Design Guild Mark Holder


Name of Designer:

Aaron Probyn
DGM Number


Date of Award


Manufacturers’ Name

Another Country


Primarily being a tableware designer, I am very interested in the dining space and what it represents within a home and how it brings people together. I wanted to extend the products that I historically work on and think about the table surface and the chair that supports the body. My starting point was thinking of an environment that I see my products sitting in, and the textures and palette of that environment. The Syd chair is characterised by a pared-back and archetypal aesthetic, with rounded, turned elements of white-oiled solid ash wood, and a vegetable-tanned leather slung seat, qualities that will stand the test of time and age gracefully with use. With its warm presence, its likeable, everyday aesthetic and all-natural materials, the Syd Chair perfectly encapsulates the values of Another Country, a company that champions sustainable design and natural materials, and whose own design aesthetic is inspired by archetype. – Aaron Probyn


British industrial designer Aaron Probyn creates minimal but tactile products that are both functional, emotionally engaging, with a real sense for materiality and a personal objective of designing products that bring joy to everyday life. Passionate about sustainability and adverse to disposable culture, Aaron sidesteps trends to create quality-led, timelessly designed pieces with the aim that they can be enjoyed for a lifetime and beyond.

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