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Put money into fire research Will 2018 be the year the Government finally sorts out the flammability regulations? Since they were introduced in 1988 there have always been worries about the testing methodology and the safety of the flame retardant chemicals themselves. The argument has always been that the possible effect the chemicals may have on our health was a price worth paying to reduce the number of fires. However, research published last month in the scientific journal Chemosphere appears to throw doubt on that. Four sofabeds were tested: two complied with the regulations thanks to chemicals, one complied by using natural materials and a technical weave, while the fourth didn’t comply as it was designed for the mainland European market. ‘The sofabeds containing flame retardants burnt somewhat more slowly than the non-flame retarded EU sofabed, but in doing so produced significantly greater quantities of the main fire toxicants, carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. Assessment of the effluents’ potential to incapacitate and kill is provided showing the two UK flame retardant sofabeds to be the most dangerous, followed by the sofabed made with European materials. The UK sofabed made only from natural materials (Cottonsafe) burnt very slowly and produced very low concentrations of toxic gases. Including fire toxicity in the FFR would reduce the chemical flame retardants and improve fire safety,’ says the research. ‘Flame retardants increase the fire toxicity of UK furniture. Flame retardants have a large effect on bench-scale flammability tests. Flame retardants have a negligible effect on large scale fire tests. Avoiding chemical flame retardants produces furniture of greatly increased fire safety,’ it concludes. Since it ended a consultation on updating the regulations in 2016 there has been silence from the Government. If it can find money to introduce railcards for millennials, then why not find some more to get on with funding research into the safety of a product that is in everybody’s home.



New owner for Feather & Black


Victoria still keen to buy


Furniture Village warning


New products




Retail Spring and summer season trends from major retailers


Carpet Carpet Foundation benefits


Upholstery Designs to impress, latest releases, cushion fillings


Protection Meeting EU directives


Rugs Huge coverage


Beds and bedroom UK bound, best buys, more choice, anniversary, higher level, pioneering support, springing ahead, traditional and modern, brand choice, big store


Show guide January Furniture Show including The Flooring Showcase

154 Preview The AIS Furniture Show, IFFS, imm cologne, CIFF, VIFA-Expo Editor: Andrew Kidd T: 01273 930 029 E:

Furniture advertising (South): Tim Boden T: 01732 441 130 E: the complete service

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Furniture advertising (North): Jarrod Bird T: 01565 631 397 E:

Carpet, flooring advertising: Joanne Paull T: 01732 441 130 E:

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Feather & Black saved but no buyer for Multiyork Bed manufacturer Hilding Anders is to return to the UK market after buying Feather & Black from administration. The former Dunlopillo owner is to retain the Feather & Black brand name and 17 of its 25 outlets: three stores (Leeds, Manchester and Chingford) will close along with five Multiyork concessions. The sale saves the jobs of 102 of the chain’s 123 staff. Joanne Bennett, Hilding Anders cfo, said: ‘I have been aware of what the Feather & Black brand stands for, the quality of its products and have been a regular visitor to my local Feather & Black store for many years. I am also very excited by this opportunity to work with the team to build on the brand strength and grow the business together.’ Pepyn Dinandt, Hilding Anders executive chairman, said: ‘Feather & Black has a strong market position, excellent customer loyalty and a deep heritage within the UK market. We will build on Feather & Black’s solid platform and grow

the business across both stores and ecommerce. We will continue with Feather & Black’s current customer and product positioning while also looking at further ways to improve our productivity and profitability.’ Meanwhile, a ‘managed wind down’ of sister chain Multiyork began last month after administrators failed to find a buyer. ‘While we recognise that there were some offers made, they were not at a level that either produced an acceptable outcome for the company’s stakeholders or could guarantee the future stability of the business,’ said Allan Graham, joint administrator. ‘We will continue efforts to sell all – or parts of – the business; but during this period of managed wind down, the process of selling in-store display items and other business assets will begin.’ At Multiyork’s Thetford head office and manufacturing facility 112 people were made redundant last month. The stores employed about 500 staff.

Walsh warns on profits Wilf Walsh, Carpetright ceo, has warned that full-year profits will be at the lower end of expectations. ‘While trading over the first six weeks of the second half has been encouraging, with an acceleration in like for like sales growth in both the UK and the rest of Europe, in light of the consumer outlook we are taking a more cautious view of the second half and now expect underlying profit before tax for the full year will be towards the bottom end of the current range of market expectations,’ he said. Analysts had forecast profits of between £13.8m and £16.5m in the year to 28 April. UK like for like sales in the six weeks to

9 December were up by 1.4%, with flooring sales up by 2.7%. ‘I’d rather be the established market leader in uncertain times than a new entrant. Arguably, the customer has never had it so good and the advent of a national competitor [Tapi] means that we have had to respond with a raft of offers to ensure that we remain the most popular choice for customers. This activity can, of course, impact margins and partially mitigates the upside of some of our capital refurbishment,’ he said. Pre-tax profits in the six months to 28 October fell from £4.1m to £300,000 as it was hit by lower exchange rate; increased staff costs as it upped wages;

UK sales rose in the six weeks to 9 December

lower bed sales as it revamped its bed offer; investment in IT; and its European stores returning to the red. Average UK flooring sales transactions rose by 9.1%, while IFC now accounts for 18.5% of sales. Group sales rose by 2.6% to £228.1m as UK sales dropped by 0.8% and European sales rose 20.1%.

Irregularities prompt drop in Steinhoff value After telling shareholders that its 2017 accounts cannot be trusted, Steinhoff International has warned that the same applies to 2016’s. The group’s share price has plunged by more than 80% and it is looking to refinance its billions of pounds of debts and potentially sell assets.


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The Harvey’s, Bensons, Relyon and Dunlopillo parent says: ‘issues concerning the validity and recoverability of certain Steinhoff Europe balance sheet assets under scrutiny in the 2017 audit work, are also relevant to the 2016 consolidated financial statements.’

As a result its 2016 results ‘will need to be restated and can no longer be relied upon.’ Markus Jooste, chief executive, resigned followed by chairman and major shareholder Christo Wiese and his son Jacob resigning as directors.

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Buy agenda continues as Victoria sales jump Victoria increased pre-tax profits by 5% to £8.78m in the six months to 30 September, despite the £1.84m cost of closing its Kidderminster factory and reorganising its logistics operation. UK and European sales rose by 16.6% to £130.69m. Total sales rose 24% to £189.5m. Net debt at 30 September was £98.6m, which Geoff Wilding, Victoria chairman, described as representing ‘a very comfortable 1.77x adjusted EBITDA. The markets in which Victoria trades – the UK, Europe, and Australia – continue to experience demand.’ Victoria is maintaining tight control over costs and inventory to ensure the group is well positioned should selling conditions change. ‘To that end, the group is very focused on the level of variability in our cost base. Victoria is more lowly-geared operationally than I suspect some shareholders appreciate. Over half of Victoria’s cost base fluctuates directly with sales (eg raw materials and energy) and a further circa 30% is capable of being varied within a few weeks (eg labour, logistics and marketing costs), should conditions change,’ said Wilding ‘Growth in earnings per share will continue from both organic improvements and acquisitions. There is no shortage of acquisition opportunities, although we remain very selective. Our strong, positive cashflow, together with supportive bankers and shareholders, ensure further acquisition-based growth can be funded. By maintaining very strict criteria and strong price discipline, I am confident that future acquisitions will continue to be earnings enhancing and a useful tool to both strengthen the group and create wealth for shareholders,’ he said.

Barker & Stonehouse’s Guildford store

Eleventh branch for B&S Barker & Stonehouse’s second store in South East England opened on Boxing Day. Following the opening of its Hove, West Sussex store in April, Guildford, Surrey, is the chain’s 11th branch. The store has 42,000sqft of sales space over two floors and employs 25 staff. A further 10 jobs will be created at its Crawley warehouse. Some £10m has been invested in the store, located on the site of the town’s former fire station. ‘Surrey is the ideal location for Barker & Stonehouse. Thanks to an already thriving community and calendar of local events, we look forward to becoming part of Guildford’s cultural landscape,’ said James Barker, Barker & Stonehouse md.

Trio become AIS members Three retailers have joined buying group AIS, including Bath furniture and flooring retailer TR Hayes. TR Hayes, of which Derek Hayes md, was a co-founder of the Minerva buying group, joined on 1 January, alongside Elphicks of Huntingdon and Guernsey store Scope Interiors. ‘I am extremely pleased that TR Hayes recognise the value that being a part of AIS will bring and are choosing to join us. It is an extremely well established business with a first class reputation with customers and within the industry derived from very strong family values. All the new members share the same strong values associated with quality independent retailers and I am especially pleased that all three showed immediate commitment to AIS exclusive ranges,’ said Peter Mallinson, AIS merchandise director-home.

Chiefs boost Topps with share purchases Topps Tiles’ ceo and cfo have shown their faith in the chain by buying more than £200,000 of shares despite profits falling. Matthew Williams, ceo, bought 300,000 shares and Rob Parker, cfo, bought 40,000 shares, at 64p a share. Williams then gifted 6,242 shares to each of his three children. Pre-tax profits dropped by £3m to £17m in the year to 30 September. Sales


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fell by 1.5% to £211.8m in the year. Like for like sales fell by 2.9%. Gross margin declined from 61.9% to 61.1%. Autumn sales at the floor and wall tile chain improved. ‘The business responded well to the more challenging trading conditions we experienced in 2017, maintaining tight control of costs to help offset the reduction in gross margin and continuing to make good progress with

its strategic initiatives,’ said Williams. In the first eight weeks of the new financial year like for like sales increased by 3.2%. ‘We are confident that the combination of the significant further potential in our strategy of “outspecialising the specialists” with our accelerated plan to grow in the commercial tile market will underpin our future success,’ he added.

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Furniture Village warns of challenging conditions The chief executive of Furniture Village has warned that trading conditions will get more challenging in the face of falling wage growth and consumer confidence. ‘The muted GDP growth prospects for the UK, as outlined in the recent Autumn Budget, were a stark reminder of the combined impact of inflationary pressures and an allied reduction in real wage growth on both disposable incomes and business and consumer confidence, these factors are hardly contributing to a buoyant retail market,’ said Peter Harrison. ‘Without doubt, the trading environment is set to become more challenging and, as ever, we must leverage the significant investments made in recent years in stores, online and in our systems to increase productivity and efficiencies, and continue to grow underlying profitability and cash, while remaining true to our ethos of “doing it properly”.’ Despite Harrison’s warning he said the chain had started its current financial year strongly and trading was ahead of expectations. ‘As ever, if the market is to shrink, then we

Harrison said trading was ahead of expectations

must and will look to our people in every area of the business to counter this and increase our market share, our unique market positioning facilitating this.’ EBITDA fell by 31% to £6.6m in the year to 2 April during which it opened seven stores and upgraded its online platform. Sales rose by 10% to almost £300m, helped by like for like store and online growth and the new stores.

New owner for The Flooring Show The Flooring Show has been sold to Ocean Media Group. Wendy Adams has owned and organised the show for the past eight years, during which time it has seen a vast resurgence. ‘The Flooring Show is a great event which will benefit from the level of support and knowledge the Ocean Media team can bring to keep it growing and relevant to the industry it serves. I work with OMG currently on their Bridal B2B shows, and I am a shareholder/

director, so I am very confident they will do an excellent job,’ said Adams. Adams and the current team are continuing to work on the 2018 event. ‘OMG will bring in a team over the next few weeks so we can get them up to speed, and ensure everything runs smoothly for post 2018,’ she said. ‘The Flooring Show, with its long heritage in the industry, is well supported by suppliers and retailers and it will be our job to ensure the show

remains relevant and deserving of that support. Ocean Media has a strong history of developing specialist events, and we’re delighted to add The Flooring Show into our portfolio,’ said Tim Willoughby, OMG md. ‘With Wendy and her team remaining in place to work with us on the 2018 show and beyond, we are confident all involved will benefit from this new arrangement and we will deliver a seamless transition over the coming year.’

Green Apple Award for reinvented Trendsetter

Trendsetter transformed its Estonian factory


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Bedding manufacturer Trendsetter International has been recognised for its environmental practices with a Gold award for Engineering and Manufacture at the Green Apple Awards. The awards scheme is run by The Green Organisation that recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world. Trendsetter beat more than 500 other

nominations in the Engineering and Manufacture category. The organiser said Trendsetter stood out from the other entries with the transformation of its Estonian production factory, Trendsetter Europe, and its reinvention from a manufacturingfocused organisation to one that is operating to the highest environmental standards.

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Look what’s new for


Better service. Better logistics. And even better point-of-sale. 2018 will see more and more investment

Innovation.... That’s our ethos for

in new production equipment to increase

2018, as we look back on a year of

output and ensure that more rolls are

continuing successes with our market

available from stock. All this will speed

leading luxury tufted broadloom

its way to you via improved transport facilities and, when it arrives at your

carpet ranges.

store, superb lecterns, wall stands and tombolas will guarantee continued interest

At Associated Weavers, softness was all the

in all that Associated Weavers has to

rage last year. We predicted the increasing

offer to our selected retailers in 2018 and

demand for super-soft carpets and invested in


new technology to ensure beautiful products for not only the bedroom, but also every room in the home. iSense led the way, enabled by our unique 100% polyamide ‘bounce back’ fibre. Spring then saw the launch of Vivendi, featuring

revolutionary tenth-gauge solution-dyed fibre.

a completely new yarn developed by our

A perfect combination of superb comfort and

designers. iVivo is the new tenth-gauge solution-

practicality. StainAway’s bleach-cleanable 100%

dyed nylon fibre that satisfies the need for

polypropylene construction continued to prove

versatility coupled with superior stain resistance,

popular. Boasting 10-, 15- or 20-year stain and

offering stressfree performance all around the

wear warranties, we dramatically recoloured


much of the range to ensure its continuing appeal.

Undoubtedly though, award-winning Invictus

And to top it all, Interiors Monthly magazine

was our hero brand in 2017, enhanced by two

duly awarded us with the year’s Best Customer

major additions to the range – Centaurus and

Service Award. Roll out the red carpet for

Magnificus. For the first time in the Invictus

Associated Weavers this year. StainAway,

range, we introduced our unique iVinci SDO

iSense, Invictus and Vivendi could all be

StainAway construction, comprising our

contenders for more plaudits coming their way.

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Brands you can trust

Stain Away Collection

Ring in the New See what we’ve got lined up for you this year. Come along to the NEC Furniture Show and find out on Stand 2G FS5 in the Flooring Showcase section. Seeing is believing!

Associated Weavers Sales: 01422 431100 Email:

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1 Leading cork innovator Granorte’s new website reveals the depth of the company’s abilities in developing unique cork surfaces, materials and products. The website catalogues Granorte’s ranges of flooring, wall and tile products that bring cork’s unique aesthetic and beneficial properties to homes and businesses. Visit:


2 Floorwise’s Feel the Difference collection gives retailers and fitters the chance to offer customers a choice in premium quality underlays. The right product for the task at hand will deliver comfort and support for years with a choice of recycled PU in Elegance, sponge rubber waffle in Inspiration, and recycled soft rubber crumb and felt in Prestige. Visit: 3 Flair Rugs will demonstrate its versatility at the Spring Fair (Hall 1, H22/F23), 4-8 February, NEC, as the company showcases its latest introductions and enduring favourites from a broad portfolio of rugs. Alongside selected additions to the Simplicity and Flair core collection on show, visitors will be treated to highlights from the new Luxmi range. Visit:


4 Hyder Living is exhibiting for the second time at Hotelympia 5-8 March 2018 (stand 2910), displaying a collection of bedsteads and mattresses developed to answer the demands of the hospitality and leisure industries. Showing the Natural Collection of premium natural filling mattresses, along with bedsteads made to last; the Yorkshire manufacturer will underline its capabilities in delivering bespoke solutions. Visit: 5 Louis de Poortere has partnered with British design house Romo to bring to the market a capsule collection of flatweave and hand-tufted rugs inspired by Romo’s trendsetting fabric designs. Pictured is the hand-tufted Scala in teal, one of four available colourways. ‚‚‚ Visit:


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SMASH ALL YOUR SALES RECORDS ~ YOUR INVITATION ~ Come and see us on Stand A1 in Hall 1 at THE JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW on 21st to 24th January 2018

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Essenzo Solitaire Soft touch luxury has a new name.

