Design Sense, the UK’s sustainable design award, launched by the Design Museum in May has announced its final shortlist.
The 12 designs, divided down the middle into product design and building design categories, have been chosen by a jury of renowned names such as Tim Brown, managing director of Ideo Europe and Stefan Behling, of architect Foster and Partners.
The designs chosen for the product design category are 10939 wedding dress produced by German manufacturer Hess Naturtextilien, a part-hemp, part-silk dress which promotes multiple uses and is loaned free of charge to brides, and the recyclable e.light-design, which uses “microlight” technology, produced by Italian Artemide Spa.
Monodraught’s Windcatcher, Curva by De Deuktank of the Netherlands, Galleri Stolen’s Spring-furniture system from Sweden, and the solar powered boat RA by Kopf of Germany make up the remaining product nominations.
The winner of the single Design Sense award will be announced at the Design Museum on 7 October. Products and buildings will be judged against the same criteria and the award will go to the design which has made the greatest advances in design and sustainable thinking. The £40 000 prize is the largest art and design cash award in the UK.