More than 40 designs from some of the UK’s finest young furniture makers will be presented tomorrow at the annual Young Furniture Makers Exhibition in London.

The Young Furniture Makers Exhibition is organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, and will take place at Furniture Makers’ Hall on Tuesday 11th October.

It was set up for schoolchildren, students and graduates to showcase their work, and meet potential employers and members of the company, giving them networking opportunities and the chance to receive feedback.

The exhibition will start at 1pm and finish at 9pm. At 6.30pm Ben Burbidge, the master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, will officially open the exhibition before a prizegiving 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, says: “The Young Furniture Makers’ Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for our guests and members to meet talented young British designers and furnituremakers, 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.”