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Knightsbridge Sponsors the Young Furniture Makers Innovation Award

Posted On: October 11, 2017 Categorised in:

Knightsbridge are proud to announce that they are sponsoring the Young Furniture Makers Innovation Award and will provide the winner with the unique opportunity of two weeks’ work experience.

The Furniture Makers’ Company is the British furnishing industry’s charity which was set up over 100 years ago to help people from the industry in times of hardship. They now support the education of students by nurturing skills and expertise and encourage new talent with their extensive education programme to support school children, students and young professionals. The Young Furniture Makers provides students with valuable information and networking opportunities with senior members who have come from all sectors of the furnishing industry.

Keeping up with the ever-evolving industry, the Young Furniture Makers will be launching a newly branded show with treble the number of exhibitors. Around 80 of the finest young furniture designers and makers will be exhibiting over three floors and across two buildings.

The Innovation Award can be awarded to any student who has developed a design idea that could lead to an innovative product or service and that is in full-time education, a private/commercial furniture designer-maker course or who has recently graduated from a UK university or college.

The award will be announced at the Young Furniture Makers’ Exhibition at Furniture Makers’ Hall on the 10th October and the winner will be prized with two weeks work experience with Knightsbridge. This will allow them the opportunity to see the complete design and manufacturing process working closely with the in house Knightsbridge Design team.

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