Chief Designer receives Distinguished English title

Ingenjör Villy Hansen, Eigil Thomsen & David Lewis












  The distinguished title of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI) has been bestowed on David Lewis by the highly esteemed English society "The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.

The distinction is conferred upon citizens of the United Kingdom, who have attained eminence in creative design for industry. The number of people who may hold this distinction at any one time is limited to 100.

David Lewis, who has his own design studio in Copenhagen, has been attached to Bang & Olufsen since the mid 60´s. Over the years, he has received innumerable Danish and international prizes and marks of honour - and has a great deal of the credit for the design trend which has made Bang & Olufsen internationally known.

- To me it is great honour to receive this distinction. Having lived more than 35 years living in Denmark, it is a recognition from the Royal Society that I am proud of, says David Lewis.

David Lewis has designed all Bang & Olufsen´s video systems: the LX and MX families, Beosystem AV 9000 and BeoVision Avant. Among Bang & Olufsen´s audio range, he has designed Beosystem 2500, BeoSound Century, the remote controls Beolink 1000 and 5000, the Red Line speakers, and the active loudspeakers Beolab 8000 and Beolab 6000.

Three of his creations - the video recorder Beovox 5000, the Beovox Cona booster and the active speakers Beolab 6000 - are included in the permanent collection of design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The distinction was received by David Lewis in late November in London.