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22 April 2013

Design Oscars!

We popped up to London last week to take a look round the 2013 Designs of the year exhibition at the Design Museum – or the “Oscars of the design world” as it is commonly known. The exhibition brings together the best designs from all over the world encompassing all facets of design. Of course we expected to see Renzo Piano’s Shard nominated and the Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio’s, however there were a few innovative designs focused on improving peoples lives that really caught our eye. For example – “Child Vision Glasses” by Josh Silver for children in the developing world. The kit includes a basic sight test and the glasses use liquid lense technology which can be adjusted by an adult to fit the prescription. Other innovative products included the folding wheelchair wheel by vitamins design and “Magic Arms” by du Pont hospital for children. The winner will be announced on the 17th April and it will be interesting to see who picks up this design accolade.