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Shepard Fairey, Make Magazine, and The Wooden Radio Take Home Wins at Design Museum Awards


Back in December, we checked in with the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, the Design Museum’s second annual award giveaway, the shortlisted finalists had just been announced. Now we make the jump across the pond once more, as the winners of the award have been announced. Among them, Shepard Fairey picks up yet another bit of praise in the Graphics category and Make Magazine took home a win for Interactive, thanks the work they’ve put into their website. But the thing we were most happy about was the Product category, in which Singgih S. Kartono won for his Magno Wooden Radio, which we not only covet because it’s so beautiful, but he designed it to be built by local craftspeople in Java. Here’s a bit from its introduction:

The judges commented, “The beautiful Wooden Radio shows clear respect for the material it uses and sensibility to details. More than that, the radio reflects a sense of purpose in the wider design context. The designer has brought together local crafts people, teaching them new skills in making and assembling the radio and by using local wood, has brought a positive and sustainable infrastructure to a small community.”

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