FURNISHING industry charity The Furniture Makers’ Company has issued the final call to participate in its Big Shots event, historically the biggest fundraiser in the calendar.

IKEA’s UK and Ireland business has donated thousands of new mattresses and toppers to charities including 1,188 last month to a regional re-use and recycling charity in Wales.

Ekornes is to take its Stressless brand to the NEC for the first time since 2009 after signing to exhibit at the January Furniture Show 2017.

THE number of furniture and furnishings industry people and families making The Sunday Times Rich List has increased this year, with 35 making the latest edition.

SHOW organisers have revealed the latest companies to sign to exhibit at this summer’s Manchester Furniture Show including big-name suppliers from home and abroad.

Case goods imports into Britain climbed in February with the growth rate in bedroom shipments outscoring the living and dining category.

Chinese furniture importsRising Chinese upholstery shipments powered a double-digit climb in sofa imports into the UK during February according to new Government data.

Exhibition space at the Manchester Furniture Show is selling out faster than in previous years organisers say, with the Main Hall already fully occupied.

Organisers have confirmed the dates and venue for the London Fabric 2017 edition and outlined plans to expand the event.

The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) has named Jonathan Hindle as its new chairman, replacing Paul von der Heyde who is stepping down after four years in the role.

Participation in The London Fabric Show ramped up this year underscoring positive sentiment in Britain’s upholstery industry.

Foreign buyers attended in greater numbers at the Stockholm Furniture & Light exhibition, which took place in the Swedish capital earlier this month (9–13 Feb.2016).

Furniture logistics specialist Andrew Porter has announced two new management hires as part of a restructure designed to make the business more customer focused.

Carpet imports rose 8.6 per cent in December driven by higher demand for goods made in Belgium, UK customers’ largest supplier.

The Furniture Industry Research Association has named Charles Vernon as chairman. He takes over from Michael Powell, who is stepping down after five years in the role.

The dates for the spring edition of the China International Furniture Fair have been fixed for 18th–21st March in Guangzhou.

Organisers of the IMM Cologne event held in Germany last week have reported rising attendance with early data from this week’s January Furniture Show also positive.

Chinese furniture importsRetailers headed into Christmas with fewer containers of cabinet furniture arriving at their warehouses as shipments from overseas declined.

Furniture brands Ercol, Tetrad and Somnus will be among those representing British industry at IMM Cologne, which opens in the German city this morning (18th Jan, 2016).

QFCUpholstery manufacturer QFC is donating sofas and chairs worth £45,000 to people in Cumbria who have lost all their furniture and belongings after their homes were flooded.

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