Gilles Clément is an acclaimed French horticultural engineer, gardener, landscape architect, botanist and writer. He was one of the first to allow nature to participate, and often lead, in the creative and ecological shaping of new landscapes and, for the last 40 years, he has had a significant influence on landscape design across the world.
Neil Thomas is one of the most inventive structural engineers of his generation. With more than 30 years of working alongside architects, artists, and production designers, his work is often the invisible hand that delivers extraordinary and ambitious visions with elegance and quality.
Over the past two decades, Fernando Gutiérrez has developed into a highly individual and distinctive graphic designer, and of the most talented in the UK. Through his many books, catalogues, magazines, exhibitions and posters, he has raised public awareness of challenging social issues, made museum and gallery collections more accessible, and reignited public interest in classic literature.
Last night (November 27th 2014) four of the UK's best designers were recognised for their outstanding contribution to design and society by becoming Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) at an award ceremony held at the RSA.