Award-Winning British Design 1957-1988 (Hardcover)
Victoria & Albert Museum, 9781851776733, 108pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
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In 1957 the UK Design Museum launched the first annual Designs of the Year Awards to identify and promote the very best of British design. For the next 30 years, the awards celebrated designed objects in all forms, from the domestic (cutlery, glassware, textiles, and furniture) to the communal (streetlights, signage, and public seating) and everything in between, including fitted kitchens, schooners, bicycles, and electronics. This beautifully designed book introduces and illustrates the quirky breadth of the awards. Iconic objects by Robin and Lucienne Day, Kenneth Grange, and David Mellor sit alongside retro classics.
About the Author
Lily Crowther is based in the Research Department of the V&A, where she is working on the exhibition.