15 Feb '12, 9am

8 of the Best Nominees for London's Design Museum "Design of the Year" Prize

8 of the Best Nominees for London's Design Museum "Design of the Year" Prize

hovding /Promo image Hovding Helmet Every year the Design Museum in London has a juried competition to pick the best of the year's design. It's always a highlight of the design year: seeing the imaginative and useful things that people have created. But this year's show is hard to figure. Seeing it up close and personal should clarify but the chaotic display makes it more difficult. It's a mish-mash: there are 7 categories of design but items of the same category are not put all together in one place. So there are chairs with graphics, interspersed with clothes, and architecture on walls. In short: it is impossible to focus. Secondly, for some reason no photos are allowed. At a design show! So some of these photos are taken surreptitiously... And others, we have to rely on the polished professionals' version. So here is a grumpy view of some of the more interesting items ....

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