Young Furniture Makers exhibition set to treble in size

Ella Lemaire an exhibitor at the 2016 showThe Young Furniture Makers exhibition returns in October treble the size of last year’s event.

Organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, the exhibition is taking place across two venues this year, the Dutch Church and Furniture Makers’ Hall in Austin Friars, London.
Around 120 of the UK’s finest young furniture designers and makers will be showcasing their work at the exhibition, which is sponsored by Axminster Tools & Machinery, Blue Crush Communications and The Furniture Ombudsman.
Doors to the exhibition will open at 3pm on 10 October. Tony Smart, Furniture Makers’ Company master will officially welcome guests from across the furnishing and design sector at 7pm before a prize giving.
The awards include: Young Furniture Makers Bespoke Award, sponsored by Festool; Young Furniture Makers Design Award, sponsored by Crofts & Assinder; Young Furniture Makers Innovation Award, sponsored by Knightsbridge; KI School Prize; The Furniture Makers’ Company and DFS poster design competition; Prizes and awards from industry partnerships with colleges and universities; 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 pieces of work from higher and further education.
The Young Furniture Makers exhibition was set up for schoolchildren, students and graduates to showcase their work, and meet potential employers and members of the Company, giving them enviable networking opportunities and the chance to receive valuable feedback.
Now in its 11th year, this year’s exhibition showcases pieces from talented GCSE and A Level students through to BA and MA graduates from around the UK.
‘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 sponsors Axminster Tools & Machinery, Blue Crush Communications and The Furniture Ombudsman,’ said Alex Crofts, Young Furniture Makers chairman.
Registration is required for the event. Visit: bit.ly/yfm17
Pictured is Ella Lemaire, who exhibited in the 2016 event.