Royal Designers for Industry (RDIs) visited the RCA Kensington Show on Monday 29 June 2015 to meet graduating students and discuss the RDI Mentoring programme which helps recent RCA graduates review their career options and creative business decisions.
Royal Designers are members of one of the most exclusive collectives in the design world - iconic figures from the fields of product design, fashion and textiles, graphics, ceramics, film and theatre to name but a few. The Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) is part of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The RDI distinction is regarded as the highest accolade for designers in the UK, and only 200 designers - those who have achieved 'sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry as well as significant benefit to society' - may hold the distinction at any time.
RDIs taking part in the Show Tour 2015 were Master of the Faculty Malcolm Garrett (New Media), Geoffrey Harcourt (Furniture Design), Robin Levien (Ceramics & Glass) and Tim Macfarlane (Engineering Design). Faculty Manager Melanie Andrews also took part in the tour, meeting several of the Textiles class of 2015.
Details of the RDI Mentoring programme for RCA alumni are here.