As one of the world's leading independent multi-disciplinary design and engineering firms, Arup was founded in 1946. Stephen Philips leads the award winning Product Design team in London.
The firm has collaborated with some of the world's most innovative architects and planners on projects such as Sydney Opera House, The Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Beijing National Stadium.
Stephen studied Product Design at Brunel University between 1989 and 1992 and is an Industrial designer with over 25 years’ experience in people centred design. He joined Arup in 2008, where he has designed a family of new visual display products for London's transport network, low energy high performance lighting ranges for the leading Italian and Austrian lighting brands and has realised projects that re-use waste as a resource for successful, functional and desirable products. He has designed a number of building technology and transportation products and several award winning furniture systems. His work has included ‘The Sound Portal', a multi-sensory pavilion for London's Trafalgar Square and ‘Memory & Light', a design installation in response to the music of Arvo Pärt, showcased at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
He has authored a book called ‘The Industrial Resolution', the result of global research into closed loop product design, manufacturing and re-use in the field of products, buildings, technology, furniture, vehicles and packaging.
Stephen has received International Forum, Red Dot, German Design Council and US Green Good Design Awards for his work.