PG at the new Design Museum


The New Tube for London, which PriestmanGoode designed in partnership with Transport for London, features as one of the key exhibits in the permanent collection of the new Design Museum, which opens to the public today.

A full scale prototype of the iconic front of the train was built as part of the ‘Designer, Maker, User’ exhibition. Featured alongside a short film with Paul Priestman and Paul Marchant, from Transport for London, the exhibit highlights the importance of design in developing a beautiful, functional and efficient transport system that will meet the growing demands of London’s rising population.


Design & Innovation Award


This week marks the second annual China Britain International Design Week.

The event aims to foster creative partnerships between the UK and China, with a particular focus on the collaboration of creative British talent with China’s outstanding manufacturing capabilities.

We are honoured to be exhibited alongside companies like Siemens, Farrells and Wilkinson Eyre at the event this year, and delighted to be the recipients of the inaugural Design & Innovation Award.


United Polaris Launch


Our new aircraft interiors for United Airlines were launched today at an impressive ceremony at New York City’s Gotham Hall.

The focus of our designs for the new international fleet is the United Polaris premium lounge and cabin, an exclusive offer tailored to United business class passengers. Following over 12,000 hours of research and passenger consultations led by United, the new United Polaris cabin is designed to meet the needs of busy, hard-working business travellers, and provides them with a highly functional, intuitive suite, and a serene lounge and cabin experience that will leave them feeling rested and refreshed.

See the project page for further details

PriestmanGoode United Polaris Aircraft Interiors and Lounge launch

PG. becomes employee owned company


On 1 April 2016, PriestmanGoode became an employee owned company. The studio is now majority owned by an Employee Ownership Trust.

Paul Priestman explains: “Whilst the other directors and myself are remaining at the helm of the studio, we wanted to put things in place to ensure the legacy of the company we have built. This is a commitment to our team, a great number of whom have been with us for many years and have been instrumental to our success. We wanted to empower them, share in the success that we’ve built and make everyone at PriestmanGoode feel invested in our continued growth.

Nigel Goode adds “As designers, our work is about innovation, about being progressive, about future proofing, helping our clients devise long-term strategies for success. Transitioning into an employee-owned company is us applying those same principles to our own company. It’s a collaborative and long-term approach to business decisions and will ensure that we keep growing in a sustained manner”

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The Evolution of Aircraft Interiors


On April 8, 2016, Paul Priestman was interviewed live on BBC World News about the evolution of aircraft interior design over the last two decades. He spoke about commercial imperatives and what we as designers can do to reclaim as much passenger space as possible and create a more comfortable journey.

You can watch the interview here

PriestmanGoode Paul Priestman BBC News Aircraft Interior Design Interview

Red Dot Design Award Winner


We are pleased to announce that one of our latest product designs, the Chimes doorbells range for Honeywell, has just been awarded a Red Dot Product Design Award. Established in the 1950’s, the Red Dot is the largest industrial design competition in the world, last year receiving over 17,000 entries.

We are delighted with this prestigious accolade, which is testament to the hard work of our team and a great partnership with Honeywell.

PriestmanGoode Chimes Honeywell Red Dot Product Design Award

A Milestone in Aviation Design


Last week, we attended the roll out ceremony of the new E2 commercial jet by Embraer, for which we have designed the aircraft interiors.

The roll out is an important milestone in the development of the new aircraft, which is due to start flying in 2018. We will be working closely with Embraer’s engineering team over the next two years to implement our aircraft interior design, which has already been lauded as a game-changer in the manufacture of narrow body aircraft.

View the video from the roll out ceremony here

The Saturday Club


We have long been supporters of institutions that work with young students to nurture their creative skills and bridge links between education and design practice. One such institution is the Sorrell Foundation, which runs the National Art & Design Saturday Club, offering young students the opportunity to attend free art and design classes, and to attend masterclasses with leading creative practitioners.

We were delighted to once again host a masterclass at our studio in Central London studio, where we ran a workshop on the future of space travel.

You can read more about the day on LinkedIn

Image courtesy of The Sorrell Foundation / Kit Oates

PriestmanGoode Paul Priestman Saturday Club Sorrell Foundation Kit Oates Photography

Britain’s 500 Most Influential


The UK’s Sunday Times newspaper and Debrett’s published a list of the 500 Most Influential individuals in Britain, featuring Paul Priestman in the architecture & design category.

The newspaper writes: “Influence takes many forms… What all the people on this list have in common is that through a combination of talent, originality, hard work, persistence, courage… they have earned the right to make a difference.”

This accolade extends to the whole team of great designers past and present, who have produced fantastic work at PriestmanGoode over the last 25 years.

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Happy Chinese New Year


We wish our friends in China and all around the world a happy and prosperous New Year.

Chinese New Year

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