Young Furniture Makers
The future of design
The Young Furniture Makers exists to inspire creativity, nurture talent and connect the next generation of designers and makers with influencers from the sector who are eager to support career development.
Young Furniture Makers Awards
The Young Furniture Makers Awards are the student equivalent of our Guild Marks, recognising excellence in the fields of Bespoke and Design. Every year we receive hundreds of entries from students for the awards. The designs that impress our judges on paper are then invited to show at our Young Furniture Makers exhibition so they can scrutinise them in person and pick winners.
YOUNG FURNITURE MAKERS EXHIBITION
The Young Furniture Makers exhibition was set up by The Furniture Makers’ Company more than 10 years ago for school children, students and graduates to meet like minded individuals, showcase their work to the design community and connect with potential employers.
“The Young Furniture Makers exhibition is an important platform for designer-makers at the start of their career. The exhibition provided a great opportunity for these incredibly talented makers to demonstrate their passion to key people within the UK design community.” Sebastian Cox, 2019 guest of honour
Young Furniture Makers exhibition goes virtual
The Young Furniture Makers exhibition, an unmissable showcase of fresh thinking from the future of design, returns in October 2021 as a special month-long virtual event. Around 55 designs will be showcased across three categories – the Bespoke category, Design category and School Design category. The entrants in each category will be judged by a panel of experts with an overall winner from each group announced on Friday 29 October, the last day of the online exhibition.
2019 Exhibition gallery
The benefits of joining the Young Furniture Makers include:
BECOMING A FREEMAN
We hope that Young Furniture Makers members will see the benefits of being part of such an influential organisation and join the livery as a young freeman, who are entitled to subsidised membership rates.