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Design Guild Mark announces more judges for 2D category

The Design Guild Mark, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, has announced more names for the judging panel for its new 2D — fabrics, textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings and carpets — design category.

The prestigious Design Guild Mark rewards excellence and raises the profile of British design and innovation.

The Mark recognises the highest standards for designs intended for volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad.

Led by Rodney McMahon, Design Guild Mark chairman, our 2018 2D category judging panel will be:

  • Linzi Coppick, Design director, Forme UK
  • Daniel Hopwood, Creative director of Hopwood Design Studios
  • Prof Clare Johnston, Professor of textiles, Royal College of Art
  • Natasha Marshall, Director, Natasha Marshall
  • Corinne Pringle, Director, tp Bennet
  • Peter Thwaites, Design director, Rapture & Wright

Rodney McMahon, Design Guild Mark chairman, said:“With the Design Guild Mark expanding into 2D in its 10th year, it was absolutely essential that we brought together a panel of recognised experts as credible as the judges we have in the furniture category. The judges that we have recruited – interior designers, academics, specifiers, architects – are highly respected and authorities within the field, which contributes to the prestige of being awarded a Mark.”

 The application deadline for the 2D category is Friday 2 March 2018.

The Design Guild Mark is unique to other awards programmes as the submitted design and designer are reviewed in person by the judging panel.

More information about the Design Guild Mark, including an application form, is available from