Furniture & Accessories World, Vol.5, Issue: March-April, 2011

Cover Story : South East Asia is considered as the den of innovative designs and inspiring materials. The flourishing furniture industry in the region leads way to a string of fairs, held in March. Our cover story presents a look at the market in the region accompanied with an exclusive conversation with ASEAN Furniture Industries Council, Chairman Mr. Vongkot Tangsubkul, who discusses the emerging industry with us.

Feature: The hospitality sector in the cozy region of South East Asia has always been a beacon to the globetrotters. To tap into this market IFFS Pte Ltd, has commenced the Hospitality Asia, a show-within-show co-located with IFFS\AFS 2011. Mr. Andrew Ng, Chairman, IFFS Pte Ltd, answers our queries concerning the hospitality furniture sector in and around South East Asia.


Designers’ Desk: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, born in 1971 and 1976 respectively, are the rising stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to emerge from France. In this section, we discover how their uniqueness and differences complete their design concept.

Show Highlight: In this section we give you a glimpse of upcoming events at the i saloni, Furniture Shanghai, Home & Fashion Décor, Interiors UAE and The Office Exhibition.

Show Review:  ZOW in Bad Salzuflen and interiors Birmingham kept the industry abuzz with a string of events. Lets have a look at all the hoopla that kept the industry engaged in our show review section.

Hot Products: We feature some of the interesting designs in the furniture industry launched recently in the Hot Product section. In this issue we have featured products from Ligne Roset, Blĺ Station, Alvi Design, voila! and Glimpt and designs by Karim Rashid, Marco Hemmerling, Alvi Design and Leolux

Industry News:  Industry news keeps you updated of all the happenings that matters and affects the industry and its members.

Calendar of Events: This section is a compilation of a list of all the upcoming fairs and events in the industry