The Prince Philip Designers Prize is an annual design recognition given by the Chartered Society of Designers and originally awarded by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921–2021).

It is the longest running design award in the United Kingdom, having been started in 1959 as the Duke of Edinburgh's Prize for Elegant Design.[1][2] The recognition is on the basis of a design career which has upheld the highest standards and broken new ground.[3]

It was agreed in December 2015, that the Chartered Society of Designers should re-introduce and manage it as a global prize after the Design Council had ceased in 2011 after managing it for 52 years.[4]


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Year Winner[5] Citation
1959 Charles Longman Prestcold Packaway refrigeration for Pressed Steel Company
1960 Neal French Apollo tableware for WT Copeland and Sons
David White
1961 Eric Marshall Rio transistor radio for Ultra Radio & Television
1962 Nicholas Sekers Furnishing fabrics for West Cumberland Silk Mills (Sekers Fabrics)
1963 Sir Kenneth Grange CBE RDI Milward Courier cordless shaver for Henry Milward & Sons
1964 David Queensbury Cut crystal glassware for Webb Corbett
1965 Peter Dickinson Auditorium seating for Race Contracts
1966 Andrew Grima Precious jewellery for HJ Co.
1967 R. David Carter Wales Gas Board Gas-Flo system for Thomas Glover & Co.
1968 David Powell Nova tableware for Ecko Plastics
1969 Jack Howe MD2 cash dispenser for Chubb Ltd
1970 Patrick Rylands Range of toys for Trendon Ltd.
1971 Derek Power Atomic Physics teaching apparatus for Teltron Ltd (Teltron tube)
1972 Frank Thrower Kitchen and table glassware for Dartington Glass Ltd.
Dr John McArthur Microscope for the Open University
1973 George Robbins Picture framing systems for Design Animations Ltd.
1974 Not awarded
1975 Peter Milne 'Bullet' racing dinghy for Chippendale & Milne
Dr David Dyson MF400 Industrial Laser System for Ferranti Ltd
1976 Brian Blatchford Modular Assembly Prosthesis for Chas. A Blatchford Ltd
1977 George Carroll Mardrive linear transport
1978 John Fisher Micro 2000 digital micrometer for PA Technology
1979 Tim Fry ("Smallfry Ltd") Series 5 Sea Truck for Rotork Marine Ltd
Anthony Smallhorn ("Smallfry Ltd")
1980 Plessey Avionics & Communications Groundsat Radio Communications Facility
1981 Raymond Bates Austin Metro for British Leyland
Mark Snowdon
David Bache
1982 Rediffusion Simulation Advanced Technology Flight Simulator
1983 Alan Doe, Westland Helicopters ltd 30 series Helicopter
Peter Huxtable Dandy Clip for Wonderclip Ltd
1984 Collier Campbell Six Views furnishing fabric for Fischbacher
1985 Robin Herd March 84C racing car
1986 Patricia Roberts 85-86 Patchwork sampler collection
1987 Tony Fuge IMS T414 Transputer for Inmos
1988 John Fisher Keeler Pulsair Tonometer for PA Technology
1989 Rex Wilson WTC Aircrafter Cutting Torch
1990 Barrie Weaver Product Designer
1991 John Cundy Engineering Designer
1992 David Crisp Product Designer
1993 Alan Fletcher RDI Graphic Designer
1994 Sir Michael Hopkins CBE Architect
1995 Not awarded
1996 Not awarded
1997 Sir James Dyson CBE RDI Product Designer
1998 Martin Lambie-Nairn RDI Graphic Designer
1999 Bill Hills MBE Engineering Designer
2000 Don Cameron Engineering Designer
2001 Sir Kenneth Grange CBE RDI Product Designer
2002 Geoff Kirk RDI Engineering Designer
2003 Sir Terence Conran RDI Multidisciplinary Designer
2004 Lord Foster RDI Architect
2005 Derek Birdsall RDI Graphic Designer
2006 Thomas Heatherwick RDI Multidisciplinary Designer
2007 David Gentleman RDI Graphic Designer -nominated for the prize by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD)
2008 Max Fordham RDI Engineer
2009 Andrew Ritchie Engineering Designer
2010 Bill Moggridge Interaction designer
2011 Sir Quentin Blake CBE RDI Illustrator -nominated for the prize by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD)[6]
2016 John Makepeace OBE FCSD Furniture designer/maker


  1. ^ "Brompton bike creator wins UK's longest-running design award". Independent. 16 October 2009. Archived from the original on October 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20. Andrew Ritchie was named the winner of the 50th Prince Philip Design Award
  2. ^ "Royal award for fold-up bike man". BBC News Online. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-20. The Duke set up the prize, run by the Design Council, in 1959
  3. ^ "Notes to editors". Prince Philip Designers Prize goes to ‘zero hero’ Max Fordham. Design Council. 2008-11-12. Archived from the original on 2009-11-15. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  4. ^ "Prince Philip Designers Prize". Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  5. ^ "Prince Philip Designers Prize". Design Council. 2011. Archived from the original on 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  6. ^ Montgomery, Angus (2011-11-29). "Quentin Blake wins 2011 Prince Philip Designers Prize". Design Week. Retrieved 2021-11-15.