Launch Slideshow

2013 Designs of the Year Nominees

2013 Designs of the Year Nominees

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/699266468_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_01_tcm20-1864178.jpg

    true

    600

    GERHARDT KELLERMANN

    Medici Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/933722021_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_02_tcm20-1864179.jpg

    true

    600

    Merklit Mersha

    LIttle Sun by Olafur Eliasson

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1594256431_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_03_tcm20-1864180.jpg

    true

    600

    John Selby

    Donky Bicycle by Ben Wilson

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/2142394166_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_04_tcm20-1864181.JPG

    true

    600

    Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/924682695_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_05_tcm20-1864182.jpg

    true

    600

    Jonas Lindström

    Plug Lamp by Form Us With Love

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1899067400_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_06_tcm20-1864183.jpg

    true

    600

    A-Collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1407439441_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_07_tcm20-1864184.jpg

    true

    600

    Jeroen Musch

    Book Mountain, Spijkenisse, Holland, by MVRDV

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/2053960098_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_08_tcm20-1864185.jpg

    true

    600

    Engineering Temporality by Studio Markunpoika

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1606776555_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_09_tcm20-1864186.jpg

    true

    600

    Paul Warchol

    Four Freedoms Park, New York, by Louis Kahn, FAIA

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/726423222_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_10_tcm20-1864189.jpg

    true

    600

    Iwan Baan

    Galaxy Soho, Beijing, by Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1454741778_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_11_tcm20-1864196.jpg

    true

    600

    Re-Imagined Chairs by Studiomama

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1576800656_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_12_tcm20-1864205.jpg

    true

    600

    Oigen Kitchenware by Jasper Morrison and Japan Creative

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/846197481_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_13_tcm20-1864214.jpg

    true

    600

    © Stephen Gill

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, by Farshid Moussavi Architecture

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/2045375536_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_14_tcm20-1864222.jpg

    true

    600

    Flyknit Trainers by Nike

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1755201197_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_15_tcm20-1864230.jpg

    true

    600

    Future Primitives by Muller Van Severen

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/724929593_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_16_tcm20-1864237.jpg

    true

    600

    Michel DENANCE

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1385295890_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_17_tcm20-1864242.jpg

    true

    600

    The Sea Chair by Studio Swine & Kieren Jones

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/774348436_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_18_tcm20-1864252.jpg

    true

    600

    Tié Paper Chair by Pinwu

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/432638748_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_19_tcm20-1864261.jpg

    true

    600

    Switch Collection by Inga Sempe for Legrand

  • http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/636495525_2013%20Designs%20of%20the%20Year%20Nominees_20_tcm20-1864270.jpg

    true

    600

    Jacopo Spilimbergo

    Liquid Glacial Table by Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA

A good design is a good design is a good design, whether it's trying to solve the world's problems or just making a product beautiful. Because if design can't save the world, it can at least make it more attractive to look at, right? London's Design Museum is now showing 90-plus designs from 2012 that run the gamut from life-saving (Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun solar-powered LED means less reliance on kerosene for third-world countries) to the just plain cool (Who can forget Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic Cauldron?). All of the designs are contending for the museum's annual 2013 Designs of the Year, which will be announced on April 17. In case you can't hop across the pond, we've rounded up 20 of ARCHITECT's favorite nominees. Through July 7. • designmuseum.org