Council, Fashion Scandinavia, Royal College of Art and 100% Norway.

Watch how the duo work together here.

Designs of the Year 2014
Design Museum
Shad Thames
London, SE1 2YD

26/3 - 25/8, 2014
10.00 -17.45 daily. Last admission: 17.15

£12.40 Adults
£9.30 Students
Members and Under 6s free

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