Feature Friday :: The Brit Insurance Designs of the Year

February 26th, 2010 in Trends

Each year the Design Museum holds The Brit Insurance Designs of the Year which is an exploration of innovative, interesting and forward-looking new work in design.   Winners will be announced on 4 March 2010. These caught my eye.

GrassworksGrassworks :: Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth, a grass which can be harvested again and again from the same stalk. Grassworks is a furniture collection of flat-pack, self-assembly structures loyal to one single ‘green’ material: bamboo sheet laminates.

Panda EyesPanda Eyes :: This is 100 rotating captive pandas that detect a viewer’s presence and unanimously track human movement. Rotating towards the viewer, their confrontational stare is slightly unnerving, urging viewers to consider their impact upon the environment.

BMW GINA Light Visionary ModelBMW GINA :: This innovative and eye-catching new concept vehicle was conceived when the BMW design team questioned the purpose of a car’s body. Replacing the traditional rigid structure with a hi-tech fabric skin stretched over a moveable wire frame enables the car to change shape and form. Headlights are hidden – revealed by blinking apertures in the fabric – and the engine is accessed by unzipping a slit in the ‘bonnet’.

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