Essenzo Solitaire, re-defining the market in super-soft touch luxury. As current trends move towards soft touch luxury, Solitaire stands out as the ultimate in soft touch luxury and bleach cleanable practicality. Solitaire is available in 12 on-trend plain tones manufactured using Essenzo SuperSoft fibre using an extra resilient (2-ply)2 yarn construction. This elegant Saxony is bleach cleanable, mothproof, available in both 4m & 5m widths and features an extra soft Combi-bac backing plus a Free 20 year wear & stain warranty. And with Aria, Spirito and Charme added to the Essenzo collection, everyone can enjoy super-soft touch luxury at affordable price points. Rethink your definition of soft touch luxury and explore Essenzo today. T H E F U R LO N G F LO O R I N G P O R T F O L I O


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6 The FR Bedroom collection from Kettle Interiors celebrates the style of glamorous French chateau living with a gorgeously styled grey lime-wash collection. To be launched at the January Furniture Show (Hall 4, Stand D20), the collection captures the growing trend for a classic French look. Tel: 01536 444 960 7 Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, has launched a style book, an image-led guide designed to give customers and their clients an insight into the latest fabric trends. Using inspirational mood boards, the style book suggests how best to pair and contrast Kobe fabrics to create a unique interior scheme. Tel: 01344 771 653 8 Living Divani’s Notes table with a simple round top in cement, wood or glass with a rigid metallic structure, is now available with a blue glass top. Three slender legs, connected through metallic strips placed at different heights,


seem to chase each other. A graphical play that marks the rhythm of the table, offering a different perspective each time. Visit: 9 With the Academy for Excellence in Flooring having undertaken a refurbishment of training bays, demonstration and breakout areas, the first course attendees of 2018 are to enjoy superior floor training facilities in the UK. The centre is also developing a mobile app that will allow warranty registrations and help installers deliver better service to their customers. Visit: 10 Kettle Interiors is launching a range of mirrors at the January Furniture Show (Hall 4, Stand D20), providing retailers with individually boxed items that can be ordered as part of any delivery service from the brand. The range has five different styles, each in two sizes. Tel: 01536 444 960



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Richard Renouf

Laminate’s tale A little care adds years to a product’s life


I thought your joints didn’t start creaking and groaning until you got old, but there they go again. They’re swollen and tight, and every movement grinds them together. And it seems worse when there’s damp weather. Being a laminate floor would mean an easy life, the salesman said. I’d click with the others, be well supported, and be able to cope with the job. Occasionally I’d even be swept to keep me in top condition. The reality is rather different. First, there’s the issue of space. There isn’t enough room for us all to spread out. There’s been a lot of pushing and shoving, with some of us breaking up and separating. I’m made of wood, so when the humidity rises I get bigger. It doesn’t have to be pouring with rain in the sitting room, nor flooding out of the bath through the ceiling. Moisture in the air is natural and it changes with the weather (and a few other things). With the right gaps around the room and in all the doorways everything would be fine; but as it is, having a crush on my

colleague has a whole new meaning. Then there’s the floor. It definitely wasn’t as flat as the instructions said, and underlay doesn’t make a floor any flatter. There are a few lumps and bumps that still come through, and there are some hollow areas where I have to pretend I’m a trampoline whenever someone walks over me. That’s not doing my joints any good at all. A £1 coin and a 2m level would have shown the problems within a few seconds if the installer had checked before the installation started. While I’m on the subject of checking, a moisture reading would have helped, too. The floor’s concrete and I’m certain a damp-proof membrane should have been put down. It isn’t only moisture from the floor that worries me. The fitter left without explaining to the customer how I should be looked after. Once a week my already swollen joints are slathered with water when the customer mops me, whether I’m in need of it or not. Each time, for the next couple of hours I can feel my joints

swelling. Then what would be perfectly normal use by a reasonably normal family results in chipping along the swollen joint lines. I must look pretty shabby already. Next door, the floor was checked and made flat with a smoothing compound before the flooring was laid. Expansion gaps were spot on and doorbars were fitted. Cleaning and maintenance were explained before the fitter left. I know because the neighbours were chatting yesterday. ‘We’re getting some more laminate for some other rooms,’ they said. My owners already want to get rid of me and have something else. Minor details can make a major difference. A little bit of care will add years to the life of a product, whether it’s a laminate floor or not, and it’s worth taking the time to get things right. Oh dear, there I go, groaning again. Visit:

Laminate flooring must be able to move freely

Uneven flooring

Moisture causes joints to swell

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Richard Renouf is an independent furnishings consultant

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Craft melting pot Habitat’s designs transcend traditional and modern Habitat’s SS18 season, the final one overseen by Polly Dickens before her retirement, celebrates the global design miscellany that exists within the Habitat collection. Inspiration is drawn from many individual journeys – Vietnam, California, Portugal, India, Africa, Scandinavia, Thailand and Italy… Ideas are curated into a collection that celebrates both traditional and contemporary techniques, translated into modern designs for the home by its London design studio. Figurative sits alongside abstract. Tech contrasts craft. Luxe meets minimal. Scandi-cool juxtaposes Indian-bright. Visit: Nadia rattan bed, £550; Tema double duvet set, £120; Chicago cushion, £50; portrait cushion, £40; Nadia rattan bedside table, £95; Terrazzo table lamp, £80; Pinya mug, £6; Fraser rug, £300

COLOUR PALETTE Twenty four colours make up the colour palette for SS18. Key new seasonal introductions include the chalky greens of Sage and Moss moving through to brighter shades of Grass and Leaf. Purple tones of Lilac and Plum make an elegant statement alongside Raspberry, a new warm, chalky pink. At the brighter end of the spectrum, Daffodil yellow and Satsuma orange nod towards brighter summer days ahead.

Avery chair, £75; Vida rug, £300

RATTAN A favourite material of the design studio due to its flexibility at creating fluid 3D forms, Indonesian rattan has been chosen as the base material for bedroom, living and lighting. Moving away from it being perceived as a ‘glasshouse’ material, designer Matthew Long introduces Habitat’s first hand-made rattan bedroom range – Nadia – and the new Feliz and Avery dining chairs with a nod back to some of Habitat’s original rattan designs from the 1960s.


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Oare pendant, £50; Ariano mirror, £120; Nadia dressing table and stool, £295; Shiloh planter, £15; Magda mug, £8

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RETAIL Enzo AV unit, £495; Enzo bookcase, £450; Jadis plant pot, £10; Tremor framed print, £125; Futami set of two plant pots, £60; Gala coffee table, £275; Magda mug, £8; Simone rug, £500; Fenner sofa, £1,600; Regency and Aisha cushions £40

Brennan shelving unit, £325; Posy vase, £25; Kaylub bowl, £25; Kaylub bowl, £15; Visage vase, £25; Vera bowl, £30; Brix sofa, £1,100; Vancouver rug, £300

Nestor marble side table, £295; Curve rug, £250; Vandelli two-seater sofa, £1,500; Curve cushion, £65; Harman floor lamp, £180

UPHOLSTERY Expanding its handmade sofa collection, seven upholstery designs have been introduced – all radically different in shape and style. From the elegant tailoring of Matthew Long’s Vandelli design finished in opulent velvet to the modern informality of the Cuscino, Habitat’s first sofa that incorporates cushions over the arms for family lounging. ‚‚‚ Ramsgate lamp base, £80; French velvet shade, £50; Hopkins bookcase, £495; Cuscino sofa, £1,700; Powell cushion, £50; Nestor marble coffee table, £550; Keogh rug, £250


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RETAIL Parker table, £995; Parker bench, £350; Oregan chair, £160; Simson jug, £15; Ameixa jug, £15; Hutton ceiling light, £250; Blair vase £40; Pinya side plate, £8

GLAM LUXE Advances in sourcing and technology and more sophisticated, high-end materials and finishes can be brought to the high street. Walnut, golds, blacks, marbles and brass are combined for a premium look that continues to evolve a reimagining of affordable, modern luxe.

FIGURATIVE Inspired by art of the 1950s and 1960s, the human form has been reinterpreted across a series of textiles and ceramics designed by Martha Coates. Deconstructed facial components are reassembled in abstract ways alongside light-hearted ceramics that make a nod to the monumental Moai of Easter Island. Left: Visage vase, £25; Faces vase, £45; Kaylub bowl, £15; Easter vase, £30

Right: Eye rug, £350; Face rug, £350; Portrait cushion, £40; Hands cushion, £25; Face cushion, £40

CRAFTED Habitat continues to champion hand-craft on the high street with its collection of hand-finished ceramics and textiles. Designs are individual, irregular and highlight the hand of the maker with reactive glazes, hand-thrown shapes and handembroidery allowing one-off designs to be chosen.

Adoni vase, £20; Bloom vase, £35; Blair Black vase, £40; Audrey vase, £35; Gilligan vase £35; Ameixa bowl, £35; Ameixa vase, £45; Blair white vase, £30; Azuis vase, £40; Posy vase, £25 ‚‚‚


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H&V are a leading carpet manufacturer based in Belgium. We deliver direct from Belgium to the U.K supplying full rolls only, without a minimum order quantity. Delivery is 5 working days from receipt of order. Contact your local sales agent below for further details and sample books.

Representation North West, West Midlands, Southern Ireland Paul Hugo (Sales Manager) 07813 714498 North Wales, Cheshire Matt Bell 07980 223303 Scotland James Hall 07787 140136 Yorkshire, North East England Steve Allitt 07971 952873 East Midlands Charlotte Jarvis 07460 875070 Northern Ireland Norman Gray 07860 495649 South West, South Wales Adam Nicol 07885 738975 London, Berkshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, South East Jon Marsh 07976 795821 Zac Marsh 07828 663325

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RETAIL SWEET LA Understated 1970s Malibu glamour with a luxe, mismatched feel. Unvarnished woods sit alongside contemporary reworks of rattan and richly textured textiles and ceramics, a monochrome base interspersed with bold accents of yellow and orange. Mixed alongside tan leathers, sheepskin rugs and hand-crafted pottery, this look conjures up cool open plan Californian style. Elmley rattan pendant, £90; Feliz table, £1,200; Feliz bench, £495; Feliz chair, £130; Dennis side plate, £10; Dennis jug, £35; Vera salad bowl, £30; Blair black vase, £40; Fergusson rug, £250; Audrey lined vase, £35; Dennis dinner plate, £12; Denis side plate, £10; Dennis pasta bowl, £12; Pinya black dinner plate, £10; Pinya black cereal bowl £7; Pinya black side plate, £8; Blair white vase, £30

LIGHTING Continuing his series of statement lighting for Habitat, Aaron Probyn presents two contemporary designs that highlight LED technology. The Hutton LED tube light is a sculptural statement piece to sit above a dining table. Its delicate, dimmable lighting tubes give a feeling of being suspended and balanced in space. Harman was developed for small space living, its articulating lamp heads allowing light to be directed for reading but also to bounce light off Austin table, £595; Austin bench, £395; Talia chair, £95; Moxley celing light, £120; Marchan rug, £350

the walls to create ambient and atmospheric light. Natural lighting is a move away from the precision of metal and glass and precisely engineered shapes – which largely typify the existing lighting collection – to something softer using spun bamboo and rattan. Each piece is hand-made in Vietnam requiring considerable skill and dexterity by the craftsmen. Rattan is a renewable resource that can be woven to give generous curvy shapes. Light shines through gaps between the rattan to give amazing effects.

Lustre vase, £30; Ripple vase, £30; Brillante vase, £30; Perle vase, £25

LUSTRE Iridescent finishes – reminiscent of oil on water – make up this micro-trend story within decorative accessories. A look translated from the fashion industry, shimmering, light-changing finishes add visual intrigue to pieces across a range of different forms from fluid to more structural in shape.

SUMMER SCANDI A cool colour palette of washed greys, pinks, whites and light woods underpin a calm Scandinavian inspired story. Standing in obvious contrast to the louder colour stories in the collection, this muted Scandinavian look combines textured textiles, natural stoneware and white accessories for an airy, minimalist look.


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Beautifully new and exclusive – and so easy to clean Our new bleach cleanable carpet collection combines both supersoft luxury and practical durability to offer any room in your home a touch of heaven. And its hidden strength? Made in Heaven is created using the latest eco-friendly polyester fibres in a unique 2-ply twist, providing a lifetime of stain resistance and fibre bounce back - so your little piece of heaven will stay looking and feeling divine for years to come. With up to 20 year stain and up to 15 year wear warranties, plus its easy bleach clean properties, this carpet collection has it all - including an enticing mix of natural colours to choose from. Visit today to discover the perfect shade for you.

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Triple treat Marks & Spencer offers three main colour themes

Maiko loveseat in Devlin Stripe Grey from £499; Devon floor lamp, £179; Beth five-light chandelier, £99; Jaguar stripe rug, £69; linen stripe cushion, £19.50; Nautical stripe throw, £35; Triangle jacquard cushion, £15

SIMPLY NATURAL ‘We have worked very hard to create a diverse selection of accessories for the home that will refresh and lift any interior space. Our vase selection has increased significantly and all of our clear glass vases are handmade in Poland, using traditional glass blowing and casing techniques. The clarity of this glass is extremely pure and each piece goes through stringent quality checks to ensure that the thickness and durability of each vase is consistently strong. We are really excited about our new faux floral collection, these are so convincing that you really won’t be able to tell the difference. We have everything from meadow grasses to succulents and our floral arrangements will make beautiful, timeless gifts,’ says Concetta Gallo Price, M&S accessories designer.


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Medium wide neck vase, £19.50; Flared pressed diamond vase, £15; large bouquet vase, £25


‘The way that we live today has informed our approach to this season with entertaining, wellbeing, cooking and living as the prominent focal points. After conducting in-depth trend analysis, we have selected three colour palettes to convey our design stories for SS18: Artisan Blues, a tonal palette of soft and vibrant shades of blue; Living Greens, a botanically inspired range of delicate and invigorating green hues; and Simply Natural, a calming palette of layered neutrals and fresh white,’ says Karen Thomas, M&S home head of design. Visit: Contemporary headboard in grey wool, £699; Arlo bedside chest, £179; Cass swing arm table lamp, £59; small wide neck vase, £12.50; Crescent chevron cushion, £19.50; linen cushion, £19.50; printed Painted Spot bed set, £49.50; pure cotton Meadow Matelasse bed set, £79; Metallic printed throw, £49.50; Cloche candle, £12.50

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RETAIL Hadleigh chair in Elvie Blue, £699, Ava side table, £199; wide succulent in ceramic pot, £19.50; Blue cylinder glazed vase, £19.50; linen cushion, £19.50, Seascape cushion, £19.50; Chevron sparkle throw, £89; Vintage corner print rug, £99; Watercolour damask rug, £169

Hadleigh two-seater sofa in Carron Blue from £999; Hadleigh chair in Elvie Blue, £699; Conran Farley coffee table, £229; Leda task floor lamp, £129; Watercolour damask rug, £169; large wide neck vase, £25; medium wide neck vase, £19.50; Abstract stripe cushion, £15; Jersey weave cushion, £29.50; Agate sequin cushion, £39.50; Crescent chevron cushion, £19.50; Elsie tassel throw, £39.50; Seascape cushion, £19.50; textured mugs, £5; Tavira side plate, £8

Arlo double bed, £349; Arlo bedside chest, £129; Mark making wall art, £39.50; Vintage New York map wall art, £75; jute and chenille woven rug, £109; small wide neck vase, £12.50; Maia table lamp, £99; Tavira side plate, £8; Padstow mug, £6; Graduated stripe bedset, £59; Circle spot dobby bed set in light denim, £59; Chunky cable knit throw, £69; Relaxed stripe bed set, £49.50; linen stripe cushion, £19.50; Crescent chevron cushion, £19.50


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ARTISAN BLUES ‘For SS18 we have edited our upholstery fabric selection to meet the needs of the customer and have been looking at ways in which to make the overall furniture selection process easier. This has resulted in a newly developed range of fabric options that include family friendly multi-weaves and plain textures, alongside specialist linen, 100% wool and sumptuous velvets. I am particularly proud of our new Hadleigh sofa design which is made for pure relaxation with its deep seat and generously filled cushions. Its clean lines and broad frame make it an ideal choice for taking time out and curling up with loved ones,’ says James Patmore, M&S furniture designer. ‚‚‚

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New Dates - Same Venue

7 - 10 MARCH, 2018 Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Dist.7, HCMC

VIETNAM Opening hours: * FOR TRADE:

07 March, 2018 (10:00 - 18:00) 08 - 09 March, 2018 (09:00 - 18:00) 10 March, 2018 (09:00 - 17:00) * FOR PUBLIC: Contact us: HAWA CORPORATION 185 Ly Chinh Thang Str., W.7, Dist.3, HCMC, Vietnam T: +84.28.3526 4714 / 15 / 16 - F: +84.28.3526 4718 E:




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RETAIL Holly double bed, £599; Holly bedside table, £179; jute and chenille woven rug, £109; Capri table lamp, £59; set of two raffia and seagrass baskets, £45; medium wide neck vase, £19.50; fern in grey pot, £25; small cheese plant in ceramic pot, £19.50; small hexagonal lantern, £25; small wide neck vase, £12.50; linen cushion, £19.50; Ladybird embroidered cushion, £15; Watercolour stripe bed set, £49.50; Bug print bed set, £49.50; Supersoft throws £29.50

LIVING GREENS ‘I have recently moved over to our bed and bath design team. My first task was to research and work on our colour offering and authority for SS18. We have scoured the globe for inspiration and have expanded our colourways across both ranges to ensure that there is a renewed depth to our offer to cater for every customer taste. Furthermore, we will be refreshing the colour palette for each season making sure that there is always a perfect layering option available for customers,’ says Lisa Read, M&S bed and bath designer.

