‘Shake’ furniture nominated for ELLE Decoration British Design Awards 2014

We’re thrilled that our ‘Shake’ furniture designed by Sebastian Cox has been shortlisted for the ELLE Decoration British Design Awards 2014 in the Best British Sustainable Design category.

There are the seven awards categories – Best British Product, Best British Interior, Best British Exterior, Best British Designer, Best Sustainable Design, Best British Pattern and the John Lewis ‘Made in the UK’ award.

Seb Cox is a champion of British hardwoods as a sustainable material and together we’ve harnessed the sustainable crops of coppiced chestnut,well-managed ash and the ancient skill of cleaving to make his beautiful Shake Cabinet and Sideboard.

Sustainability is at the very heart of Benchmark.  Thirty years ago we took a stance on tropical timbers and endangered species but it is not just about materials sourcing or energy conservation.  It is about everything we do and we continually make every effort to develop our business in a responsible and sustainable way including making furniture that has lasting value.

WE NEED YOUR VOTES!  The winner is decided by public vote so we’d be really grateful if you would cast your vote for the Shake  here.     You will need to place a vote for each category but it will only take a few moments.

Voting closes on Monday 29 September.


Posted on: 1st September, 2014 By: Benchmark Category: Awards| Furniture| Our designers