Furniture & Accessories World, Vol.5, Issue: Jan-Feb, 2011

Cover Story : Kitchen is now a prominent category in products list of many companies and a sought after sector in furniture fairs as well. LivingKitchen- The International Kitchen Show was an important division in the imm cologne that displayed an exquisite range of kitchen appliances and furniture. Our cover story delves into the happenings at the fair to present the best of designs and trends showcased there.

Feature: With exposure to new techniques and expanding market, the furniture industry in Turkey has been on a growth extravaganza. In recent years, its growth has been synonymous with the driving force behind overall Turkish economy. The Association of Turkish Furniture Manufacturers (MOSDER) and Export Promotion Center of Turkey (IGEME) shared the insider’s view on this booming furniture industry.


Designers’ Desk: Christopher Guy is the name that exudes class and craft. His unique design concept transcends modernity and traditional limitations to achieve a style that is cosmopolitan and timeless. Following his motto of “A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values”, he has re-defined the aesthetics of design. In an exclusive chat with us, he shares his journey, design ideas, inspiration and more.

Trend Report: The section keeps you abreast with the industry trends displayed and augured at the Canadian Home Furnishings Market and the imm cologne that spellbound the visitors, the industry participants and commoners alike.

Décor:  Art is the expression of the unpredictable beauty unseen, untold and oblivious to the conscious. Raku is one form of art that opened up a vast unexplored territory for many. A form of Japanese pottery, Raku is a legacy. Timos Hatzilagos, divulges his experiences with the art form.

Show Highlight: Get a brief on the upcoming trade fairs and events in the season. In this issue we bring highlights of EFE, For Habitat, IFFINA, CIFF and TIFF 2011.

Show Review:  All the events that kept the industry engaged have been reviewed in this section. Featuring in this issue are imm cologne, TCHFM, Heimtextil and INFDEX 2010.

Industry News:  In this issue we cover news that industry took notice of besides a report on industry from ITTO. In this issue, we covered news on CFIF, Nella Vetrina’s new collection, Furniture First hiring VP of merchandising, Barcalounger, Reactions to EPA move over MACT, BIID announcement of Retrofit conference and FIRA office furniture manufacturer’s forum meet.

Hot Products:  Hot Products bring to you all eye-catching designs and creations that seem to be flavor of the season.

Calendar of Events :We bring to you a list of all the upcoming events in our Calendar of Events Sections.