Small seeded lantern, £19.50; Bug print bed set, £49.50; Ridley printed stripe pillowcases, £8; Watercolour stripe bed set, £49.50; Supersoft pink throw, £29.50; Ridley printed stripe bed set £29.50; Casual craft embroidery bed set, £59; Supersoft green throw, £29.50; linen cushion, £19.50

Hudson chair in Crete Green from £399; Aragon two-seater sofa in green linen from £1,399; Sandford coffee table, £299; Margot chandelier, £229; large cheese plant, £49.50; Supersoft throw, £29.50; Distressed edge cushion, £25; linen cushions, £19.50; Saloon mirror, £79; jute and chenille woven rug, £109; medium wide neck vase, £19.50, terrarium, £19.50; mini cactus pot, £6; cactus selection in ceramic pot, £25; burnished tray, £17.50


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Artisan ribbed gradient bottle vase, £24.99; Heart of House Kent small solid oak sideboard, £209.99; Creative Tops set of four slatted wood mats and coasters, £26.99; Artisan speckled dinnerware, £34.99; Prestige acacia chopping board, £14.99

Artisan offers an unpretentious homeliness, referencing the rural through animal and leaf prints while retaining a handcrafted feel. Warm oaks complement weathered leather and brushed brass to bring a rustic cosiness to the home. Artisan delights in texture, layering Herringbone with heavy knits and tweeds, enabling an honest and inviting living space. It evokes long country walks and real log fires, while channelling the relaxed homeliness of the rustic. Home Coral curved floor lamp, £29.99; TC Tilbury grey bedding set, £20.99; Home Diamond cotton throw, £14.49

Six senses Argos’ trends for SS18 Visit:


BEACH HOUSE Inspired by the seaside, Beach House adds a subtle coastal feel to the interior by using window pane checks, tailored stripe icons and painted furniture pieces. Drawing inspiration from both the Mediterranean and the English coastlines, the look is comfortable, informal, and calm.

Wicker shade, £19.99; Collection Ombre supersoft shaggy rug, £79.99; Collection Romantic coffee table, £99.99; Artisan ribbed gradient bottle vase, £24.99; Heart of House Coastal Wave cushion, £14.99; Herringbone navy cushion, £14.99; Herringbone charcoal cushion, £14.99; Heart of House Herringbone navy curtain £59.99; HM flatweave Diamond rug, £39.99; Abberton three-seater sofa, natural stripe, £749.99


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Heart of House bed set, £52.99; black and white diamond rug, £79.99; Heart of House Herringbone cushion, £14.99; Collection Camborne nest of two solid wood tables, £89.99; Fabric Shade, £9.99

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RETAIL HYGENA The modern and clean collection from Hygena is designed to inspire and provide clever functional and practical solutions for small living spaces. The products are smart with accent colours of yellow and palettes of soothing greys and milky whites, creating an oasis of calm along with tactile ceramics, tinted glass and printed cottons.

Hygena Makwa side table, £29.99; Hygena Lexie two-seater fabric sofa, Denim Blue, £349.99; Hygena geometric cushion, £12.99; Hygena yellow stripe cushion, £12.99; Lamp Shade, £14.99

Hygena Lexie fabric retro chair, £249.99; Hygena Makwa side table, £29.99; Hygena grey stripe cushion, £12.99; Premier Housewares polyresin vase, £49.99; Discovery textured vase, £29.99; Floor Lamp, £34.99

INFUSION Injecting pattern, texture and rich colour into the home, Infusion is a diverse and global trend, capturing the spirit of old and new. The bold colours and geometric prints help to create a unique, trend-led interior for the home. Bold and exciting accent colours are paired with neutral and monochrome backgrounds to balance this energetic colour palette.

Collection Chile king-size bed frame, £199.99; Home Zig Zag footstool, £39.99; Collection round glass top side copper plated table, £59.99; Discovery Decorative textured vase, £11.99; Home Global Patchwork bedding set, £18.99; Home Diamond cotton throw, £11.99; Collection woven cotton wall hanging, £16.99; Heart of House Geo cushion, £14.99


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Heart of House Livingston three-seater leather sofa, £899.99; Home Zig Zag footstool, £39.99; Collection round glass top copper plated coffee table, £119.99; Collection Unar floor lamp, £39.99; Home knitted pouffe footstool, £34.99; Collection Navajo Feathers framed print, £19.99; Arthouse Tropics set of nine Brasillila Capped mini canvas, £45.99; Collection Distressed Diamond shaggy rug (719/3910), £119.99; TC Stripes multi rug, £99.99 ‚‚‚

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AIS Furniture Show

Exclusive Show with exciting ranges & brands for the Independent Retailer This is THE Show for all independent furniture retailers. AIS Ltd have brought together a refined choice of ranges and we’re opening the doors to non members to show the very latest in furniture and accessories. THE Show takes place at one of the UK’s premier exhibition venues - Cranmore Park with unrivalled show facilities, excellent catering and ample FREE car parking just minutes from J4 M42, only 8 miles from the NEC.

Register online now at t: 0121 683 1428 e: Follow us:

21 & 22 January 2018 [19 & 20 January Members only]

Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4LF


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RETAIL Hygena Aliso reversible corner chaise sofa, £649.99; Heart of House Inhale/Exhale cushion, £11.99; Hygena Makwa side table, £29.99; Artisan ribbed gradient bottle vase, £24.99; Collection Herbert tripod table, £29.99; Home Diamond cotton throw, £21.99; Hygena grey stripe cushion, £12.99

INHABIT With a focus on simple forms and a neutral palette of green tones and moss hues, Inhabit sets a new pace for home life through a concentration on essential, uncomplicated contentment. Blond woods, layered colour and linear leaf prints reinforce a sense of the natural. This is not a trend, this is an expression of an alternative means to relaxation, articulated through handwritten quotes and ombre tones. It is an appreciation of the organic urban, manifest in painted metals, frosted glass and woven textiles. Inhabit is fully living in your home, rather than merely occupying it.

Hygena New Charlie dining chair, £59.99; Hygena Charlie extendable four to sixseater dining table, £209.99; Collection Wave pendant light shade, £12.99; Heart of House Bicester 12-piece stoneware dinner set, £29.99; set of four tumbler glasses, £3.69

SERENITY Evoking the soothing stillness of a spring morning, Serenity combines delicate florals with illustrative watercolours and light mirrored surfaces to create a sanctuary from the rush of the modern world. Hushed pastel hues of rose and mint are accented with inky blues and metallic references. The tranquillity of nature is brought to the home through glazed ceramics, natural linens and marble tones, making an understated haven for relaxation.

Alana fabric shell back chair, £129.99; Collection round glass top side copper plated table, £59.99; Summer House set of two Reactive vases, £29.99; Heart of House velveteen blush cushion, £11.99; Condor bed, £239.99; HM Sanna Stripe bedding DB, £16.99; desk lamp, £12.99


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Heart of House velveteen blush cushion, £11.99; Summer House set of two Reactive vases, £29.99; Collection round glass top copper plated coffee table, £119.99; Heart of House Thornton three-seater fabric sofa, £549.99; Home Curva floor lamp, £29.99; Collection Martha fabric wingback chair, £209.99

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PLEASE NOTE: No Alpacas were harmed during the making of our Natural Collection.

See the new 2018 Salus Bed Collection at the

January Furniture Show - hall 5 stand C20

Visit our new website!


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Graphics and glamour Spring/summer trends from Sainsbury’s Home. Visit: RIVIERA Riviera evokes the luxury and glamour of the French Riviera, creating a sophisticated take on coastal interiors. Sleek and contemporary, it marries a bold stripe pattern with stylish nautical motifs for a chic spring update, featuring pieces for kitchen and dining, living, bed and bath. Luxurious metallic accents, including gold-striped glassware and elegant silver objets are enhanced by a refreshing colour palette of indigo, cobalt and bright white.

PALM HOUSE Bringing opulence and glamour, Palm House exudes modern living. Vibrant watercolour florals are digitally printed across tableware for a statement dinner party setting




Meadow pays homage to spring with its delicate, hand-painted floral designs and pretty pastel colours, complemented by light oak and recycled glass accessories. Intricate embroidered cushions and elegant faux florals enhance the countryside aesthetic, celebrating the traditional British landscape in all its glory.

Combining contemporary style with Scandinavian influences, Helsinki is a modern collection combining cool concrete grey tones with pops of yellow and navy. Graphic patterns feature on textiles, home accessories and tableware with raw ceramics, black anodised metal and dark acacia woods used to enhance the hipster appeal to this trend.

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RETAIL Gray & Willow Sage dinnerware from £9; Gray & Willow utensil pot, £22; Gray & Willow Areia mug, £9; Gray & Willow Thea vase, £22


Linea woven throw, £49; Linea Chartreuse velvet oversized cushion, £20; Linea Zulu embroidered cushion, £25; Linea Chiku red embroidered cushion, £25; Junipa Kerala sequin cushion, £25; Junipa Baja planter, £28; Junipa Coral ornament, £20; Linea cane lantern, small £30, large £40; Gray & Willow Annika weave easy-fit shade, £65

‘I love those little variations that make artisanal textiles and ceramics unique – that’s why this trend has such staying power. The team has sourced a patchwork of techniques, from markmaking to hand-stitching and tactile fringing. It’s our very own celebration of global craftsmanship, so expect natural materials, tribal prints and plenty of earthy, sun-dried colour,’ says Jakki Pay, House of Fraser design director fashion and home.

Four scores House of Fraser has identified a quartet of looks for SS18. Visit: ‚‚‚

Biba Lexington diamond mirror, £195; Biba Snake candle stick, £40; Biba Deco jewellery box, £25; Linea Cactus ornament, £22; Biba geometric frame £12 Biba Snake candle stick, £40; Biba Astroia metal table lamp, £120; Biba geometric frames from £10; Biba Deco jewellery box, £25; Biba Claudia jacquard print double duvet, £90, pillowcase pair, £40; Biba Kimberly print double duvet, £75, pillowcase pair, £35; Biba Nala velvet leopard print cushion, £28; Biba Valentina art deco beaded cushion, £35; Biba Lucia beaded palm cushion, £35; Biba Shiva tiger cushion, £28; Biba Navy velvet bedspread, £160; Biba Charcoal geo bedspread, £160; Biba Granite set of four coasters, £25; Linea Gold trinket box, £8; Linea Cactus ornament, £22; Biba Iva urn vase, £65


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MAXIMALIST ‘We’ve paired jungle prints with deco design to create a glorious fusion of pattern and bold colour. Warm metallics pair wonderfully with moody hues like navy and aubergine, and velvety textures really do have year-round appeal. Confidence is key to creating this dramatic look – wall to wall print optional, of course,’ says Lois Vincent, House of Fraser home designer.

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U N D E R L AY S T H AT T R U L Y FEEL THE BEST When it comes to choosing underlay, customers want to feel luxury under their feet. Using premium materials for underlays of exquisite quality, Feel the Difference is a collection that truly delivers lasting comfort.

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RETAIL Linea iron compass, £45; Linea glass lantern, small £40, large £60; Gray & Willow cream giant rib throw, £95; Linea white matelassé cushion, £35; Gray & Willow Halston linen pillowcase, £36; Junipa velvet ikat cushion, £25; Linea Torren stripe cushion, £15; Linea Boat print cushion, £15; Junipa Kailash knit throw, £70; Gray & Willow Areia mug, £9

SEAFARE ‘The look and feel of a life beside the sea provides our team with endless inspiration. This season, texture and colour are wonderfully restful – watercolour stripes, tie-dye effects and those salt-washed ocean hues are so easy to work into any home come warmer months. Look out for weathered and raw finishes, too – they’re all about capturing the beauty in imperfection,’ says Vincent.

Gray & Willow Alma set of four napkins, £15; Gray & Willow Tide dinnerware from £7; Gray & Willow Bubble tumbler, £6; Linea Richmond jug, £22; Gray & Willow Acacia paddle, £22; Gray & Willow casserole dish, small £22, large £32; Dickins & Jones small ceramic pot, £10; Junipa Ella set of four napkins, £15; Gray & Willow petite blue casserole dish, £20; Gray & Willow Areia mugs from £9; Linea Soul Culture mugs from £6; Gray & Willow speckled glazed mugs from £9; Gray & Willow Ponto serving bowl, £38; Gray & Willow storage jar, small £14, large £18; Gray & Willow Alta 16-piece cutlery set, £45; Gray & Willow utensil pot, £22; Gray & Willow Isak planter, £18

Linea blue knitted throw, £49; Linea abstract floral cushion, £15; Biba Eden jungle cushion, £28


Linea Palm print double duvet set, £65; Linea blue knitted throw, £49; Biba Eden jungle cushion, £28; Linea Nia embroidered leaf cushion, £25; Gray & Willow Halston linen double duvet cover, £110, pillowcase pair, £36; Biba Shiva tiger cushion £28; Gray & Willow Isak hanging planter, £18


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‘I love tropical prints – there’s really no better way to create that summer party mood – and this season there are some brilliantly bold ones to choose from. Palm motifs are always popular and our in-house design team has scaled them up to create some really striking abstract prints. Pick out vibrant pinks and blues and you’ve created a tropical paradise in your back garden’, says Pay.

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RJR John Rocha puts a fresh spin on his signature artisan craftsmanship style. The collection sees the introduction of delicate watercolour florals on crisp white ceramics and botanical appliqué bedlinens. The seasonal colour palette is brought to life in the form of beautiful embossed and crocheted textiles in shades of sage and sherbet. Earthenware vases in soft pastels lend a natural, organic undertone to the range, bringing together a beautiful combination of simple, organic textures and calm ethereal beauty.


The eclectic MW by Matthew Williamson combines opulent contrasting prints and rich sumptuous texture, underpinned by dramatic jewel tones for a glamorous take on the tropical bohemian look. The Monkey is replaced by the Birds of Paradise as the character of the summer season, appearing on bright contrasting bedlinens and vibrant wall art. A strong sense of fun and extravagance runs throughout the range. Flamingo candle holders, gold embellished pineapple cushions and colour pop jewellery boxes are simple yet effective additions to add an element of tropical luxury to any room.


Watercolour pastel toned bedding, sweet tea party pieces and clean, bold lighting make up Debenhams’ latest homewear offering, Cosmo. Splashes of baby pink and muted blue, complemented with flecks of glamorous gold markings, fun pom-pom details and rich mohair textures bring to life a design-led collection of decorative accessories, textiles and bathroom designs. Lighting is abstract, combining interesting shapes and soft pastels. Layer together for a real pop of character or introduce individually for a more grown up touch of luxe.


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The style influence of the Debenhams’ Hastings collection is a modern take on traditional nautical design with a fresh, contemporary twist. This collection offers subtle, current updates for every room in the home. Seasonal dining is given an artisan feel with the introduction of abstract printed picnicware, natural, rustic kitchen pieces and statement glass accessories. Classic printed textiles and traditional glass lanterns receive a touch of character with water weathered glass and natural textured jute. The modern maritime theme breathes fresh life throughout the home for the season.


The J by Jasper Conran collection combines contemporary design with statement colour for refined, modern luxury. Rich velvets and asymmetric prints in golden hues and classic deep navy appear throughout the home in the form of luxurious bedlinens, cushions and throws. Marble and copper kitchen pieces offer an understated update to dining. The lighting range is also extended for the new season with the introduction of the deep wooden Nordic influenced pendant and retro look table lamp. The fresh palette and new materials bring the designer’s strikingly bold, catwalk inspired collection into the new season in a subtle yet impactful fashion.


