Winner: Designer of the Year 2023. East London design studio Pearson Lloyd.
Founded by Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, the studio works with manufacturers, brands and public bodies to identify and build products, spaces and services that respond to the day-to-day challenges and experiences.
Recent projects include a classroom furniture collection to suit Gen Z learning and a timber chair with replaceable components for Takt.
Judges comments: "In addition to more than 25 years of high-level work across furniture and industrial design, PearsonLloyd has taken a pivotal shift in recent years to shore up its design methodologies for the 21st century. Every new project needs a reason to exist and aims to deliver maximum benefit with minimal planetary burden. The studio is leaning into the challenges of a rapidly changing world, clearly communicating its rigorous research, rationale and actions while inspiring positive change among its clients and peers."