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Prince Philip Designers Prize

The Prince Philip Designers Prize is an annual design recognition given by the Design Council and awarded by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who also chairs the judging panel. It is the longest running design award in the United Kingdom, having been started in 1959 as the Prize for Elegant Design.[1][2] The recognition is on the basis of a design career which has upheld the highest standards and broken new ground.[3]


Year Winner Citation
1959 Charles Longman Prestcold Packaway refrigeration for Pressed Steel Company
1960 Neal French and David White Apollo tableware for WT Copeland and Sons
1961 Eric Marshall Rio transistor radio for Ultra Radio & Television
1962 Nicholas Sekers Furnishing fabrics for West Cumberland Silk Mills (Sekers Fabrics)
1963 Sir Kenneth Grange CBE Milward Courier cordless shaver for Henry Milward & Sons
1964 David Queensbury Cut crystal glassware for Webb Corbett
1965 Peter Dickinson Auditorium seating for Race Contracts
1966 Andrew Grima Precious jewellery for HJ Co.
1967 R. David Carter Wales Gas Board Gas-Flo system for Thomas Glover & Co.
1968 David Powell Nova tableware for Ecko Plastics
1969 Jack Howe MD2 cash dispenser for Chubb Ltd
1970 Patrick Rylands Range of toys for Trendon Ltd.
1971 Derek Power Atomic Physics teaching apparatus for Teltron Ltd (Teltron tube)
1972 Frank Thrower Kitchen and table glassware for Dartington Glass Ltd.
Dr John McArthur Microscope for the Open University
1973 George Robbins Picture framing systems for Design Animations Ltd.
1974 Not awarded -
1975 Peter Milne 'Bullet' racing dinghy for Chippendale & Milne
Dr David Dyson MF400 Industrial Laser System for Ferranti Ltd
1976 Brian Blatchford Modular Assembly Prosthesis for Chas. A Blatchford Ltd
1977 George Carroll Mardrive linear transport
1978 John Fisher Micro 2000 digital micrometer for PA Technology
1979 Tim Fry and Anthony Smallhorn (Smallfry) Series 5 Sea Truck for Rotork Marine Ltd
1980 Plessey Avionics & Communications Groundsat Radio Communications Facility
1981 Raymond Bates, Mark Snowdon and David Bache Austin Metro for British Leyland
1982 Rediffusion Simulation Advanced Technology Flight Simulator
1983 Westland Helicopters 30 series Helicopter
Peter Huxtable Dandy Clip for Wonderclip Ltd
1984 Collier Campbell Six Views furnishing fabric for Fischbacher
1985 Robin Herd March 84C racing car
1986 Patricia Roberts 85-86 Patchwork sampler collection
1987 Tony Fuge IMS T414 Transputer for Inmos
1988 John Fisher Keeler Pulsair Tonometer for PA Technology
1989 Rex Wilson WTC Aircrafter Cutting Torch
1990 Barrie Weaver Product Designer
1991 John Cundy Engineering Designer
1992 David Crisp Product Designer
1993 Alan Fletcher Graphic Designer
1994 Sir Michael Hopkins CBE Architect
1995 Not awarded -
1996 Not awarded -
1997 Sir James Dyson Product Designer
1998 Martin Lambie-Nairn Graphic Designer
1999 Bill Hills MBE Engineering Designer
2000 Don Cameron Engineering Designer
2001 Sir Kenneth Grange CBE Product Designer
2002 Geoff Kirk Engineering Designer
2003 Sir Terence Conran Multidisciplinary Designer
2004 Lord Foster Architect
2005 Derek Birdsall Graphic Designer
2006 Thomas Heatherwick Multidisciplinary Designer
2007 David Gentleman RDI Graphic Designer
2008 Max Fordham Engineer
2009 Andrew Ritchie Engineering Designer
2010 Bill Moggridge Interaction designer
2011 Sir Quentin Blake CBE Illustrator



  1. ^ "Brompton bike creator wins UK's longest-running design award". Independent. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20. Andrew Ritchie was named the winner of the 50th Prince Philip Design Award 
  2. ^ "Royal award for fold-up bike man".  
  3. ^ "Notes to editors". Prince Philip Designers Prize goes to ‘zero hero’ Max Fordham. Design Council. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Prince Philip Designers Prize". Design Council. 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

External links

  • Official website
  • 50 years of innovation in design, prize winners 1959–2009
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