And the Nominees Are... - Design Bureau

Courtesy of Alexander McQueen - Sølve Sundsbø - Art + Commerce

Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo by Iwan Baan

T.27 City Car - Gordon Murray Design Limited


And the Nominees Are…

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

What could Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty Met exhibit possibly have in common with a Chinese opera house and an aquamarine electric car?

Impeccable design, according to London’s Design Museum, which just released the nominations list for 2012’s Designs of the Year Awards. This year’s standouts come from all over the globe and span seven categories including architecture, furniture, transport, and graphics. The Design Museum will be showcasing all contenders to the public from 10 to 5:45 PM daily, starting February 8 and ending July 15. For those unable to make the hop across the pond, check out past winners and this year’s competition at, and be sure to check-in on April 24 when 2012's champions are crowned.