Described as the Oscars of the design world, the Awards showcase the world’s most innovative and progressive designs in seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
This year the entries include the Olympic Torch, a wind-propelled landmine detonator, origami dresses and an earthquake proof table. Some amazing and inspirational work on display but if you’re not going to get a chance to go to London then check out the Design Museum’s curator, Ria Hawthorn, giving a tour of some of the highlights for the BBC. Also, check out the official Design of the Year blog.
Category award winners and the overall winner of the Design of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at an Awards event in April 2012.