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Monterrey Housing by Elemental; Plato’s Atlantis by Alexander McQueen

Monterrey Housing by Elemental; Plato’s Atlantis by Alexander McQueen


Last Friday saw the category winners of the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010 announced. Covering architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. The overall winner will be revealed at the Award’s ceremony on March 16 2010.

The Architecture Award went to Monterrey Housing, Mexico, designed by Elemental from Chile. The project involved building 70 homes with an emphasis on the creation of a collective but low-maintenence public space.

The Fashion Award winner was Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2010 catwalk show entitled Plato’s Atlantis. On an illuminated catwalk, two robotic movie cameras shuttled back and forth, while the models were dressed in short dresses digitally printed with reptile designs.

The Newspaper Club by Ben Terrett, Russell Davies & Tom Taylor; The Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi

The Newspaper Club by Ben Terrett, Russell Davies & Tom Taylor; The Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi


The Newspaper Club by Ben Terrett, Russell Davies and Tom Taylor was the recipient of the Graphics Award. The comapny’s website offer its ARTHR tools that helps layout images and text, preview it and send it to print, acting as a facilitator for the creation of printed newspapers – easily and at low cost.

Min-Kyu Choi, a 2009 graduate from the RCA’s Design Products course, won the Product Award for the Folding Plug. The designer says ‘The ‘Mac book Air,’ Apple’s latest master-piece, is the world’s thinnest laptop ever. However, here in the U.K, we still use the world’s biggest three-pin plug. Most people carry laptops with adapters and plugs because laptop batteries have limitations on the time they can be used. When people carry laptops with U.K plugs in a bag, it always causes problems such as tearing paper, scratching laptop surfaces and, sometimes, it breaks other stuff. The main problem is the UK standard 3-pin plug is not considered in the process of designing for mobility. My intention of the project was directed to make the plug as slim as possible and follow the British Standard regulation at the same time.

Grassworks by Jair Straschnow; The EyeWriter collaborative project

Grassworks by Jair Straschnow; The EyeWriter collaborative project


Grassworks by Jair Straschnow was the winner of the furniture category. Dutch designer Jair created the Grasworks project: a series of flat-pack furniture designed from sustainable bamboo sheet laminate. The self-assembly pieces utilise traditional interlocking woodworking techniques and in particular, the dovetail joint.

The Interactive Award went to The EyeWriter from the U.S, created by members of Free Art and Technology, openFrameworks, Graffiti Research La, The Ebeling Group and Tony Quan. The EyeWriter project is an ongoing collaborative research project aimed at helping creative people who are suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Using a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus and custom software, graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from ALS can draw using only their eyes.

E430 Electric Aircraft by Yuneec International

E430 Electric Aircraft by Yuneec International


The Transport Award went to the E430 Electric Aircraft, designed by Yuneec International from China. Yuneec tell us ‘E430 is the world’s first commercially produced ‘Electric Aircraft’. The E430 is a twin seat, single engine aircraft designed to be simple to use, easy to fly and with virtually zero vibration with low noise, no emissions, no fuel, extremely low maintenance and best of all. . . . . it’s environmentally friendly.’

‘E430’s flight times of between 1.5 and 3 hours (depending on configuration) means that electric flight now becomes a realistic power source for sport aviation. Charging times of 3 hours for as little as $5 make electric a really low cost way to fly and with only two main moving parts in the motor (the bearings) the reliability and maintenance are as nothing seen before.’

The winning entries, alongside all the shortlisted designs, are on show at London’s Design Museum until June 06 2010.

Image credits: Monterrey Housing by Ramiro Ramirez, Grassworks by Tim Stet.

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2010
February 17 – 6 June 06 at the Design Museum

Elemental
Alexander McQueen
The Newspaper Club
Jair Straschnow
The EyeWriter
Min-Kyu Choi
Yuneec International

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Monterrey Housing by Elemental; Plato’s Atlantis by Alexander McQueen

Monterrey Housing by Elemental; Plato’s Atlantis by Alexander McQueen


Last Friday saw the category winners of the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010 announced. Covering architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. The overall winner will be revealed at the Award’s ceremony on March 16 2010.

The Architecture Award went to Monterrey Housing, Mexico, designed by Elemental from Chile. The project involved building 70 homes with an emphasis on the creation of a collective but low-maintenence public space.

The Fashion Award winner was Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2010 catwalk show entitled Plato’s Atlantis. On an illuminated catwalk, two robotic movie cameras shuttled back and forth, while the models were dressed in short dresses digitally printed with reptile designs.

The Newspaper Club by Ben Terrett, Russell Davies & Tom Taylor; The Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi

The Newspaper Club by Ben Terrett, Russell Davies & Tom Taylor; The Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi


The Newspaper Club by Ben Terrett, Russell Davies and Tom Taylor was the recipient of the Graphics Award. The comapny’s website offer its ARTHR tools that helps layout images and text, preview it and send it to print, acting as a facilitator for the creation of printed newspapers – easily and at low cost.

Min-Kyu Choi, a 2009 graduate from the RCA’s Design Products course, won the Product Award for the Folding Plug. The designer says ‘The ‘Mac book Air,’ Apple’s latest master-piece, is the world’s thinnest laptop ever. However, here in the U.K, we still use the world’s biggest three-pin plug. Most people carry laptops with adapters and plugs because laptop batteries have limitations on the time they can be used. When people carry laptops with U.K plugs in a bag, it always causes problems such as tearing paper, scratching laptop surfaces and, sometimes, it breaks other stuff. The main problem is the UK standard 3-pin plug is not considered in the process of designing for mobility. My intention of the project was directed to make the plug as slim as possible and follow the British Standard regulation at the same time.

Grassworks by Jair Straschnow; The EyeWriter collaborative project

Grassworks by Jair Straschnow; The EyeWriter collaborative project


Grassworks by Jair Straschnow was the winner of the furniture category. Dutch designer Jair created the Grasworks project: a series of flat-pack furniture designed from sustainable bamboo sheet laminate. The self-assembly pieces utilise traditional interlocking woodworking techniques and in particular, the dovetail joint.

The Interactive Award went to The EyeWriter from the U.S, created by members of Free Art and Technology, openFrameworks, Graffiti Research La, The Ebeling Group and Tony Quan. The EyeWriter project is an ongoing collaborative research project aimed at helping creative people who are suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Using a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus and custom software, graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from ALS can draw using only their eyes.

E430 Electric Aircraft by Yuneec International

E430 Electric Aircraft by Yuneec International


The Transport Award went to the E430 Electric Aircraft, designed by Yuneec International from China. Yuneec tell us ‘E430 is the world’s first commercially produced ‘Electric Aircraft’. The E430 is a twin seat, single engine aircraft designed to be simple to use, easy to fly and with virtually zero vibration with low noise, no emissions, no fuel, extremely low maintenance and best of all. . . . . it’s environmentally friendly.’

‘E430’s flight times of between 1.5 and 3 hours (depending on configuration) means that electric flight now becomes a realistic power source for sport aviation. Charging times of 3 hours for as little as $5 make electric a really low cost way to fly and with only two main moving parts in the motor (the bearings) the reliability and maintenance are as nothing seen before.’

The winning entries, alongside all the shortlisted designs, are on show at London’s Design Museum until June 06 2010.

Image credits: Monterrey Housing by Ramiro Ramirez, Grassworks by Tim Stet.

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2010
February 17 – 6 June 06 at the Design Museum

Elemental
Alexander McQueen
The Newspaper Club
Jair Straschnow
The EyeWriter
Min-Kyu Choi
Yuneec International

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Pratt Institute Fashion Show 2015

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