Published on : Friday, February 21, 2014
Last Friday Feria Valencia closes Cevisama, Feria Habitat Valencia, Fimma and Maderalia, the four exhibitions that were held this week together under the ‘See You in Valencia 2014’ initiative and have exceeded expectations with a high level of business, a strong international component and a prominent influx of buyers. A lack of comprehensive official data –that will be processed once they were closed the doors of the four exhibitions- feelings among the exhibitors are very positive.
Meanwhile, Feria Habitat Valencia closes its 50th anniversary edition with optimism and confidence in the future. The configuration of the event as a selection of ‘premium’ brands strongly oriented towards internationalization and the ‘contract’ segment (comprehensive equipment for authorities) and the synergies generated with Cevisama and Fimma Maderalia have been the keys of a qualified edition by many exhibitors edition as the “best” of the latest editions.
Meanwhile, from the Inclass cutting edge design firm, its ‘export manager’ Marta Alacreu recognized “the wisdom of the new orientation of Feria Habitat Valencia. We needed both exhibitors and the fair and the sector in general.” Alacreu highlighted “the great opportunities that are offered to a prescriber who initially came to see ceramics and found supply all furniture, lighting and textiles. Many architects have traveled to Valencia to prescribe to building materials but have also taken note to prescribe to interior elements. In only one trip they have virtually done all the project work, and that’s very interesting.”
Meanwhile, the large influx of both domestic and international buyers has also been the largest value that exhibitors from both Fimma and Maderalia have referred to at the time to take stock of this 36th edition of the shows, specializing in the wood and furniture industry supply offer.
In general lines have referred to the new formula to hold Fimma-Maderalia, Cevisama and Habitat Valencia simultaneously as a bet for success by enabling sharing customers and making the advancing of all new trends available to all participants that present currently within each of the sectors represented at the exhibitions.
Meanwhile, the intense week of design, architecture and interior design around ‘See You in Valencia 2014’ has also been successfully held. Along with the celebration at Feria Valencia of the Cevisama, Feria Habitat Valencia, Fimma and Maderalia exhibitions, various spaces in the city spaces have hosted exhibitions these days with a common denominator: the large influx of visitors and design lovers.
Many of them will remain open for a few more days or even weeks to give more opportunity for the public to learn more about the design and its relationship to current society. This is the case for the ‘Xl / xs Designed by Architects’ sample which will be open in the Espai La Cambra of La Rambleta until the 12th of March. Similarly, the built in Valencia Design Week ‘From Valencia with Design’ exhibition will remain open at the Museum of Fine Arts Sant Pius V until the 25th of February.
Another of the exhibitions that ‘will survive’ the week from the 11th to the 14th of February is the ‘Legs’ show, located in gallery 5 room Ignacio Pinazo at the IVAM, and it will still be open until next Monday. Finally, the ‘Come Casa’ initiative was the first to open on the 6th of February at Las Naves and will be the last to close on April 23rd.