Star by Julien Macdonald returns bursting with all of the decadent glamour and high fashion opulence the designer is known for. Shimmering metallic accessories and intricately beaded cushions bring an effortless touch of opulence to any room. Textiles are given a fresh revival with buttery-yellow and silver roses for a new direction on the designer’s signature boudoir look. Intricate ruffles and feather finishes add a further feel of luxury to the collection, bringing a refreshing update to the home for the new season.


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Abigail Ahern has brought her uniquely creative touch to a new range of nautical inspired homeware for the Abigail Ahern/Edition range. Drawing on her inspiration from around the world, the collection receives a seasonal update with the introduction of a variety of new characters. Forest green puffin lamps and pom-pom cushions, unexpected metallic whale planters and unique sea urchin vases continue the unmistakeably quirky, striking look the range has become synonymous with. Ahern’s faux botanicals also make a return for the new season, complementing the mainline collection. The range exudes exotic nautical vibes with a hint of ethnic glamour for the new season.

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Fabulous five George Home’s key trends for SS18 ‘Rooted conjures a relaxed country cottage with fresh spring blooms and a soft cool palette made up of pale yellows, aqua and pastel pink. Adrenalin takes inspiration from a modern mountain house featuring rich textures and mixed materials. South America inspires Iberia, with injections of vivid colours and abstract patterns. Luxe offers ornate decorative metallics, and bold clashing prints, and Exhale combines Scandinavian influences for a simple living collection,’ says Julie Varma, George Home senior design director. Visit:


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Woven plastic storage set of two, £6; Circle and stripe bath sheet, £9; Kaleidoscope dispenser, £5; Cactus dispenser, £6: Chevron border hand towel, £4; Circle and stripe hand towel, £4, Stripe bath towel, £6

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Communication channel The Carpet Foundation uses social media and print to keep people informed about the carpet industry The Carpet Foundation has returned to paid consumer marketing after a gap of at least five years. In that period it relied on, and was successful at, being the first port of call for consumer journalists writing about carpet. ‘We have been doing an awful lot of PR but the magazine market is changing dramatically as their ability to write articles on carpet is getting harder as there are less staff. So we’ve turned to advertorials,’ says Andrew Stanbridge, CF chief executive. ‘We’ve been going for nearly 20 years, you could say one of our greatest achievements is still to be here, another is getting consumer magazines to write about carpets: 20 years ago they wouldn’t. We’ll continue with advertorials tackling issues we get asked about a lot, for example asthma, underfloor heating and air quality: these are consumer based topics that no individual manufacturer would try to tackle. We’ll be talking about things others won’t.’ It is three years since CF restructured and changed its funding model. ‘We were never in real financial trouble, we always had money in the bank, it was more of a question of was there the support to carry on with

Advertorials get the carpet message across


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reduced resources, and there was. The changes have enabled us to now use some of our funding for the advertorials,’ he explains. While membership has fallen from 1,000 to 450, Stanbridge is quick to point out that under the previous levy system ‘a good percentage never paid anything or practically very little. Now the £35 monthly fee is bringing in 10%-15% more money, but the manufacturer money has been reduced drastically. The whole finance was switched from manufacturer to retailer. ‘Some retailers saw their brand in their

town as something they wanted to support without the need to support a nationwide body. After all, it’s their money. Membership is static. We might get 10-12 new members in and the same number go out: usually they are retiring, closing the shop or have gone out of business. We’ve been attending buying group meetings and have had success there. We’ll never have 1,000s of members. We have 450, I want to get to 500,’ he says. Stanbridge reveals that arbitration between shoppers and retailers takes up 30% of CF’s time. Because of this it is working with Trading Standards to

become a recognised alternative dispute resolution body. ‘We want to carry on marketing to the end user and being a one stop shop for journalists to write about carpet: many retailers will perhaps not know this but we probably get two or three calls or emails from consumers, manufacturers or retailers a day asking for help,’ he says. Retailers are probably also unaware that David Whitefoot, CF technical consultant, is usually the only UK representative at EU and global standards meetings: without him the UK would not be represented. CF has been successful in using social media to communicate with consumers and its website channels to members. ‘I don’t see the way carpet is made or sold, and consumers’ reaction to it, changing very much. The independent retailer has survived. Our role is to keep up with communication channels. We drive consumers to the membership via the website. While I can’t say a shopper going from the CF website to a members’ website guarantees a sale, it is generating footfall,’ says Stanbridge. ‘We’ve been going for nearly 20 years and we’re going to carry on until the industry says: “We don’t need you any more”. The industry set us up and finances us: we are here for the independent retailer.’ Visit:

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Seat generation himolla’s latest offerings are designed to impress ‘As we predicted just over a year ago, 2017 has been an exciting period for himolla. It saw ground-breaking technological advances, creative designs and escalating sales,’ says Sandra Spranger, himolla UK and Ireland country manager. ‘Our range of luxurious fabrics and contemporary colour palettes were particularly well received, while our touch-of-the-button adjustability led the way in sales. Now we’re building on that success – and the company’s 70-year history of quality furniture manufacturing – with a marketredefining series of product launches that will be revealed at this month’s AIS



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Furniture Show. So, 2018 will see a stunning new range of loungers, an innovative corner unit and a standalone chair that simply exudes style. ‘S could stand for sensational with the S-Loungers. These loungers have a gentle, curvaceous design and more than a touch of upper class appeal. The Severn and Spey both feature electrically adjusted back, foot and head rests plus a heart-balance function, complete with wireless handset,’ she says. With Monaco the corner unit becomes a recliner. It wraps German technology in Mediterranean style, to create sofas offering from one and a half to threeseater comfort, wall-hugger electric

systems and seat angle adjustment. As well as the recliners, a long chair and a fixed two and a half-seater are also included in the mix. Either manually or electricallyoperated, the Aura is a standalone chair with integrated headrests and a designer edge intended to wow 2018’s buyers. Aura will be available in a range of contemporary colours complemented by a choice of beech swivel bases. ‘So, exciting times ahead as himolla uses the latest design and technological advances to build a historic year for the company and its retail partners,’ adds Spranger. Email:

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Relaxation techniques La-Z-Boy UK will introduce 18 new products Following the success of its high street exclusive Originals Collection, La-Z-Boy UK is preparing to release a host of new ranges and products at the January Furniture Show. With its largest ever stand it will showcase 11 new roomsets plus a gallery of seven chairs. The stand’s theme will tie in with a national advertising campaign, which has already launched in the press and will begin on TV, including Channel 4 and Sky, from early February. The campaign makes it the manufacturer with the highest


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current spend for consumer advertising. There are new models in both its Originals Collection and traditional Comfort Studio collection. While in keeping with the popularity of the ranges, the designs will introduce distinctive design features and styling. A contemporary range for city living – Urban Attitudes – will also be unveiled. It has the look of a static range with wood or chrome legs, but features concealed motion mechanisms. Bright, modern designs and exclusive new fabric and leather swatches, with bold patterns, textures and colourways are featured. Keith Wilson, La-Z-Boy UK md, says the team is looking forward to welcoming customers at the show. ‘We’ll be showcasing our most impressive stand to date, which will be the culmination of a year of hard work and planning. It’s also great timing for us, just a couple of weeks before our TV advertising campaign is set to launch. Visitors to the stand will be able to get a real taste of the theme of the campaign, which focuses on creating a sense of everything that the brand stands for, as well as highlighting key product features,’ he says. The campaign – Connoisseurs of Comfort – features the Originals

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Collection and various characters who each have their own reasons for loving their La-Z-Boy products, including comfort, durability, style and ease of relaxation. ‘We’re expecting a fantastic response from the campaign, which will form a fantastic foundation for the introduction of our new models into stores later in 2018. This will be our first ever standalone campaign in this territory, which makes it a very exciting time for the brand, and for our retailers,’ says Dave Darragh, La-Z-Boy UK sales director. He says this year’s larger stand gives it more scope, showcasing products in three collections. ‘The Originals Collection and Comfort Studio Collection products fit perfectly with the other models in the ranges, but develop the look and feel to incorporate the latest styling and detailing. We are really proud of how the finished products look. Our new Urban Attitudes collection is a stunning range of products, which offer something totally unique to the UK market. Their modern aesthetic goes in a brand new direction and consumers will love being able to enjoy a full reclining mechanism in a smaller chair with legs.’ A seven-piece chair gallery will also be launched. ‘La-Z-Boy is renowned for its individual recliners and this gives retailers more flexibility to offer customers a product to suit their needs and taste,’ adds Darragh. Later in the year it will introduce a cabinet range, bed and mattress. Email:

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Cushion stars More retailers and manufacturers want Encore products

Demand for Encore cushions dramatically increased last year. ‘More and more retailers are seeing the advantages and are demanding cushions containing Encore for their ranges. Such has been the demand that we installed new CNC machines and took on extra staff to cope. Since its launch in 2010 Encore has gone from strength to strength. It’s easy to see why,’ says Richard Prudhoe, Fibreline md. ‘The Encore cushion range retains the

casual look, and its resistance to sagging along with easier maintenance gives retailers confidence in the performance of fibre and feather, and now spring, in seat cushion applications.’ Encore Fibre is a cushion that looks and feels like fibre but has the recovery of foam. Encore Feather looks and feels like feather but also has the recovery performance of foam. ‘The latest addition to the Encore range is Springcore, where small ‚‚‚

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pocket springs are inserted into a shaped foam core. For the first time a spring, foam cushion can now be made in almost any shape or size. This is a big advantage over conventional spring cushions,’ says Prudhoe. Encore Fibre has been awarded the FIRA Gold mark and was the top performing fibre cushion in its tests. ‘As well as the standard Encore range we have developed a number of unique combination cushions for various manufacturers. This gives the manufacturer a very personal cushion feel, making the sit different to their competitors,’ he says. Over the past 15 years Fibreline has positioned itself as a one stop shop for upholstery manufacturers’ filling requirements, with foam, fibre and feather cushion products made on one site and delivered by its own vehicles. ‘It’s a winning formula with our range of combined filling cushion products being incredibly popular. With increasing demand for value added products such as the Encore cushion range, and the ever-shortening lead times, in-house control of the sewn case production is essential for meeting customer demand,’ adds Prudhoe. Established in 1982 Fibreline was one of the first companies to manufacture carded fibre cushions for the UK upholstery market. It is now a leading supplier of not only polyester fibre, but also feather, foam, and now spring cushions. As a manufacturer of all three fillings it has been at the leading edge of developing a range of combination fillings for designers trying to offer something different to the norm. Visit:


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Encore Fibre

Extra staff have been recruited

The company has seen demand increase for its products

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Customer commitment Castelan is embracing the latest EU legislation ‘During the past year, Castelan Group has continued to develop its systems and products to provide an exceptional care and protection package that has led to us welcoming several new clients, with whom we are delighted to be a trusted partner. Other planned developments to enhance the journey for both our clients and customers will be coming on stream in the coming year and we look forward to introducing them as they happen,’ says Martin Napper, Castelan Group ceo. Castelan Group has vision and mission statements that underpin the business and guide all that it does. The vision statement is: ‘To be recognised experts in providing innovative insurance and product service solutions within the retail sector’. The mission statement is: ‘To provide world class customer care and innovative tailored solutions in the product protection and insurance industry’. The coming year will see changes in the way furniture warranties are offered, at the point of sale, with the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive. This EU legislation can be easily adhered to with the right support from a warranty provider. It is not designed to prevent sales but rather to ensure the customer has all the information they need to make an informed decision before buying. This promotes better customer commitment and ensures the customer’s expectations of the protection plan match its features and benefits.

Castelan Group has developed its systems and products

‘This will be a key component of the sales process and equally as important as having the best products and plans on hand to offer to the customer,’ he says. ‘Castelan Group stands ready to continue to support our clients in ensuring that we provide furniture protection plans that deliver sectorleading levels of care to your customer, add value to your service provision and are sold compliantly at the point of sale. We look forward to working with our current and future clients in 2018, and beyond, to deliver the best levels of service and support in the industry,’ adds Napper. Visit:

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PREMIERCARE for furniture

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Scales of notation Huge rugs are on the horizon for Deidre Dyson Deirdre Dyson has conjured up designs that will be hand-knotted on a large scale for her Horizons collection. The 7m x 2.35m Seascape depicts the colours of the sea, from its depth to its shallows, with flashes of light reflected on the water’s surface. Skyscape (5m x 2.35m) illustrates the

colours of cool skies with a glimmer of silken sunlight shining through. ‘As a painter, my primary focus is on colour – it provides both depth and atmosphere. I give the same attention to colour in my rug designs and for my new collection, I concentrate on the changeovers from one shade to another, as seen in the world around us – the sea, the sky – and how they transform throughout the day,’ explains Dyson. Her Dusk design represents the colours and energy of the heat in the sky, as the sun sets at dusk, with vivid reds and pinks, melting into purples and blues. ‘Part of the impact of looking at the sky and the sea is their scale – so I wanted to represent them as truly as possible by creating rugs on a large scale. My amazing team in Nepal are handknotting the two huge rugs on a single loom, which is quite extraordinary.’ Dyson uses colour grading techniques and a combination of Chinese silk and Tibetan wool to reflect the textures and varying light found in nature. Each design is bespoke and can be fitted or free-standing. Customers can take inspiration from her ideas, but apply their personal touch through colour, shape, size and design elements. Rugs can be hand-knotted in Tibet or handtufted in Scotland or Yorkshire in New Zealand wool. Horizons will be debuted at Maison & Objet this month. Visit:

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Checking into the UK Hästens is expanding its presence in this country Since 1852, Hästens has been committed to crafting the best sleep in the world. The craftsmen at the factory in Köping, Sweden, have been refining their craft for generations. Every bed is bespoke and hand-made using only the best natural materials including pure flax, cotton, wool, the highest quality Swedish pine and hypoallergenic horse hair. With operations in 37 countries and more than 200 partners in Europe, Asia and the USA, the small family-owned company has grown into a global producer and retailer of premium beds. ‘Hästens has five generations of product development and handcraftsmanship experience. Our roots are in Köping, where it all began, where we remain today, and where our beds are still made, no matter if the customer lives just down the street or on the other side of the world. Every day we continue our legacy, following the passion in our hearts: the hand-made craftsmanship of creating the best bed to provide the perfect sleep,’ says Oliver Bowen, Hästens UK manager. ‘We are, as far as we know, the oldest manufacturer of high quality beds still in business. For over 160 years we have developed our beds to become more comfortable and of a higher quality. It is a never ending process. Our research and development projects are all centred around the idea of making us a little better with each step. We never compromise on quality when it comes to materials and construction.’ Last year Hästens announced a design collaboration with Swedish designers Bernadotte & Kylberg in which the Hästens signature blue check was completely reimagined, with the new Appaloosa and Marwari beds, both of which use the construction of the Hästens 2000T bed. This collaboration, announced at Salone del Mobile Milan 2017, marks the first time that the Hästens’ iconic blue check has been reinterpreted Recently Hästens opened two partner stores within Wells Bedding and Interiors in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and JJ Pierson


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in Portadown, County Armagh. ‘These new openings signal the UK’s growing interest in Hästens and the brand’s values and increase the number

of outlets to nine. Due to customer demand, we are planning to expand even further in the UK,’ adds Bowen. Email:

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Mattress-now 3 Zone

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Studio by Silentnight medium comfort

Scoring a hat-trick Silentnight has three Which? Best Buys If you look closely at many football team’s crests some of them have stars above them. Aberdeen FC, for example, has two representing the two European trophies it has won. But when it comes to mattresses think Which? rather than EUFA. Silentnight is a top scorer as the only bed brand with three Which? Best Buy mattresses. The Mirapocket 1200 mattress is one of its bestsellers. Featuring natural materials engineered from sustainable sources, the Eco Comfort layer is fully recyclable and highly breathable, allowing air to pass through for an invigorating and refreshing night’s sleep. Fibres have been constructed vertically to offer extra support and help free movement


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through the night. Which? describes the mattress as ‘one of the best value mattresses we’ve ever tested’. Studio by Silentnight medium comfort is the most recent addition to the awarded products. Designed with simplicity in mind, Studio by Silentnight offers customers one mattress in three comfort choices. The mattress is delivered rolled and boxed. Once the packaging has been removed and the mattress left to settle for 24 hours in a well ventilated room for optimum freshness and flatness, then it’s ready to use. Which? says it is ‘the topscoring bed-in-a-box mattress’ and ‘one of the best mattresses we’ve tested in years and fully deserving of our coveted Best Buy recommendation.’

