Istanbul museum seeks design award

21st Jan 2013

The Museum of Innocence in Istanbul, Turkey, has been nominated for a key design award.

Taking its title from the 2008 novel of the same name by the Nobel laureate from Turkey, Orhan Pamuk, the museum was opened in the spring of 2012 and is in the running for an award in the architecture category of the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year awards.

The awards are a prestigious event and showcase the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world.

The overall winner, and also the winners in the sub-categories spanning architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, transport, products and digital design, will be decided by a jury and announced to the public on April 17.

Starting on March 20, however, the London museum will be holding an exhibition displaying the nominations in the Designs of the Year showcase.

Pamuk had a vision of his book and a museum together right from the project's conception in the 1990s.

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