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The Flooring Show

Visitors can attend seminars while exhibitors’ products will be showcased in the Trends Hub

A series of new initiatives have been designed to help drive The Flooring Show – the UK’s national flooring event, taking place in Harrogate on 1-3 September – to further success this year. The Trends Hub will offer an insight into the future of flooring and surfaces. Attendees will find a visionary zone styled as a workspace laboratory and showcasing the latest products from exhibitors, alongside a preview of the major colour, texture, material and styling trends for 2014. The Trends Hub is also the place to take a break, grab a coffee, hold a meeting or catch-up on calls and emails. The Hub is designed by consultancy Scarlet Opus. Another addition is the Business Enrichment Centre where a group of

Exciting initiatives for 2013

inspirational speakers with invaluable knowledge about the interiors sector will hold seminars. Topics include: How To Take Your Business Online – Ecommerce Basics; More Profit Without Selling More; Social Media – The How to; and Using LinkedIn To Increase Sales. Other speakers and topics include, Renovation with Flooring by Sian Astley, Channel 5 TV’s presenter of Half Built House; Interior Design Trends Summer 2014: a Flooring Focus by Victoria Redshaw, Scarlet Opus md; Helping Flooring Salespeople Sell to Interior Designers by Vanessa Brady, The Society of British Interior Design ceo; and The Benefits to Business of Google by Finlay Clark, Google industry manager, flooring. There will also be the Demo Zone, with a varied series of relevant and practical

flooring demonstrations spread across the three days of the show. The Flooring Show features leading exhibitors from across the industry – check out the fast-growing list at the show’s new website or on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Free registration for all elements of the show including the seminars, demonstrations, receptions and parking are online. Visit:

FAST FACTS The Flooring Show Harrogate International Centre 1-3 September




More than 50,000 people visited on the first day with some 11,000 overseas buyers attending overall

Record numbers The next 3F show, 5-9 September, is looking to build upon the success of the 29th edition in March. The event attracted 119,769 visitors, with 51,216 attending on the first day – both records. The show attracted 11,052 international buyers. ‘We believe the market is turning upward again,’ says Yin Chengzhi, president of Dongguan Famous Furniture Association, the organiser of 3F. ‘Many furniture dealers had held back their purchasing over the past year. The market upbeat has sent out a strong signal to dealers to buy in. The accumulated buying power is released in this 3F, triggering a wave of swift orders.’ Liu Shiling, a furniture retailer from Guangzhou, says: ‘Among all of the furniture shows in China, 3F is the one that best accommodates the needs of furniture dealers in terms of product style, pricing points and number of furniture brands.’ Wang Quan, a retailer from Shanghai, says: ‘3F helps furniture dealers in the way it assembles all the furniture brands who are serious about the domestic furniture market in one place, so chances are high for a dealer to find the perfect match. And since these exhibitors have developed their products for the Chinese market and most of them are willing to


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Kuka won the best living room furniture award

become flexible to work with furniture dealers, the risks are reduced and dealers are more likely to succeed.’ ‘We are happy to see more international buyers in our show,’ says Jacky Fang, 3F show manager. ‘Over the past two years we have been constantly adjusting the product categories on the show to better meet the purchasing needs of international buyers.’ Dongguan, where 3F is held is the centre of Chinese furniture industry accounting for about 60% of the total furniture produced in China. ‘As long as international buyers are

looking for quality export-ready products, 3F is the show for international buyers to see,’ Fang adds. Visit:

FAST FACTS 3F Guangzhou International Exposition Centre, Dongguan, China 5-9 September

Irish Furniture & Interiors Fair


FAST FACTS Irish Furniture & Interiors Fair RDS, Dublin 6-8 October

Above: Brendan Lawless’s Rustic Left: The product gallery Below: The show will have a preview evening

