Design For Planet Festival 2022
Design Council

Design For Planet Festival 2022

It’s time to take ACTION against the climate crisis together!


Join me and over 60 design and business experts @DesignCouncil’s FREE #DesignForPlanet Festival 2022.


We aim to mobilise the UK’s design and business community to take necessary steps to address the climate crisis with this year’s theme of ACTION helping designers and businesses make their sustainability plans a reality, with free practical workshops and panel discussions.


Join me on 8-9 November, not just to inspire, but to develop collective action.

Design Declares
climate emergency declaration campaign

Design Declares

Design Declares launches today: a climate emergency declaration campaign to encourage communication, digital, industrial, and service designers to take action on the climate and ecological crisis. Its aim is to connect and build a community of designers, studios, agencies, and institutions which are fed up with a lack of industry momentum and ready to act on the most defining issue of our times.


The campaign urges designers from all disciplines to acknowledge we are in an emergency of climate and nature and offers Eight Acts of Emergency as starting points. There is no requirement to already have policies and action plans in place, but there is an understanding that by signing you are committing towards an improvement in the reduction of your climate impact.


Acts of Emergency

1.  Sound the alarm

2.  Start the journey

3.  Bring clients with us

4.  Measure what we make

5.  Redefine ‘good’

6.  Educate, accelerate

7.  Design for justice

8.  Amplify voices for change


Design Declares will provide a toolkit, which proposes a set of actions, tools, and insights for each Act to support designers in making changes.


We are proud to be a part of the initiative, join us today.

LDF 2022
Change Making

LDF 2022

Over the last three decades, the challenges faced by both people and the planet have evolved dramatically, becoming increasingly complex and urgent. In response, the values and priorities that shape the landscape of design have shifted, influencing what we design and how we design it, where we manufacture it, and the materials we use.


In its 25th year, Pearson Lloyd has been reflecting on its work through the lens of these changes, thinking about what they mean for people, the spaces we occupy, and the world we call home.


Open from the 20th-25th of September, register here to attend.

Open House 2022
Yorkton Workshops

Open House 2022

We are delighted to be opening our doors to Yorkton Workshops again for Open City London from Tuesday September 20 till Sunday September 25. Our new studio, workshop, archive and events space. Winner of the Architects’ Journal Retrofit of the Year.

Thomas Lloyd
Master of faculty of Royal Designers Industry

RDI Master

We are delighted to announce that Tom will be assuming the role of Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry and will be making his inaugural address ‘Making sense, making progress; Design after Covid’ at the RDI 2021 Awards dinner on Thursday 25th November.

The title Royal Designer for Industry was introduced by the Royal Society of Arts in 1936 to promote the important contribution of design in manufacturing in industry, to encourage and reward outstanding practitioners, and to raise the profile of the design profession. Now regarded as the highest accolade for designers in the UK, it is awarded annually to designers of all disciplines who have achieved sustained design excellence, work of aesthetic value, and significant benefit to society.

Tom and Luke were each awarded the title of RDI in 2008

To watch Tom’s address live, please follow the link here