It is the longest running design award in the United Kingdom, having been started in 1959 as the Prize for Elegant Design. The recognition is on the basis of a design career which has upheld the highest standards and broken new ground.
In 2011 The Duke of Edinburgh stepped down from the prize as he reduced his royal responsibilities in his 90th year.
It was agreed in December 2015 that the Chartered Society of Designers should re-introduce and manage it as a global prize after the Design Council had ceased in 2011 after managing it for 52 years.
Many CSD members have received the award over the years including Sir Kenneth Grange CBE PPCSD RDI, David Gentleman and latterly Sir Quentin Blake CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI who was awarded the final prize in 2011.
Prince Philip suggested and agreed various changes to the Prize that build on its heritage in order to reflect today’s design profession including opening the Prize to international nominations.
|1959||Charles Longman||Prestcold Packaway refrigeration for Pressed Steel Company|
|1960||Neal French||Apollo tableware for WT Copeland and Sons|
|1961||Eric Marshall||Rio transistor radio for Ultra Radio & Television|
|1962||Nicholas Sekers||Furnishing fabrics for West Cumberland Silk Mills (Sekers Fabrics)|
|1963||Sir Kenneth Grange CBE||Milward Courier cordless shaver for Henry Milward & Sons|
|1964||David Queensbury||Cut crystal glassware for Webb Corbett|
|1965||Peter Dickinson||Auditorium seating for Race Contracts|
|1966||Andrew Grima||Precious jewellery for HJ Co.|
|1967||R. David Carter||Wales Gas Board Gas-Flo system for Thomas Glover & Co.|
|1968||David Powell||Nova tableware for Ecko Plastics|
|1969||Jack Howe||MD2 cash dispenser for Chubb Ltd|
|1970||Patrick Rylands||Range of toys for Trendon Ltd.|
|1971||Derek Power||Atomic Physics teaching apparatus for Teltron Ltd (Teltron tube)|
|1972||Frank Thrower||Kitchen and table glassware for Dartington Glass Ltd.|
|Dr John McArthur||Microscope for the Open University|
|1973||George Robbins||Picture framing systems for Design Animations Ltd.|
|1975||Peter Milne||'Bullet' racing dinghy for Chippendale & Milne|
|Dr David Dyson||MF400 Industrial Laser System for Ferranti Ltd|
|1976||Brian Blatchford||Modular Assembly Prosthesis for Chas. A Blatchford Ltd|
|1977||George Carroll||Mardrive linear transport|
|1978||John Fisher||Micro 2000 digital micrometer for PA Technology|
|1979||Tim Fry ("Smallfry Ltd")||Series 5 Sea Truck for Rotork Marine Ltd|
|Anthony Smallhorn ("Smallfry Ltd")|
|1980||Plessey Avionics & Communications||Groundsat Radio Communications Facility|
|1981||Raymond Bates||Austin Metro for British Leyland|
|1982||Rediffusion Simulation||Advanced Technology Flight Simulator|
|1983||Westland Helicopters||30 series Helicopter|
|Peter Huxtable||Dandy Clip for Wonderclip Ltd|
|1984||Collier Campbell||Six Views furnishing fabric for Fischbacher|
|1985||Robin Herd||March 84C racing car|
|1986||Patricia Roberts||85-86 Patchwork sampler collection|
|1987||Tony Fuge||IMS T414 Transputer for Inmos|
|1988||John Fisher||Keeler Pulsair Tonometer for PA Technology|
|1989||Rex Wilson||WTC Aircrafter Cutting Torch|
|1990||Barrie Weaver||Product Designer|
|1991||John Cundy||Engineering Designer|
|1992||David Crisp||Product Designer|
|1993||Alan Fletcher||Graphic Designer|
|1994||Sir Michael Hopkins CBE||Architect|
|1997||Sir James Dyson||Product Designer|
|1998||Martin Lambie-Nairn||Graphic Designer|
|1999||Bill Hills MBE||Engineering Designer|
|2000||Don Cameron||Engineering Designer|
|2001||Sir Kenneth Grange CBE||Product Designer|
|2002||Geoff Kirk||Engineering Designer|
|2003||Sir Terence Conran||Multidisciplinary Designer|
|2005||Derek Birdsall||Graphic Designer|
|2006||Thomas Heatherwick||Multidisciplinary Designer|
|2007||David Gentleman RDI||Graphic Designer|
|2009||Andrew Ritchie||Engineering Designer|
|2010||Bill Moggridge||Interaction designer|
|2011||Sir Quentin Blake CBE||Illustrator|
- "Brompton bike creator wins UK's longest-running design award". Independent. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
Andrew Ritchie was named the winner of the 50th Prince Philip Design Award
- "Royal award for fold-up bike man". BBC News Online. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
The Duke set up the prize, run by the Design Council, in 1959
- "Notes to editors". Prince Philip Designers Prize goes to ‘zero hero’ Max Fordham. Design Council. 2008-11-12. Archived from the original on 2009-11-15. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
- "https://www.csd.org.uk/awards/prince-philip-designer-prize/". www.csd.org.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-15. External link in
- "Prince Philip Designers Prize". Design Council. 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
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