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Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2017

The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, recognises outstanding graduate design projects that contribute to improving quality of life.

See this year's Award winners here

The awards were presented to graduating students of the Royal College of Art on Tuesday 28 June 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Royal College of Art. Prizes totalled £12,000. A new category introduced to the Awards this year – The Stannah Inclusive Design Award.

The main award categories were sponsored by, MIE, Realys, Scott Brownrigg, Stannah and the Snowdon Trust. Helen Hamlyn, founder of the Helen Hamlyn Trust, gave her own personal award for creativity. There was also a Fixperts Award and a Design Award for Helen Hamlyn Alumni.

 The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2017 Winners:

1. Stannah Inclusive Design Award
Winner: Mafalda Sobrai, Innovation Design Engineering – begego

2. MIE Design Award for Healthcare  
Winner: Tolu Odsanya and Umi Baden-Powell, Design Products and Architecture – Okun Makoko

3. Realys Design Award for Work Futures
Winner: Winner: Katrine Hesseldahl and Victor Strimfors, Design Products – STRATA Pace Layer Project

4. Scott Brownrigg Design Award for Inclusive Spaces
Winner: Winner: Braelyn Hamill, Interior Design – Atmospheric Pressures

5. Helen Hamlyn Design Award for Alumni
Winner: Tomek Rygalik, RCA Graduate 2005, Helen Hamlyn Research Associate 2006, 2007, 2008

6. The Fixperts Award 
Winner: Spoon for Gabi
Fixperts: Philip Sutton, Tabitha Pearce-Chedier, Rachel Yang, James Caldwell – Kingston University
Fixpartner: Gabi

7. The Snowdon Award for Disability
Winner: Reto Togni, Innovation Design Engineering – The Reagiro

8. Helen Hamlyn Award for Creativity
Winner: Winner: Danielle Clode, Design Products – The Third Thumb


Brian Firth | MIE Medical Research

Ivelina Gadzheva | Design for All Bulgaria

Rama Gheerawo (Chair) | The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Janne Hansen | Stannah

Frances von Hofmannsthal | SnowdonTrust

Tim Hardingham | Realys

Laurence Orsini | Scott Brownrigg

Jak Spencer | The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design