Morgan Furniture, the design-led British manufacturer of contract furniture, has received a Design Guild Mark by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers for the second year running. This time the coveted award is for the striking Lima dining chair.
Despite an extensive list of submissions, the twelve-strong judging panel only selected eleven products to receive the annual accolade. As explained by Jonathan Hindle from KI, Chairman of the Design Guild Mark Judges: ‘The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers introduced the Design Guild Mark to reward the work of the finest furniture designers working in volume production in Britain and the best of British furniture designers working abroad. The Mark is awarded for excellence in design, use of materials, manufacture and function.’
The Lima Collection, designed by Morgan Design Director Katerina Zachariades-McMahon, is light and playful. Dining as well as small lounge and large lounge chairs have a shaped seat cushion and timber back. The seat has a generous depth and over-sized dimensions which draw the eye and invite the user to be seated in upholstered comfort. Constructed in three elements, base, seat and back Lima offers the option of natural timber combined with a painted finish.
The Lima chair will be showcased on the “Director’s Cut” stand at 100% Design in September, alongside other winning designs.
Morgan design and develop all their products in a low energy consuming factory, using materials from sustainable sources. The company is accredited by FISP (Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme) and was among the first in the industry to be awarded ISO14001. Morgan also forms part of a lean and environmental improvement ‘think tank’ with other British manufacturers.