Bernard Louis Myers 1925 - 2007

Bernard Myers was an early advocate of the relationship between art and science, he recognised the crucial importance of, as well as the ingenuity invested in, the development and use of technology. Myers studied at St Martin's and Camberwell colleges, followed by the Royal College of Art (RCA). After graduating in 1954, Myers taught at various art schools as well as the Architectural Association, where his exceptional ability was recognised by Misha Black, founding partner of the design research unit consultancy and professor of industrial design (engineering) at the RCA. Black recruited Myers to teach in his department in 1963. Myers inspired students at the RCA. His enthusiasm, love of life, warmth of personality, insight into other people and sense of fun gained respect across many departments, particularly those of industrial design and general studies as well as in the design education unit.In 1968 he was invited to become a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, and initiated a design course for civil engineers. Myers left the design education unit in 1980 to take the new chair of craft, design and technology at Brunel University, which he retired from in 1985.