Seasonal change Ireland’s only furniture and interiors trade event celebrate its 30th year. The Irish Furniture & Interiors Fair, at the RDS, Dublin from 6-8 October, is aiming to exorcise the economic ghosts of the past few years with new features, new dates, a brighter venue and lots of new furniture. After dialogue with the industry, the event has moved from spring to autumn, allowing suppliers to preview furniture ranges in advance of Christmas and January events. The show has heeded calls for a complementary backdrop to interiors products by relocating to RDS’s main hall. With its historic feel, floor to ceiling whitewashed stone walls, Victorian metalwork and balconies, the venue will enhance furniture and interiors products on display. The floorplan retains a Central


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Boulevard and a central cafe area that will host a Retro Lounge, where visitors are invited to immerse themselves within a mid 20th century style display of Madmen classics. It will host Lunch and Learn sessions by experts from Sibyl Vane Antiques and Mid20c. The popular New Design Ireland feature nearby will showcase fresh Irish design talent. The Trends Theatre, curated by John McDonald of the Griffith College of Design and the Institute of Designers in Ireland, promises panel discussions, talks on sustainability, trends, film screenings,

ecommerce tips and eclectic upcycled seminar seating. The show is Ireland’s only island-wide event for wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers to reconnect with local trade buyers. An invite-only VIP Preview evening for key buyers will take place on Saturday 5 October from 4pm to 8pm. A visitor marketing campaign will include targeted ticket drops, direct marketing, field marketing, advertising, digital marketing, email campaigns and telephone marketing. Visit:





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The show is targeting mid to high end brands

Top quality in Asia FAST FACTS SEAFIE Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur 13-16 September


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Interiors UK organiser UBM will launch its first furniture and interiors show in south-east Asia in September, with Southeast Asia Furniture & Interiors Import-Export Exhibition (SEAFIE) taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 13-16 September. The Putra World Trade Centre show will complement the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), held in March, and other UBM shows, notably Furniture China – the world’s largest furniture exhibition – Index Fairs in India and Interiors UK. The show will cover 45,000sqm and feature the international mid to high end brands of home and office furniture, interior design products and soft furnishings. SEAFIE is targeted to draw 300 exhibitors and 20,000 buyers. The show will be organised by the team behind MIFF, which has a proven track record and in-depth market knowledge. ‘The timing is ideal for the launch of

SEAFIE in light of the changing market environment. September is a key second buying season for furniture and interiors buyers worldwide these days,’ says Tan Chin Huat, MIFF chairman. Another booster for SEAFIE is the expanding south-east Asian market itself because of its 600m population and increasing middle class customers. While furniture and fittings exports from south-east Asia have been growing, imports have also increased significantly due to more purchasing power and demand for branded high quality lifestyle products. ‘There will be lots of trendy purchases and exciting deals for contract buyers, property developers, project managers and interior decorators. Kuala Lumpur’s strategic location in the heart of southeast Asia and excellent air and sea links will make SEAFIE a leading platform for import and export to and from the region,’ Tan adds. Visit:

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More than 1,300 companies will take part in Domotex with 40,000 visitors expected

Setting standards Things are looking good for Domotex 2014, with organiser Deutsche Messe reporting strong exhibitor registration seven months from opening day. ‘Given the strong response to date, we’re feeling very optimistic about next January,’ says Jochen Kockler, Deutsche Messe management board member. ‘The solid registration levels and the high proportion of exhibitors from outside Germany testify to Domotex’s position as a key fixture in the calendar of the international carpet and floorcoverings industry. The pleasingly high number of companies that have registered so far is a good sign both for Domotex and for the industry as a whole,’ he says. Domotex will have a new format that will put the emphasis on the innovations, expertise and skills of the exhibitors and enable them to more effectively engage


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with key visitors, Kockler adds. The 11-14 January show will see the return of the Wood Flooring Summit. Having premiered in 2012, Berry Floor, Boen Parkett, Egger, Fetim, Hamberger, Kaindl, Krone Group Switzerland, Meisterwerke, Parador and Tarkett are among those already confirmed for next year. The show will also include exclusive handmade carpet and rug creations by some of the world’s most innovative designers, including Creative Matters, Haynes Robinson, Hossein Rezvani, Jan Kath, Obeetee, Rug Star and Wool and Silk Rugs. The top end of the carpet design world will showcase an extensive array of handmade carpets and rugs. Displays will include a spectacular celebration of creations for lovers of fine design and exquisite craftsmanship. Other special displays, such as the

