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British Land Celebration of Design

The British Land Celebration of Design recognises the contribution made by leading design figures and emerging talents to London and the industry, with four Medals awarded each year. Previous winners include David Adjaye, Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers, Margaret Calvert, Dieter Rams, Paul Smith and Bethan Laura Wood.

A panel of established designers, industry commentators and previous winners meet to debate the possible recipients of the four Medals. The Jury consists of: 

Ozwald Boateng, Ian Callum, Sheridan Coakley, Njusja de Gier, Es Devlin, Sarah Douglas, Ben Evans, Tristram Hunt, Domenic Lippa, Jay Osgerby, Raoul Shah, Joff Sharpe, Justine Simons, Sir John Sorrell, Paul Thompson and Jane Withers.

London Design Medals

There are four Medals awarded each year. The categories are:

  • London Design Medal supported by British Airways London City is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual who has distinguished themselves within the industry and demonstrated consistent design excellence.

  • Design Innovation Medal supported by SAP, celebrates entrepreneurship in all its forms, both locally and internationally. It honours an individual for whom design lies at the core of their development and success.

  • Emerging Design Medal supported by Storey, recognises an impact made on the design scene within five or so years of graduation.

  • Lifetime Achievement Medal supported by Fortnum & Mason, honours a significant and fundamental contribution to the design industry over the course of a career.