11-17 May 2015

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Designs of the Year 2015 category winners announced


The winners of the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year 2015 awards have been announced, and include obscurely-shaped vegetables, a self-driving car and a crowdfunding project for cleaning up the ocean.


Glenn Tutssel – “never underestimate the power of a drawing”

Glenn Tutssel started his design career in 1973 at Lock Petterson. After working as creative director at Michael Peters he founded consultancy Tutssels, which joined forces with Lambie-Nairn in 1997 to form The Brand Union.

Tutssel left his role as London chairman of Brand Union at the end of last year to set up consultancy Brand Inspiration. He has also been appointed executive creative director at Bristol-based Taxi Studio.

We talk to him about his five decades in the design industry and find out what’s next. 

Ludmila Mayakovskaya, Textile design, airbrushed silk, c.1920s, Courtesy Mayakovsky Museum, Moscow

Propaganda textile designs – from East and West

An upcoming exhibition in London aims to “challenge perceptions” about textile designs, by showcasing 20th century propaganda designs from both the Soviet Union and the West. We look at the selection of the eye-catching designs.

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