Silentnight’s Mattress-now 3 Zone has been a Which? Best Buy since 2012. The mattress contains a comfort layer of body moulding memory foam and provides support for the entire body, with soft support for shoulders and firm support for hips and lower back, providing a healthier sleep. The Miratex foam core provides support right to the edge of the mattress, meaning more sleep space, while a soft knit cover offers added comfort. This mattress also comes in a box: vacuum packed and rolled for extra convenience. ‘You can rely on this memory-foam mattress to provide good support for your body for years to come,’ says Which?. Visit:

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All about choice Rest Assured’s latest models are proving successful Rest Assured has had an exciting and busy past year – a new brand identity, opening its first consumer showrooms in partnership with Cousins Furniture, and launching a collection of mattresses, headboards and upholstered bedframes and accessories. The new mattresses all feature premium zoned pocket springs combined with high quality comfort layers such as British wool, blended natural latex and silk. Mattress collections offer a choice of softer, medium and firmer comfort at different price points, helping to simplify buying

for the consumer to ensure they get the right mattress for them. This simple strategy is paying dividends as the new products are receiving rave reviews from consumers. Among these is a review on the new Latex mattress. Featuring a 2000 zoned pocket spring unit available in softer, medium or firmer tension and a blended natural latex pillow top, hand-tufted for superb comfort and pressure relief: ‘At long last a decent night’s sleep. Quality is impeccable as hand-crafted – great as you just rotate it periodically, no need to turn it. First night’s sleep? Like floating on

Rest Assured Osborne bedframe and Steeton storage ottoman in Mink velour

Rest Assured 2000 zoned pocket spring mattress with blended latex pillow top


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a cloud, simply heavenly! Feel refreshed every morning. Five stars!’ Expanding the product range to offer both divans and upholstered bedframes means the consumer can design the bed that suits them. Divans offer storage and the full length ottoman makes the most of valuable space under the bed. For those who prefer the look of a bedframe, there is a choice of two designs offering a classic style with turned wooden legs and a choice of soft velour or wool-effect fabric in a range of colours inspired by the British countryside. Visit:

Rest Assured half ottoman and two-drawer storage divan with Richmond strutted headboard in Pebble

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PURE BRITISH COMFORT Handmade in the UK with premium zoned pocket springs combined with luxurious fillings for superb comfort and superior support. The Latex collection mattress features a blended natural Latex pillow top, responsive and durable it provides pressure relief and easy movement throughout the night. One mattress available in softer, medium and firmer comfort.

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MiChair Gold Collection’s Sasha

Still moving with the times This year marks Furmanac’s 50th anniversary Furmanac is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The UK’s largest adjustable bed manufacturer and a leader in upholstered beds and reclining chairs, was established by Reginald Hilliard in 1968 and is still family run and owned. Starting as a furniture component supplier, it developed an adjustable Care bed in 1987. In 1997, John Hilliard, then md and now chairman, developed and manufactured its first electric adjustable bed before introducing the MiBed brand, which now makes up 60% of the adjustable bed market. Prior to taking on the role of md, Buzz Pattar worked closely with his predecessor as production director. ‘The business was growing more and more. In 2008 turnover was around £4.5m-£5m. However, it looked like we were at a standstill and growth was not where we wanted it to be,’ he says. The solution was diversification. ‘We realised we had the skill to make a more premium form of bedding and that was when we introduced the Hestia brand for independent retailers in 2009.’ It was in 2012 that the direction the company truly wanted to take was decided. ‘At the time we were both a


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manufacturer and a distributor of sofabed and chair mechanisms. We had learnt a lot about chair mechanisms, including their construction and upholstery, and realised we should be concentrating on the finished product,’ explains Pattar. Thus the MiChair range was created. By refocusing on manufacturing upholstery, its skill and expertise grew, leading to the introduction of the Hestia upholstered bedframes in 2014, a collection of frames varying in style and design. By 2015, the Hestia brand was increased further to include a premium collection of adjustable beds that were clearly and deliberately different from the adjustable models Furmanac was chiefly known for. ‘When we launched the Hestia Motion collection we didn’t want people to think of it as an electric bed associated with the mobility market. For example, the Salisbury is more of a lifestyle product. It’s commonly bought by two people sharing one mattress who want to relax in bed, reading or watching TV, and the bed can even be controlled through a smartphone,’ says Pattar. While the Furmanac team reflect on past achievements, its 50th anniversary

also gives confidence towards building the future. ‘It is easy to get caught up with what is happening right now and with Brexit as a factor in terms of uncertainty. But what we can do is focus on what we are good at and this is what our customers want us to do: make a great product. We are very much looking forward to the January Furniture Show with all our brands, as we consider it an important date in the diary after 20 years showing at the NEC.’ The MiBed collection of adjustable beds will include the latest collection of GelAir mattresses featuring bounce back, breathability and active response to the body while sleeping. The seven upholstered bedframes offer a variety of styles, from the more modest to grand, sleigh designs with 4,000 count pocket sprung platforms. Displayed on the new frames will be the new Nature’s Comfort natural tufted mattress collection that features layers of wool, silk, cashgora and cotton. Lift and recline chairs and sofas from MiChair will also be on display with new leather and fabric designs, which are all available in either single/dual, manual, power and static options for complete versatility. Visit:

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The company’s upholstery and upholstered beds offer will be expanded


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Higher and higher The hybrid mattress has been taken to a new level

Hybed Ultimate mattress with Albert headboard in Steel fabric

One of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers, Harrison Spinks, enhanced its luxury mattress offering by launching two collections at the Bed Show 2017. One of the ranges – the Hybed collection – offers consumers the ‘ultimate in sleeping experiences by taking the “hybrid” mattress concept to the next level,’ says Simon Spinks, Harrison Spinks md. While a traditional hybrid mattress combines memory foam and springs, the Hybed mattresses feature world-leading pocket spring technology, latex, memory foam and a 100% natural sleeping surface. This results in one of the most advanced hybrid sleep systems available, according to the company. The collection is made up of nine beds across three ranges – Super, Nature and

Ultimate – providing a bed for all sleeping requirements. Some of the natural fibres used, including wool, are grown on Harrison Spinks’ 300acre farm in Yorkshire. These mattress fillings are complemented by up to 14,000 individual pocket springs, which work both independently and in partnership with one another to offer elevated levels of support and comfort. ‘The launch of our new Hybed collection has been inspired by our continuous innovation, mission to become more vertically integrated, and our goal to change the way the world sleeps through support, comfort and luxury,’ says Spinks. ‘By offering the trade an exclusive look at the collection at the Bed Show, we were able to speak at length with a number of retailers interested in this

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concept – the feedback was really positive.’ Launched alongside the Hybed collection was the adjustable sleep system from Harrison Spinks’ Somnus brand. The sleep system can be adapted to suit different relaxing and sleeping positions thanks to two recliner mattress options. Somnus also displayed its limited edition Royal Britannia mattress – created to celebrate 65 years since Somnus supplied the royal yacht with mattresses ahead of its maiden voyage. The Royal Britannia model features 10,000 Somnus Sensa Intelligent pocket springs, along with the finest natural fillings including Wensleydale Eco wool. The wool is sourced from Harrison Spinks’ flock of rare Wensleydale sheep. Visit:

Hybed Super mattress with Hamish headboard in Ash fabric

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Conquer your dreams. If you’re interested in stocking a truly hybrid mattress contact Steve Truswell at: Proud to be part of the Harrison Spinks family the hybrid mattress Mobile – 07741 312 608 Direct Line – 0113 2055 258

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Modern vintage Slumberland’s latest collection offers pioneering support

There are five Seal mattresses in the collection

Slumberland says it has enjoyed exceptionally strong demand for its Vintage Collection since the range’s official launch at the NBF Bed Show in September. Drawing on the company’s heritage and on a mission to improve the way we sleep, Slumberland has reintroduced an updated version of the popular Seal Beds into the collection. The company invests heavily in sleep technology and product development, manufacturing all its own products in the UK, at its factory in Huntingdon. And this collection is no exception, showcasing the latest sleep and comfort technologies, combined with striking new mattress fabric designs that have been extremely well received by

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retailers and end customers alike. In line with the brand’s consistent commitment to innovation, the five new Seal mattresses in the collection boast pioneering support layers. These include: Pocketed Posture Springing for maximum responsive support, Posture Flex for exceptional comfort and pressure relief, Rheia foam to deliver four times more airflow than standard foam and EdgeMax designed to maximise the sleeping surface area. Platinum and Gold Seal are the top two models featuring temperature regulating Gel Latex, natural wool, Tencel, silk, bamboo and alpaca fibres for those wanting premium levels of comfort. The middle Silver and Bronze Seal

models feature wool, cashmere and silk for a cosseting sleep environment. While the entry level Copper Seal model features Cool Cotton for those wanting a cooler sleep plus value for money. A customer focused approach of supporting its retail partners with a range of sales and marketing initiatives and customer support has helped Slumberland build a strong store presence with both new and existing retailers. Working hard to offer its customers high quality sleep solutions at competitive price points, the Vintage Collection has successfully delivered sales growth not only for Slumberland but for its retail customers too. Email:

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BEDS AND BEDROOM Octaspring’s central hole allows humid air to pass through

Springing into action Dormeo will bring customisation to its Octaspring offer Dormeo is celebrating not only its 15th anniversary, but looking ahead to some exciting product launches for 2018. Building on the success of its exclusive Octaspring range, it will be bringing this technology to the homes of more customers by introducing Octaspring into a wider range of sleep products. Octaspring is a hybrid invention, where each foam spring features eight reinforcements, a series of air vents and a hole in the centre that allows humid air to pass through and away, resulting in a sleep surface that is eight times more breathable than memory foam. The S-Plus will be the first truly customisable Octaspring mattress where levels of support and firmness can be chosen. Perfect for couples with different sleeping preferences, the S-Plus is inspired by the natural S-shaped layer of Octaspring at the heart of the mattress. Dormeo’s promotion of health and wellbeing includes fabric treatments to help allergy sufferers: aloe vera for a naturally smooth touch, green tea to help keep your batteries charged at night, and clean effect for extra protection against dust mites. Dormeo will showcase Octaspring and other award winning ranges at this month’s January Furniture Show, and also throughout the year at its new showroom in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Visit:


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Dormeo has a showroom in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

S-Plus will be the first truly customisable Octaspring mattress

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Traditional meets modern Established manufacturing techniques combined with 21st century materials Siesta Beds was established in 1986 by directors Zaffar and Irshad Baig. Now Zaffar’s son Abbas Zaffar and Irshad’s son Bilal Baig have become joint sales and product development managers, taking increased joint responsibility of the day to day control of the company’s Mulliners Works in Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Mulliners Works is one of the city’s historical industrial sites, recognised for coach building in the 19th century and in the 20th century this included body building for Rolls-Royce and Daimler. Siesta uses traditional bed manufacturing techniques, along with

embracing modern materials where the advantages to improve the comfort and longevity of the product is clear. More traditional natural materials still have a wide appeal such as wool, silk, cotton and bamboo, a sustainable fibre as soft as wool or silk that has many features and benefits. With the need for renewable resources bamboo’s appeal has increased with the use in leisurewear and bedlinen increasing annually. Siesta Beds has seven collections: Superior Edge to Edge Encapsulated, Cool Tech memory foam, Winter Summer side, Natural collection, Orthopaedic


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Airstream memory fibre, Classical pocketed collection and Classical orthopaedic collection. For the fourth consecutive year it will hold an At Home event at Mulliners Works from 22-25 January to coincide with the January Furniture Show, following the success of previous years. Buyers can book an appointment to visit when the show closes and see the new Supreme Comfort range and improvements to the existing ranges, allowing retailers to make full use of their time when visiting Birmingham. Siesta Beds, tel: 0121 773 9969

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Take care, create happiness Vogue Beds’ traditional values and natural materials keep customers satisfied Established in 1990, the Vogue Beds Group believes a good night’s sleep is the key to wellbeing and happiness. It is why it is dedicated to creating quality beds that offer luxury and comfort with its Repose, Hampton Bed Company, Elan Beds, Vogue Beds, Limelight, Swift Mattress and Sports Therapy brands. But for the group it is not about what it creates, but how it is created. It believes in following traditional values and using natural, responsibly sourced materials. The Vogue Beds Group will be exhibiting at the January Furniture Show. Visit:


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Super storage

EasyStore has the volume of four standard drawers and storage can be on one or both sides of the bed

Hypnos’ single drawer can hold up to 60kg

A new bed is an important long-term investment. Alongside the comfort of the mattress, smart customers look for a divan base that ensures the right level of support and is in keeping with their interior design, but also provides the right storage solution. Hypnos’ large EasyStore drawer fits the bill. It has an abundance of accessible space, with a single EasyStore drawer boasting the equivalent volume of four standard Hypnos divan drawers and 60kg of weight. Providing a practical way of maximising space under the bed, the drawer is ideal for items that need to be accessed regularly. But it is also suitable


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for bulky items as the drawer makes full use of the divan length and height. The divan base is available with drawers both sides as standard, but can also be ordered with only one drawer, giving the option to have a storage area on one or both sides of the bed. ‘We have a strong reputation for excellence within the luxury bed market, which is why we are constantly innovating to bring the very best, most stylish and versatile products into the industry. While comfort in the bedroom is key, storage is also an extremely important aspect for our customers,’ says Amanda Castle, Hypnos marketing manager.

‘The EasyStore is practical, storagesmart and space effective. It offers users a range of solutions with its fullyopening drawer, accommodating up to three times the weight of a standard sized divan drawer and four times the capacity: that’s a lot of pairs of shoes. ‘Our comprehensive range of divan storage options ensures that consumers have a solution that suits their individual lifestyle and comfort needs. The space under a bed is huge with lots of potential, and Hypnos makes sure it’s used efficiently, maximising the space allowed through the EasyStore,’ adds Castle. Visit:

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Art of upholstery Vale Bridgecraft is returning to the NEC Vale Bridgecraft, with more than 100 years in the upholstery industry, is showcasing its latest ranges of contemporary, classic and traditional sofas and chairs. Operating from West Yorkshire, it provides luxury sofas and chairs, starting with the rough-hewn timber to create a frame, right through to the upholstery using many exclusive fabrics and fillings. The company supports most of the UK’s independent retailers and has eight show centres displaying its extensive product ranges. Unusually for a manufacturer, it also boosts awareness for its brand with national consumer advertising support and has just invested in a new website complete with a dynamic visualisation tool that will help retailers and consumers create their perfect Vale Bridgecraft upholstery. Its small, experienced team has a passion for the art of upholstery and is determined to maintain its high standards: not only with its furniture, but also with the support it offers retailers. Its unique, vertically integrated model, combining manufacturing and retail supply, supported by the show centres, can be confusing to some. But those of its partners who embrace the process find it financially beneficial, easy and pleasurable to manage. The customer support team in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, works alongside its manufacturing team, micro-managing each order on its journey through to delivery. With the average time served by staff being at least 15 years – and some a lot more – everyone who deals with its processes and stockists has a huge depth of upholstery knowledge and can offer advice. Vale Bridgecraft believes a chat over the phone giving friendly advice rather than a stream of emails, is a more enjoyable and productive way of working with its customers. The company aims to continue to invest in its people, its products, and its business relationships, making sure that it supplies the best product in the best, most efficient way. Visit:

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The Concept Me collection offers the possibility to create an individual design with many customisable options and 17 colours

Personal preferences Nolte offers many choices. Visit:

Nolte’s Cepina offers three bed widths and four lengths while there are three wardrobe widths for hinged doors and four widths for sliding doors


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Highgrove is hoping to repeat the success of exhibiting at the Bed Show

Highgrove offers a trio of brands and will present its latest ranges and innovations at the show‚‚‚

