Young Furniture Makers exhibition


About the Young Furniture Makers exhibition

Our annual Young Furniture Makers exhibition is an exciting forum for students of all levels – from GCSE through to post graduate and young professional – to show their work to top industry companies. Numerous awards and prizes are presented, including our Young Furniture Makers Bespoke, Design and Innovation Awards, School Design Prizes, industry partnership awards, and the Blum Best in Show Prize.

All students are welcome to join our Young Furniture Makers group. It’s free and gives them the opportunity to access our members, network and learn on our dedicated Facebook page, and get involved in the events and seminars created especially for them.


“I am delighted to have won both the Design Award and Best in Show Prize. I am happy that so many talented designer and makers, young and old, were brought together for their work to be recognised. There was a tremendous amount of interest, respect and interaction with the public, parents, friends, experts of the trade and The Furniture Makers’ Company. Thank you to the organisers and all who were involved to make that day happen.” – Philipp Stummer, winner of the Young Furniture Makers Design Award and Blum Best in Show Prize 2016

“I had an incredible day. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet some very talented young furniture makers and have a great day of networking and meeting new people. Everybody at the Furniture Makers was incredibly friendly, welcoming and had some valuable knowledge and experience to offer in terms of pursuing a career in design.” – William Keenlyside, winner of the Young Furniture Makers Innovation Award 2016

“I really enjoyed the Young Furniture Makers exhibition. I met so many different people and got such good feedback for my work. It was great to meet other young designers and get their opinions as well as meeting people from the industry.” – Ellis Whitehead, 2016 exhibitor


How to get involved

For more information, please contact Anne Sampson, educational events and campaigns manager at The Furniture Makers’ Company, on 020 7562 8523 or by emailing