Design Guild Mark recipients announced


27 furniture designs have been given the Design Guild Mark this year in recognition of excellence in the design of furniture in volume production


The Furniture Makers' Company has announced the furniture pieces that have been awarded the Design Guild Mark, a scheme that rewards excellence in the design of furniture in volume production.

To be given the Design Guild Mark, furniture must be judged to show excellence in four fields - design, use of materials, manufacture and function.

SixE by PearsonLloyd

PearsonLloyd - 'SixE Chair' for HOWE

The Design Guild Mark raises awareness of design and British design talent. The industry as a whole seems to be becoming more design-led with its customers now able to 'buy more design for their money.'

In 2008, rewards excellence in the design of furniture in volume production. By the award of this Guild Mark for designs which meet The Furniture Makers' Company criteria, the designers receive due recognition and the industry is made more aware of the importance of investment in design.

Michael Sodeau Library

Michael Sodeau's Library Seating for Modus Furniture

The final awardees were selected by a panel of judges, chaired by Graham Jones, Chairman of the Design Guild Mark and including journalist Barbara Chandler, director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Jeremy Myerson, and Nick Hill, head of innovation and quality at Marks & Spencer.

Washington Chair David Adjaye Knoll International

David Adjaye's Washington Collection for Knoll International

In all, 27 new furniture designs were given the award, including Michael Sodeau's Library Seating for Modus Furniture; PearsonLloyd's SixE Chair for HOWE, and David Adjaye's Washington Collection for Knoll International.

Finn Chair Oliver Hrubiak

Oliver Hrubiak's Finn Lounge Chair, which is sold by John Lewis

Relative newcomer Oliver Hrubiak (who was chosen by FX magazine as One to Watch in September 2013) was also honoured for his Finn Lounge Chair, which is sold by John Lewis.

Here is the list in full:

Simon Pengelly - 'Concave Bookcase' for Joined+Joined

Simon Pengelly - 'Norse Chair' for Modus Furniture

Steuart Padwick - 'Fonteyn Dressing Table' for MADE (pictured below)

Steuart Padwick - 'Fonteyn Dressing Table' for MADE

Sarah Kay - 'Pembroke Range' manufactured by Sitting Firm

Sam Hecht & Kim Colin - 'Wireframe Sofa Group' for Herman Miller

Katie Walker - 'Windsor Rocker' manufactured by Sitting Firm (pictured below)

Katie Walker - 'Windsor Rocker' manufactured by Sitting Firm

Mark Gabbertas - 'Sandur Chair' Gabbertas Studio for Oasiq

Je-uk Kim - 'Lovebird Sofa' for MADE

Katerina Zacherides - 'Brompton Collection' for Morgan

Morgan Studio - 'Pimlico Collection' for Morgan (pictured below)

Morgan Studio - 'Pimlico Collection' for Morgan DGM

Oliver Hrubiak - 'Finn Lounge Chair' for John Lewis

Broome Jenkins - 'Deploy Table Range' for Boss Design Group

Dylan Freeth - 'Romana Large Sideboard' for Ercol

Jones & Partners - 'Focused Work Table' for Thinking Works

Ben Fowler - 'Hat Tree' for Marque Furniture Ltd (pictured below)

Ben Fowler - 'Hat Tree' for Marque Furniture Ltd DGM

PearsonLloyd - 'SixE Chair' for HOWE

PearsonLloyd - 'Riya Chair' for Bene

David Lord and Ben Frost - 'Olly Stool' for Junction Fifteen

Leonhard Pfeifer - 'Slope Desk' for Müller Möbelwerkstätten

Marie Dessuant - 'Desk Three' for Another Country

Alex Hellum - 'Jot Desk' for Joined+Joined

Namon Gaston - 'Oxbow Chair' for Benchmark

David Adjaye - 'Washington Collection' for Knoll International

Michael Sodeau - 'Library Seating' for Modus Furniture

Frederick Scott (deceased) - 'Supporto Chair' from Zoeftig (pictured below)

Frederick Scott (deceased) - 'Supporto Chair' from Zoeftig

Rod Wales - 'Span Dining Table' for Joined+Joined DGM 121

Rod Wales - 'Radar Tables' for John Lewis DGM 122





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