The 2018 Design Guild Mark holders will officially be presented with the award at a private ceremony during this month’s Clerkenwell Design Week (22-24 May).
The Design Guild Mark ceremony is taking place at Bisley’s new showroom on Dallington Street, London on Tuesday 22 May.
Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, has been confirmed as the guest presenter for the event.
An academic, author and activist in design for more than 35 years, Jeremy began his working life as a journalist and was founder-editor of Design Week in 1986. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in 1999.
During the ceremony the winners of the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence will be announced. The prize is awarded to the most outstanding designs from the furniture and 2D categories.
The prestigious Design Guild Mark rewards excellence and raises the profile of British design and innovation and is organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company, a City of London livery company and the furnishing industry’s charity.
The Mark has traditionally recognised the highest standards in the design of furniture for volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad. In its 10th year the Design Guild Mark introduced a 2D design category – rewarding excellence in fabrics, textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings and carpets.
The Design Guild Mark 2018 award recipients are as follows:
The Hugo Settee
Designed by Ian Archer and manufactured by SITS DGM 197
Designed by Byron and Gómez for Benchmark DGM 198
Designed by Mark Gabbertas for Allermuir DGM 199
Designed by Benjamin Hubert of Layer for Allermuir DGM 200
Designed by Jones & Partners for Thinking Works DGM 201
Magnetic Copper Cube
Designed by Paul Kelley for Paul Kelley Ltd DGM 202
Designed by Rodney Kinsman RDI for OMK 1965 DGM 203
Designed by Lyndon by Boss Design DGM 204
Designed by Philippe Malouin for SCP DGM 205
Designed by PearsonLloyd for Allermuir DGM 206
Edge Executive Desk
Designed by PearsonLloyd for Modus Furniture DGM 207
Race Antelope Chair
Designed by Ernest Race for Race Furniture Limited DGM 208
Designed by Alasdair Bremner & David Binns for Panaz DGM 209
Jitterbug from the Shoreditch Range
Designed by Gary Bridge for Axminster Carpets DGM 210
The Alchemy Collection
Designed by Rachel Evison for Bute Fabrics DGM 211
Both categories – furniture and 2D – are judged by a panel of leading industry professionals.
Judges must ensure that each piece meets the criteria of: excellence in design, materials, manufacture, and function.
Rodney McMahon, Design Guild Mark chairman, said: “2018 has been a busy year for the Design Guild Mark, with the launch of the new 2D category in addition to the furniture category running for the 10th year. We are very grateful to Bisley for kindly letting us use their new showroom to host the ceremony and we look forward to a morning of celebrating excellent British designs.”
Helen Owen, director of business development at Bisley, said: “Bisley has a long-standing relationship with The Furniture Makers’ Company and we share many values, including championing design excellence, so we’re delighted to welcome the Design Guild Mark award ceremony to our new Dallington Street showroom. We’re very much looking forward to meeting the talented designers and being part of their celebrations as they receive their certificates – it’s the perfect way to kick-off our first Clerkenwell Design Week as residents”
For more information about attending, please contact Doreen Oddy, Guild Marks manager, by emailing email@example.com.