Designs of the Year exhibition gallery

The category winners for 2011 in the annual design awards

A panel chaired by Stephen Bayley has selected the 2011 Brit Insurance Design of the Year – the Plumen lightbulb, a redesigned low-energy bulb by British designer Samuel Wilkinson and product design company Hulger. See each of the category winners of the Design Museum's annual Brit Insurance Designs of the Year exhibition below.

© Anja Schlamann

Brit Insurance Architecture Award 2011

Open Air Library, Magdeburg. By Karo Architekten. Germany

‘Thought-provoking creative re-use which energises a tired corner of an exhausted city. Cheap, flexible and dignified, the Magdeburg library presumes citizens are intelligent, interested and responsible. This may be unrealistic, but it’s nonetheless inspiring.’

– Stephen Bayley, 2011 Jury Chair