Furniture & Accessories World, Issue: July-August, 2011

Cover Story : A human sleeps for about one-third part of its lifetime. Undoubtedly, this is a major concern that makes a section of the industry, manufacture products to help achieve that perfect dose by giving up innumerable sweet night sleep to research and innovation to come up with innovative products. Let’s know more about the industry from Jessica Alexander, Executive Director, National Bed Federation Ltd.

Feature: Germany is one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world known for delivering unparalleled creative pieces. Our Feature story intends to bring in-depth market details with aid from Ursula Geismann of the Association of German Furniture.


Designers’ Desk: Stephen Andersen whose ‘Consequence’ created ripples at the SaloneSatellite in Milan this year was among the chosen 17 students to display their prototype at the mega fair. He shares his journey till Milan with us.

Show Highlight: Update your schedule with upcoming, industry related trade events between August and October. Covering in this issue are highlights of the fairs namely- The Bed Show, International Furniture Market, ZOW Istanbul, International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, Perfect Home & Interior, INFDEX, High Point Market, Las Vegas Market, Index Mumbai and Ambienta.

Show Review:  Get a gist of the trade fairs held recently in our Show review section. Presenting in this issue is a gist of the fairs-NeoCon, Proposte and Home Fashion & Decor,

Hot Products: Get a tab on those products from the industry that draws popular and critical appreciation alike. In this issue you will find- Easy Chair, Baud Collection, Picciotto Stool, Column, Halo, Half Chair, Paisley, Minimal Surface Porcelain, the Pod, Rising Chair, Foliage and ABC.

Industry News:  This is the place where one can find all industry related news that matters. In this issue find details on launch Qubique of show, WIF Awards, Magniflex extending its reach in US, Appointment of new EVP at Sears Canada, Western Washington University recognising students, Art Van Elslander winning 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, Massoud appointing Creative Director, TFW unites with Magical Wholesale, new management at Bernhardt Furniture and Sleep event Conference.

Calendar of Events: Our Calendar of Events gives you a list for fairs to be held between July and December