London Design Medals

London Design Medals are a moment to recognise the contribution made by leading design figures and emerging talents to London and the global industry, with four Medals awarded: London Design Medal, Lifetime Achievement Medal, Emerging Design Medal and Design Innovation Medal.

Across the years, the Medals have paid annual tribute to designers who are making, or have made, a significant difference to our lives through their innovation, originality and imagination. Our medal winners have been forces in the world of creativity: from architecture to graphic design, publishing to craft, fashion to hairdressing.

Each year, a panel of established designers, industry commentators and previous winners meet to debate the possible recipients of the four Medals:

London Design Medal

This is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual who has distinguished themselves within the industry and demonstrated consistent design excellence over a number of years.

Lifetime Achievement Medal

This award honours an individual who has made significant and fundamental contributions to the design industry over their career

Design Innovation Medal

This award celebrates entrepreneurship in all its forms, both locally and internationally. It honours an individual who has built one or more businesses where design

Emerging Talent Medal

This award recognises an individual who has made an impact on the design scene within five years of graduation.