Office furniture pieces make a welcome appearance on this year’s list of designs chosen to receive a Design Guild Mark awarded by
The Furniture Makers’ Company, though, once again, domestic furniture dominates.
Work-related winners include the hm221 collection designed by Timothée Mion for Hitch Mylius, which supports a variety of working postures, from sitting to standing to leaning; Morgan’s interlocking Kyoto Bench System for reception areas; and UNNIA Chairs by Simon Pengelly, who was also awarded The Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence and the John Makepeace Prize for radical innovation.
Commenting on hm221’s Design Guild Mark, Timothée Mion said: “To receive a Design Guild Mark for the hm221 makes me very proud. This collection is the result of my first furniture project in collaboration with Hitch Mylius who provided me with the opportunity to bring my ideas to realisation and to market. For this and for the given accolade I am extremely grateful.”
A spokesperson for the Morgan Studio design team responsible for the Kyoto Bench System said: “The Design Guild Mark sets the standard for quality, originality and innovation in British design standards that we at Morgan use as a benchmark for every design project. We are incredibly proud that the Kyoto collection has been recognised in this year’s awards and to be acknowledged alongside some of the leading names in our industry.”
For a list of all winners, visit