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Past Honorary Royal Designers

Updated: June 2013

Alvar Aalto Finland General Design  1947
Franco Albini Italy Interiors, Exhibitions & Furniture 1971
Gordon Andrews Australia General Design 1987
Saul Bass USA  Film & TV Graphics 1964
Herbert Bayer USA Graphic Design 1984
Richard Buckminster Fuller USA Architecture & Design 1980
Achille Castiglioni General Design 1986
Niels Diffrient  Furniture Design  1987
Nanna Ditzel  Product Design 1996
Charles Eames USA Furniture, Exhibitions & Interiors 1960
Jean Michel Folon Illustration  1981
AndrĂ© Francois Graphics  1974
Shigeo Fukuda Graphic Design  1986
Alexander Hayden Girard USA Interiors, Exhibitions & Furnishing Textiles 1965
Walter Gropius USA General Design 1947
Edward Hald Sweden Glass 1939
Walter Herdeg Switzerland Graphic Design 1976
Christian Joachim Sweden Pottery 1939
CL 'Kelly' Johnson USA Aircraft Design 1984
Finn Juhl Denmark Furniture & Interiors 1978
Dora Jung Finland Woven Textiles 1979
Kaare Klint Denmark Furniture 1949
Takashi Kono Japan Graphics 1983
Raymond Loewy USA General Design 1939
Vico Magistretti General Design 1992
Erik Magnussen Furniture & Product 2001
Bruno Mathsson Sweden Furniture 1978
Herbert Matter Switzerland Graphics & Photography 1982
Edward McKnight Kauffer USA Commercial Art 1936
Norman McLaren Canada Film Animation 1986
Pierre Mendell Graphic Design 1999
Ottavio Missoni  Textile Design  1997
Borge Mogensen Denmark Furniture 1972
Josef Muller-Brockmann Switzerland Graphic Design 1988
George Nelson USA General Design 1973
Marcello Nizzoli Italy Typewriters & Calculating Machines 1961
Antti Nurmesniemi Finland General Design 1986
Sigurd Persson Sweden General Design 1987
Battista Pininfarina Italy Motor Cars 1954
Sergio Pininfarina Automotive Design  1983
Paul Rand USA Graphics 1973
Steen Eiler Rasmussen Denmark General Design 1947
Astrid Sampe Sweden Textile Design 1949
WHJB Sandberg Holland Exhibition & Museum Display, Typography 1971
Timo Sarpaneva Glass Pottery & Textiles 1963
Carlo Scarpa Italy Exhibitions, Interiors & Museum Design 1969
Maurice Sendak  Illustration  1986
Ettore Sottsass  Italy Product Design  1999
Saul Steinberg USA Illustration 1980
Josef Svoboda Czechoslovakia Theatre Design 1989
Ilmari Tapiovaara Finland Furniture 1969
Roger Tallon  General Design  1973
Walter Dorwin Teague USA General Design 1951
Henryk Tomaszewski Graphics 1975
Roland Topor France Illustration 1988
Jan Tschichold Switzerland Typography & Book Design 1965
Massimo Vignelli General Design 1996
Hans Wegner Furniture 1969
Tapio Wirkkala Finland Glass, Wood & Silver 1964
Henry Wolf USA Graphic Design 1990
Sori Yanagi General Design 2008
Eva Zeisel Ceramic Design  2004
Piet Zwart Holland Typography 1966