AGI took a trip to London’s Design Museum for a glimpse of the world’s finest design innovations in 2013. Nominated pieces span seven categories; Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. If you want to take a look at these fascinating concepts in innovation and adaptation, an exhibition of nominated pieces runs from 20 March- 7 July. Click
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Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama’s summer 2012 collaboration.
Conceptual art and luxury fashion came together to bring high culture to the high street.
Dekho: Conversations on Design in India. Inspirations and insights into developing Indian design, as well as a taking a look at idiosyncratic approaches to innovation in the region.
Galaxy Soho, Beijing.
This office, retail, and entertainment complex is totally devoid of corners, creating a fully immersive experience.
The flowing five unit structure isolates its inhabitants from the chaotic urban environment.
The N-One is the brainchild of Honda. Designed especially for Japanese markets, it blends 1960s styling with purse friendly ergonomic design.
Commes De Garcons by Rei Kawakubo. An elegant, fantastical collection of 2D reds and pinks.
Japanese architects Home For All, by Akihisa Hirata, Sou Fujimoto, Kumiko Inui, Toyo Ito and Naoya Hatakeyama. A proposal for new communal spaces for those who lost their homes in the 2011 tsunami.
Oigen Kitchenware, by Jasper Morrison/ Japan Creative. Minimalist cast-iron products which celebrate simpilistic, timesless Japanese design aesthetics.
Superstitious Fund Project, by Shing Tat Chung. Marking the correlation between superstitions and global money markets.
Tié Paper Chair, by Pinwu. Inspired by Yuhang Aper Umbrellas, this rice paper chair echoes classic Chinese horse-shoe back armchairs.
Kukje Art Centre, Seoul. A chainmail mesh surrounds this single-storey building, seamlessly blending it with the traditional Korean alleys and structures surrounding it.
T-Site, Tokyo, by Klein Dytham. An ambitious design vision for an upscale retail complex in Tokyo.