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Three-way approach

The company marked its foundation with the Anniversary model


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Highgrove Beds Group is an established and ambitious bed manufacturer that has made the industry take notice over the past few years thanks to its multimillion pound investment in production and rapid sales growth. It returns to the show to launch its latest collections and several trade and consumer focused innovations. In 2017 Highgrove celebrated its 15th anniversary in the UK and was a runnerup at the Bed Show Awards in the £10m or more turnover Bed Manufacturer of the Year category. The group has three distinctly different brands in its stable specifically targeting consumer groups with its good, better, best approach. ‘Moresleep is our entry-level collection that has already made a high impact since its introduction to the market in 2016 by focusing on providing stockists with a wide range of excellent value for money mattress specifications,’ says Shane Harding, Highgrove head of marketing. ‘Highgrove uses the finest materials and components throughout the extensive range, including German engineered pocket spring systems; luxury natural fibres such as cashmere, silk and wool; latex, gel, Ergo Sense soft foam and memory technology; and all available in an almost infinite range of size and storage options.’ This is supported by its seven day Faster Sleep delivery service and extensive retailer POS support package. ‘Sanctum is an exciting new brand targeted at the premium end of the market and featuring a wide range of luxury pocket sprung beds crafted by expert hands right here in the UK,’ says Harding. ‘The hand side-stitched mattresses benefit from the very finest natural materials, including Platinum standard British wool, silk, mohair and cashmere. An extensive range of luxurious base options in stylish covers, including enhanced drawers, are also available, along with a range of stylish headboards. ‘A stunning in-store POS package is provided free of charge to stockists committing to a minimum of a three-bed display while consumers can take confidence from Sanctum’s 10-year warranty,’ adds Harding. Visit:

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Left: Wazarat Ali, Highgrove founder, and Saleem Ali, sales and operations director

Below: the brands offer a good, better and best approach

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Mega launch Milano console table and mirror

The start of the year is always an exciting time for Gallery Direct, and this year is no exception with the launch of 353 products. There are 16 furniture collections featuring bedroom, dining and occasional ranges. A selection of mirrors, accessories and soft furnishings have also been introduced along with a new product category: rugs. With its catalogue now boasting around 1,550 items, Gallery has produced two design directories, Furniture and Décor, to showcase its products. Both include some ‘get the look’ features for the ranges, to give customers ideas on how to display the products to their best advantage. ‘As well as offering our customers affordable, design-led, value-engineered products, we are keen to help and inspire them with their displays. Our lifestyle images help to show customers how to put together looks, but we wanted to go further, so we introduced the ‘get the look’ features. These are designed to inspire retailers on how to group

Gallery Direct will debut more than 350 products products together to help increase sales, whether it’s a full roomset or a small capsule look,’ says James Hudson, Gallery sales and business development director. The latest furniture collections offer a large variety to suit different tastes and styles of interior, and complement Gallery’s current offering. The main ranges include Boho Boutique and Boho Retreat which feature a patterned frieze of blind fretwork to give a hint of ethnic design. In contrast, Bronte offers classic dining and occasional furniture with a twist. It is available in two finishes, deep blue Storm and subtle Taupe. For a more industrial feel there is Foundry, with its solid oak tops and hand-brushed bronzed metal legs. Cookham is a range of updated farmhouse dining furniture designed to sit in an informal family house setting. It is available in two finishes, Smoky Oak, which shows the natural grain of the wood, and painted Slate Grey with Smoky Oak tops.

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Bronte sideboard in Storm

Contemporary collection Milano features an inlaid chevron design and is made using European oak and rustic oak structured veneers. For an architectural look Brixton, with its strong, true lines, is striking. It is made from solid European rustic graded oak, which is known for its unique character, and the tops are burnished resin, which resembles polished stone, with a metallic bronze hue. The Camden collection is made using Acacia wood solids and veneers, and offers an easy loft living style. It has a relaxed feel with undulating sections of inlaid Acacia; the variance of grain and cross sawn detail give character. To complement the new furniture a wide choice of mirrors, home accessories and soft furnishings have also been launched. Again, the selection on offer ensures there is something to suit different tastes and styles, with 29 mirrors, over 120 accessories and more than 60 textiles, plus rugs. Visit:

Foundry dining table and bench with Hinks chair in grey

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2 new directories home dĂŠcor and furniture

16 new furniture ranges bedroom, dining and occasional collections

353 new products including furniture, mirrors, accessories and soft furnishings

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A sale event at Spalding, Lincolnshire attracted crowds

Sales engineering A well organised sale event can bring benefits reckons Greenwood Retail If something seems too good to be true, it probably is – but not always. ‘How would it be if, as a retailer, you could generate a huge sales bonanza in your business at a time to suit you, even during the current economic and political uncertainty?’ asks Bernard Eaton, Greenwood Retail md. ‘Would that be all right? The concept is certainly all right with the retailers who are recording massive results right now using a Greenwood Promotion Plan to optimise their winter sales.’ Greenwood Retail was founded in 2002 with one simple intention: ‘to offer the best possible marketing service available to the British retailer,’ says Eaton. Since then it has sold £250m of goods from nearly 1,000 sales events for UK and Republic of Ireland retailers. ‘Greenwood has far more experience of planning and organising retail sales in this marketplace than any other sales company. This means that no one else is better qualified to help British and


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‘I sincerely believe that the winners in business are the ones who get up and do something to make sales, rather than just waiting for them to come in through the door’

The target is to generate 25% to 50% of a store’s annual sales during a three-week sale

Republic of Ireland retailers get the best out of their next sales event,’ he says. ‘We all thought there was no way we’d achieve the sales projections given to us by Greenwood but, in the end we smashed all previous records with takings equal to 80% of our annual turnover in just two and a half weeks,’ says Tim Halfhide, owner of Bringy Furniture in Great Baddow, Essex. ‘The event manager they sent was straight out of the John Lewis mould – just right for us. This was by far the best and most professional sales experience we’ve ever had.’ Eaton says: ‘A Greenwood high-impact sales event is created using a special marketing formula. When all of the components of that formula are applied precisely, something quite remarkable occurs. Something greater than the sum of the parts: an accelerated buying environment is created in the store, which must be seen to be believed and understood.’

The challenge is then to sustain that special environment over an agreed number of weeks, which varies, depending on the nature of the sales event and the season. Typically, Greenwood aims to generate 25% to 50% of a store’s annual sales during a three-week sale; although it has achieved sales in excess of 100% on many occasions. ‘From experience gathered over the years, I can recommend, for the vast majority of retailers, that it’s safe to hold a Greenwood sales event about once a year as a maximum frequency, without seeing diminishing results,’ says Eaton. Dorset retailer Sturtons & Tappers has held annual Greenwood sales events over many years. ‘Sale number eight smashed the last six sales. And this time it was good to see a younger group of customers coming through the doors – no doubt due to the increased level of digital and social media marketing being deployed in the

overall marketing plan,’ says Philip Heath, Sturtons & Tappers director. According to Eaton, the most frequently asked question is ‘when is the best time to hold a sales event?’ ‘This is, without doubt, when your market is naturally at its most active. Quite simply, the more seasonally active your market is, the more you can potentially sell. I always recommend that you should promote with the tide of the market rather than against it. ‘When it comes to running a retail business, I have always believed in a proactive approach to sales rather than a passive one. I sincerely believe that the winners in business are the ones who get up and do something to make sales, rather than just waiting for them to come in through the door. I never forget that it takes courage to spend money on marketing during tough times. You just need to make sure that your marketing initiatives will be effective,’ he adds. Visit:


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Clockwise from top left: Torino; Hamilton; Monterey; Orion

Stylish practicality Julian Bowen will have introductions in all categories Julian Bowen was voted Furniture Wholesaler of the Year in 2017 for the sixth consecutive year by Interiors Monthly readers, while also picking up the award for Best Customer Service for the third time in a row. Recent years have been characterised by a broad range of innovation, a trend that will continue at this year’s January Furniture Show, as the Julian Bowen design team unveils products across all categories. Childrens’ furniture has been a strength of the business for many years and remains a key focus. This year sees the product portfolio strengthened by several modish pieces with an emphasis on functionality and up to the minute styling. The Orion bunk bed has a contemporary, warm Sonoma oak finish and has numerous practical shelves and a large underbed drawer. Pegasus is a high sleeper offering plenty of hidden storage with a unique pull-out hanging wardrobe and numerous drawers and cubby holes. Grace is a modern daybed finished in a timeless pure white with extensive shelving and the option of an under-bed or large storage drawer that maximises its useability. ‘Our fabric beds are characterised by immaculate tailoring, beautifully chosen high quality fabrics and timeless design. The range has been incredibly wellreceived and continues to grow to meet customer demand, with the January Furniture Show seeing the launch of a number of new models,’ says Emmett

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Lenaghan, Julian Bowen md. Highlights include Mayfair, a studded classic high headboard frame in a soft pile velvet; Santorini, an on-trend bedframe featuring a delicately curved headboard in a crisp grey linen; and Verona, a beautifully proportioned classic sleigh bed in a silver crushed velvet. ‘In addition, two new bedroom furniture ranges will be showcased. Hamilton is an extensive range in an attractive Sonoma oak finish designed with clean lines for timeless style and offering value for money. Buckingham is a stylish contemporary range in a fashionable walnut finish with detailing accented with a delicate chrome handle. ‘The Julian Bowen Living offering features an array of exciting new pieces. Monza is a stunning new three-piece upholstery range which combines beautiful craftsmanship with a chic modern design presented in an

impeccable grey linen fabric. It includes a well-designed and extremely comfortable sofabed that offers the perfect combination of style and functionality. The whole range sits beautifully alongside a large selection of new occasional pieces, including the stunning marble-finished Scala coffee and lamp tables,’ adds Lenaghan. Visit:

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The Flooring Showcase

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The January Furniture Show team has worked incredibly hard this year to ensure that once again the show is the highlight of the furnishing retailer’s year. With a great central location and four days to choose from to visit, including a Sunday, it’s an event not to be missed. When SMG was asked to consult on the development of a Flooring Showcase within the main show, we hoped that it would be embraced by the industry. We’re delighted that indeed it was and is now a strong hub within the main show. With some of the top flooring suppliers in attendance, it is an event that is relevant to the traditional flooring retailer and furniture retailers with a flooring department, as you will see top products in carpets, rugs, underlay, vinyl, wood and accessories. Many retailers with established flooring departments will be thinking of diversifying their offering in 2018 and the January Furniture Show is an ideal opportunity to see a host of companies representing the best of the furnishings industry as well as spending some quality time with top flooring suppliers too. Home accessories and selected furnishings can be an excellent tool to draw more valuable footfall into the flooring retailer’s store. For furniture retailers that have a flooring department, or are thinking of opening one, the showcase is the ideal opportunity to meet with top flooring suppliers. SMG will be part of The Flooring Showcase too, so retailers who are thinking of joining a buying group will be welcome to come and discuss the benefits available to them. SMG is proud to have been voted Best Business Support winner by readers of Interiors Monthly and our industry specialised Business Support Membership will suit all retailers visiting the January Furniture Show and deliver savings across every business. If you have a flooring department, full SMG membership is guaranteed to increase your profitability. So the January Furniture Show has something for everyone. I hope you will join us in making this year’s show a success and add it as a regular event in your diary. Visit:

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FS36 FS5 FS10 FS48 FS1 H10 FS9 FS49 FS17

Plantation Rug Company Rama Carpets SMG The National Furnishing Group Stroolmount UK Think Rugs The Vintage and Modern Rug Co Visual Soft Westex Carpets

FS45 FS33 FS14 B12 FS41 FS38 FS13 FS11

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Brands you can trust

Stain Away Collection

Come and see our exciting new ranges in hall 2 stand FS-5

Associated Weavers Sales: 01422 431100 Email:

Look for the Buttery

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Clockwise from top left: Natural Solutions’ Chateau laminate in grey oak; Natural Solutions’ Carina LVT in slate grey; Prayer book stand; Cabaret Heathers

Support network Furlong Flooring meets the needs of customers with its floorcoverings ‘We are looking forward to 2018 and what better way to start than with the January Furniture Show at the NEC,’ says Mike Symonds, Furlong Flooring director. ‘Regency Carefree branded carpets are now regarded as among the best in the industry and ranges such as Trident and Elegance have set new standards in respect of appearance, wear and warranty for this category. The supersoft Essenzo range has been tremendously successful with the class leading Solitaire changing retailer’s perceptions. The addition of Spirito and Aria has extended the range and allows consumers to enjoy soft touch at new price points,’ he says. Design Elements’ vinyl ranges had a revamp last year. ‘The new style prayer book stand has been incredibly well received, offering seven ranges within a very small footprint. The bestselling products come with a felt backing and a superior construction for use throughout the whole home.’ With many consumers choosing hard flooring, Furlong Flooring has expanded its Natural Solutions brand to include LVT and supporting accessories. Incorporating a


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0.3mm wear layer range and two 0.55mm wear layer ranges in click and dry back, they give retailers a comprehensive range in both price and colour options. Natural Solutions’ wood offer has 14 unique ranges that are sustainably resourced. Traditional and modern colours on a combination of broad and narrow planks will offer considerable consumer choice. A full range of matching accessories and underlays is also available. Natural Solutions’ laminate comprises three ranges. Urban and Frontier are established ranges offering 28 decors over three widths including four concrete tile designs. Last year saw the launch of the exclusive and cutting-edge herringbone click range Chateau in eight colours. ‘We understand and are focused on retail and the challenges faced by all of our customers. Our product portfolio is evolving to better reflect consumer choices and as you would expect this is supported by the best quality, best prices, plus the best stock, service and delivery levels in the industry,’ adds Symonds. Visit:

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Stroolmount products are peace-makers Furniture and flooring aren’t always the best of friends when they come together. If furniture’s not moved or installed correctly then wood and tiled floors can scar easily. Carpets can get crushed and fibres can anchor furniture legs so if pushed, the joints can lurch and be fatally weakened. Since 2007 Stroolmount has helped manufacturers, retailers, installers and the hospitality trade protect their furniture and floors. Gill Finch, Stroolmount director, sees it as peace of mind protection that pays dividends. ‘The trade and customers invest a fortune in fine quality furniture and flooring, so it makes sense to spend a few pence to protect it and to create genuine customer goodwill. We’ve saved companies thousands in costly repairs, replacements and insurance claims with simple solutions costing as little as 1p each.’ Stroolmount loves solving problems. So when a client had a call from a hotel, they naturally turned to Stroolmount. The hotel staff found it hard to move the heavy bedside cabinets to clean the room and the uneven floors meant both the carpet and the cabinets could get damaged. ‘So we developed height adjustable glides,’ explains Finch, ‘allowing them to both move the heavy furniture easily and protect the floor.’ Stroolmount is a one-stop solutions shop. So when people wanted a way to move impossibly heavy recliner chairs and sofas, it came to the rescue. ‘We developed Furniglide Recliner Cups by adapting our screw-in Furni-glides that already easily slide heavy furniture across carpet. So now it’s easy to clean even around recliners.’ Visit:

Felt pad

Wooden pipe/radiator cover

Quickclick for smooth floors

Solutions Furni-glide Recliner Cups: in packs of four or bulk bags. Quickclick glides: A multi-award-winning long-term solution exclusive to Stroolmount. Its click-in interchangeable and replacement base glides help protect wood, laminate, vinyl, carpet and tiled floors. Self-adhesive felts: A short-term high quality anti-scratch solution to cushion floors from heavy furniture. Available pre-cut or on a roll. Move-it pads: A temporary solution so one person can easily glide heavy furniture across hard floors and carpet.

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Furniture v floor war

Quickclick for carpet


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EXHIBITORS Abingdon Flooring

Hall 2 FS36

Unit 5a, Wharfedale Business Park, Edward Street, Bradford BD4 9RT Tel: 01274 655 694 Visit:

Furlong Flooring

Associated Weavers Hall 2 FS5 F Mill, Second Floor East, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax HX3 5AX Tel: 01422 431 100 Visit: Associated Weavers is one of Europe’s leading carpet manufacturers. Based in Halifax, West Yorkshire it specialises in branded quality carpet for residential use. Names such as iSense, Invictus and StainAway have enabled Associated Weavers to be a priority stockist for all carpet retailers.

Ball & Young

Hall 2 FS48

Furlong Flooring has been voted ‘Best UK Flooring Manufacturer’ by readers of Interiors Monthly. It will be presenting the very best of its Carefree Regency Carpets products including the amazing Essenzo soft touch range. It will also be showcasing the revised Design Elements vinyl collection.

Gooch Oriental Carpets

Civil Lines, Pakari, Bhadohi – 221401, India Tel: 0091 5414 224 946 Visit: Elite Rugs Collection is a leading manufacturer and exporter of handmade carpets in India. It provides

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Hall 2 H10

56 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes MK11 3HD Tel: 01908 569 200 Visit: Gooch Oriental is one of the key suppliers of high quality and ethical rugs in the UK, with over 60 years of experience. Its products originate from various destinations to provide rugs that are authentic and made with the finest materials. It offers various styles and materials to ensure that it can offer the perfect rug for any home and room.



