May 2018: The Furniture Makers’ Company has announced this year’s recipients of the Design Guild Mark. Twelve designs from both the domestic and contract furniture sectors have been awarded. These include Group, designed by Philippe Malouin for SCP, the Race Antelope Chair, designed by Ernest Race for Race Furniture Limited and the Aphelion Console, designed by Byron and Gomez for Benchmark. The award winners of the Design Guild Mark’s new 2D category, that recognises excellence in fabrics, textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings and carpets, have also been announced. Three designs were awarded the Mark this year. These were Silicastone, designed by Alasdair Bremner & David Binns for Alusid, Jitterbug from the Shoreditch Range, designed by Gary Bridge for Axminster Carpets, and The Alchemy Collection designed by Rachel Evison for Bute Fabrics.