Elora Hardy given the Hon Royal Designer award

IBUKU - December 23, 2019

I’m very proud to be the father of a daughter who has a club in London. We visited the club and it’s quite interesting that they’ve chosen a hugely talented girl from Bali for the Honorary Royal Designer award.

There’s a wall of names at the club,  including Mark Fisher who was my hero. He has sadly passed, but I think he’d be very proud of the fact Elora is now in the club.
Es Devlin was having a show in one of the rooms, pretty cool. I don’t know whether I get Father privileges at Elora’s club, but it’s very cool that she’s got that in London.


In 2019, Elora Hardy received the Royal Designer for Industry (Hon RDI) award.

“Building on a decade of dreams from our jungle studio, we’ve been invited into the company of extraordinary designers. With my team, I look forward to getting to know this wondrously talented group. I’m thrilled at the prospect of collaborating to design more of our world.”

—Elora Hardy, IBUKU


The title Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) is awarded annually by the RSA to designers of all disciplines who have achieved ‘sustained design excellence, work of aesthetic value and significant benefit to society.’

The RDI is the highest accolade for designers in the UK; only 200 designers can hold the title and non-UK designers may receive the honorary title Hon RDI.

The Royal Designers are responsible for designing the world around us, enriching our cultural heritage, driving innovation, inspiring creativity in others and improving our quality of life. The jet engine, Routemaster bus, iPhone, and Harry Potter film sets, among thousands of other things, have been created by them. Since it was introduced, recipients of the honour have included designers as diverse as Eric Gill, Barnes Wallis, Lucienne Day, Jonathan Ive, Richard Rogers, and Vivienne Westwood.


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