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  • New Customer Service Role for FIRA

    Published On : October 22, 2013

    The UK’s leading furniture testing centre has created a new role to head up its customer services team.   Liz Stallman, who first joined the organisation 15 years ago, has been appointed to the role of Customer Services Coordinator for …

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  • A New Occasional Table from David Savage

    Published On : October 21, 2013

    Rowden Workshops present “Hedge I,” reflecting on the natural English landscape and the problem of “ash dieback.”   When creating a new idea for a table, the furniture designer’s task is to create the design in an interesting, relevant, and …

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  • Tom Price Uses Mattress from Vogue Beds for Sports Therapy Benefits

    Published On : October 21, 2013

    Tom Price, an England U20s and Leicester Tigers rugby player has been sleeping on a mattress from the Sports Therapy Collection from Vogue Beds to help him relax and recover.   As a young graduate of Leicester Tigers Academy, Tom …

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  • Ian Chapman to Speak At Furniture Industry Event

    Published On : October 21, 2013

    On November 5, Ian Chapman, Director of the National BIM Library at the National Building Specification (NBS), will present on the Building Information Modelling Project, known as BIM, a Government-backed initiative set to impact on the contract furniture and kitchen …

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  • New Design Britain Awards 2014 finalists Announced

    Published On : October 19, 2013

    The announcements of finalist contestants have been made for New Design Britain Awards 2014 that runs parallel to Interiors UK. The shows are organized by UBM Live Built Environment.   Shortlisted from 150 entries, the 2014 finalists are as follows: …

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  • Design Nation Presents In Collaboration With Southbank Centre

    Published On : October 19, 2013

    This October unveils the latest collaboration between Design Nation and Southbank Centre.   Design Nation Presents is now becoming an annual event where the Design Nation portfolio of designers present new collections of craft, product and design in collaboration with …

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  • IKEA Group Celebrates Increased Sales

    Published On : October 18, 2013

    The IKEA Group total sales increased to EUR 27.9 billion in the financial year 2013, an increase of 3.1% compared to the previous year (+3.6% adjusted for currency impact). Sales in comparable stores grew by 1.8%.   “Value for money …

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  • Liane Attwood (Wakeman) Joins Design at Knightsbridge Team

    Published On : October 18, 2013

    The team responsible for developing sales of the exclusive Design at Knightsbridge brand has been extended with the appointment of Liane Attwood (Wakeman) as Business Development Manager.     Liane brings with her many years’ experience of client liaison in …

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  • Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme by James Bill

    Published On : October 17, 2013

    With sustainability set to stay at the top of the Government’s agenda and the Government Buying Standards for furniture a mandatory requirement in all public sector and central government tenders, an environmental expert who specialises in the furniture industry is …

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  • German Furniture industry turnover decreases by 4 percent

    Published On : October 17, 2013

    According to the Federal German Statistics Agency, turnover in the German furniture industry in June 2013 was down year on year by 4% to €1.328bn. The rates of decline on the domestic and foreign markets were similarly high. Domestic revenues …

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  • SATRA Organises Furniture Flammability Seminar

    Published On : October 17, 2013

    SATRA will be holding the latest in its series of furniture flammability seminars on November 28 in Kettering.   The programme has been designed to provide a full overview of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations, and is for …

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  • Brintons to Mark Its Presence at Independent Hotel Show

    Published On : October 15, 2013

    Brintons Carpets Limited, one of the UK’s most prestigious carpet designers and manufacturers are exhibiting at the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia West Hall, London (stand 130). The show which runs between the 30-31st October is packed full of expert …

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  • FIRA’s UK furniture technology centre Passed Annual Audit

    Published On : October 15, 2013

    The Asian furniture testing arm of FIRA, the UK furniture technology centre, has passed its annual audit with flying colours.   FIRA-CMA Testing Services Limited, based in Hong Kong, has maintained an accreditation which ensures that testing is work is …

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  • SUN 2013 Unveiled latest Innovations

    Published On : October 15, 2013

    The 31st SUN  2013 was held simultaneously with the 28th GIOSUN International Exhibition of Toys and Outdoor Games and the 5th edition of the CAMPING & VILLAGE SHOW, the largest most important Italian B2B appointment for campsites and holiday villages, …

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  • CMD Ltd Plans for Expansion

    Published On : October 10, 2013

    Manufacturing firm CMD Ltd has announced that it will expand its operations by bringing Preston based technical and sales staff to its Head Office in Rotherham.   CMD integrated its manufacturing and warehousing operation over 18 months ago and by …

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  • Tendence 2013 Closes with Good Approval Rating

    Published On : October 9, 2013

    The international Tendence 2013 consumer-goods fair closed its doors with a very good approval rating from both exhibitors and visitors. During the four days of the fair, exhibitors from 55 countries presented their latest products for the autumn and winter …

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  • B+R Studio Reports Stagnation in the Polish Furniture Industry

    Published On : October 8, 2013

      B+R Studio has reported on the Polish furniture industry that the total sold production of Polish furniture is not completely dependent on the present status of the housing industry. The number of new, completed apartments responds to purchasing potential …

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  • Wool Yorkshire Launches During Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week

    Published On : October 7, 2013

    An initiative is led by Jennifer Nickson, Design & Marketing Executive of Keighley contract furnishing and interiors manufacturer Abbotsford, part of SIL Holdings, a Bradford based family textile business that is now one of the largest specialty fibre manufacturers and …

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  • Acoustic Seating Range Showcased At FIRA

    Published On : October 7, 2013

    A new range of acoustic seating, which aims to create sound reduced spaces for quiet working or break out areas, is the latest addition to the Innovation Showcase at a world-leading furniture technology centre.   Designed and manufactured by Triumph, …

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  • La-Z-Boy Has Increased Production Capacity at China Plant

    Published On : October 7, 2013

    La-Z-Boy UK has made a $400,000 investment to introduce a 90-point lean manufacturing programme at its production plant in China. The firm has increased its production capacity up to more than 300 pieces per day.   Sales director of La-Z-Boy …

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