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Designers recognised with Design Guild Marks

15 furniture designs along with seven flooring and surfaces designs have been awarded Design Guild Marks.

Now in its eleventh year, the Mark recognises the highest standards in the design of furnishings in volume production by designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad. It is awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, in order to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation.

‘The variety and quality of designs applying for the Design Guild Mark always makes for an interesting judging day and, this year, we were pleased to meet many new designers and companies willing to put themselves forward.  The insights of our judges, and the challenging questions that they pose, ensure that the award of a Design Guild Mark is something to which to aspire,’ says Rodney McMahon, Design Guild Mark chairman.

The furniture recipients were: Ori guest bed designed by Catherine Aitken and manufactured by Another Country; Oran sofa by Mark Gabbertas for Allermuir; William lounge chair and ottoman by Mark Gabbertas for Gloster Furniture; Oxbow lounge chair by Namon Gaston and Peter Holmes for Namon Gaston and Peter Holmes; Bob storage unit by Paul Kelley for Bisley; Panel chair by Lucy Kurrein for Capdell; Rock seating by Yorgo Lykouria/Rainlight for Allsteel; Isla chair by Tom Potts for Lyndon; Barrel table and bench by Philippe Malouin for SCP; Bure Collection of chairs by Steven Owens for &Bespoke; Newson Aluminum Chair by Marc Newson for Knoll International; Object Collection of tables by Jonathan Prestwich for OPM Furniture; S-Range dining chair by John and Sylvia Reid for Nathan Furniture; WW Armchair CS3 by Alejandro Villarreal for Hayche and Latis Collection of chairs by Samuel Wilkinson for The Conran Shop.

In the 2D category the recipients were: Mosaico wooden floor tiles by Another Brand for Another Brand in partnership with Qualita (pictured); Aalya carpet by Gary Bridge for Axminster Carpets; Corian by CD (UK) for CD (UK); That’s Caffeine tiles made from used coffee grounds by Atticus Durnell for Atticus Durnell; Artistic Liberties carpet tiles by Claire Kimble and Helen Lloyd for Milliken; Quirky B carpet by Liberty Fabrics with Alternative Flooring for Alternative Flooring and Igneous wallpaper by Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi for Custhom Design.

The furniture judges were; Simon Alderson, twentytwentyone co-founder; Helen Berresford, RIBA, head of ID:SR; Joanna Biggs, GA Design director; Elliott Koehler, Layer Design designer; Jeremy Myerson, Royal College of Art professor of design; Tom Pearce, Farrah & Pearce co-founder; Campbell Thompson, The Conran Shop head of furniture and lighting and Terence Woodgate, Terence Woodgate founder.

The 2D judges were: Linzi Coppick, Forme UK Design and Architecture design director; Daniel Hopwood, Daniel Hopwood: London Interior Design & Architecture director; Clare Johnston, Royal College of Art emeritus professor of textiles; Natasha Marshall, Natasha Marshall founder; Corinne Pringle, tp Bennett director and Peter Thwaites, Rapture and Wright design director.

The awarding of these Marks increases the number to 233.