Design Guild Mark


We take a look at the furniture product winners of the Design Guild Mark Awards 2017.


Words by Emily Martin

The Ninth Design Guild Mark Awards winners have been announced during a presentation ceremony at Spa Fields during this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, which saw an unprecedented total of 34 award recipients.

The prestigious Design Guild Mark, set up Jonathan Hindle and Cherrill Scheer, is awarded by the Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, in order to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation. The award recognises the highest standards in the design of furniture in volume production by the finest designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad.

Led this year by Alex Gifford, Design Guild Mark chairman, the 2017 judging panel comprising experts in the fields that included retail (small, medium and large) hospitality, office, education, specifying.

Gifford commented: ‘Hosted across our own Furniture Makers’ Hall and Carpenters’ Hall, this year’s Design Guild Mark saw another record number of applicants, reflecting the high-quality of entries we had hoped for. Once again, the entries were equally diverse, from contract to retail, from residential to hospitality and workplace, as were the applicants themselves. Chairing the judging process for the third year was a great honour for me, and watching the great minds in our industry critique the great output of British design was a real pleasure.’

The Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence, created in 2015 by Hindle, was also announced with a cash prize of £1,000 awarded to the most outstanding design, as selected by the judges. The 10th edition of the awards will see a new awards chairman, Morgan’s MD Rodney McMahon.

1 - Robin Day Armchair, designed by Robin Day for Hille

Robin Day Armchair, designed by Robin Day for HilleRobin Day Armchair, designed by Robin Day for Hille

 

2 Curve Chair (Zones Collection), designed by Pearson Lloyd for Teknion

Curve Chair (Zones Collection), designed by Pearson Lloyd for TeknionCurve Chair (Zones Collection), designed by Pearson Lloyd for Teknion

3 Narin Folding Chair, designed by David Irwin for Case Furniture

Narin Folding Chair, designed by David Irwin for Case FurnitureNarin Folding Chair, designed by David Irwin for Case Furniture

4 Krusin Chair, designed by Marc Krusin for Knoll

Krusin Chair, designed by Marc Krusin for KnollKrusin Chair, designed by Marc Krusin for Knoll

5 Smile, designed by Sarah Kay for Harvey Jones Kitchens

Smile, designed by Sarah Kay for Harvey Jones KitchensSmile, designed by Sarah Kay for Harvey Jones Kitchens

6 Floating Bench, designed by Simon Pirie for Sitting Spiritually

Floating Bench, designed by Simon Pirie for Sitting SpirituallyFloating Bench, designed by Simon Pirie for Sitting Spiritually

7 The Jonathan Hindle Prize was awarded to forpeople for the Keyn Family of seating, designed for Herman Miller

The Jonathan Hindle Prize was awarded to forpeople for the Keyn Family of seating, designed for Herman MillerThe Jonathan Hindle Prize was awarded to forpeople for the Keyn Family of seating, designed for Herman Miller

8 Series Four, designed and distributed by Another Country

Series Four, designed and distributed by Another CountrySeries Four, designed and distributed by Another Country

9 Gifu Workstation, designed by Sebastian Conran for Hida Sangyo Co

Gifu Workstation, designed by Sebastian Conran for Hida Sangyo CoGifu Workstation, designed by Sebastian Conran for Hida Sangyo Co

10 Leaf Seats, designed by Nicolette de Waart for Design by nico

Leaf Seats, designed by Nicolette de Waart for Design by nicoLeaf Seats, designed by Nicolette de Waart for Design by nico

11 Orbit Mirror, designed by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965

Orbit Mirror, designed by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965Orbit Mirror, designed by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965

12 Mr Knock 2, designed by Samuel Chan for Channels

Mr Knock 2, designed by Samuel Chan for ChannelsMr Knock 2, designed by Samuel Chan for Channels

Design Guild Mark 2017 Award Recipients

  • Silta, designed by Allermuir Design for Allermuir
  • Series Four, designed and distributed by Another Country
  • Holworth, designed by Nathalie de Leval for Benchmark
  • Tailor, designed by Nathalie de Leval for Benchmark
  • Multidrawer, designed by Frederick Brown for Bisley
  • Trinetic, designed and distributed by Boss Design
  • Narin Folding Chair, designed by David Irwin for Case Furniture
  • Tri Space, designed by Terence Woodgate and John Barnard for Case Furniture
  • Mr Knock 1, designed by Samuel Chan for Channels
  • Mr Knock 2, designed by Samuel Chan for Channels
  • Caburn Bench, designed by Wales and Wales for Joined and Jointed
  • Turner Carver, designed by Charles Dedman for Sitting Firm
  • Diva, designed by Jones & Partners for Thinking Works
  • TOR, designed by David Irwin for Dare Studio
  • Waldron, designed by Sean Dare for Dare Studio
  • Gifu Workstation, designed by Sebastian Conran for Hida Sangyo Co
  • Pero, designed by Matthew Hilton for Ercol
  • Modulo, designed by Dylan Freeth for Ercol
  • Serac, designed by Mark Gabbertas for Oasiq
  • Keyn Family, designed by forpeople for Herman Miller
  • Robin Day Armchair, designed by Robin Day for Hille
  • Robin Day Polyside Chair, designed by Robin Day for Hille
  • Krusin Chair, designed by Marc Krusin for Knoll
  • More Table, designed by Simon Pengelly for Montis
  • Rio Table, designed by Morgan Studio and studio INTEGRATE for Morgan Furniture
  • Valencia, designed by Morgan Studio for Morgan Furniture
  • No.036 Dining Range, designed by Charlie Fowler for John Lewis
  • Orbit Mirror, designed by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965
  • Curve Chair (Zones Collection), designed by Pearson Lloyd for Teknion
  • Leaf Seats, designed by Nicolette de Waart for Design by nico
  • Floating Bench, designed by Simon Pirie for Sitting Spiritually
  • Smile, designed by Sarah Kay for Harvey Jones Kitchens
  • Bum Range, designed by Paul O’Leary, Robin McLellan, Ben Creed, Michael Stevenson and Huw Janes for deVOL Kitchens
  • Tip Toe Range, designed by Ted Je?eris for TedWood





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