The entries have started rolling in for the 2011 I.D. Annual Design Review , and all this inspiring work makes us think fondly of the 2010 winners.
Each year this prestigious competition—around since 1954—creates a clear survey of the state of design. We’ll have to wait a few months to see what makes the cut this year, but to hold us over, here’s a look at some of the Best of Show winners from 2010.
One Shelley Street
Design architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects
At this office building in Sydney, Australia, a series of meeting pods hang into the 10-story atrium like a high design tree house.
Design: BMW Group DesignworksUSA
Designed for the urban core, this public furniture collection ranges from a sleek bench that takes cues from the Mobius strip to a bike rack, transit shelter and LED pedestrian lights.
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd First Class Suite
Design firm: Priestmangoode
Swiss International Air Line’s first class seats put the friendly—actually, let’s make that luxury—back into the skies.
Want to see more innovative design like this? Check out all the 2010 winners on the Design Review website. And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter your best design work in this year’s competition.