The Young Furniture Makers exhibition returns for its 12th edition this October. Around 80 up-and-coming young designers and makers will present their designs at the exhibition – organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company – on Wednesday 10th October (1pm-9pm) at Furniture Makers’ Hall and the Dutch Church in Austin Friars, London.
Hayden Davies, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, will welcome guests from across the furnishing and design sector at 7.00pm before a prize-giving ceremony.
The awards include: Young Furniture Makers Bespoke Award, sponsored by Festool; Young Furniture Makers Design Award, sponsored by Crofts & Assinder; Young Furniture Maker Innovation Award, sponsored by Knightsbridge; The Blum Best in Show Prize, an all-expenses-paid trip to Blum's factory in Austria for the most outstanding pieces of work in higher education; and The Timothy Oulton Best in Show Prize, an all-expenses-paid trip to Timothy Oulton’s manufacturing base in Hong Kong for the most outstanding pieces of work in further education.
Sponsored by Axminster Tools & Machinery, Harveys Furniture, Bensons for Beds and The Furniture Ombudsman, the Young Furniture Makers exhibition was set up for schoolchildren, students and graduates to display their work to members of industry and potential employers.
This year’s exhibition will include pieces from talented GCSE and A Level students through to BA and MA graduates from around the UK.
Hayden adds: “The Young Furniture Makers exhibition is an extraordinary and unmissable celebration of talented young designers, many of whom are still studying or in the early stages of their career. The show allows them to learn from the other participating exhibitors but also gain insight from those already working in the design and furnishing industry. We look forward to welcoming everyone at what is one of the highlights in The Furniture Makers’ Company’s calendar.”
Register to visit for free here.