Due to a recent round of COVID-19-related lockdowns, London’s Design Museum is currently closed to visitors and yet the organization stayed on course with its annual design awards, presenting the even virtually for the first-time ever.
For Best Fashion Design, the museum selected Teflar‘s famed Shopping Bag silhouette. First released in 2014, the bag over the past two years has gained “it” status, translating to launches that sell out upon arrival.
In press on Telfar’s selection, museum guest curator Emily King stated, “Telfar is a firm who have managed to really redefine the relationship between themselves and their customers, so much so that owning a Telfar bag is not just owning a brilliant product, it’s about making a vote for things to be done differently.
“Telfar have redefined what luxury means and, in an era where true luxury is having a functioning health and social security system, I think their slogan, ‘Not for you, for everyone,’ rings very true.”
The Beazley-sponsored event includes six design categories plus an overall winner: architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and digital. The “Beazley Designs of the Year” exhibit runs from October 21, 2020 through 28th March 2021 at the Design Museum, located at Kensington High Street in London.
Check out the full list of winners below.
- Overall: Teeter-Totter Wall designed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello with Colectivo Chopeke.
- Architecture: ModSkool designed by Social Design Collaborative
- Digital: A Rapist in Your Way (Un Violador en tu Camino) designed by Colectivo LASTESIS
- Fashion: Telfar Shopping Bag designed by Telfar Clemens
- Graphics: 3D Rendering of SARS-CoV-2 designed by Alissa Eckert and Dan Higgins of Centre for Disease Control
- Product: Impossible Burger 2.0 designed by Impossible Foods
- Transport: Teeter-Totter Wall designed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello with Colectivo Chopeke