04 February 2013 19:15 | By MSN Tech editors
Designs of the Year 2013: The tech contenders

Design Museum: Designs of the Year 2013



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London's Design Museum has announced the nominations for its sixth annual Designs of the Year competition and there are plenty of tech-based contenders.

The nominated designs are the Design Museum panel's pick of the best designs from around the world in the last 12 months across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.

Consisting of over 90 nominations, this year’s contest include the celebrated Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio; Western Europe’s tallest building The Shard, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.

There are also some incredible prototypes up for the award including a non-stick ketchup bottle, a pair of self-adjustable glasses for children with no access to opticians and a wheelchair that folds completely flat with its revolutionary collapsing wheels technology.

Winners from each category and one overall winner will be announced in April.

Click through the gallery for our pick of the best nominations with a tech angle....

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