This week, the nominations for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year were announced – and Better Shelter is on the list. The winners will be announced in January, with David Bowie’s final album, the architecture of the Tate Modern Gallery’s new extension and a coffee mug designed for use in space also competing.
The Beazley Design of the Year Award is a global competition founded by the Design Museum, London. Each year it chooses the best design in six categories including architecture, fashion, graphics, product, digital and product.
In order to be nominated, the designs must have encouraged or led to change, helped create new opportunities or captured the spirit of the last year. Better Shelter’s emergency shelter, developed in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the IKEA Foundation, is nominated in the Architecture category.
”To have been nominated as one of the Designs of the Year is true confirmation that we are doing the right thing by constantly improving the design of our product”, said Märta Terne, Communications Director of Better Shelter.
The Award winners will be announced on 26 January 2017.
Read more about the Awards and this year’s nominees here.
Better Shelter is a social enterprise that develops and provides innovative housing solutions for people displaced from their homes due to armed conflicts and natural disasters. Through clever design, innovation and modern technology, Better Shelter works to create safer, more dignified temporary homes for millions of people worldwide. Better Shelter currently collaborates with the IKEA Foundation and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.
Read more about Better Shelter at http://bettershelter.org.