Sir Terence Conran has been named as one of five new Royal Designers – an honour awarded by the Royal Society of Arts.
Habitat founder Conran (pictured) is named alongside architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios co-founder Peter Clegg, engineer Atelier Ten director Patrick Bellew, architect Edward Cullinan and jewellery designer David Watkins.
The five will be honoured at a ceremony on 25 November.
Also at the ceremony, Robin Levien, Master of the RDIs, will announce a project which will see RDIs donating their time to RSA projects.
Levien says the initiative, which was inspired by a Design Week article (Voxpop, DW 15 July) asking what people would like to see donated to the nation, will see RDIs donating 75 days to the project, to mark the 75th anniversary of the RDIs in 2011.