“What design means to me”

For more than 50 years the Prince Philip Designers Prize has celebrated how designers improve daily life by solving problems and turning ideas into commercially successful reality.

2011 saw the final year that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh delivered the Prize after stepping down from the Prize as he reduces his work-load and royal responsibilities in his 90th year. Quentin Blake, one of Britain’s best loved illustrators, won the 2011 Prince Philip Designers Prize.

quentin blake 2011 Prince Philip Designers Prize

“No-one can be in any doubt of the extraordinary dedication to promoting and celebrating design which has been shown by His Royal Highness during more than half a century of expert and insightful leadership of the Prince Philip Designers Prize. This year’s winner and nominees likewise demonstrate a dedication to creative excellence, but they are also exemplars of the international commercial success which springs from that creativity. Now more than ever, we must celebrate our world-leading designers, innovators and creatives, and their vital contribution to our economic future.”
David Kester, Chief Executive of the Design Council

To mark HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s contribution to the promotion of UK design, the Design Council commissioned a one-off book of original artworks drawn by over forty of the Prizes’ previous winners, nominees and judges including Sir Terence Conran, Vivienne Westwood, Jeff Banks, Lord Norman Foster, Kenneth Grange and Sir Paul Smith.


Thanks to http://manufactureandindustry.blogspot.com for introducing me to this document.


Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started ateliertally.com as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.