September 17, 2017 – Paul Priestman, designer and chairman of PriestmanGoode (and a regular voice in Aircraft Interiors International), has been awarded the Design Innovation Medal in The British Land Celebration of Design Awards. The awards are held every year during the London Design Festival and celebrate leading design figures for their outstanding contribution to London and the industry.
“This is a great honor, said Priestman. “Design innovation has the power to influence and change perceptions. I’ve always strived to question the status quo, whether it be highlighting inequalities in air travel through the ‘Air Access’ concept or re-thinking rail infrastructure for the 21st century with the ‘Moving Platforms’ concept. Ultimately, what drives me is a desire to solve problems through a combination of good thinking, aesthetic resolution and unparalleled efficiency.
I’d like to thank the London Design Festival and the judges, but most of all, I’d like to thank our whole team at PriestmanGoode, and Nigel Goode in particular, with whom I founded this company nearly 30 years ago. This award is testament to the creativity, hard work and divergent thinking that our team exercise every day.”