15 June 2024, 09:32
By Furniture News May 21, 2024

This year's Design Guild Mark recipients announced

Innovation of materials, creativity and sustainability are at the forefront of British design as 16 outstanding submissions, from three categories, have been awarded the Design Guild Mark in 2024, with three receiving the additional accolade, the Jonathan Hindle Prize.

The Design Guild Mark is a non-profit award programme that was established in 2008 by The Furniture Makers’ Company to raise the profile of British industrial design and to recognise excellence in this discipline. Over time, the mark has grown from just Furniture to include categories for Interior Design Elements, and Lighting.

The presentation took place at Humanscale during Clerkenwell Design Week on 21st May, with presentations by Deyan Sudjic OBE, a British writer and broadcaster and former director of the Design Museum, London.

The 2024 product selection is as follows:

Furniture


OE1 Sit-Stand Table, by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

Aran, by Morgan Studio for Morgan

Kitt, by Mark Gabbertas for Gabbertas Studio

Maluma, by Claesson Koivisto Rune, for Modus Furniture

Element sofa system, by Philippe Malouin for SCP

Laines, by Craig Jones for Jones & Partners

Woodland Seat, by the Gaze Burvill team for Gaze Burvill

Pirouette Coat Stand, by Huw Evans and Campbell Thompson for The Conran Shop

Bellingdon Table and Sideboard, by Lisa Gould Sandall for ercol

Interior Elements


Modern Flock wallpaper collection, by Erica Wakerly for Modern Surface

Revolution, by Jodie Padgett for Camira

Bronte British Lambswool Collection, by Judith Coates for Bronte By Moon

Re.Wrap, by Ric Frampton and Sophie Cappe for The Collective

Lighting


Tekiò, by Anthony Dickens for Santa and Cole

Apex, by John Tree for Hay

Hotaru Mini, by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Ozeki & Co

In addition, three of the awarded winners – Aran, Re.Wrap and Apex – have received the Jonathan Hindle Prize for outstanding design, each receiving a trophy made from solid-surface Corian and a £1000 cash prize:

Jonathan Hindle, the founder of DGM, and president of KI, EMEA, says: “As the founder of Design Guild Mark, it has been a joy to watch it develop and progress to now being widely recognised as a stamp of design excellence in the sector. Sustainability has always been an important factor for the awards, but I am glad to see now that is the priority, and evident in the judges' selection.”

Rodney McMahon, chairman of the Design Guild Mark, adds: “Meeting the applicants, hearing their design journey, and witnessing the friendly but insightful and probing questions of the judges is an enjoyable design masterclass. Designers should apply for the Design Guild Mark just for the experience of meeting the judges.”

The Design Guild Mark is unique in that applicants are required to present their actual piece in person to the judging panel, to allow for a dialogue and any questions to take place.


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