Elora Hardy made Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by Royal Society of Arts

Elora Hardy has been made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for her pioneering work in architectural design, in particular for the design and build of bamboo structures.

Hardy was born in Bali and spent 14 years of her life growing up in the US, where she received a degree in fine arts and went on to work in the fashion industry.

In 2010, she left fashion and moved back to Bali, where she founded the design firm Ibuku, amongst the work of which are hospitality venues, gardens and furniture.

Only last year, she and her father John spoke to CLAD about how their bamboo, nature-inspired homes are changing the way we view the places we live.

The Royal Designer for Industry title is a prestigious award that celebrates individuals who have made a "substantial contribution to design for positive social, economic and environmental change".

Discussing its recognition of Hardy, the RSA said: "She has worked alongside Balinese artisans, innovative designers and architects with the goal of making Bali a global centre for sustainable design. She has created for numerous international brands, and has designed prints for Donna Karan."

This year's other winners were Kim Avella for work with textiles, Paule Constable for lighting, Tom Gauld for cartoons, Johanna Gibbons for landscape architecture, Adam Lowe for the design of art and Michael Marriott for product and furniture design.

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Elora Hardy has been made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for her pioneering work in architectural design, in particular for the design and build of bamboo structures. Hardy was born in Bali and spent 14 years of her life growing up in the US, where she received a degree in fine arts and went on to work in the fashion industry. In
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