The Design Museum has already announced its winners of the annual Designs of the Year showcase and we were thrilled to see the GOV.UK site scoop the top prize. But with just a few weeks of the accompanying exhibition set to run, now is YOUR chance to have a say on which designs really knocked your socks off. The Visitor Vote throws the power to the people and anyone can cast their vote at the pop-up polling station as to which of the 99 entries is their favourite.
It’s Nice That has partnered with the Design Museum on the Product Design Category, won as you may remember by the system designed by ColaLife and PI Global which uses the drinks brand’s distribution network to deliver much-needed health kits to remote areas. But this category was hotly contested with many strong runners and riders jostling for the gong.
The lighting of Thomas Heatherwick’s cauldron was one of the highlights of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony while Berg’s Little Printer promised to revolutionise desktop printing and MIT turned their massive minds on the perennial problem of getting ketchup out of the bottle. Maybe Phil Cuttance’s Faceture Vases or the Plug lamp by Form us With Love deserved to be recognised and what about the amazing 3D printed exoskeleton to help children affected by serious injuries?
So why not to head down to the show before it closes on July 7 and make sure your favourite product of 2012/2013 gets the recognition you think it so richly deserves. We’ll also be giving away five pairs of tickets to the show – keep an eye on our Twitter feed for entry details!
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