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Design Innovation Medal: Paul Priestman


The 2017 Design Innovation Medal, supported by Tanqueray, was awarded to PriestmanGoode Director, Paul Priestman. The 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.

Paul Priestman is the Founding Director and Chairman of industrial design and transportation consultancy, PriestmanGoode. From the new Tube for London to aeroplanes and hotels; his visionary thinking has shaped daily life for millions of people around the world. 

Paul studied Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins and at the Royal College of Art in London. He leads a wide range of projects, from product design to transport including for Transport for London, Iconic Radiators and Embraer.

He has built a reputation for his award-winning future concepts – visionary ideas to improve our everyday lifestyles and to encourage sustainable, long-term thinking. He is an inspirational speaker on the subject of design and creative future thinking and flies the flag for British design around the world.

In 2015, Paul was voted one of London’s 1000 most influential people by the Evening Standard for the third consecutive year. In January 2016 he was announced as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential individuals by The Sunday Times.

Supported by Tanqueray.