Meet the panellists
In our 150 years on the British high street, we’ve seen how the design and innovation of everyday products has helped shape the lives of our customers. Whether it’s the reimagining of an accepted design, or a simple idea that’s remained unchanged for a century, these items have a unique place in our history.
They're part of a collection of 50 products, nominated by a distinguished judging panel, that demonstrate excellence in design and innovation. We're pleased to present them to you here, and a selection will also appear in a special exhibition, How we Live Today, at London’s Design Museum from 8-21 September.
As Head of Design for Home at John Lewis. Philippa creativley directs all in-house designed collections for homewares including identifying new talent for the John Lewis Design Collective and curating Design Icons.View Pip's picks
Alex is a curator at the Design Museum, and writes regularly on the subject of design and museum theory for a variety of magazines, books and journals.View Alex's picks
Director of London’s Design Museum and a leading figure in the field of architectural theory, Deyan is a writer, editor, critic and broadcaster. He has published many books on design and architecture.View Deyan's picks
Clothing designer Margaret has been on the UK design scene for nearly four decades. She has a personal interest in product design, and supports British modernist design.View Margaret's picks
As well as leading his own award-winning product design studio, Sebastian directs Conran & Partners architecture practice and the homewares brand Universal Expert.View Sebastian's picks
A self-taught British designer, Tom is currently creative director of his own brand, specialising in lighting, furniture and accessories. His products are sold in more than 65 countries.View Tom's picks