Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man commonly credited with inventing the World Wide Web, is being named as a Royal Designer for Industry.
Berners-Lee is joined by film set designer Sir Kenneth Adam, stage designer Alison Chitty, set designer Jim Clay, graphic designer Mark Farrow, and architect Peter Higgins.
Fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki, milliner Stephen Jones, engineer Derek Sugden and landscape designer Kim Wilkie complete the list.
Meanwhile, furniture designers Konstantin Grcic and Pierre Paulin, and landscape designer Martha Schwartz are being named honorary RDIs.
All the new RDIs will receive the honours at a ceremony at the Royal Society of Arts in London tomorrow night.
Product designer Robin Levien, who has been named master of the faculty of RDIs, will deliver the annual address, entitled ‘Elusive rightness in design’, at the event.
Levien, founder of Studio Levien, told DW last month that he wanted to improve the relationship between the RSA and the RDIs, which has suffered due to incidents such as the cancellation of the summer school.
Levien said, ‘I am a conciliatory character and that will be my approach to trying to talk around any issues that there are.’