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The Furniture Makers’ Company announces inaugural 2D Design Guild Mark holders

The Furniture Makers’ Company, a City of London livery company and the furnishing industry’s charity, has announced the inaugural holders of the Design Guild Mark’s new 2D category.

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

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.

Three designs – a rug, fabric collection and solid surface range – were judged to have met the criteria of: excellence in design, materials, manufacture, and function.

2D Design Guild Mark 2018 award recipients are as follows:


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

The Design Guild Mark is judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. Chaired by Rodney McMahon, the judging panel were:

Linzi Coppick, Forme UK
Fiona Knight, Studio Hopwood
Prof Clare Johnston, Royal College of Art
Natasha Marshall, Natasha Marshall
Corinne Pringle, tp bennett
Peter Thwaites, Rapture & Wright

Peter Thwaites, Fiona Knight, Natasha Marshall, Professor Clare Johnston, Rodney McMahon, Linzi Coppick and Corinne Pringle.

Rodney McMahon, chairman of the Design Guild Mark, said: “Our discerning 2D judging panel successfully adopted the same exacting standards of excellence that the judges of the furniture category have implemented and awarded the Mark to three exceptional designs.  Congratulations to all of the holders and we look forward to seeing you at the ceremony during Clerkenwell Design Week.”

View the 2018 Design Guild Mark 2D holders here.