Help choose the best design from the last 30 years

We’ve made a shortlist of 10 designs that mattered in the last 30 years and you can help us pick a winner ahead of the Design Week Awards 2017.

Design Week’s editorial team has chosen 10 defining designs from the last 30 years, since the magazine began in 1986. Now we want Design Week readers to vote for their favourite.

The winning design will receive a one-off 30th Birthday Award on the night of the Design Week Awards, which is being held at The Tower of London on 13 June.

Our shortlist includes the V&A identity by Alan Fletcher, created in 1989. Famously Fletcher came up with the idea for the solution on the morning of the day Pentagram presented ideas to the museum.

You might want to vote for the first iPhone. The project began in 2005, led by Apple’s then chief executive Steve Jobs. A team of around 1,000 employees is understood to have worked on its development, including current chief design officer Jonathan Ive.

Perhaps you’ll vote for The London 2012 Olympic torch, which was one of the enduring symbols of the games and one of many well considered projects. Some 8,000 perforated circles were cut out of the torch, which was carried by 8,000 torchbearers on a 70-day relay.

The Design Week Awards 2015 best of show winner is also one of our 10 shortlisted designs – the Internet of Things toolkit, by SAM Labs, which comprises a series of building blocks and software, and is aimed at helping people with little or no coding experience to create IoT-connected products.

There’s something from every decade here and plenty to choose from. You can vote up until 30 May.   

To see the full shortlist and to cast your vote, head to the Design Week Awards 2017 website

And remember, if you want to come down to the Design Week Awards event on 13 June you can get tickets here.

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