100% Design announces new collaboration with Design Guild Mark

Mir by Mark Gabbertas for Chorus Furniture

Mir by Mark Gabbertas for Chorus Furniture

The UK’s largest and longest running contemporary design event 100% Design has announced a new collaboration with The  Furniture  Makers  Company  to  promote  British  design  excellence through the Design Guild Mark. The Design Guild Mark was introduced by The Furniture  Makers Company  in 2008 to recognises excellence in the design of mass produced furniture in the UK. Ten of the products which earned a Design Guild Mark will be exhibited at 100% Design this year including products from designers such as Barber Osgerby, Terry Hunt, Mark Gabbertas and James Irvine.

The full list of products that have been awarded the Design Guild Mark and will be on who this year are:

•  Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby – The Sofa Collection for Knoll International

•  Samuel Chan– Finnieston Bookcase for Channels

•  Ali Edwards– Navajo for John Lewis

•  Mark Gabbertas – Diabolo for Chorus Furniture

•  Mark Gabbertas – Metro for Lyndon Design

•  Mark Gabbertas – Mir for Chorus Furniture

•  Terry Hunt – UniteSE ‘Spacestation’ for KI

•  James Irvine – Juno for Arper

•  Je-Uk Kim– Credenza O for JiB design studio

•  Wales & Wales – Marylebone Chairs for Benchmark

UniteSE Spacestation KI

UniteSE Spacestation for KI by Terry Hunt

The show, which will attract over 25,000 visitors to Earl’s Court will also see the launch of the Design  Guild  Mark  “Call  for  Entries  2014”.  To  find  out  more information  about  the  submission  procedure  and  view some  of  the  awarded  products  please  visit  stand: S30.

William Knight, show director of 100% Design said:  “Celebrating  and  promoting  the  very  best  of  British production  furniture  is  a  central  part  of  what  defines  100% Design. Providing a platform for the Design Guild Mark is a great privilege for us, working with an amazing  array  of talent  in  both the chosen  products and illustrious selection panel. This year’s selection promises to be a key highlight of The Gateway; a new feature celebrating UK design excellence at the heart of the show.”

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