RDI winners announced
Winners included record producer Brian Eno (pictured), for his groundbreaking use of sound in technology and media, and architect Mark Fisher for his influential contribution to production design and popular culture.
Other winners included landscape architect Andrew Grant, light designer Mark Major, inventor Charlie Paton, garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson, and architect Sarah Wigglesworth. The late Jonathan Speirs of the partnership Speirs and Major received the RDI posthumously.
Four Honorary RDI awards were also awarded to advertiser Bob Greenberg, Toshio Iwai for his work creating progressive and non-violent video games, Tomas Roope for his work taking computer interactions beyond the desktop, and Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.
The RSA established the RDI in 1936 to enhance the status of designers in industry and to encourage a high standard of industrial design. The RDI is given to practicing designers who have shown sustained design excellence, work of aesthetic value and significant benefit to society.