The Institute of Engineering Designers recently celebrated its 70th anniversary at St James’ Palace. To mark the occasion a chartership for Product Design was introduced to recognise the achievements of those working in the sector. I was lucky enough to be invited along to represent the young members of the institute, and even more lucky to get to talk with Prince Philip about my work. Design history was made that evening as the first five charterships in product design ever to be awarded were presented during a speech by Prince Philip himself; I really hope my sense of humour is as sharp as his when I’m that age!
Images: Prince Philip and Cara O’Sullivan at St Jame’s Palace, London