International Alliance of Furnishing Publications
11 SEPTEMBER 2013
he International Alliance of Furnishing Publications (of which Furnishing International is a member) met in Shanghai, China to elect a new executive committee for 2013-2015 period. Dr Casey Loo, editor-inchief and publisher of Furniture & Furnishing International, Singapore, was elected as the new chairman. The Alliance also welcomed two new members, Meubihome from Belgium and MD magazine from Bulgaria. iafpalliance.com
Furniture China 11-15 SEPTEMBER, 2013
ombining a highly attended trade event with two major conferences and eight international display pavilions, Furniture China 2013 hosted over 85,000 visitors recently. Held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre (SWEECC), the renowned five-day furniture exhibition will return for its 20th anniversary in 2014.
Design is (was) EVERYWHERE! LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 14-22 SEPTEMBER 2013
hen the London Design Festival (LDF) was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans in 2003 their concept was simple: create an annual event promoting the city’s imagination, engage the country’s greatest thinkers and deliver an unmissable celebration of London design. However, for all of the design nerds out there, it has quickly become a place of DOI - Design Over Indulgence. The Festival has become a design mecca of sorts, with excited locals and internationals making the annual pilgrimage to the design
Spring Issue 2013
Malaysian International Furniture Fair
holy land. Attempting to attend all of the calendar activities is impossible, with the always evolving and ever refreshed program hosting over 300 events this year. Claiming that “Design is Everywhere” the 2013 LDF organisers delivered on their statement, collaborating with over 200 partner destinations across the city to host events including the annual Design Destinations, Landmark Projects and the superbly organised Design Precincts. The 2013 program had everything… except you maybe? So start planning your 2014 Design pilgrimage now!
4-8 MARCH, 2014 he Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) celebrates its milestone 20th anniversary in Malaysia in 2014. The export-oriented trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur since 1995. MIFF 2014 will include the highly popular Buyers Night and the anticipated MIFF Furniture Design Competition for Young Talent.