Winners of Design Guild Mark for 2014 announced by The Furniture Makers Company

Zoeftig Support chairThe Furniture Makers’ Company used last week’s 100% Design show to announce the Design Guild Mark award recipients for this year. The Design Guild Mark, now in its seventh  year since launching in 2008, rewards excellence in the design of furniture in volume production. According to the organisers, with the award of this Guild Mark for designs which meet The Furniture  Makers’ Company  criteria, the designers receive due recognition and the industry is made more aware  of  the importance of investment in design.  The Design Guild Mark aims to acknowledge the work of the finest furniture designers working in volume production and the best of British furniture designers working abroad. This year’s winners include Pearson Lloyd’s RIYA task chair for Bene and a posthumous award for the classic Supporto Chair (above), designed by the late Frederick Scott and now manufactured by Zoeftig.

The criteria of the award are for excellence in four fields – design, the use of materials, manufacture and function and is judged by a panel of leading professionals from the furniture, hospitality, commercial, retail and media industry.

The full list of Design Guild Mark 2014 award recipients is as follows:

Simon Pengelly – Concave Bookcase for Joined+Jointed      DGM 96

Simon Pengelly – Norse Chair for Modus Furniture        DGM 97

Steuart Padwick – Fonteyn Dressing Table for      DGM 98

Sarah Kay – Pembroke Range manufactured by Sitting Firm      DGM 99

Sam Hecht & Kim Colin – Wireframe Sofa Group for Herman Miller    DGM 100

Katie Walker – Windsor Rocker manufactured by Sitting Firm      DGM 101

Mark Gabbertas – Sandur Chair Gabbertas Studio for Oasiq      DGM 102

Je-uk Kim – Lovebird Sofa for          DGM 103

Katerina Zacherides – Brompton Collection for Morgan         DGM 104

Morgan Studio – Pimlico Collection for Morgan           DGM 105

Oliver Hrubiak – Finn Lounge Chair for John Lewis        DGM 106

Broome Jenkins – Deploy Table Range for Boss Design Group      DGM 107

Dylan Freeth – Romana Large Sideboard for Ercol Furniture      DGM 108

Jones & Partners – Focused Work Table for Thinking Works       DGM 109

Ben Fowler – Hat Tree for Marque Furniture Ltd          DGM 110

PearsonLloyd – SixE Chair for HOWE            DGM 111

Design Guild Mark

Bene Riya chair

PearsonLloyd – Riya Chair for Bene            DGM 112

David Lord and Ben Frost – Olly Stool for Junction Fifteen      DGM 113

Leonhard Pfeifer – Slope Desk for Müller Möbelwerkstätten      DGM 114

Marie Dessuant – Desk Three for Another Country        DGM 115

Alex Hellum – Jot Desk for Joined+Jointed          DGM 116

Namon Gaston – Oxbow Chair for Benchmark          DGM 117

David Adjaye –  Washington Collection for Knoll International      DGM 118

Michael Sodeau – Library Seating for Modus Furniture        DGM 119

Frederick Scott (d 2001) – Supporto Chair from Zoeftig        DGM 120

Wales & Wales – Span Dining Table  for Joined+Jointed      DGM 121

Wales & Wales – Radar Tables for John Lewis          DGM 122