Jan waterston's velo rocking stool

Jan Waterston’s velo rocking stool

The Furniture Makers’ Company has announced that the Young Furniture Makers Exhibition will take place on 11 October 2016 at the Furniture Makers’ Hall in London.

With more than 40 designs from some of the UK’s finest young furniture makers on display, the exhibition will start at 1pm and finish at 9pm.

The Young Furniture Makers Exhibition is organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, and was set up for schoolchildren, students and graduates to showcase their work, meet potential employers and members of the Company, giving them enviable networking opportunities and the chance to receive valuable feedback.

At 6.30pm Ben Burbidge, the Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, will officially open the exhibition before a prize giving takes place, which will include the following:

Young Furniture Makers Bespoke Award, sponsored by Festool

Young Furniture Makers Design Award, sponsored by Crofts & Assinder

Young Furniture Makers Innovation Award, sponsored by Crofts & Assinder

Winner of the B&Q Homefit School Prize and the Muirhead Leather Design Prize

Winner of The Furniture Makers’ Company and DFS poster design competition

Prizes and awards from industry partnerships with colleges and universities

And the Blum Best in Show prize, an all-expenses paid trip to the state of the art Blum factory in Austria for the most outstanding piece of work from the MA and BA exhibits.

Alex Crofts, chairman of the Young Furniture Makers, said: “The Young Furniture Makers’ Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for our guests and members to meet talented young British designers and furniture makers, the future of our industry.

“We are very grateful for the support of our main sponsor for this event, our Corporate Member Axminster Tools & Machinery.”