Three of my favourites from the Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum, London:
Shade by Simon Heijdens.
A translucent panel broken into triangular segments whose opacities flutter between transparent and translucent in waves across the surface. The timing and size of these waves are related to the wind outside the building. Simply mesmerising to watch.
Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani.
A beautiful structure with a huge potential social impact. It is used to sweep mines safely and cheaply: it can clear mines for as little as £2.50, where normal methods can cost £800 per mine.
Nokia Pure by Dalton Maag
The updated Nokia typeface echoes the characteristics of the brand perfectly. What interested me about this typeface is the fact that a large number of non-latin scripts were created alongside the alphabet, meaning that Thai, Devanagari, Hebrew and other texts work just as well in branded material .