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Jonathan Hindle Prize


Created in 2015 by Design Guild Mark founder Jonathan Hindle, this cash prize of £1,000 is awarded to the most outstanding design in any year. The judges will assess this prize once the Design Guild Marks have been awarded. All entries that receive a Design Guild Mark are eligible for this prize.

Silicastone

Designed by Alasdair Bremner & David Binns for Panaz

2018 Jonathan Hindle Prize Winner - 2D

Silicastone is an eco-architectural material made from 100% recycled post-consumer glass and pre-consumer vitrified ceramic that has marked a paradigm shift in sustainable architectural surfaces. Manufactured in England, Silicastone can be used for interiors and exteriors applications including wall tiles, furniture, table tops or as solid surfaces.

Magnetic Copper Cube

Designed by Paul Kelley for Paul Kelley Ltd

2018 Jonathan Hindle Prize Winner - Furniture

Magnetic copper cubes can be used in a wide range of designs, from purely sculptural blocks to coffee tables, chairs and walls. The magnetic system allows the cube to connect in any direction and gives the end user complete freedom to choose their design and change it whenever they desire.

Keyn Chair Group

Designed by forpeople for Herman Miller

2017 Jonathan Hindle Prize Winner

When forpeople were given the design brief for the Keyn Chair Group, it was a challenge that seemed almost impossible. forpeople were asked to create a group of chairs that consist of a four-leg, cantilever and pedestal base each with or without the option of arms. Our challenge was how to resolve the design of each of these types without compromising aesthetic appeal or continuity across the group. At the same time Herman Miller wanted us to maximise the opportunity for shared componentry. forpeople’s solution was to create the chair using four key components, which include a common cradle and one piece seat and back shell, combined with a series of base options, and upholstery variants. Keyn’s patented CradleFlex movement responds as you shift your position. It effortlessly reclines up to 10 degrees whilst simultaneously allowing the seat to move forward.

Unnia Chair

Designed by Simon Pengelly for Inclass

2016 Jonathan Hindle Prize Winner

UNNIA is a collection of versatile chairs conceived from the idea to combine seats, backrests and frames of different colours and materials to achieve endless customisable combinations. UNNIA was named the most outstanding entry in 2016 and awarded the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence. It was also awarded the John Makepeace Prize for Innovation.

Cross Leg Chair

Designed by Magnus Long for The Conran Shop

2015 Jonathan Hindle Prize Winner

The aim is to create a warm and inviting place to sit with supreme ergonomics. The design is intended to remain visually light but with maximum comfort. Tubular steel legs hug the shell and the legacy hide leather cover is durable and long lasting, improving with age and developing a unique patina over time.