Royal Designers for Industry (RDIs) visited the RCA Kensington Show to meet graduating students and discuss the RDI Mentoring programme which helps recent Royal College of Art 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 include Malcolm Garrett (graphics/digital), Geoffrey Harcourt (furniture), Peter Higgins (interior design/exhibition design), Martin Hunt (ceramics), Robin Levien (ceramics), Tim Macfarlane (structural engineering) and Mark Major (designing with light).