The Furniture Makers’ Company is delighted to announce DGM 284 The Brutalist Collection, designed by Claire Canning & Lindsey Hesketh for Granite & Smoke, and DGM 309 AD11 Lounge Chair, designed by Huw Evans and Campbell Thompson for The Conran Shop as the winners of the Jonathan Hindle Prize for outstanding design.
The winners were announced at the Design Guild Mark ceremony by Deyan Sudjic OBE, British writer and broadcaster on design and architecture, and former director of the Design Museum, London. The ceremony took place on Tuesday 23 May during Clerkenwell Design Week.
The Design Guild Mark is awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation. It recognises the highest standards in the design of furnishings in volume production across three categories – Furniture, Lighting Design, and Interior Design Elements. The award is open to designers working in Britain or British designers working abroad and emphasises how innovation of materials and creativity remain at the forefront of British design.
The Design Guild Mark is judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. Each member of the panel is from the furniture, textile, lighting, interiors, hospitality, commercial, retail, academic, or media industry. Judges must ensure that each design meets the criteria of: excellence in design, being innovative, function, form, brand and environment.
Jonathan Hindle, president E.M.E.A at KI, said: “The Design Guild Mark was founded to recognise excellence in the design of furniture for volume production. To be awarded a Design Guild Mark is a great honour in itself, but to be recognised as having produced the most outstanding design for the year by such a distinguished panel of judges is something to be extremely proud of.”