The Society and its members take a leading role in the redesign of Britain after World War II
Lynton Lamb FSIA, English Artist and Designer, is president of the Society 1951 - 1952
Ashley Havinden FSIA, British Graphic Designer, is president of the Society 1953
Misha Black FSIA, Architect and Designer, is president of the Society 1954 - 1955
The Milner Gray Lecture was instituted in 1955, originally known as the Design Oration, this annual occasion enabled the Society to invite a distinguished person to deliver the lecture on a subject of major concern to the design in the context of the larger world.
Alec Hunter FSIA, is president of the Society 1956 - 1957
Ernest Race FSIA, Textile and Furniture Designer, is president of the Society 1958 - 1959
The Minerva Medal was awarded to Tapio Wirkkala for his contribution to Product Design