Furniture & Accessories World, Vol.5, Issue: May-June, 2011

Cover Story : Lighting industry today goes head over heels to make the most perfect concoction of the sci-fi technology and the engaging ideas of art. Lighting is no longer restricted to illuminating dark areas of a room but is treated as the pivotal player in bringing out the most astonishing designs in architecture. Our cover story delves into this to look into this ambit to present a look into efficient and more energy saving lighting solutions; besides, Peter Raynham, Lecturer, Lighting Education Trust enlightens us on the current industry status.

Feature: i Saloni is 50 years young! The gala event turned out to be a meeting place and an opportunity for discussion and affirmation for people, designers and manufacturers from all over the world, as well as a hothouse for new trends. A tête-à-tête with Carlo Gugleilmi, the President of Cosmit enriches our experience!


Designers’ Desk: Tomek Rygalik, the award winning Polish designer and Jerry Low, the winner of the Grand Award (designer’s category) at the Furniture Design Award at IFFS this year discuss their award winning products and emerging trends in the Furniture industry.

Show Highlight: What’s Next! A sneak peek into the upcoming fairs around the world viz. Manchester Furniture Show, NeoCon, China Furniture and Woodworks; designs and upcoming trends to look forward to!

Show Review:  The last two months saw consecutive fairs in Asia, more so in the South East! A look into IFFINA, IFFS/AFS, VIFA, EFE, TIFF and CIFF- awards, innovations and business! Busy industry!

Hot Products: The section keeps you abreast of all that is new and making news! A glimpse into the latest designs by renowned companies viz. Bone Chair by Julien de Smedt Architects, Moon by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso, Mirrors by La Mamba for Omelette-ed.

Industry News:  The section keeps you updated of all the happenings that industry is talking about! In this issue we have news concerning Natura favoring the Retailers' Warranty Programs, SHFA’s annual meeting, Herman Miller being awarded the Just Means Social Innovation Award, Natuzzi S.p.A. announcing new board of directors and NBF’s electing new management, LOFA in Concord with the British Furniture Confederation, Design Guild Marks 2011. We also feature industry reports from ITTO.

Calendar of Events: A list of the fairs to come in the upcoming six months!