FAST FACTS Domotex Hannover Messe, Hannover 11-14 January 2014 Carpet Design Awards, will add to the diversity of the show. ‘The Carpet Design Awards set the standard in handmade carpet quality and design. The innovations on show at the Carpet Design Awards displays are definitive of the must-have colours, patterns and materials for the coming season,’ says Kockler. The Skilled Trades Hub will focus on the latest flooring technology and techniques, along with demonstrations and presentations. Visit:


Recognised as the UK’s largest bed exhibition, The National Bed Federation’s Bed Show is back for a fourth year from 24-25 September. Opening hours have been extended to 8.30am to 6pm and 8.30am to 4pm respectively. ‘We have more than 70 brands exhibiting – among them some of the biggest names in the bed industry – so we are looking forward to another great year for The Bed Show,’ says Jessica Alexander, NBF executive director. Once again, only members of the NBF have been invited to exhibit and the show will continue to present its unique mix of both bed manufacturers – all with British manufacturing bases – and component suppliers. The NBF Bed Show Gala Dinner and Awards night is on the Tuesday evening

of the show (24 September). There will be five awards: Multiple Bed Retailer of the year (won by Bensons for Beds last year); Independent Bed Retailer of the Year (2012 winner Land of Beds, Helsby, Cheshire); Bed E-Tailer of the Year (Feather & Black in 2012); Bed Manufacturer of the Year (Vi-Spring in 2012) and Bed Components Supplier of the Year (CPS Labels in 2012). Details on how to enter, register and book tickets are online. Visit:

The Bed Show

Unique mix of exhibitors


The Bed Show International Centre, Telford 24-25 September Opening hours have been extended


IMM Cologne

EXHIBITION GUIDE The show will have more than 1,000 exhibitors

Design channels Visitors to IMM Cologne will find out which trends will be the key to business success over the next 12 months. Well over 1,000 exhibitors, including major manufacturers, from more than 50 countries will present their innovations and highlights. To make the enormous range of products â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from entry models for the general public to luxurious high end design â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both transparent and comprehensible, the event is divided into segments according to sales channels, furniture functions and design. The Pure Village in Hall 3.1 creates a vibrant setting for new brand and product presentations, optimally showing off designer objects and living concepts by using attractive environments and emotional staging. But Pure Village is about more than just established design. In [D3] Design talents, young, creative and highly talented individuals present their innovations and designs, which are inspiring in terms of both form and materials. They are often completely visionary and sometimes even provocative. Das Haus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Interiors on Stage, is entirely based on the ideas of the invited designer. Das Haus features a building made up of architectural elements, an interior and outdoor space as well as arrangements of furniture and furnishing


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elements for individually configured interior design. LivingInteriors will be held for the second time next year. The LivingInteriors event stands for holistic living and furnishing concepts. National and international exhibitors from the areas of flooring, walls, bathrooms and lighting will be present. Cologne will again become the temporary design capital of Europe from 13-19 January 2014 thanks to IMM Cologne. Visit:

FAST FACTS IMM Cologne Cologne Messe, Cologne 13-19 January 2014


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Upholstery, Window & Wall Coverings

Trooping of the colours This year’s Discovery Zone at Meet only Original Designs (MoOD) will be themed around colour, based on the trend colours from eMOTION, the MoOD trend forecast. For the first time, the contract range will also be displayed in the Discovery Zone, in hall 7. Here visitors will find the sample banks, the Blue Drops, the winners of the Blue Drop Awards, the trends (eMOTION), colours and innovations. In addition, this year the Innovation Platform will be even bigger. Last year, four partners worked on the selection: MatériO, CELC Masters of Linen, Trendease International and Global Color Research. In September, the platform will be expanded to include two new partners. ‘Because MoOD is Meet only Original Designs and remains the largest and Brussels Expo, Brussels especially the most 10-12 September specialised trade show when it comes to upholstery fabric, window coverings and wallcoverings, MoOD is still the pre-eminent place where textile professionals buy the most exceptional textiles,’ says Patrick Geysels, MoOD general manager. ‘MoOD remains the only place in the world where only original designs are offered. Unlike at the other trade shows, here you will find only the companies who own the design they are offering. They create and produce on their own looms, 70% of which are located in Europe,’ he says. Visit:


