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Bisley Wins Third Design Guild Mark

Jun 13, 2022|

We’re delighted to share with you that Buddy, our personal storage solution to accompany height adjustable desking, has received a Design Guild Mark award, our third to date.

The Design Guild Mark is awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, to drive excellence and to raise the profile of British design and innovation. It recognises the highest standards in the design of furnishings in volume production across three categories - Furniture, 2D Design, and Lighting Design.

As active working is fast becoming the norm in the workplace, Buddy is the perfect desk companion. It is attached to the underside of the desktop and so moves vertically with the working height, ensuring the user can quickly access their belongings – whether sitting or standing. Its attachment bracket also fits many popular desking platforms as standard and can easily be adapted to fit any new desking system.

Whilst compact in form, Buddy is packed with practical features including an internal ledge to charge phones and tablets, and a larger compartment for small bags and the like. What’s more, it can be personalised with neat accessories and an array of finishes and lock options.

Richard Costin, CEO of Bisley, said: “We’re delighted to receive our third Design Guild Mark award for Buddy – our new personal storage solution that can be height adjusted with your desk.

“We very quickly recognised that many businesses are now beginning to see the benefits of active working and are adopting a sit/stand culture in the workplace, making Buddy the perfect workplace companion.

“Buddy follows our design classic MultiDrawer, and the innovative modular storage system BOB, in receiving this fantastic accolade and I’d like to congratulate the team for their hard work in bringing this award to Bisley for a third time!”

Chris Fowler, designer of Buddy and Director of International Projects at Bisley, says: “On behalf of the team at Bisley, we’re absolutely delighted that the technical features and user benefits of our Buddy locker have been recognised by The Furniture Makers’ Company.

“Buddy was designed to meet a demanding brief from our client. With a few minor modifications, we were able to adapt this compact personal locker for a much wider customer appeal.

“Buddy is showing true signs of being an ongoing commercial success, which will help safeguard full employment at our factory. We’re thrilled to be a Design Guild Mark holder and look forward to the award ceremony.”

You can find out more about our win here.

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