The World Design Organisation (WDO) is calling for nominations for the World Design Medal. Established in 2017 for WDO’s 60th anniversary, the World Design Medal honours an individual designer who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the industrial design profession.

The World Design Medal recognises the impact one individual has had on their peers, in their local design community and internationally.

In 2022, WDO will look to recognise a second individual with this medal in celebration of their design legacy. Following a public nomination process, a Selection Committee consisting of WDO Board Members and Senators will evaluate the nominations and select the recipient.  

The inaugural 2017 World Design Medal was presented to German industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger at the 30th World Design Assembly in Torino.

For more information about the World Design Medal and to nominate a designer, visit the WDO site here.

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