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Home collections 6-10 SEPT. 2013 PARIS NORD VILLEPINTE The show for home-fashion Trade only Promosalons UK Tel. +44 208 216 3106

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JULY 14-17 Manchester Furniture Show Manchester 29-2 Aug Las Vegas Market Las Vegas


SEPTEMBER 1-3 The Flooring Show Harrogate 5-9 3F Dongguan, China

6-9 Brasil Moveis Sao Paulo

6-10 Maison & Objet Paris

17-21 NY Now New York

7-10 CIFF Guangzhou, China

24-27 Tendence Frankfurt

8-10 Spoga Cologne

27-29 Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Shanghai



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10-12 MoOD Brussels

11-15 Furniture China Shanghai 12-15 Macef Milan 12-15 DNA Furniture Fair Copenhagen 13-16 SEAFIE Kuala Lumpur 14-22 London Design Festival London 18-21 100% Design London 18-22 Design Junction London


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18-22 Habitare Helsinki 19-22 Tent London London 19-22 Super Brands London London 22-25 Decorex London 24-25 The Bed Show Telford

OCTOBER 1-2 Branded Furniture Show Solihull 6-8 Irish Furniture & Interiors Fair Dublin

IMM Cologne 6-8 NY International Carpet Show New York 16-19 Saloni Worldwide Moscow 19-24 High Point High Point, North Carolina


11-14 Domotex Hannover 12-14 Home London 13-19 IMM Cologne Cologne 19-21 The Furniture Show Solihull

3-6 Brussels Furniture Fair Brussels

19-22 Interiors UK Birmingham

6-8 IFFT Tokyo

28-30 Surfaces Las Vegas



8-11 Heimtextil Frankfurt

11-14 Habitat Valencia Valencia











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Treasure hunt in the city The number of Fuorisalone events taking place in Milan city centre alongside ISalone continues to grow, fascinate and frustrate in equal measure. Having navigated your way to a location you can find products that excite, products that make you wonder why anyone bothered, and products that are more works of conceptual art. Until you get to the events, you don’t know what you’ll find among the 13 officially recognised areas. Visit: 1 Areti’s Mimosa is a 1m light with 19 glass balls each with a 2W LED inside. Visit: 2 Black Tie Sofas’ Miranda is available in fabric or leather. Visit: 3 Ercol‘s Svelto is an oak cabinet and upholstery collection. The sideboard is made from an oak carcass with contrasting walnut sliding doors and graphite grey cast iron legs provide a touch of the urban. The coffee and lamp tables feature circular table tops and shelves, with a simple adornment in the form of a circumference groove. The shelves are offset to give an asymmetrical look to the pieces. The tall shelving piece has five circular shelves with the same circumference motif. Visit: 4 Contemporary and uncompromising: the ultimate shiny polished metal shade. Was it hit by a hammer or dropped in the factory; did bullets bounce off it during testing? Clever trickery from Chak makes Innermost’s Dent look like it’s pressed or blown metal, when in fact it is not! In reality it’s soft, lightweight and comes flatpack. Visit: 5 Richard Hutten, Gispen creative director, created the Fotomuseum Table for the Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. Visit: 6 Crjos Design’s launches included the Pants stool inspired by men’s underpants. A person seated, seen from the back, seems to be wearing that leather underwear. Visit: 7 Twist is a collection of lamps by Ana Zaragoza for SDAA. Visit: 8 Planika’s Fire Coffee, by Arik Levy has a wide steel base resembling a rosette with a glass top and central glass cylinder. Being ventless, it is only suitable as an outdoor coffee table. Visit: 9 The reflective surfaces of the tops of MDAA’s Com-bacio tables create a theme of fragmentation, playing with the dimension of  doubling images. Visit:







