OLPC Earns Top Honor at The Design Museum's Brit Insurance Design Awards

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London's Design Museum last night announced the overall winner of its first annual Brit Insurance Design Awards, One Laptop Per Child, designed by Yves Behar of Fuseproject for OLPC and Quanta Computer Inc.

The awards honor the most innovative design from the last year, spanning the fields of architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. Last week, the museum had announced seven category winners, selected by an international jury from a shortlist of 100 entries. Along with One Laptop Per Child, which had initially won in the product category, honorees included Penguin Classics' stunning line of Deluxe Editions, featuring covers rethought by contemporary designers and illustrators like Chris Ware, Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman, which earned the honor for best graphics; and architecture winner Herzog & de Meuron, for the design of the 2008 Olympic Games main stadium in Beijing.

Overall/Product Category Winner
One Laptop Per Child
Design by Yves Behar of Fuseproject, for OLPC & Quanta Computer Inc.

Architecture
National Stadium: The Main Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing,China
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Client: Nation Stadium Co. Ltd. Beijing, China

Fashion
Airborne Autumn/Winter '07
Design by Husseing Chalayan

Furniture
100 Chairs in 100 Days
Design and manufacture by Martino Gamper


Graphics
Penguins Classics Deluxe Edition
Creative Director: Paul Buckley
Design by various artists for Penguin Group USA

Interactive
Burble London
Design by Haque Design + Research Ltd, with Seth Garlock and Rolf Pixley

Transport
Mex-x Wheelchair for Children
By Meyra-Ortopedia Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

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