Now in it's fifth year, the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year exhibition presents a snapshot of industry heavyweights across seven categories including: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product Design, and Transport. The show features 89 nominations, the winner for each category and overall winner for 2012 will be announced later this year in April.
We're pleased to see Massoud Hassani's Mine Kafon included in the Product Design category. It sits along side nominations such as; The Learning Thermostat by Nest, Jawbone JAMBOX by Yves Béhar, TMA-1 Headphones by KIBiSi, the Invisible Cycle Helmet by Hövding, the Carbon Black wheelchair by I Imagine, and not so surprisingly The London 2012 Olympic Torch by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
There's some interesting statistics posted over at It's Nice That breaking down the type of entries that were nominated, "In the last five years, exactly one third of the nominations for Designs of the Year have been self-initiated, which is a sobering/inspiring thought depending on which way you choose to look at it".
Checkout our gallery for highlights from all the categories, and definitely make an effort to visit the museum's top floor if you find yourself in London before July.
Designs of the Year 2012
February 8 - July 15, 2012