10 VMP is a set of cabinets and chests of drawers designed by Kako-Ko and manufactured by Gir. It was created as an unpretentious homage to 1980’s Yugoslavian children’s educational TV show Big and Small. Natural wood combines with bright yellow inserts for a retro yet contemporary look. Visit: 11 One of four beds launched by B&B Italia, Husk draws its inspiration from Patricia Urquiola’s 2011 chair. Naoto Fukasawa also did the dame thing with his 2009 Papilio chair. Visit: 12 Landor’s Bufa chair was inspired by dress and sewing details. Designed by Mowo Studio, it is an attempt to find a pattern for furniture and search for a new solution that would replace traditional upholstery. Thanks to the appropriate pattern two-dimensional flat surface of felt it is transformed into functional form by pulling down strings on two sides. Visit: 13 The work of 29 Croatian designers was highlighted at Superstudio Piu and supported by the Croatian Centre for Design. Visit: 14 Arik Levy’s Geta range for Modus includes a sofa and credenza; both take reference from the classic Japanese footwear that incorporates an elevated wooden base. The sofa is a flexible, modular system in two versions with optional storage arm or plinth. Geta is also available as a single unit armchair or compact sofa. Visit: 15 Prospero Rasulo’s Milano kitchen for Del Tongo predicts a future Milan skyline. Visit: 16 Thai tile company Cotto returned to Milan with its porcelain Palizza flooring. Visit: 17 Valcucine’s Demode brand has created Meccanica, a sustainable kitchen system aimed at young buyers. The company says the widespread trend towards eco-sustainability has resulted in the creation of eco-chic products in contrast with the economical possibilities of young people. Meccanica uses metal poles to form the carcass, and doors and storage can be added later. A special worktop is available in Re-Y-Stone, a bi-composite material made from recycled paper and natural resin, derived from the fibrous by-products left over from the grinding and pressing of sugar cane. Visit: 18 Presotto turned to 3D printed decors to create vintagelooking cabinets. The printed motif leaves a deep mark in the wood and gives it an authentically aged appearance. All the finishes are done by hand. Visit: 19 Galleria Ponte Rosso presented 30 paintings by Paolo Paradiso inspired by America in the 1950s, especially New York. Visit: 20 It may look like a pile of paper or cloth but Passenger is thin jagged shapes of porcelain designed by Annalisa Guerri and shown by RBContemporary Visit:

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FAST FACTS Fuorisalone 13 areas around Milan city centre 9-14 April Next show: 8-13 April 2014






Cream of European fabrics With 97 European exhibitors, Proposte showcased the best of European made fabrics, attracting 6,151 buyers from 73 countries to Lake Como last month. The show saw four main trends: Vintage, Concrete, Folk and Lavish.

It also revealed plans for its first event outside Cernobbio, as part of the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles from 27-29 August. Next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show will take place from 7-9 May. Visit:

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LAVISH: The classic and luxury segments surprise with lavish elegance. Cutting edge upholstery jacquards reveal top of the range materials. Opulence is revisited through unique sophistication and subtle refinement, where matt-glitter interactions add surface interest.

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FAST FACTS Proposte Villa Erba, Como, Italy Next show: 7-9 May 2014


Proposte Svetlana Kuliskova

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FOLK: The tribal and ethnic trend of previous seasons evolves with a contemporary folk twist. Traditional weave techniques and distinct patterns renew with stylised design. Unexpected saturated or washed nuances and mismatched motifs breeze novelty.



VINTAGE: Ageing textures and lived-in fabric enrich curtain and upholstery textiles. Trending weatherworn surfaces are achieved via intricate weaving techniques and unique yarn mismatch, fusing innovative textile engineering with heritage skills and expertise.


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CONCRETE: One of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most contemporary material choices for interior decoration, calls for home textiles reflecting that peculiar, naturally rough and raw style. Curtains and furnishing fabrics are in unexpectedly warm and modern grey nuances.


Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show



A feast fit for the floor This page, clockwise from top left: Adam has developed a colour coordinating system; Gaskell’s Bayswater; Papilio showed off its latest rugs; Brintons’ stand Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Edel Telenzo’s stand; Thomas Witter’s Urban; Forbo’s Surestep Wood Decibel; Associated Weavers’ Briar Twist

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More than 60 suppliers introduced a host of products at the Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show. Abingdon added a 90oz weight to Emperor, while debuting Stainfree Reflections and Tweed Naturelle. Adam Carpets has developed colour coordination charts with Farrow & Ball and is developing POS mood boards including fabrics. It also unveiled the Revelation collection of stripes, plains and graphics. Alternative updated its colour palette, revamped the borders collection and showed a new display stand. Amtico highlighted its Signature collection with 188 designs, including 78 introduced this year. Asiatic unveiled Matrix, a collection of 46 designs/colours in a mixture of styles including floral, geometric and textured. From Associated Weavers was Briar Twist in two weights and new colours for Park Lane, part of the new Calder Wool brand. Glenweave saw updated colours, including lighter greys while Sophistication is available in two weights. Brink & Campman showed off the Kaleidoscope collection of 100% wool digitally printed rugs. Brintons added three colours to the Pure Living stripe and new colours to Bell Twist while introducing the Causeway range Evolution. Carpet Recycling UK told retailers of its success in increasing the amount of carpet not being sent to landfill, with 85,000 tonnes being recycled and reused or sent for energy recovery. CRUK won the Landfill Diversion Strategy category of Resource Revolution Awards 2013.


Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show

FAST FACTS Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show Cranmore Park, Solihull 15 May 2013 Carpenter introduced ProStep, an 8mm, 180kg per cum density heavy contract rated underlay. Cavalier updated Criterion with 10 new colours. Computers For Flooring highlighted Carman cloud-based management software. Designed for the flooring industry, it manages customers, quotations, invoices, payments, fitter teams and stock. Crucial Trading showcased its latest consumer brochure and revamped website. Its new display stand allows rugs and borders to be combined. Edel Telenzo launched the Hammersmith multi-stripe and updated the colours on Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Mainline, while Mayfair is a 100% wool plain. Forbo’s new Surestep Wood Decibel is designed to provide an R10 slip resistance while offering 17dB impact sound reduction. It is available in 2m, 3m and 4m widths. The Novilux Traffic and Graphic ranges offer a range of features from NoviClean, a top layer treatment that helps to prevent dirt and scuff marks and Aquagrip which means the level of grip is not significantly reduced by spills or splashes. Gaskell debuted Bayswater in three-ply 100% wool with 12 colours in 4m and 5m widths. A new Naturals display stand combines a tombola and lectern. Karndean displayed its latest POS units along with LooseLay, a faster and


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Clockwise from top left: Laurance Bird and Marie Rhodes of CRUK with the Resource Revolution award; Computers For Flooring; Kersaint Cobb’s Beach Stripe; Karndean’s stand

easier to fit LVT which requires little or no glue in most installations. Kersaint Cobb unveiled a display stand that shows the carpet by colour with the different products on the same sample card. Simply Oak also has a new display stand while the colour palette of the stripe Beach Hut collection was revamped. The company also has a new website. Kingsmead debuted Kaleidoscope with 10 stripes and three plains. Clean Easy Splendid is a two-ply twist in two weights and nine colours. Manx introduced the polypropylene Sensuous Touch available in three weights and 10 colours. Coastline is a stripe available in seven colours and a 4m width. Regent Twist is available in 4m and 5m widths and two weights while Castle Twist has three weights, 12 colours and 4m and 5m widths. The Eco Style collection of stripes and plains is made from 90% PEP fibre and comes in 4m and 5m widths. Mr Tomkinson introduced Tomkinson Colours with 12 colours and 4m and 5m widths. Its latest display stand accommodates four ranges and storage space. From Penthouse was Springtime, using undyed wool yarn available in nine shades, 40oz and 50oz weights and 4m and 5m widths. Colours, including lavender and grey, were added to Stateside, while the Quartz stripe is available in a 50oz weight. Rama expanded Amore with six plains and four patterned designs while Persian Crown has medallion designs. Regency introduced Carefree Opulence in 20 colours with a lectern stand with reflective visuals in which the stain disappears depending on the viewing angle. The Chiltern heather twist

