The Design Guild Mark has launched the call for entries for the 2021 awards.

The mark, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, has been recognising furnishing designs for volume production for more than 10 years. 

Uniquely, a panel of independent judges examine each submitted piece and question its designer during a judging day. The piece from each of the awards' three categories – Furniture, Lighting, and Textiles, Wall Coverings, Surfaces, Carpets and Floor Coverings – deemed to be the most outstanding by the judges will also win the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence.

Designers and companies have until 30th November 2020 to submit an entry to meet the earlybird deadline, and until 22nd January 2021 for the final deadline.

Rodney McMahon, chairman of the Design Guild Mark, says: “The variety and quality of designs, from both established and aspiring designers, applying for the Design Guild Mark is always stimulating. With the launch of the Lighting Design categories this year, we now have three different design strands that we hope will attract an even broader range of applicants and ensure that the award of a Design Guild Mark continues to be something to which to aspire.”