Brit Insurance Design Awards Finalists Go On Display
The Brit Insurance Design Awards are called "the Oscars of the design world" and showcase some of the world's most intriguing offerings in seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. Items from the shortlist for this year's Brit Insurance Design Awards are on display in an exhibition at the Design Museum in London and include everything from Swarovski chandeliers to the popular Angry Birds game. Shown above is a new chair design called 'Spun' by Thomas Heatherwick. The overall winner will be chosen on March 15 but the exhibit runs until August.
'Mimosa' is made of slim OLED panels arranged in petal configurations. The piece from Jason Bruges Studio was designed to demonstrate the potential of Philips Lumiblade OLED technology, mimicking the way the Mimosa family of plants shy away when touched. The panels react both mechanically and electronically to gestures over the surface by opening and closing while waves of light flow across the super slim OLEDs.
The YikeBike is a super light electric folding bicycle which is available for purchase starting at $3,595.
Plumen, a designer low energy light bulb that we first saw last year is also one of the nominees.