Design Guild Mark: What the winners say!

Founded in 2008 by The Furniture Makers’ Company the prestigious Design Guild Mark is awarded to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation.  The Award recognises the highest standards in the design of furniture for volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad.

The Furniture Makers’ Company announced the winners of the Design Guild Mark awards for 2016 during Clerkenwell Design Week at a packed ceremony at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.  A total of 19 Guild Marks were awarded and we found out what the winners had to say:


Alexander Gifford, Chairman of the Design Guild Mark said: “This year the criteria for the Design Guild Mark were curbed to shift emphasis onto volume production and as a result the entries reflected the higher quality of applications we had hoped for. Once again, the entries were equally diverse, from contract to retail, from residential to hospitality and workplace, as were the applicants themselves. Chairing the judging process, for the second year, was a great honour, and watching the great minds in our industry critique the great output of British design was a real pleasure.”

You can find out more about Design Guild Marks here.


About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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