Applications now open for the Young Furniture Makers Awards 2022

This year, The Furniture Makers' Company is welcoming student applications for the following awards:


Design Award
Recognises excellent craftsmanship for furniture pieces with a clear and specific purpose made by young designer-makers.

Bespoke Award
Recognises the highest standards in the design of furniture for a piece or range, which is intended for mass production by young designer-makers.

Textile Award
Recognises excellence in the design of furniture, which incorporates a creative and sustainable use of textiles by young designer-makers.

Those in full-time education, or have recently completed full-time education – further education and higher education – as well as those in full-time apprenticeships are invited to apply. Links to the criteria for each of the awards can be found below.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to exhibit their pieces to industry, the design community and potential employers at the Young Furniture Makers exhibition on Wednesday 12 October where the final judging will take place.

To apply, students must complete the below application form and send it, with three high quality photos to [email protected] by Monday 27 June 2022.

Application form – Young Furniture Makers Awards 2022
CriteriaBespoke Award 
Criteria – Design Award
CriteriaTextile Award

Winners will receive money-cannot-buy experiences designed to support and develop emerging talent in the furnishing industry. For further information, see

The Furniture Makers’ Company
Furniture Makers’ Hall
12 Austin Friars
London, EC2N 2HE
020 7256 5558