The Design Guild Mark, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, has launched the call for entries for its new 2D — fabrics, textiles, wall coverings, floorcoverings and carpets — design category.

The Design Guild Mark rewards excellence, and aims to raise the profile of British design and innovation. The mark has traditionally recognised the highest standards in the design of furniture for volume production, by designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad.

The Design Guild Mark sees the submitted design and designer reviewed in person by the judging panel. 

The following judges have been confirmed for the 2D category so far: Daniel Hopwood, creative director of Hopwood Design Studios; Clare Johnston, professor of Textiles, Royal College of Art; and Peter Thwaites, design director at Rapture & Wright. 

Rodney McMahon, chairman of the Design Guild Mark, comments: “Now in its 10th year, the Design Guild Mark’s furniture category continues to attract a very high calibre of entries that are then judged by our independent and expert panel. With the mark gaining international recognition as a designation of excellence, the time was right to expand into 2D design. The judges confirmed for the 2D category are recognised experts within the field and we will announce the rest of the panel in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we look forward to receiving the first applications for the 2D design category during this historic time for the Design Guild Mark.”

The deadline for entries is 2nd March 2018.