The Design Museum has announced the seven category winners for the annual Designs of the Year Awards. The awards celebrate the best of international design from the last 12 months. The overall winner for the Design of The Year 2013 will be announced on Wednesday 16 April.
The seven category winners include GOV.UK, a new British government website which promises to revolutionise governmental online communications, bringing together different government websites into one single site making it a much easier and user friendly service. Other winners include the renovation and reimagining of a faded 1960’s tower block in Paris, a landmark documentary an fashion icon Diana Vreeland, a reinvention of the wheel in the form of a unique folding wheel which can be applied to bicycles and wheelchairs and a chair constructed using the latest computer technology.
The Seven Category winners are:
• Architecture: TOUR BOIS-LE-PRÊTRE, PARIS – Designed by Frédéric Druot, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal
• Digital: GOV.UK WEBSITE – Designed by Government Digital Service
• Fashion: DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL - Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland
• Furniture: MEDICI CHAIR – Designed by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi
• Graphics: VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IDENTITY – Designed by John Morgan Studio
• Products: KIT YAMOYO – Designed by ColaLife and PI Global
• Transport: MORPH FOLDING WHEEL – Designed by Vitamins for Maddak Inc.
Image: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel - Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. Courtesy the Design Museum.