Published on : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The world urban population has climbed steadily over the last three decades, propelling the need for more housing and infrastructure as well as the demand for related furniture, furnishings, and fit-outs to match increasingly sophisticated modern lifestyles. The International Furniture Fair Singapore 2015 Asean Furniture Show (IFFS, AFS 2015), The Décor Show and 360 degree that will be held in Singapore Expo from March 13 to March 16, 2015, has emerged at the leading event for trade professionals and furniture, interior design, and hospitality industries all over the world to source for the latest products.
Apart from the loyal bellwether manufacturers, IFFS attracts a good number of first-time exhibitors to the show each year, reinforcing its reputation as Asia’s premier sourcing platform. Companies exhibiting for the first time at IFFS 2015 include Harbour Outdoor (Australia), Jimmy Possum (Australia), Gus Design (Canada), Interfurn (Hong Kong), Hirata Chair (Japan), Rin Crossing (Japan), Beltempo (Peru), and Fatihtr (Turkey).
This year organizers have noticed a significant increase in the number of exhibitors from Europe, reporting a 20% jump from 2014. Visitors can look forward to viewing collections from Oliver B (Italy), Stones (Italy), G. Cleyberg (Belgium), and Umbrosa (Belgium), to name a few. In addition, EU Business Avenues will present 40 other companies in The Décor Show under the banner of European Design, featuring businesses from countries such as Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
“The show has gone from strength to strength in the time it’s been around,” shared Mr Ernie Koh, Chairman of IFFS. “IFFS 2015 welcomes many repeat exhibitors, as well as yet another pool of first-time exhibitors into its fold. We’re also excited about having a larger European showing across the trilogy of events next March, which reflects how all eyes are indeed on Asia.” He added.
Major brands such as Manutti, Ethnicraft, and Ligne Roset had already confirmed participation in earlier months, commiting to return to the design-led event again. Seasoned exhibitors at IFFS has cited the show’s broad visitor profile and robust marketing support as primary reasons that keep them coming back.