22 May 2024, 13:42
By Furniture News Sept 05, 2019

January show sponsors emerging talent

January Furniture Show (JFS) is sponsoring the awards ceremony for The Furniture Makers’ Company's Young Furniture Makers' Awards, which will be held on 9th October at Furniture Makers' Hall and the Dutch Church in Austin Friars, London.

These will be drawn from the Young Furniture Makers exhibition, taking place prior to the ceremony and featuring the student’s work. More than 100 designers from schools, colleges and universities across the UK will present their work, including furniture and lighting for the domestic and contract markets.

The exhibition is open from noon, with the presentation of the awards commencing at 7pm. Dids Macdonald OBE, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, will welcome guests to the ceremony, which ends at 9pm.

JFS' event director Cleere Scamell says: “January Furniture Show is delighted to be supporting the Young Furniture Makers' Awards evening. The importance of events such as this cannot be understated, as they excite and encourage young people to pursue a career in furniture and design, while celebrating their hard work and recognising excellence in the field. The team and I look forward seeing you at the exhibition.”

Pictured: Charles Colbourne's Parabola side table, a previous award winner

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