Royal Designers for Industry Announced

by | Dec 20, 2019 | #design

Awards celebrate designers’ contributions to environmental and social causes as much as excellence in design.

Five leading designers have joined the illustrious and diverse ranks of Vivienne Westwood, Johnny Ive and Brian Eno as prestigious Royal Designers for Industry.

The award celebrates a substantial contribution to design for positive social, economic and environmental change, and is widely regarded as the highest honour a UK designer can receive.

The winners include:

Paule Constable – for excellence in lighting design. A highly accomplished theatre lighting expert, Constable has worked with leading production companies in the UK and overseas, winning a Tony award for her work on War Horse. She is a leading voice on environmental issues and sustainability in theatre lighting design and has received four Olivier Awards for lighting design.

Paule Constable

Johanna Gibbons – award-winning landscape architect, dedicated to the promotion of landscape design through activism, education and professional practice. She is recognised for high quality, innovative and long-term design solutions, and committed to grounding projects in the local community and the ecological reality of each site.

Johanna Gibbons

Adam Lowe – for major contributions to the design of art. A pioneering designer who has worked with artists who require specialist technical assistance to realise their ideas. A structural engineer and conservator, Lowe founded Factum Arte, which has been charged with many high-profile conservation projects.

Adam Lowe

Michael Marriott – for innovation in product and furniture design. Demonstrating ingenuity and creativity in design and making, applied across the fields of furniture, exhibition, product and interior design. Michael is currently a senior tutor at the Royal College of Art and won the prestigious Jerwood furniture prize in 1999.

Michael Marriott

Elora Hardy (Honorary RDI) – for pioneering work in architectural design. A specialist in the design and build of structures made with bamboo. Hardy has worked alongside Balinese artisans, innovative designers and architects with the goal of making Bali a global centre for sustainable design. She has created for numerous international brands and has designed prints for Donna Karan.

Elora Hardy

Matthew Taylor, CEO of awards host the Royal Society of Arts, says, “This year’s cohort demonstrates the breadth of talent in the contemporary design world, drawn from a wide range of disciplines. The British design scene is as buzzing as ever, and we’ve been impressed by the success our winners have had internationally.

“How we approach art and design has changed profoundly over the last few decades, and this cohort reflects that this award is for environmental and social impact as much as it is for excellence in design.” 

Royal Designers for Industry Announced

by | Dec 20, 2019 | #design

Awards celebrate designers’ contributions to environmental and social causes as much as excellence in design.

Five leading designers have joined the illustrious and diverse ranks of Vivienne Westwood, Johnny Ive and Brian Eno as prestigious Royal Designers for Industry.

The award celebrates a substantial contribution to design for positive social, economic and environmental change, and is widely regarded as the highest honour a UK designer can receive.

The winners include:

Paule Constable – for excellence in lighting design. A highly accomplished theatre lighting expert, Constable has worked with leading production companies in the UK and overseas, winning a Tony award for her work on War Horse. She is a leading voice on environmental issues and sustainability in theatre lighting design and has received four Olivier Awards for lighting design.

Paule Constable

Johanna Gibbons – award-winning landscape architect, dedicated to the promotion of landscape design through activism, education and professional practice. She is recognised for high quality, innovative and long-term design solutions, and committed to grounding projects in the local community and the ecological reality of each site.

Johanna Gibbons

Adam Lowe – for major contributions to the design of art. A pioneering designer who has worked with artists who require specialist technical assistance to realise their ideas. A structural engineer and conservator, Lowe founded Factum Arte, which has been charged with many high-profile conservation projects.

Adam Lowe

Michael Marriott – for innovation in product and furniture design. Demonstrating ingenuity and creativity in design and making, applied across the fields of furniture, exhibition, product and interior design. Michael is currently a senior tutor at the Royal College of Art and won the prestigious Jerwood furniture prize in 1999.

Michael Marriott

Elora Hardy (Honorary RDI) – for pioneering work in architectural design. A specialist in the design and build of structures made with bamboo. Hardy has worked alongside Balinese artisans, innovative designers and architects with the goal of making Bali a global centre for sustainable design. She has created for numerous international brands and has designed prints for Donna Karan.

Elora Hardy

Matthew Taylor, CEO of awards host the Royal Society of Arts, says, “This year’s cohort demonstrates the breadth of talent in the contemporary design world, drawn from a wide range of disciplines. The British design scene is as buzzing as ever, and we’ve been impressed by the success our winners have had internationally.

“How we approach art and design has changed profoundly over the last few decades, and this cohort reflects that this award is for environmental and social impact as much as it is for excellence in design.” 

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