London's Design Museum recently announced the 2010 category winners for the Brit Insurance Design Awards.
The Architecture Award went to Chilean firm Elemental's Monterrey Housing in Mexico; Alexander McQueen took the Fashion prize for the Spring/Summer 2010 Catwalk Presentation, Plato's Atlantis and Jair Straschnow earned the prize in furniture for his Grassworks, Netherlands collection.
Ben Terrett, Russell Davis and Tom Taylor's The Newspaper Club site, which helps the general public create their own newspapers, earned the prize in Graphics. The EyeWriter, USA, created by members of Free Art and Technology, openFrameworks, Graffiti Research Lab, The Ebeling Group and Tony Quan won the Interactive Award. The EyeWriter is a device that empowers people afflicted with ALS with creative technologies, allowing them to create art through the movement of their eye via low-cost eye-tracking glasses and custom software.
Designer Min-Kyu Choi earned the product award for the Folding Plug. Choi reworked the bulky standard UK plug design into a sleek system that can fold down to a 10mm width. China's Yuneec International earned the Transport award for its E430 Electric Aircraft, a dual seater, single engine sport electric aircraft that produces zero emissions.