Alphabet of Light, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group for Artemide, has been nominated in the product category in the 10th edition of the Beazley Designs of the Year. The awards, established by the London Design Museum, celebrates the most innovative designs of the year in Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport categories.

62 products and projects have been nominated across the 6 categories. Other nominated projects include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, designed by David Adjaye, a hijab designed by Nike, and the game Pokémon GO.

The Design Museum will host an exhibit of all the nominated designs from October 18th through January 28th, 2018.
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The winner will be decided following a public vote, which will be open online starting in October 2017, and judging by a jury of industry experts will decide the winners in January 2018.

This year’s judges include architect Amanda Levete, David Rowan, Editor-at-large at WIRED, Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, graphic designer Margaret Calvert, and Ozwald Boateng of Bespoke Couture Ltd.

The winner of the Beazley Designs of the Year will be announced on January 25th, 2018.

Alphabet of Light is a new font that translates into light, a luminous language used to write an express one’s thoughts.
It can be used to design light in a space with words as well as graphic signs using simple base modules with specific geometric proportions that can be combined to create countless linear or curved structures of light.

The varying lengths, angles, and diameters of the modules allow for a wide range of possibilities. Alphabet of Light uses innovative technological and manufacturing principals to produce a continuous and comfortable light. Joints are concealed without shadows or discontinuities. While it has a minimal presence, it encloses groundbreaking patented optoelectronic and mechanical innovation.

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