The Design Guild Mark has opened entries for the 2024 awards, and is inviting designers and companies to submit entries for three categories: Furniture; Lighting; and Interior Design Elements.
The competition is open to British designers working in the UK or abroad, and designers with UK-based design practices.
Submissions can be for an individual product or a collection of products that are currently in production, that were designed for, and are manufactured by, an industrial design process. The designs can be intended for domestic, office, hospitality, educational or corporate use, and for both interior and exterior environments, and there is no restriction on when the design was launched.
The Design Guild Mark is a non-profit award programme, established in 2008 by The Furniture Makers’ Company to raise the profile of British industrial design and to recognise excellence in this discipline. It is unique as a design award, as applicants are required to present their actual piece in person during a judging day to allow for a dialogue between the judges and for any questions to take place.
The panel of independent judges are world leaders in their field, and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the evaluation process.
Designers and companies have until 24th November 2023 to submit an entry to meet the early bird deadline, and until 19th January 2024 for the final deadline.
Rodney McMahon, chairman of the Design Guild Mark, says: “The variety and quality of designs, from both established and aspiring designers, applying for the Design Guild Mark is always stimulating. We now have three different design strands we hope will attract an even broader range of applicants and ensure that the award of a Design Guild Mark continues to be something to which to aspire.”