Annual exhibition and awards celebrating the most innovative and inventive design from the past year. The best designs from seven categories – architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport – will be on show. Reflecting the big sporting and cultural events of the past twelve months, nominations include celebrated designs like Heatherwick Studio's Olympic Cauldron; A Room for London, designed by David Kohn Architects; and Renzo Piano's The Shard. There are also nominations for Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's collection for Louis Vuitton, Dixon Jones's Exhibition Road masterplan, and the phenomenally successful Rain Room by Random International. Prototypes up for an award include a non-stick ketchup bottle invented by the Varanasi Research Group and a pair of self-adjustable glasses for children who have no access to opticians, by The Centre for Vision in the Developing World. In digital, the Microsoft Window's phone 8 are among the nominees.
On April 16, the gov.uk website, which combines all of the UK government’s websites into a single domain, was selected as the overall winner. Category winners for 2013 include: Architecture: Tour Bois-Le-Prêtre, Paris, designed by Frédéric Druot, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal; Fashion: 'Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel', directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland; Furniture: Medici Chair designed by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi.