Meet the Ghanaian who designed the 2019 Brit Award plaque


Brit Award, David Adjaye
David Adjaye

Ghanaian-British, Sir David Adjaye is a British lead designer who is currently been applauded for unveiling his design for this year’s Brit Award statuette.

David Adjaye is best known for his much larger works, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African and American History and Culture in Washington, DC, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, as well as the in-progress Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London.

Next year’s BRIT Awards take place on today, 20th February at London’s O2 Arena.

Adjaye has also claimed multiple awards during his 25-year career, and in 2017 was knighted for his services to architecture and named one of the 100 most influential people of the year by Time Magazine.

Brit Award, David Adjaye
David Adjaye

Adjaye has also claimed multiple awards during his 25-year career, and in 2017 was knighted for his services to architecture and named one of the 100 most influential people of the year by Time Magazine.

In the run-up to the awards ceremony today, Wednesday, The Week Portfolio caught up with Adjaye to discuss music, design and creativity in the era of Brexit.

Brit Award, David Adjaye
Brit Awards

The Brits Awards plaque as designed by David are cast in solid glass, finished with a translucent, frosty effect.


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