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The London Design Medals 2020 supported by SAP

Each year, London Design Festival recognises the contribution made by leading design figures and emerging talents to London and the industry, with four London Design Medals awarded: The London Design Medal, Lifetime Achievement Medal, Emerging Design Medal, and Design Innovation Medal. A panel of established designers, industry commentators and previous winners meet to debate the possible recipients of the Medals. The 2020 Winners are:

 

·London Design Medal:                    Paola Antonelli         

·Design Innovation Medal:                Dame Ellen MacArthur

·Emerging Design Medal:                 Yinka Ilori

·Lifetime Achievement Medal:          Ken Garland

 

This year, the awards ceremony took place virtually, on the evening of 14 September, supported by SAP. We were delighted to partner once again with Fortnum & Mason who created specially designed hampers for guests in collaboration with Pentagram and Spirit Partner No.3 Gin.

London Design Medal Winners 2020
London Design Medals
  • London Design Medal is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual who has distinguished themselves within the industry and demonstrated consistent design excellence.

  • Design Innovation Medal 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 recognises an impact made on the design scene within eight or so years of graduation.

  • Lifetime Achievement Medal honours a significant and fundamental contribution to the design industry over their career.