Royal Designers for Industry (RDIs) will visit 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 RDI Show Tour 2015 include Margaret Calvert (Graphic Design), Jenny Frean (Textile Design), Malcolm Garrett (New Media), Geoffrey Harcourt (Furniture Design), Robin Levien (Ceramics & Glass),Tim Macfarlane (Engineering Design), Charlie Paton (Engineering Design), Mary Restieaux (Textile Design) and Michael Wolff (Graphic Design).
These are some of the UK’s top creative practioners so whatever your discipline, don’t miss this very special opportunity to meet them!
* The Show will close to the public at 6pm but we have obtained permission for the RDI Tour to continue until 7pm.
* The Royal Designers will try to visit everyone who applies but depending on demand this may not be possible. Applications are made on this understanding.
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