The outbreak and fight against coronavirus has caused disruption across the world, with the postponement and cancellation of annual events from all walks of life and sectors of industry.
With the 2020 Design Guild Mark judging days postponed until further notice, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the judging of days gone by.
For the past few years, our ‘Sketch’ series of films have provided fascinating insight from some of the leading minds and creatives working in the UK furnishing industry.
We look forward to bringing you news from this year’s judging days when they can be convened.
Until then, we hope you enjoy our flashback of five films from yesteryear.
DGM 169 Narin by David Irwin
David Irwin takes us back to 2017 and elaborates on the design of the striking Narin folding chair and in doing so touches on the complexities a designer faces when creating something that appears so simplistic.
DGM 182 Keyn Chair Group by forpeople for Herman Miller
Design is about overcoming challenges and creating a congruent solution. In this clip from 2017, Richard Stevens from forpeople discusses his love of rising to these challenges in his work and explains the process he and forpeople undertook to design the Jonathan Hindle Prize-winning Keyn Chair Group for Herman Miller.
DGM Mosaico by Another Brand in partnership with Qualita Limited
For 2019, we decided to mix it up a bit and asked the Textiles, Wall Coverings, Surfaces, Carpets and Floor Coverings category judges to cherry pick one of their favourite awardees and tell us what about the design they liked. Here Daniel Hopwood discusses Mosaico by Another Brand, which was created in partnership with Qualita Limited.
DGM 212 Ori Guest Bed designed by Catherine Aitken for Another Country
The sketch series of films were taken up a gear in 2019 with the use of animation in the shorts. In this 55 second clip you’ll see the Ori Guest Bed come to life before your eyes and hear from designer Catherine Aitken what she likes about the piece, which was awarded the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence in the Furniture category.
DGM 199 Mozaik by Mark Gabbertas for Allermuir
Mark Gabbertas holds the record for the highest number of awarded Design Guild Marks with 20 awards to his name. Here he talks about the architectural and modular Mozaik range, designed for Allermuir and awarded a Design Guild Mark in 2018.