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Go See: Beazley Designs of the Year

Camille Fontaine

Insights Editor

This month’s Go See introduces Beazley Designs of the Year. Camille highlights three of this year’s winners who have made an appearance on Insights before.

If you’re looking for an exhibition which celebrates design outcomes that make a statement or make an impact on society, head over to the Design Museum for the Beazley Designs of the Year. We’re proud to say that we have previously featured three of this year’s winners on Insights before, and now you can see them – in addition to all the nominated projects – all in one place.

Feature Image: AIR-INK by Graviky Labs

 

AIR-INK

Winner of the ‘Product’ category

First posted on Insights: Themes/ Being Human: Design that makes a difference

Credit: Graviky Labs.
Designers: Graviky Labs.
AIR-INK is the first commercially available ink made from air pollution. The clean-tech company has industrialized the process of capturing and recycling air pollution emissions into advanced pigments and inks.

Nike Pro Hijab

Winner of the ‘Fashion’ category

First posted on Insights: Video Picks: Air Max ’17- ManvsMachine

Credit: Nike
Designers: Rachel Henry, Baron Brandt, Megan Saalfeld and Brogan Terrell for Nike.
Nike has worked alongside a team of athletes to develop a single-layer stretchy high-performance Hijab that could change the face of sport for Muslim women. Inspired by Sarah Attar’s win for Saudi Arabia at the 2012 Olympics, it was unveiled two days before International Women’s Day.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

Winner of the ‘Architecture’ category and overall winner

First posted on Insights: Go See: David Adjaye’s buildings

Credit: Adjaye Associates.
Designers: Adjaye Associates, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroupJJR for the Smithsonian Institution.
The museum was inaugurated by President Obama in September 2016 and is a long-awaited symbol for the African American contribution to the nation’s history and identity. The museum houses galleries, administrative spaces, theatre space and collections storage space. Sir David Adjaye’s approach created a meaningful relationship to this unique site as well as a strong conceptual resonance with America’s longstanding African heritage. The 313,000-square-foot building comprises a three-tiered structure covered in bronze plates. Designed to shade the glazed facades behind, the filigree cladding is patterned to reference the history of African American craftsmanship.

Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum.

designmuseum.org/exhibitions/beazley-designs-of-the-year

 

Don’t forget to use #BeazleyDesignsoftheYear during your visit!

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