(UK) – Major was made an RDI in 2012 for his ‘innovative use of light to create public space’.
Mark Major has assumed the role of Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, taking over from Tristam Carfrae at a ceremony at the Royal Society of the Arts towards the end of 2019.
Commenting on his election, Major was keen to highlight the importance of the recognition of his profession and to emphasise the role of social and environmental responsibility in lighting design.
“I am hugely honoured to have been elected to the role of Master, not least because it allows me to act as an ambassador for what can still be considered a nascent design profession – architectural lighting,” he said. “In this sense, my appointment recognises the widening and evolving scope of design professions that have both aesthetic value and are of benefit to society.
“Lighting impacts everyone, and it has always been a major focus of my work to improve the quality of light for people within the urban environment. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my work with the Royal Society of Arts to promote the importance of socially and environmentally responsible design and design education.”