the principle

John R. Houghton, creative director, Industrial designer, B.A. (Ind. Eng.)


Aston University, Institute of Art and Design,
Birmingham, UK
Graduated with B.A. in Industrial Design ( Engineering)


Product spectrum:

Professional, consumer, marine, military electronics, glass, kitchen equipment, furniture, sanitary ware, general plastic products.



Concern Industrial Design Centre-Philips NV, Nederland 1968-1974
Gustav A. Ring, Norway, 1974-1979
Freelance consultant designer from 1979 onwards
Founder and creative director of Anglo Nordic Design AS



Twen/Kodak Photographic Award, 1969, Germany
Rosentahl Studio Award, 1973, sanitary ware, Germany

33 Norwegian companies have received the Merket for God Design from the Norwegian Design Council because of John R. Houghton's design contributions to their product development.

The Norwegian Design Prize has been awarded to two of these companies: Tandberg Educational for the Tandberg Language Laboratory in 1986, and Simrad Subsea for the Bridge Line product corporate identity in 1990.

At the Hannovermessen in 1979 the Ring Master Tridex was awarded a design prize and Norsk Computer Industri (NCI) received the 'Gute Industrie Form' prize in 1989 and 1990.

The Wing Pan produced by Hackman won the following prizes:
Fourth prize winner in Hackmans Design Competition 200, Finland, 1990
Formland prize, København, Denmark, 1991
Merket for God Design, Oslo, Norway, 1991
Timbale d'Or, Arts Cuisine, Paris, France 1992
Best of the Best Design Innovations 1992, Design Zentrum Nordrhein, Germany

CorrOcean AS received a Millennium Product award, UK, 1999/2000

The Kunstindustrimuseet in Oslo, Norway exhibits two AND designed products on permanent display.

Other products designed by AND have been exhibited at Maihaugen, Lillehammer, Norway. The Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, HØvik, Norway, Norsk Form, Oslo, Norway. The Pompidou Centre, Paris, France. Design Museum and The Millennium Dome, London, UK.

During 1998 and 1999 John R Houghton was a principle jury member for Merket for God Design, Klassikerprisen and Unge Talenter,prizes awarded by the Norwegian Design Council (Norsk Designråd).


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