Designs of our Time

10 Years of Designs of the Year



ISBN: 9781872005386 Category:

Mark Cortes Favis


This book brings together all the nominations and winners for the Design Museum’s annual Designs of the Year Award over the last decade. It is a unique worldwide survey of contemporary design, reflecting a period of enormous social and technological change that began with the launch of the iPhone in 2007. In politics we have gone from Shepard Fairey’s ‘Hope’ poster for Barack Obama, to the Pussyhat protest against Donald Trump. Selected by 205 expert nominators, a total of 840 innovative and thought-provoking designs from across the world are featured, ranging from the scale of Zaha Hadid’s architecture to Harvard’s human organs-on-chips project. The designs that have defined this moment in history include Herzog & de Meuron’s Beijing Olympic stadium, the Plumen light bulb, Google’s self-driving car and many more.

This book is divided per the categories for the Designs of the Year award: architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Introduced by acclaimed writer, editor and director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, the book features all of the Designs of the Year winners over the past decade.

Additional information

Weight 1128 g
Dimensions 12 x 16.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 8 August 2019
Number of pages
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12 x 16.9 cm
Weight 1128 g
Deyan Sudjic is the director of the Design Museum in London. He was previously editor of Domus magazine, and founding editor of Blueprint magazine. His portfolio of publications includes The Language of Cities (2017), Ettore Sottsass, The Poetry of Things (2015), and B is for Bauhaus (2014), amongst others. He was made an OBE in 2000.