Design Guild Mark Holder

Slot Shelving

Name of Designer:

Terence Woodgate
DGM Number


Date of Award


Manufacturers’ Name

Case Furniture


Slot, designed by Terence Woodgate, is an adjustable wall-mounted shelving system with hidden fixing holes and slots. Designed with simplicity at its core, Slot was created using the principles of reverse engineering; by positioning the vertical supports away from the wall, the shelves can be fixed to hidden slots facing the wall, creating a seamless look. Slot has two shelf widths, 600mm and 900mm, with a height adjustment of 25mm and is available in a choice of two colours.


Terence Woodgate initially trained as a design engineer, however, fascination with purer forms of design led to a decision in the mid-80s to retrain as a furniture designer at the London Guildhall University. Attracted to the conceptual as well as the hands-on aspect of designing furniture, Woodgate opened his first studio in London in 1988 and began to build his reputation as a thoughtful designer of both style and practical innovation.

As one of the UK’s most respected industrial designers, Terence Woodgate has become known for a stripped-down, elegant, modern approach to design with an obsessive attention to detail and manufacture. Merging manufacturing technology with artistic craftsmanship, Woodgate has produced several award-winning designs, ranging from beautifully grained oak consoles to streamlined, upholstered seating to architectural glass tables.

Woodgate works from his studio in East Sussex where he continues to quietly seek new expressions in design. As a designer whose work can appear so firmly based in function and technological details it may be a surprise for some to discover he that he takes much of his inspiration from outside the design world.
In 2003 he was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). He has received several international design industry awards including the German Red Dot ‘Best of the best’ award and the IF ecology award. In the UK he has won the Observer⁄Elle Decoration design award for furniture and recently a Wallpaper* magazine 2008 design award. Examples of his work are held in the permanent collections of the Museu d’Arts Decoratives, Barcelona and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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