The jury of the Raymond Loewy Foundation is awarding the leading international designer prize – the Lucky Strike Designer Award with its prize money of 50,000 euros – to Sir Ken Adam. With this year's award, the Foundation honours the work of a film production designer for the first time. "Ken Adam created unique cinematic worlds, illusions on film whose images, spaces and products remain alive in the collective memory of entire generations", thus the jury. Ken Adam will be presented with the Lucky Strike Designer Award at a ceremony held on 13th November in the Berlin cinema Kino Kosmos.
A total of over 80 international films, many of them major Hollywood productions, bear Ken Adam's signature. In addition to the Bond movies, they include "The Crimson Pirate", "Chitty chitty bang bang" and "Around the world in eighty days". Adam won an Oscar in the category Best Art Direction for "Barry Lyndon" and another in the same category for "The Madness of King George". He was also nominated for an Oscar on three other occasions.
The decision of the Raymond Loewy Foundation has a very special significance for Sir Ken Adam: "I am a great admirer of Raymond Loewy's work, and am very proud to be presented in recognition of my work with the Lucky Strike Designer Award by the foundation that carries his name".
Sir Ken and Lady Laetizia Adam.