In response to this week’s Voxpop, yes, it is time to have a new national centre for design and innovation, and I am tempted to say it should be at the Royal Institute of British Architects. I really want to throw open the doors of our old institute and invite more design disciplines in.
The RIBA should be the home of the design debate on the whole built environment. This includes so much of the spectrum of design anyway: architecture, interior design, engineering, product, textiles, furniture and lighting.
Jack Pringle, President, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B