The Prince Philip Designers Prize (for Design Council)
The 2009 event took place at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 50 years of The Prince Philip Designers Prize. The prize was created in 1959 by Prince Philip in response to post-war austerity. Initially known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for Elegant Design, the award recognised products that stood out from the largely functional designs of the late 1950s. Its aim was to stimulate and reward elegant solutions to design problems.