We are delighted to share that the Young Furniture Makers Leather Prize, sponsored by the Leathersellers’ Foundation is now open for entries and will close on Friday 14th June.

The Leather Prize is open to all students and recent graduates (up to two years) of UK further or higher education furniture or furnishing related courses who have created an outstanding piece of furniture using leather.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to exhibit their pieces to industry, the design community and potential employers at the Young Furniture Makers Exhibition in London on Wednesday 2nd October where the final judging will take place.

Thanks to the support of the Scottish Leather Group, the winner will have the opportunity of a trip to a world-class, state of the art, carbon net zero tannery (including related travel costs) to learn more about the process of making upholstery leather.

To apply for the Prize students will need to make an application to the Young Furniture Makers Textile Award and tick the box stating that they wish to be considered for the Leather Prize. Applicants will need to provide three high quality photos of their piece and explain their design and make decisions.

Bursaries will be available for shortlisted students to help subsidise or cover their travel and transportation of their piece to the exhibition in London in October.