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Spring has definitely sprung

Design Guild Mark - March 8, 2019 - 0 comments

The evenings are getting lighter, the daffodils are beginning to bloom, and yesterday we swear we saw a house martin…. Spring is definitely coming.

It’s one of our favourite times of the year.  Mostly because spring is when the new Design Guild Mark season kicks off, with the annual judging days in March.

However spring also marks a launching point for new designs in the build up to Milan and Clerkenwell Design Week.

Ask someone what’s indicative of spring and no doubt you’ll hear feedback of florals, pastels and bright colours.

So in celebration of this joyous time of year, we’ve shone some light on three Design Guild Mark holders that ooze all things spring.

DGM 208 Race Antelope Chair by Ernest Race for Race Furniture

The classic Antelope chair from Race Furniture has been given a millennial pink update. It was designed by Ernest Race for the ‘Festival of Britain’ and heralded the ‘New Elizabethan’ spirit. It won a silver medal at the Tenth Trienalle furniture fair in Milan, making it an internationally recognised icon.

DGM 205 Group by Philippe Malouin for SCP

We think you’ll agree that Group by Philippe Malouin for SCP looks perfect in pastels. The charming collection comprises an occasional upholstered chair, a compact sofa and a standard size sofa. The design uses primary shapes in a concise way to form the base, back and seat.

DGM 192 Leaf Seats by Design by Nico

A Design Guild Mark holder from 2017, the Leaf Seat from Design by Nico was inspired by nature and graphical illustrations. The yellow and blue editions shown were motivated by Mediterranean colours, and just like their indoor versions, tessellate perfectly.

All three of these images were shared on our Instagram account (, so if you’re not already following us, what are you waiting for?

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