Hall 2 FS1

Unit E6, Bridge Close, Edisons Park, Crossways Industrial Estate, Dartford DA2 6QN Tel: 01322 628 700 Visit:

Hall 2 FS10

53 Causeway Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby NN17 4DU Tel: 01536 200 502 Visit: Every new family member deserves the very best. In this very special marketplace Ball & Young now offers Cloud 9 Children’s Cushion protected by Ultra Fresh: keeping underlay fresher for longer; helping to provide built-in hygienic freshness; helping to prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria and with built-in deodoriser.

Elite Rugs Collection

carpets for both traditional and modern decors. Elite Rugs Collection’s unique selling proposition is founded on the concept of customising the exquisite range of products, which is specially made to suit its client’s requirements and specifications.

Hall 2 FS9

MCD House, Frederick Road, Hoo Farm Industrial Estate, Kidderminster DY11 7RA Tel: 01562 863 636 Visit: MCD is a leading flooring distributor, part of Headlam Group, based in Kidderminster. It deals with all types of flooring retailers and contractors and has been established for 40 years. ‚‚‚

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EXHIBITORS SMG The National Furnishing Group Hall 2 FS14 9 The Markham Centre, Station Road, Theale, Reading RG7 4PE Tel: 0118 932 3832 Visit: SMG is still pushing the boundaries in support of the Independent flooring retailer. With financial and support benefits on offer, can you afford not to be a member? Call in at stand FS14 and see why it is still the industry’s favourite buying group.

Natural Solutions

Hall 2 FS49

Unit E6, Bridge Close, Edisons Park, Crossways Industrial Estate, Dartford DA2 6QN Tel: 01322 628 700 Visit: Natural Solutions is leading the way in hard flooring. It will be presenting its beautifully crafted wood flooring, contemporary laminates and stylish new LVT products this January. Visit the stand to see how it can add value to your business in this growing sector.

PCA Oriental Carpets

Stroolmount UK

Hall 2 B12

Unit 3, Harvey Court, Harvey Lane, Golborne Warrington WN3 3QN Tel: 0845 470 6670

Hall 2 FS17

Unit 53, Nutwood Trading Estate, Limestone Cottage Lane, Sheffield S6 1NJ Tel: 0114 231 1333 Visit:

Plantation Rug Company

Hall 2 FS45

Horsfield Way, Stockport SK6 2TJ Tel: 0800 012 1511 Visit:

Rama Carpets

Hall 2 FS33

41 Humber Road, London NW2 6EN Tel: 0845 521 1010 Visit: Rama Carpets offers a comprehensive range of handwoven, hand tufted and power loomed rugs and carpets in both contemporary and traditional designs to meet the demands of an ever changing market. With a dedication to the development of innovative and exclusive rug collections, it has maintained its position as a leading source of rugs and carpets in the UK.


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Visit: Stroolmount, flooring and furniture protection experts, have helped designers, manufacturers and retailers for more than a decade. Its nifty and thrifty solutions make moving furniture a breeze. Don’t take the risk of damaging your customers’ floor when making a delivery by using Stroolmount’s range of flooring protectors.


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Features & Benefits • • • • • •

100% Luxury Millsoft Polypropylene Easy Maintenance with this Bleach Cleanable Carpet Heavy Residential Suitability Stylish Collection of 7 Modern Colours Peace of mind with our Wear & Stain Warranties Value, Style, Comfort & Performance












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The Vintage and Modern Rug Co Hall 2 FS38 50 Bowood Close, Tunstall Grange, Sunderland SR2 0BY Tel: 07903 711027 Visit:

Visual Soft

Think Rugs Hall 2 FS41 Unit F2, Fenton Trade Park, Dewsbury Road, Stoke-On -Trent ST4 2TE Tel: 01782 747 713 Visit: Think Rugs imports and distributes rugs to the trade. It stocks contemporary and traditional designs from India, China and Europe. Its design and buying team is constantly working with its suppliers’ designers and weavers to ensure its trade customers are offered innovative and progressive textures, designs and colours.

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Hall 2 FS13

Visualsoft House, Prince's Wharf, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6QY Tel: 01642 633 604 Visit: Visualsoft is the destination for retailers who want to build, grow, and sustain their business online. It’s bold, proven, and driven by a clear objective: to achieve the very best results for its clients. To do this it’s created a culture of exploration, excellence and collaboration, where its working relationships make a real difference.

Westex Carpets

Hall 2 FS11

Castle Mills, Moorend, Cleckheaton BD19 3PS Tel: 01274 861 334 Visit: UK manufacturers of premium carpets for over 35 years, Westex Carpets combine excellence in innovation, performance and design to create durable, luxury and resilient 80/20 wool nylon and 100% wool carpets. Based in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire in the heart of England's traditional wool textile industry, it controls each process from design to delivery, including its hallmark special dye service across both contract and residential markets.

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Now moving recliners is as easy as putting your feet up Boost your recliner sales with new Recliner Glide Caps Heavy mechanisms make recliners hard to move and clean underneath. Dust accumulates. creating a breeding ground for asthma-causing dust mites Moving recliners is treacherous: the metal feet can dig in and rip carpets or scar wood/laminate flooring. Try lifting them and you risk injury. Stroolmount’s Recliner Glide Cups are the quick, easy and affordable solution. Made from PTFE (Teflon), they use the same principle stopping food sticking to a pan. A gentle push and they glide swan-like across the floor, without hurting customers’ backs, floors – or pockets with costly repairs. So now they can clean or rearrange their lounge as often as they want. They’re quick and simple to fit – you just peel the sticker and pop on the Recliner Glide Cup. That’s it. Fitting almost all with a 30mm or 40mm foot

So boost your sales ratio: put them on your showroom furniture. Our Furni-glides also helps furniture move easily over carpet and wood flooring. Purchase in bulk or packaged, self-adhesive or screw-in. See all Stroolmount’s furniture and flooring protection solutions:

Showing 30mm Fixing

Showing 40mm Fixing

Selection of Furni-Glides Available

Stand A2 15-17TH July 2018

Stand M9 16-18TH September 2018

Hall 2 Stand B12 22-25TH January 2018 • • Call: 01942 271271

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Astro Cushion The No1 base for artificial grass with moisture release and breathable properties

Astro Cushion from

The House of Cloud 9

A Recycled & Recyclable Product

Home comforts come out to play When tested to BS EN 1177:2008 25mm of Cloud 9 Astro Cushion with Artificial Landscaping Turf attains Critical Fall Height (hic) value of 1.2 metres

Proudly made in the UK

t: 01536 200502

Ball & Young - Best Underlay Manufacturer Cloud 9 - Underlay of the Year

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Warwick bedroom

Rowico will debut seven designs Rowico UK returns to the NEC launching four living and dining collections and three dining chairs. Known for creating eclectic and unique ranges of living and bedroom furniture, the new lines are designed to impress, says Caroline Henchcliffe, Rowico UK UK business director. ‘We’re very excited to be exhibiting again at the January Furniture Show, it’s the highlight of our year and a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our passion for our products to customers both old and new,’ she says. ‘Bowood is eccentric and curvaceous: this collection really encapsulates dramatic styling for the home with sculpted pedestals and curved edges. It really is beautifully bold in an up to the minute colour combination.’ Living room collection Vibe is inspired by Rowico’s industrial style furniture and features hardware as a design detail, allowing a new look for the home office. Picasso is a striking clean and modern dining collection reminiscent of Scandinavian simplicity. With Warwick Ivory a neutral tone adds a new layer of sophisticated elegance to the Warwick family. ‘The Louise, Adele Check and Alpha chairs are an eclectic mix that are sure to

make a statement at any dining table, with a playful mix of check and gingham in neutrals and bold colours,’ she explains. A baby armoire has been added to the Warwick bedroom collection. In contrast, Rowico isn’t shying away

from strong style statements as demonstrated by the Wootton collection. With a seamless pairing between the antique charm of parquet patterns and modern designs, this range makes a bold statement. Visit:

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Seventh heaven

Wootton sideboard


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SHOW GUIDE Kyoto Futons will be showcasing its new sofas, sofabeds, dining furniture and accent chairs

Lovelane will add to its collections of framed prints

Sitting Pretty celebrates its 15th anniversary with its latest rise and recliner chairs and sofas

In the picture More than 500 companies will be exhibiting at the NEC. Here is some of what you can expect to see ‚‚‚ Visit: Makasi Imports’ latest driftwood style furniture and home accessories made from teak roots will be on display

Luminess is debuting its range of floor and table lamps with designs that are minimalist, almost sculptural, with fully fitted LEDs and five-year guarantees


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Stuart Jones highlights new chairs and primary colour velvets and pastel linens

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Visit us at the January Furniture Show Hall 5, Stand D30.

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SHOW GUIDE Furniture Link unveils ranges in dining, bedroom, occasional and new models in upholstery

One Call Furniture will show its latest bedroom designs

Skovby introduces modern dining and living room furniture

Siren Furniture will show off its 2018 upholstery models


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THE NT BEDROOM COLLECTION Now enjoy the designer Danish style of the NT Collection in the bedroom, with chrome or wood knobs, from £29.99 See the brand new NT bedroom range at the January Furniture Show in Hall 4 Stand D20.






THE FR BEDROOM COLLECTION Classic French country style finished in a grey lime-wash finish for an elegant and expressive range from just £39.99 See the brand new FR bedroom range at the January Furniture Show in Hall 4 Stand D20.

Order today from Kettle Interiors I 01536 444960 I Container prices illustrated

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As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Tetrad will reveal its latest upholstery designs

The Edinburgh Table Company offers a classic take on the farmhouse table using reclaimed solid wood

Daro Cane promotes its latest cane/rattan furniture for indoor and outdoors

Baker Furniture will launch a number of ranges alongside additions to its Reclaimed, Fusion, Heritage and Little Tree collections

India Jane is adding to its lighting, furniture and accessories that draw inspiration from its archive of original Colonial and Classical European collections


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Art Marketing will debut its 2018 collection

G Plan will introduce new ranges to the G Plan and G Plan Vintage collections alongside developments to existing ranges ‚‚‚

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Come and visit us at The January Furniture Show, 22-25 January 2018 – Stand B80, Hall 4

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SHOW GUIDE Furniture To Go debuts more flatpack designs

Pacific Lifestyle is introducing its 2018 collection of furniture, decorative lighting and accessories

Alf will show its contemporary cabinet for bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and home offices

The show will see an exclusive presentation of John Sankey’s latest upholstery collection

Qualita will offer further leg and finish options to its tables



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Manufacturers and Wholesalers of Quality Framed Mirrors Britannia Mirrors Ltd Unit 5, 87 Lockfield Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 7PY

Tel: 020 8804 0392 Email:

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Eco Furniture offers a range of mirrored furniture and accessories inspired by the Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Retro movements Alstons will show its latest upholstery designs

Iain James Furniture is showcasing several new products from its Burr Walnut and Burr Oak collections

Whitemeadow will debut upholstery and bed designs alongside expanding the Content by Terence Conran collection

Devonshire Pine & Oak is introducing products to its bestselling painted range Lundy


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Beautiful British built chairs and sofas from the experts in riser recliners. All of our furniture is proudly built in Britain and at the NEC this January we are celebrating our 15th year in business.

T: 01773 811610 E:


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Highland Home Furniture From Core Products Hall 4 A40 Arran House, Arran Road, Perth PH1 3DZ Tel: 01738 630 555 Visit: Highland Home Furniture is a stunning collection of bedroom, living and dining furniture designed by Core Products especially for the independent furniture retailer. Available in a selection of popular wood and paint finishes supplied to you assembled at outstanding value for money prices. Extra special show offers will be available.

Core Products

Hall 4 A40

Arran House, Arran Road, Perth PH1 3DZ Tel: 01738 630 555 Visit: Core Products offers a wide and varied collection of self-assembly bedroom, living and dining furniture in a variety of wood and painted finishes. It has no minimum order, a huge stockholding and either trade or DHD deliveries make Core Products easy to buy and sell. Extra special show offers will be available. ‚‚‚

Visit us at the January Furniture Show, Hall 5 - Stand E48


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Championing p g traditional artisan skills,, Sleepeezee p design g and craft handmade pocket p spring beds with a Royal Seal of Approval from HRH The Prince of Wales, underlying our reputation for creating superior products and delivering excellent service. Contact us now to discover our new collections.

T: 44 (0) 1634 723 557 | E: | Knight Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2BP, United Kingdom

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ACID (Anti Copying In Design) B90 Akante F70 Alexander & James B20 Alfrank Designs D70 Alpha Designs E85 Alpine Lounge E75 Alstons C60 Artedi C70 Ashley Manor Upholstery B30 Ashmore Designs E86 Ashwood Designs D30 Baker Furniture F60/G60 Bentley Designs ( UK) A40 BFM A90 Billy & Slouch C20 Bree’s New World B10 Bridgecraft G20 Carlton & Multay A70 Carlton Furniture B65 Chasco Furniture E75 Cintique D60 Clemence Richard B80 Collins & Hayes A25 David Gundry D50 Duresta Upholstery E20 Eliza K C40 Ercol Furniture E40 F&M Steed F72 Foshan Yuanlong Metal & Plastic Furniture B10 Furninova A60 Furniwood A15 G Plan Upholstery D20 Gascoigne Designs E45 Grafton Everest E75 Greenwood Retail A1 Heico Fasteners UK A30 Iain James Furniture E64 John Sankey B60 Joseph & Gabriel A18 Kerry London A81 Kesterport E61 Levitas Design F15 Living Earth Tables G82 Loma Living D77 Lyra Group E70 Manor & Mews B70 Mark Webster Designs C30 Michael Tyler Furniture (UK) F75 Minerva Furnishers Guild D47 Nicoletti Trade / Nicoletti Home D75 Optimise Solutions F16 Parker Knoll Upholstery F20 Paulus & Brown A50 Peter Guild F72 Pure Design B10 Qualita C43 R Griffiths Woodwear A22 Richard Stamp Agencies B10 Ronfe B10

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Rowico UK C52 RV Design B10 SC Koks D55 Sciae B10 Siren Furniture F10 Soft Nord E70 Source by net D77 Spink & Edgar F90 Spirit D80 Stone Italia B40 Swivel UK G90 Tamarisk Designs A20 TCH B50 Tetrad F85 Vale Bridgecraft G20 Verikon B10 Vintage Sofa Company B65 Warwick Fabrics A10 Westbridge Furniture Designs D80 Whitemeadow Furniture G21/F40 Willis & Gambier (UK) E60 Winsor Furniture D40 Wychwood Design A22 XYZ Agencies A50 Zenithart D45

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Abingdon Flooring FS36 Abraham Moon FABC6 Abritos E36 ADM Home C30 AIMMP E34 ALF UNO D20 Art of the Loom FABC14 Asiades B25 Associated Weavers FS5 B4 Living C20 Baa Stool H15 Ball & Young FS10 Baltic Grey E40 BITA FABC14 Camel Group F30 DB Mirrors A15 Design Studio FABC7 Ego Italiano C50 Ekornes D50 Elite Rugs Collection FS48 Fama Sofas D70 FibreGuard E60 FIRA C12 Firma Handlowa Davis Kazimierz Hanusiak FABC8 Fortune Woods D10 Furlong Flooring FS1 Gooch Oriental Carpets H10 GUAL E30 Guell La Madrid FABC1 IMG D40 Information Publications A10 Interiors Monthly H5 Italia Living B20 Italian Chamber of Commerce B54 JLS Designer Fabrics FABC2 Jones & Co E40 Kobe FABC4 Les Creations De La Maison FABC1 Lykeoak B56 Lynch Sales B56 Marinelli Home C30 MCD FS9 Natural Solutions FS49 Panaz FABC1 PCA Oriental Carpets FS17 Plantation Rug Company FS45 Premium E30 Rama Carpets FS33 ROM F20 Ross Fabics B10 SBID C90 SITS A20 Skovby Mobelfabrik E20 SMG FS14 Stroolmount UK B12 Suffa E32 Swan Retail F15 The Agency E30 The Italian Chamber of Commerce and

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Industry for the UK The Vintage and Modern Rug Co Think Rugs Tomasella Di Tomasella Luigi & C Visualsoft WBRX Westex Wilkins Agencies X8 Chairs

