Manta scoops prestigious Design Guild Mark 2018

Boss Design has been awarded the esteemed Design Guild Mark 2018 for its soft seating collection, Manta.

Awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the impressive Design Guild Mark recognises the highest standards in the design of furnishings in volume production by the finest British designers. Judged on meeting the criteria of excellence in design, materials, manufacture, and function, the Mark is one of only twelve awards granted this year.

Designed in house by the Boss design team, Manta subtly harmonises handcrafted luxury with a contemporary edge. Featuring a two-seater sofa along with a matching armchair that is now also available in a relaxed back option, the collection offers a compact and informal seating solution that is ideal for corporate receptions and breakout areas, and hotel lobbies.

Commenting on the award, a Managing Director at Boss Design, Tim Armitt said: “It is an honour to be recognized by the Design Guild judging panel and a very proud moment for everybody involved in this outstanding design.”

Rodney McMahon, Chairman of the Design Guild Mark, said: “It is very interesting to meet the very passionate designers and to have their product, ranging from domestic seating through to complex desking systems, presented to the judging panel. It is a challenge for the judges to reach a balanced judgement, but they have again set and demanded a very high standard.”

The Design Guild Mark is awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, a City of London livery company and the furnishing industry’s charity, in order to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation. Now in its tenth year, the Design Guild Mark is judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. Each member of the panel is from the furniture, hospitality, commercial, retail, or media industry.

Manta presents the specifier with tremendous scope and choice. Whether it’s to coordinate with existing interior design schemes or to create the ultimate showpiece, Manta is available in a wide array of fabrics and leathers, and offers a choice of leg finishes in polished or painted aluminium, and European Oak. By combining fabric with leather, a stunning aesthetic can be achieved to highlight the contrast between the internal and external contours. Manta also provides a superb level of comfort whilst offering a low maintenance solution that is vital for busy waiting areas.