|Lightwood chair by Jasper Morrison, nominated in Furniture|
The awards celebrate the outstanding projects of the last 12 months, including the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and the London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects. Read on for the Homebuildlife guide.
|Alexander McQueen, Voss, spring/summer 2001; image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce|
The Alexander McQueen exhibition Savage Beauty takes pride of place in the Fashion category, having been deemed "astonishing and inspirational" by our Arts & Culture team back in May.
Chassis by Stefan Diez for Wilkhahn, photo by Robert Fischer
In Furniture, nominees include Stefan Diez's Chassis chair (read how he was inspired to make it using technology from the automotive industry in our interview) while two RCA graduates feature: NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) by Attua Aparicio and Oscar Wanless was one of the standout projects in our RCA graduation show report and Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser was our materials pick from the graduation shows.
Bethan Laura Wood at Gallery Nilufar, photo by James Harris
Bethan Laura Wood is nominated twice - for Moon Rock Tables and Totem. View our interview with the designer here, and then take a look at how she is leading the Post-Postmodernism movement.
|Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby © Barber Osgerby, 2011. Courtesy Haunch of Venison. Photo: Peter Mallet|
|Botanica by Forma Fantasma at Milan Design Week 2011|
Studio FormaFantasma's project Botanica is nominated in Product, and was one of our top ten exhibits at Milan in 2011, while Bertjan Pot is nominated for Heracleum - read an interview with the designer here, and then see why Moooi CEO Casper Vissers calls it's the most exciting product he's seen recently here.
|Heracleum by Bertjan Pot for Moooi|
Wider issues are addressed in the Transport category, with a number of electric cars nominated - as well as the Helen Hamlyn Centre's redesign of the emergency ambulance. Read about the project, alongside other big ideas for our future, in our coverage of If Conference ideas.
Read the full shortlist here.