James Christian, Ilona Gaynor, Torsten Sherwood and Patrick Stevenson-Keating will all create works to go on display at the museum in a temporary exhibition.
James Christian is a designer at architecture practice Softroom and also teaches at Middlesex University. According to the Design Museum, his work is characterised by the use of ‘playful wit’.
Ilona Gaynor is a designer and film-maker and founder of London consultancy The Department of No. She is currently on the faculty of Digital + Media at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Thorsten Sherwood graduated from a Part 1 Architecture course at the University of Bath last year and works across architecture and product design.
Patrick Stevenson-Keating is the founder of consultancy Studio PSK, which specialises in ‘object-driven speculative design’. The studio has exhibited at Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Albert Hall and other venues.
The exhibition of work produced by the Designers of the Year will go on show at the Design Museum from 10 September 2014-1 February 2015.