The Furniture Makers’ Company has announced Simon Pengelly as the winner of the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence for his innovative UNNIA chair range.
The UNNIA range was designed for Spanish manufacturer Inclass. It is a collection of versatile stacking chairs.
Jonathan Hindle and Clerkenwell Design Week show director William Knight presented the award, which includes a £1,000 cash prize, to Simon during the Design Guild Mark award ceremony, held on 26 May at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London.
On winning the award, Simon said: “Being recognised as the most outstanding design of those selected for a 2016 Design Guild Mark is a huge honour and something we can give back to our client in recognition for their unwavering commitment to us and the work involved in developing such a complex and involved product.”
Jonathan added: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Simon for winning this prize. To be awarded a Design Guild Mark is a great honour in itself, but to be recognised as having produced the most outstanding design for the year by such a distinguished panel of judges is something to be extremely proud of.”