The prize for winning joint 'Best of Show' at the Young Furniture Makers exhibition: An all expenses trip to Austria to visit Blum's cutting edge and fully automated manufacturing facilities, with an interval to enjoy the snow.
Tuesday 16th February
Flight from Luton to Zurich, coach to the Gasthof Kronele hotel
Dinner at a traditional local restaurant
Wednesday 17th February
Morning: Factory and facility tour of Works 3, Works 5 and Works 2
Afternoon: Tobogganing at Silvretta Montafon
Evening: Dinner at Panoramarestaurant Karren
Thursday 18th February
Morning: Factory and facility tour of Works 7 and Works 4
Afternoon: Lunch at local restaurant, and return flight to Luton from Zurich airport
The trip was a fantastic opportunity to see all the latest manufacturing technology, and I thoroughly enjoyed tobogganing and visiting the local restaurants. Thanks again to Blum for an amazing time, and the Furniture Makers Company for making it possible!
"The Young Furniture Makers Bespoke Award recognises excellence and craftsmanship in the creation of a bespoke piece of furniture or furnishing related product intended for one-off or very limited production. The Young Furniture Makers Awards are instantly recognisable by industry insiders as being the junior version of the prestigious Furniture Makers Guild Marks."
The competition was open to current students and recent graduates in the UK, with the top three entries invited to the Young Furniture Makers exhibition. There I was presented with the award and a set of power tools from Festool.
The Lilo Bench at the Young Furniture Makers exhibition in the Furniture Maker's Hall,
During the prize giving I was presented with the Young Furniture Makers Bespoke Award, and a set of Festool power tools.
The best designs from the Bespoke and Design Awards were invited to exhibit alongside high quality pieces from BA, MA, and Furniture making courses.
I am very pleased to announce that the Lilo Bench won joint Best of Show, with the prize of an all expenses paid trip to the state of the art Blum facilities in Austria!
1-4 July at the Business Design Centre, London
Exhibited the Lilo Bench and Polyblock Candelabras, alongside talented fellow graduates from Kingston University Product & Furniture Design.
New Designers 2015 - Connor Holland