‘Velvet’ 2006 by  Mårten Medbo; Photograph: Mårten Medbo, 2006

Designs of the Year 2013 announced

Left, Jolan Van Der Wiel and his Gravity Stool, middle, Olympic Cauldron, detail, Heatherwick Studio, and right, the cauldron in the making (photo: Jasper White)

The Design Museum has announced the shortlist for its Designs of the Year

Now in its 6th year, the Design of Year presents a sweep of the work from around the world, in categories from architecture to fashion and furniture. High-profile projects on this year’s list include Renzo Piano’s controversial London building, The Shard and Heatherwick Studio’s Olympic Cauldron comprised 204 copper petals hand-made by car panel beaters. Other craft-related work includes Jacqueline Durran’s costumes for the recent Anna Karenina film, Studio Swine and Kieren Jones’s Sea Chair made from plastic debris recovered from the oceans and Jolan Van Der Wiel’s Gravity Stool created using the effect of magnetic fields on metal shavings. Crafts magazine is particularly happy to see Andrew Tanner’s English Hedgerow plate – the cover star for our March/April 2012 issue – included on the list.

The shortlist will be on show at the Design Museum between 20 March and 7 July with the overall winner announced in April.

For the full shortlist, click here.

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