Design Guild Mark launches 2D Award

The Design Guild Mark, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, has launched the call for entries for its new 2D — fabrics, textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings and carpets — design category.

Design Guild Mark 2D
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.

The deadline for entries 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.

The following judges have already been confirmed for the 2D category with more to be announced:
• Daniel Hopwood, creative director of Hopwood Design Studios
• Prof Clare Johnston, professor of Textiles, Royal College of Art
• Peter Thwaites, design director at Rapture & Wright.

Rodney McMahon, chairman of the Design Guild Mark, commented:

“Now in its 10th year, the Design Guild Mark’s furniture category continues to attract a very high calibre of entries that are then judged by our independent and expert panel. With the Mark gaining international recognition as a designation of excellence, the time was right to expand into 2D design. The judges confirmed for the 2D category are recognised experts within the field and we will announce the rest of the panel in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we look forward to receiving the first applications for the 2D design category during this historic time for the Design Guild Mark.”

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

Check out our highlights from the 3D Design Guild Mark judging day below…


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