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comes in 16 colours and 4m and 5m widths. Ryalux expanded its Ultimate collection with Ultimate 18 in a 48oz weight in any width up to 7m. Thomas Witter debuted the three-ply Urban collection of 15 stripes and plains available in 1m (not plains), 4m and 5m widths. It plans to expand the range. A 50oz weight was introduced to Innovation and display stands launched. Ulster’s introductions included the two-ply Heritage Twist with a 45oz weight and 24 plains and heathers. A new display stand holds Ulster’s full collection. Victoria unveiled 100% wool Natural Style in eight colours, two styles and 4m and 5m widths. The Harmony design and four new colours were added to Rustic Jewels. Celtic Heather and Gaelic Heathers have been revamped as Strathmore with new colours and weights. Visit:


All under one roof

Willis & Gambier At Home takes place at its Peterborough showroom on 4-5 July and will mark the opening of the redesigned showroom. As well as seeing its 187,500sqft showroom, head office and distribution centre – which features 18 loading doors from which more than 40 containers of stock go out each month – retailers get the chance to see three new ranges and an addition to the Originals collection. ‘This year we wanted to show the trade the whole of our catalogue and the completion of our new showroom provides the perfect opportunity to do so,’ says Samantha Hawkins, Willis &

Gambier marketing manager. The showroom now offers 4,520sqft dedicated to the full Willis & Gambier portfolio with a further 1,560sqft showcasing every Originals range. Visitors will be able to discuss their needs in a new meeting room and new POS will also be displayed. Along with the new collections, the recently launched Gloucester and Rochester ranges will be displayed. ‘The At Home event will really give buyers an opportunity to see the brand at its best and in its entirety, under one roof’ says David Lane, Willis & Gambier commercial director. ‘Visitors will also have the chance to preview 2014 range

Willis & Gambier At Home

Right: Willis & Gambier’s Peterborough premises Below left: Gloucester Below right: Rochester

concepts and hear about where we plan to take both the business and its products. We’ll also be launching our new brochure – including 2013 introductions.’ The Willis & Gambier At Home is by appointment only. Willis & Gambier, tel: 0845 606 7004

FAST FACTS Willis & Gambier At Home Peterborough showroom 4-5 July


Manchester Furniture Show


Commercial roots spread ‘It speaks volumes for the enduring appeal of the Manchester Furniture Show that it continues to attract new exhibitors, with this year’s roster boosted by the best of home and abroad,’ says Laraine Janes, Manchester Furniture Show director. ‘Among them is Greenapple, whose presence highlights the evolution not just of the furniture market here in Britain, but of an expansive outlook that visitors to Manchester have on products floored in their stores. Yet to emphasise how 

Top left: Baker Furniture’s Lifestyle Office Top right: Corndell’s Nimbus Right: Derry’s Below: G Plan’s Darwin

FAST FACTS Manchester Furniture Show Manchester Central 14-17 July www.manchesterfurniture 62

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rooted the Manchester show is in commercial volume-driven product, Kingstown is another first exhibitor. ‘Just as the city of Manchester has bloomed into one of Europe’s finest, so too has the industry’s lead annual summer trade show,’ she says. Bluebone’s debuts will include the Clearwater Oak bedroom collection with grain detail and occasional knotting giving it an individual character. The Waldorf range has a more retro style with sculptured legs and a floating top. Also on show will be the High Country bedroom range and a cross-leg dining table. Buoyant will show new models and fabrics alongside its motion range. Corndell is introducing UK manufactured and imported ranges. Derry’s will launch a gloss Italian bedroom range.  Clockwise from top left: Kettle Interiors’ Oakham; Buoyant’s Metro; IFD; Lyra; Statement Furniture’s Florence; Greenapple’s Horizon; Bluebone’s Unique Finds


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Sitting Pretty lift and recline chairs are unique in their own right. ‘Not only do we specialise in lift and recline chairs by offering more sizes than most manufacturers, with five across our standard ranges, but also all of our five sizes of single or dual motors are fitted with our patented pet/guard safety barriers as standard (pictured),’ says director Jim Henderson. ‘We are proud to have been granted a full European patent licence across our integral fitted barriers and have been given approval of means of ‘safer chairs’ by leading regulatory research authorities. Importantly our fitted barriers make our lift and recline chairs more aesthetically pleasing on the eye by hiding the mechanism and electronics. Importantly for retailers the prices are very competitive against like for like lift chairs that aren't fitted with such barriers. If you would like a visit from our agents to demonstrate our chairs please call: 01773 717 123.

