Category winners announced for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009

Category winners announced for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009
The individual category winners of the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 were announced today by the Design Museum.
February 23, 2009

The individual category winners of the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 were announced today by the Design Museum.

The seven category winners represent a snapshot of contemporary design and demonstrate the role that design plays at a global level. Ranging from Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama poster, part of an historic event, to the economically sustainable Magno Wooden Radio and the multi-functional landmark of the New Oslo Opera House, the international winners are spread across Indonesia, Colombia, USA, Norway and Italy.

The winning entries are:

New Oslo Opera House for Architecture
Vogue Italia: A Black Issue for Fashion
MYTO chair for Furniture
Barack Obama poster for Graphics
Make Magazine for Interactive
Magno Wooden Radio for Product
Colombia’s Line-J Medellin Metro Cable for Transport
The seven chosen designs will now compete for the overall Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2009, to be announced at an awards dinner hosted by Channel 4 design presenter Naomi Cleaver, at the Design Museum on 18 March.

The panel of judges, chaired by Alan Yentob, had a difficult undertaking in selecting just one winner in each category from such a diverse collection of entries. The panel commented, “We were captivated by the stories behind the winning projects and how they demonstrate the strength of design as a tool for cultural, political and social change.”

The winning entries, along with the rest of the shortlisted designs, are currently on show at the Design Museum until 14 June.

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, said: “The judges had an exceptionally challenging role in selecting seven category winners from such a comprehensive shortlist. This year’s winners are a truereflection of the exceptional calibre of design that has been conceived internationally in the past 12 months.”

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