The prestigious Design Guild Mark is awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, in order to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation
The Award recognises the highest standards in the design of furniture in volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain or British designers working abroad. The judges are renowned experts in their respective fields and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the process.
Gaining a Design Guild Mark Award brings prestige and publicity, so be rewarded for the excellence of your work and apply now – the judging criteria and entry form can be found here.
and the closing date is 24 February 2017
All entries which receive a Design Guild Mark in 2017 are eligible for the following prizes which the independent judging panel will judge on the same day as the Design Guild Mark awards.
The Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence
Created in 2015 by Design Guild Mark founder Jonathan Hindle, this cash prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the most outstanding design.
The John Makepeace Prize for Innovation
This £3,000 cash prize is to encourage radical innovation that embraces and exploits current art and/or science. The prize will recognise and reward the designer of the most exceptional design that demonstrates new possibilities that has been awarded a Bespoke or Design Guild Mark, or has won a Wood Award in any one year. To be eligible for entry to this prize please complete the relevant section on the Design Guild Mark 2017 Call for Entries form and provide additional images to illustrate your application.