March 11, 2011
1111 Lincoln Road, Miami
The Design Museum in London is housing some of the world’s most innovative designs that have been shortlisted for the prestigious Brit Insurance Design Award 2011.
Known as “the Oscars of the design world”, the Brit Insurance Design Award celebrates the greatest achievements in design over the past year. The awards consist of 7 categories; architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport.
Those lucky enough to have been shortlisted are currently on display in The Design Museum, where the overall winner will be chosen on 15th March by a panel of art and design experts. The exhibit will run from 16th February – 7th August and costs £10 a ticket. The ticket will also give you entry to the “Drawing Fashion” exhibition that is showcasing the key fashion illustrations since the beginning of the century.
The nominations that are currently on display include:
Yike Bike by Urban Freedom
The world’s first super light electric folding bike. This groundbreaking development in the transport sector can be described as an electric Penny-Farthing.
It demonstrates a new way to ride a bike, with the rider having to lean back with their hands by their sides instead of learning forward. The bike is very energy efficient and can be charged to power the electricity. It takes around 30 minutes to fully charge and can reach a speed of 23km/hr (14.3m/hr).
Rock Band 3 by Harmonic Music Systems
A social and interactive music gaming platform. Rock Band 3 is another addition to the popular Guitar Hero family that allows you to perform your favourite rock songs using virtual instruments. This edition contains 83 of the best rock bands in the world and gives you access to a library of over 2000 songs. Game players have the option of playing the guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as being able to create vocals and harmonies.
1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, Florida
A collaboration between a group of renowned architects, landscape architects, artists and designers to create a unique experience, including shopping, dining, residential and parking. This distinctive building is made up of concrete slabs that have been placed in an interesting composition. The whole construction has been made of concrete and glass, and aims to be extremely energy efficient with low-energy lighting and solar panels. At the moment it is a 300 space garage with exclusive valet services, but there are plans to create residential areas in the top levels, and plenty of shops and restaurants at the bottom.