We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Awards.

The prestigious awards champion human-centred design and acknowledges the brilliant work carried out by Fixperts around the world. The RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design jury, chaired by their Director Rama Gheerawo, selected the winning projects based on their relationship with the Fix Partner, ingenuity of the solution and the quality of the storytelling.

The winner for the RCA Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award is Spiral Tripod for Iddo by Omri Steinmetz and Yoav Dagan at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel. The winner and runners up were announced as part of the Helen Hamlyn Design Awards Ceremony held today at their Battersea Campus, London. A huge congratulations to all of the Fixperts, the Fix Partners and Tutors who worked on the projects! Watch the winning Fixperts projects and runners up below and view the entire shortlist here.

Winner! Spiral Tripod for Iddo

Iddo is a husband, father, adventurer, architect, designer and a wheelchair user. Fixperts from HIT design and test a support which allows Iddo to lift himself from the ground into his wheelchair.

Fixperts: Omri Steinmetz and Yoav Dagan
Fix Partner: Iddo Gruengard
Fixperts Tutors: Prof. Gad Charny and Dana Yichye Shwachman
Education Institute: Holon Institute of Technology
Country: Israel

The judges commented: “The judges unanimous winner. An interesting and challenging problem. Good engagement and testing. Great prototyping and solution was well resolved.”

Runners Up! Tap Accessory for Phyl

Fixperts Liam and Jack work with their Fix Partner Phyl to design, test and install a pulley system in the kitchen to make using the tap easier.

Fixperts: Liam Hayes and Jack Kellet
Fix Partner: Phyl
Fixperts Tutors: Derek Vallence and Caoimhe McMahon
Education Institute: National College of Art and Design
Country: Ireland

Runners Up! One Hand Zip

Fixperts Neta and Nitay worked with their Fix Partner Orit to create a device which allows her to zip up coats and jackets with the use of one hand.

Fixperts: Neta Lip and Nitay Rajmiel
Fix Partner: Orit Martinovich Simenhau
Photography and Editing: Elya Natalia Eizerikova
Direction: Eran Shapira
Fixperts Tutors: Dori Oryan and Eran Apelbuam
Education Institute: SMKB – Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts
Country: Israel