Internationally acclaimed product and furniture designer Sebastian Conran is to return to present the awards at the Young Furniture Makers exhibition in October. 

Organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the Young Furniture Makers exhibition is a one-day show of furniture designed and made by some of the UK’s most talented young designers, from GCSE students to postgraduates. 

Around 90 pieces will be on display at this year’s event – sponsored by Axminster Tools & Machinery, Harveys Furniture, Bensons for Beds, and The Furniture Ombudsman – which is taking place on 10th October at the Dutch Church and Furniture Makers’ Hall in Austin Friars, London. 

Hayden Davies, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, will officially welcome guests at 7pm before guest of honour Sebastian Conran presents this year’s prizes. 

Sebastian Conran, CEO of Sebastian Conran Associates, says: “The 2017 show was really outstanding, displaying some great new talent and a general intelligence that demonstrated not only a practical understanding into use of materials, finishes and fabrication methods, but also an excellent insight into current and future trends. I saw a lot of very professional work that might have a lot of commercial potential, but also fresh thinking in an industry that is experiencing significant change.” 

Register to attend the exhibition here.