Beazley Designs of the Year 2020



ISBN: 9781872005508 Category:

Emily King


The third volume in the Beazley Designs of the Year catalogue series, offering a snapshot of the most exciting things happening in design today.

Now in its thirteenth year, the Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year award and exhibition showcase the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design.

From the first iPhone to Zaha Hadid’s final building, the nominations for the award have spanned the fields of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Introduced by Tim Marlow and Emily King, this illustrated book brings together all the nominated designs for 2020, along with the reasons for their selection by an international group of design experts, practitioners and critics. It is the definitive record of the year in design.

Past nominees and winners include: Zaha Hadid, Gucci, SpaceX, Nike, Foster + Partners, Shepard Fairey, Comme des Garçons, Apple, OMA, Barber & Osgerby, Jasper Morrison, Thomas Heatherwick, Kanye West and David Adjaye.

Additional information

Weight 312 g
Dimensions 17.7 x 11.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2021
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17.7 x 11.7 cm
Weight 312 g


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Editor Emily King is a London-based curator, writer and design historian.

Contributing author Tim Marlow is the Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum in London.