Sitting Pretty really do offer “truly uplifting furniture”

Sitting Pretty Unit 1 Willow Court, Cordy Lane, Underwood NG16 5FD United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1773 717123

•Newark and Loxley• All 5 sizes available at just

£555 each (ex vat) Dual motor: £575 each (ex vat)

Single motor:

(trade price across our popular single and dual motor mechanisms)

Manchester Furniture Show


Furmanac is adding models across its Hestia, MiBed, MiChair and MiFurniture brands. On the Furniture Origins stand there will be dining, occasional and bedroom collections. G Plan will highlight its Darwin living and dining collection. IFD is introducing the Brittany Farmhouse dining and bedroom range, Brittany white bedroom and Cube Petite Mango collections. Kettle Interiors is showcasing its Oakham collection of more than 60 pieces. Kingstown will debut the Holme oak and oak and vanilla living room and bedroom range. La-Z-Boy will introduce the Vegas and Charlotte suites. Lyra will display its Scandinavian upholstery and sofabeds. One Call is promoting its classically inspired Flute and contemporary Duo bedrooms.

Clockwise from top left: Primary Products’ Sunny Safari storage cabinet; One Call’s Duo; SJS’s Martha’s Vineyard; La-Z-Boy’s Avenger; Kingstown’s Holme; Eco Furniture


Interiors Monthly June 2013


Manchester Furniture Show

Seconique’s introductions include the Wexford dining set, Pirate and Princess beds and the Oscar swivel tub chair. SJS will highlight its Martha’s Vineyard painted collection of furniture and accessories. Statement Furniture will unveil kitchen tables and chairs along with the Clever Bed bunkbed. TCS will have its largest collection of products at the show from upholstery, dining, bedroom and flooring as it celebrates its 15th anniversary. Trinity Creations will show its latest rugs. Valuemark is expanding its occasional offer with the Montrose and Marco ranges. Whitemeadow will introduce a selection of new designs. Wood Bros is adding to its Folio Furniture brand from the living and dining room into the bedroom. Visit: 

Clockwise from top left: Wood Bros’ Folio; TCS’s Royal Coil Medi Comfort; Trinity Creations’ rugs; Whitemeadow’s Riviera; Seconique’s Oscar; Furniture Origins’ ORD


Manchester Furniture Show




Questions and answers Mark McCann, Cavendish Upholstery sales and marketing director, has some questions for retailers: ‘Are you tired of seeing the same products from the same large anonymous manufacturers sold into every store in your area? Experiencing brand margin erosion from aggressive Internet offers? Getting long deliveries due to suppliers’ commitments to bigger customers?’ He also has some answers. Following the successful launch of products in January, Cavendish is introducing the Capsule Collection. The range has been developed for the independent retailer who needs an exclusive range of British-made upholstery that is not saturated in the marketplace or comes with brand margin erosion, and is on a sensible lead time. It offers a range of sofas in leather and fabric with retail price points of £699 to £1,499. The Capsule Collection has been developed from feedback gained by national sales manager Nick Gigg and his team during their customer visits, taking into account size, configuration and consumer preferences in colour, shape and comfort. ‘Our upholstery is made to exacting standards, so much so that every piece of furniture comes with our 10-year frame guarantee which is prominent on our new swing tickets to reassure the consumer. We do not have imported lines: all our furniture is made in our factory in Chorley, Lancashire. We can offer retailer exclusivity by area, helping to protect and maintain margin during these challenging trading conditions. All our bestselling lines are on four weeks delivery and everything else within six weeks,’ he says. Cavendish’s new showvan will be touring retailers from this month, showing the products to customers who are too busy to attend exhibitions. ‘Our philosophy is simple: the highest quality, best price and quickest delivery,’ McCann adds. Visit:

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