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Duncan Fitzsimons

Feb 02, 2018

Duncan Fitzsimons is a product designer and engineer, and is the founder of 7TH Design & Invention, a multi award winning product design studio based in London. 7TH’s aim is to create new products and new interactions that go beyond the norm of everyday design.

Duncan’s product design work spans both home-grown invention and design consultancy work across a diverse range of industries. His work has ranged from children’s toys to surgical devices and is often for some of the worlds best known brands. He has been a product design judge for both the D&AD and James Dyson Awards. His work has won multiple Red Dot awards, featured in Designs of the Year under Product, Digital and Transport categories, and his invention of the world’s first foldable wheelchair wheel has won Transport Design of the Year at the Design Museum, Icon Magazine Product Design of the Year and also the Institution of Engineering Designers Alex Moulton Award for Innovation.

In addition to design consultancy, Duncan is also a director of Salar Surgical, winner of both MediWales and Medilink Startup of the Year awards. Duncan is a long-term collaborator with MRE18 partner Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE).