Sir Kenneth Grange has won the Johnson Tiles Lifetime Achievement Medal at the 2016 London Design Festival. Grange, who was one of Pentagram’s founders, is famed for his many contributions to the British design landscape including London’s black cabs, the Inter-City 125 train, and the UK’s first parking meter.
“Kenneth Grange is the Godfather of UK product design, every household in the UK must have a product designed by him,” the jury explained in a statement. “His designs truly are icons that will feature in the history books.”
The invitation and materials for the event were designed by Domenic Lippa and team, who have been responsible for the London Design Festival’s graphic design since 2007.
Other winners at this year’s ceremony include David Adjaye who won the 2016 Panerei London Design Medal, Bethan Laura Wood who won the Swarovski Emerging Talent Medal and Daan Roosegaarde who won the Airbnb Design Innovation Medal.
All four designers will be honoured at the annual Medal Exhibition, which runs from September 20 to 25 in Exchange Square in Broadgate.