The Design Guild Mark, introduced by The Furniture Makers Company in 2008, recognises and rewards excellence in the British design of furniture in volume production.
William Knight, show director of 100% Design commented: “Celebrating and promoting the very best of British production furniture is a central part of what defines 100% Design. Providing a platform for the Design Guild Mark is a great privilege for us, working with an amazing array of talent in both the chosen products and illustrious selection panel. This year’s selection promises to be a key highlight of The Gateway; a new feature celebrating UK design excellence at the heart of the show.”
In this, the fifth year of the Design Guild Mark awards there were a very high number of applications. The design of most entries reflected exceptional quality, and sixteen products, all of which demonstrated the standard of British design expected by the esteemed judges were awarded a Design Guild Mark.
Graham Jones, Chairman of the Design Guild Mark commented: “The Design Guild Mark aim has always been to elevate the awareness of the work of British designers. 100% Design now plays a major part in this ambition”
The Furniture Makers Company introduced the Design Guild Mark to reward the finest furniture designers working in volume production in Britain and the best of British furniture designers working abroad.
Design Guild Mark “Call for Entries 2014” will also be launched at the exhibition. To find out further information about the submission procedure and view some of the awarded products please visit stand: S30.