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how Furniture Abbeylands M10 10 2G-FS5 2G-FS1 Ancient Mariner Furniture Co P20 Art Marketing K50 Artko M40 ASR Interiors K60 Athena K70 Beauty Gate Q52 Besp-Oak Q10 Blue Bone Imports K10/M20 Blue Poppy Art R45 Bree Merryn Art J70 Camelot Pictures M45 Chairz H60 Charles Taylor Trading L70 CIMC F18/F17/D20/F20/D15/F15/D24 Complete Colour R30 Crystal World G51 Culinary Concepts H1 Dar Lighting G15 148

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Derrys P40 Eco Furniture G30 Edge Company P50 Extreme Lounging K43 Febland Group Q30 Final Touches Dundee N45/P55 Fragilistics G55 Frame Maker (MK) B22 Fujian Furniture Industry and Trading G64 Fuzhou Home Board Arts & Crafts G62 Fuzhou Huanyu Arts & Crafts M55 Fuzhou Ivy Deco Manufacture M50 Fuzhou Lanfeng Arts & Crafts M53 FW Lighting B24 Gallery Direct L20


Genesis Fine Arts Green Alliance Hines of Oxford Home Brands India Jane Indian Hub JIFFA Kelston house International Kettle Interiors Agencies LBA Interiors Limehouse Lighting Lovelane


J20 D54 D56 N20 K30 J25 G66 K20 Q40/D20 Q50 J60 H30

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D50 D50 B50 M25 J30 K72 Q15 K72 P25 J20 M54 M52

Mirror Outlet Mosaic Hides Natural Green Creative Space Pacific Lifestyle Paul Martyn Furniture Pharmore Premier Housewares Provence Trading Red Mud Roost Scatter Box SHH Interiors SNE Wholesale Soak and Sleep Taylors of Cheshire

B22 D54 H70 H15 R18 J40 N40 M58 J65 G60 M10 H40/J45 N51 G75 R20

4-E25 TBG 123 The Edinburgh Table Company The Libra Company The Limehouse Lamp Company The Old Basket Supply Tides tp24 TreeLocate (Europe) TW Lighting Virtual Candles Welbrook Wilde Java Wire Lamps Worldwide Reproductions Yearn Glass


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A'Design Home Product Acht & Acht Armour Home Electronics Arthauss AWS Trading Balikesir Mobilya Besp-Oak Core Products Corndell Danalight UK Daro Cane Decora Mouldings Devonshire Pine Dignet Lenart FTA Furnishing Fujian Flying Furniture Furniture Express Furniture News Furnitureology GCL (UK) Global Home Group Grafu Baldai Great Sense Heartlands Furniture Heritage Furniture UK Homestyle GB Hulsta Ideal Products Indus Valley JTW Product Julian Bowen Keen Classics Konig UK Kristensen Kristensen Langhaoxuan Furniture Lassic LPD M&P Chairs

D45 C45 A67 C80 D71 D49 F30 A40 E50 E10 B45 A56 B40 C80 D82 C37 B65 F25 D49 A15 E30 E10 D50 B54 D70 C24 B43 C30 D47 D60/E51 E20 F50 A12 E10 A70 C75 A26 E75

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Seconique Sherrill Furniture TCS The Complete Service Tudar Twenty 10 Design Uprise Furniture V12 Retail Finance Value Mark Furniture Vida Living Westwood Designs Wiemann Wilking Zbigniew Filipi Wintech Production Group Woodman Chairs World Expo International Worth Furnishings


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Hall 5 January Furniture Show NEC 21-24 January



A C Furniture H20 Adjustamatic Healthcare H55 All Sofas G80 Annaghmore Agencies E60 Aussie HCL Furniture Co A60 Bedstretch D93 Billib D1 Birlea Furniture G30 BJS H56 Bodyease D48 Breasley Consumer Products C20 Buoyant Upholstery F30 Celebrity Motion Furniture D40 CFD Sofas B73 Cilek E48 Classic Furniture (Binbrook) J50 Conform. H51 Cotswold Chair C53 Cowthorpe Oak Furniture H60 Deep Sleep G48 DeRucci D70 Dormeo UK A62 Dundalk Furniture Direct G45 Easy Sleep Beds G42 Furmanac D30 Furnico E30 Furniture Link C30 Furniture To Go C40 Giatalia A30 GIE Import & Export F40 Global Furniture Alliance E40/D80 Haani Furniture B60 Harrison Brothers H25 Hayden Park Sofa Collection H48 Healthcare Co F60 Hestia D30 Highgate Beds H70 Highgrove Beds E20 Home of Beds D60 Hydeline C15 Hyder Living A31 IFD A1 JCS Furniture F20 Joy Glory B40 Kids Avenue A10 Kidsaw A32 Kingstown Furniture D20 Kunshan Skyline International Trade Co. C55 Kyoto Futons B20/D3 La-Z-Boy E30 Lebus Upholstery E10 Lifestyle Europe Furniture B30 Limelight Beds C45A Linked Resourcing J45 M Sadiq Furniture C53 Mason and Pearl F15 Maxi Mover J10 Meraki D86 MiBed D30

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The Great Chair Company Torelli Furniture UK Ultra Furniture Violino Vogue Beds Welcome Furniture World Furniture NI Worldwide Furniture Source Yeh Brothers World Trade

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The AIS Furniture Show Solihull 19-22 January

PREVIEW Make an entrance The AIS members’ only show admittance is 19-20 January. The AIS Furniture Show is open on: Sunday 21 January: 9am-5pm and Monday 22 January: 8.30am-5pm. Admission to the show is free but reserved for retailers only. Onsite parking, exhibition guides, lunch and refreshments are complimentary to all buyers and exhibitors.

Quality time A must event for independent retailers The quality of exhibitors and products on show is just one of the reasons why AIS is regarded by many as the leading furniture buying group in the country and makes the AIS Furniture Show an eagerly anticipated occasion by independent furniture retailers, according to the organiser. Once again, the show is held at Cranmore Park, Solihull to give AIS members, and the wider trade, an opportunity to source ranges from leading brands by viewing the merchandise that is designed, curated and targeted for the audience of quality independent furniture retailers. It opens

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its doors to all on 21-22 January, following two days for AIS members only. The event continues to develop and provide support to the independent retail community by welcoming buyers from across the UK, Republic of Ireland and further afield. Running concurrently with the start of the January Furniture Show at the NEC means the exhibition gives buyers another reason to visit Birmingham: the proximity of Cranmore Park to the NEC makes visiting both easy. ‘All the suppliers exhibiting, whether they are new to the show or have exhibited previously, will be launching product. We have some exciting new

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suppliers of upholstery including W Schillig from Germany and Sofa Via from Poland. We also have a new cabinet supplier Papaya Furniture from the Far East showing for the first time,’ says show organiser, Peter Mallinson, AIS merchandise director-home. ‘Additionally, there will be some superb new ranges from established upholstery favourites including himolla, Chateaux d’Ax, HTL and Primavera. As well as AIS exclusive ranges under the Ducal and Stag brands, there will be new product from companies including Habufa, Venjakob, MWA and Nathan. The previous AIS Furniture Show saw

the launch of the Five Key Looks concept for AIS members. This was conceived to help members create in-store displays with more aesthetic impact to provide ideas and generate add-on sales. ‘There was a tremendous response and we have further developed the initiative over the past year and are excited about the positive reaction we expect at this show. We all know the best retailers create inspirational and aspirational in-store displays, showing customers an interior style that they can recreate at home. Those important finishing touches can result in increasing conversion and also raise average transaction values

with great add-on sales,’ he says. Mallinson says the initiative is another example of AIS bringing added value to its members and raising standards in the industry. The five different themes are designed to appeal to all customer demographics and living styles and each is presented and merchandised based on current on-trend interior designs reflecting Industrial, Hotel Boutique, Scandi, Country and Classics. ‘The completeness of the furniture and accessory displays make it easy for retailers to replicate in-store,’ adds Mallinson. Visit:

The AIS Furniture Show Solihull 19-22 January

Product is geared to independent retailers

Many exclusive ranges will be on display


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IFFS Singapore 8-11 March


Twenty exhibitors will be using AR

International reality IFFS will offer a range of attractions alongside the exhibitors The International Furniture Fair Singapore returns to the Singapore Expo along with co-located shows, Asean Furniture Show and Nook Asia 2018. A diverse portfolio of exhibitors present a comprehensive range of furniture, furnishing, decorative accessories, interiors, handicrafts, lighting, carpets, and fittings. For the coming edition, visitors can expect to see the latest designs by companies that hail from close to 40 countries. A multifaceted show experience introduces technology, celebrates design, and facilitates business network opportunities. The show is expected to

Exhibitors will represent all parts of the globe


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attract well over 20,000 international trade buyers and visitors from nearly 100 countries. For the first time, IFFS partners with Chantal Hamaide, founder and chief editor of French design magazine Intramuros, who will style an exclusive pop-up showroom within The Piazza Hall. Showcasing internationally renowned and up and coming brands that are looking to penetrate the global furniture, lighting, homeware, and lifestyle accessories markets, the feature area will be the focal point of IFFS 2018 activities — including the opening ceremony, media conference, Design x business

seminars, and the exhibitors and buyers networking evening. It is also the first furniture and furnishing trade exhibition in Asia Pacific to feature Augmented Reality technology on-site. Using this simulation technology, 20 leading exhibitors will showcase an expanded product range and extend their brand presence beyond the physical constraints of their stands. Visitors can enjoy an interactive 4D experience of participating exhibitors’ products by scanning the respective logos on the show directory with their smartphones. In addition, there will be a record total of 16 national pavilions. Five of these countries – France, Japan, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey – will be making their debuts at the event, while 11 others – Belgium, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam – are familiar favourites returning to the event. Enhancing the exhibition’s position as a truly international trade platform, the pavilions will allow visitors looking to source for specific styles or from certain geographic regions to narrow their search easily.

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At least 20,000 visitors are expected

Traditional and contemporary products will be on offer

EU Pavilion in 2017

The International Design Pavilion comprises 13 design-centric small and medium-sized enterprises that will bring their cutting-edge pieces to the show. These stands are expected to draw attention and offer some of the most exciting designs. Participating exhibitors include Deesawat, Linie Design, Maruta Japan, Moonler Collection, Podium, Reeves Design, Sculpture, Sonite & Pasaya, Takaokaya, The Classic Chairs, Vincent Sheppard, VITA, and Wetter Indochine. The Design Stars Showcase features 10 independent designers who will be putting their best foot forward with statement pieces and timeless designs. Visitors looking to uncover new, young talent will be able to meet some of the industry’s rising stars here. The organiser is also introducing another avenue for designers to meet backers. Offered in partnership with Australian crowdfunding portal Pozible, LiftOff is a platform for designers to garner financial support to convert their ideas into reality. An all or nothing fundraising concept, LiftOff offers the design community the means to reach and build supporters. Through this, the

IFFS Singapore 8-11 March

The Outdoor Boulevard

Last year’s The White House by Nathan Yong

organiser hopes to help more designers find success and to turn inspiring pieces from concepts to reality. Following the success of The Italian Hospitality last year, Italian designer Giulio Cappellini is returning to curate an exclusive feature area. Named The Italian Renaissance, this space is modelled after a typical noble house in Italy, and will

feature leading Italian furniture and furnishing brands in various environments such as living room, dining room, and bedroom. Visitors can expect to have an immersive experience as they walk through rooms filled with welldesigned furniture reminiscent of the Renaissance period. Visit:


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The Smart Home will be at the show for the third year

Smart talking Technology will be a key focus and communication is crucial What does a functioning smart home look like? What does it offer in terms of security, convenience, cost savings and added value? What fields of application does it have? How easy are the applications to use? What are the prerequisites and above all: how visible is the technology? And: how much does it cost? Answers to these questions can be found at the Smart Home at imm cologne 2018: in the form of a real house that visitors can enter and explore. ‘The spectrum covered by the smart home is constantly expanding and becoming more and more complex. We will present the smart home’s current possibilities in a fully functional architect’s house alongside an architect’s smart office and a self-contained flat with a supportive environment provided by assisted living technologies, which allow the older generation to remain in their own homes until a very old age. But we’re also looking ahead to the future,’ says Thomas Postert, Koelnmesse director. ‘We’ve seen that the smart home can only work if all those involved in it work closely together. Communication isn’t just crucial between the smart products themselves – the whole industry needs to network and agree on common standards and customer needs,’ says Postert. In addition to the numerous applications that visitors can try out, many consultants from the companies represented in the showcase will be on hand to answer questions. ‘Technologically oriented people who welcome the convenience and the idea of connecting media and home technology will quickly be enthralled by the concepts that we will present in the Smart Home installation,’ says Dick Spierenburg, imm cologne creative director. It is the third time that the Smart Home has been built. New this time is its location in the new Pure Architects segment


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(Hall 4.2). The lifestyle-oriented showcase is closely modelled on the realities of home living today. Many partners and companies are collaborating on the installation, which ties in with the architecture-related ranges such as lighting and bathrooms that will be on show in the Pure Architects hall. Rehau, Häfele, Grohe, Biffar, Miele, Atomé and Nolte have confirmed their participation. Market researchers see the smart home as being on the threshold of penetrating the mass market. The market volume forecasts vary widely depending on the fields of application analysed. But there is agreement that dynamic and, in some cases surging, growth of between 10% and 50% is to be expected, depending on the product area. Generally, the smart home refers to the intelligent networking of electrical appliances including building services – heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling and sanitary installations – as well as communications and security technology. Consumers are currently most interested in security and energy-saving concepts. The smart home can be controlled in the residence itself via built-in interfaces or on the go via a smartphone or tablet. Guided tours will also be available. The show has also cooperated closely with the Connected Living innovation centre, which provides its more than 60 members with a crossindustry network of partners. Visit:

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CIFF Guangzhou 18-21 and 28-31 March


The show will have more than 4,000 exhibitors

Full view More than 190,000 visitors are expected at CIFF Founded in 1998, CIFF is a biannual furniture and furnishings event. Last year’s CIFF Guangzhou in March enjoyed 3,992 exhibitors attracting 191,950 visitors from all over the world, 13.7% more than the 2016 edition. The September edition in Shanghai, marking the 20th anniversary, hosted 2,000 exhibitors with 91,623 professional visitors, hitting a record high. Apart from the numbers, the show also demonstrated the desire to provide much more than a simple exhibition. CIFF sees itself as a constantly developing reality, committed to looking for new business for its exhibitors.


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CIFF 2017 witnessed the success of Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific, thanks to the collaboration between CIFF and the American Society of Furniture Designers. Thirty exquisitely designed works stood out from over 1,000 pieces, successfully obtaining the Golden Key. Other events such as the CIFF & Tmall Deco Fashion, Office Life Theme Pavilion, Global Garden Lifestyle Festival, China Decoration Design Conference and trade matching, interpreted the trends in the sector and brought benefits to visitors and exhibitors. The theme at this year’s event (18-21 and 28-31 March) is Better Life, Better

Work. It covers 750,000sqm with 4,000 exhibitors set to attract more than 190,000 visitors from across the globe. With furniture for modern and classic homes, furnishing accessories, furnishing fabric, furniture for outdoors and leisure, office furniture, hotel furniture, metal furniture, furniture for public spaces, materials and machinery for the furniture industry, CIFF provides a full view of the furniture sector and of the industry as a whole. Smart technology, customised furniture, original design and casual luxury will be the key words for the event. Visit:

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VIFA-Expo Ho Chi Min City 7-10 March


Thriving Vietnam The country is increasing its furniture exports In 2016, Vietnam exported US$7.3bn worth of wooden furniture and other forest products, an increase of 5.8% over 2015. In the first nine months of 2017, exports had risen to US$5.5bn, making Vietnam the fifth largest wooden furniture exporter. VIFA-Expo 2018, held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, will be the platform for all furniture, handicraft, home decoration products and supporting services with more than 2,000 stands covering 30,000sqm. Visitors from more than 80 countries and territories are expected. The Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) will host its annual furniture design competition, the Hoa Mai Prize 20172018. Started in 2002, the competition contributes to the development of the Vietnam furniture design industry, finding and fostering talented designers. Vietnamese and FDI exhibitors will be ready to invite buyers to visit their factories in Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Long An provinces about one to two hours from Ho Chi Minh City. The city is also convenient for visiting exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia as these can be reached in one to three hours. Visit:


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Visitors from more than 80 countries and territories are expected

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