Singapore furniture show attracts 22,000 trade visitors
April 4, 2017,
SINGAPORE – The 2017 International Furniture Fair Singapore, held in conjunction with the 34th Asean Furniture Show, drew 21,966 trade professionals from the furniture, interior design and furnishings industries, according to results released this week.
Show attendees register for the 2017 International Furniture Fair Singapore
This youth furnishings display by Doowood Furniture of Vietnam, was seen at IFFS 2017, which ran March 9-12 in Singapore.
“From a business point of view, IFFS has to redefine itself in order to remain relevant and sustainable, and to continue serving the international furniture ecosystem as a premier sourcing platform,” said Ernie Koh, chairman of IFFS Pte Ltd. “The quality content was condensed into four power-packed halls this year, and we invigorated the show with more feature areas, design-centric displays, and knowledge-sharing seminars. Through these initiatives, we successfully delivered a content-driven show that focuses on the quality of brands and overall experience, one that offers a more conducive and seamless environment for visitors.”
The show also featured a host of design-themed displays including the Furniture Design Award Showcase that recognizes some of the industry’s top design talent; and the Design STARS Showcase, which displays works from 10 designers around the world.
Other attractions at the show included display area including The White House, which was conceptualized by award-winning Singapore designer Nathan Yong and The Italian Hospitality, which was designed by Italian designer Giulio Cappellini.
In addition, the show featured Nook Asia, which focuses on crafts from around the world. Other attractions included the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia Pavilion, 12 Country Pavilions, the Virtual Reality Zone, an Upholstery Pavilion, The Outdoor Boulevard and a series of 12 complimentary Design x Business Seminars.
Show officials said they plan to continue in the new direction, focusing on an event that improves the overall show experience for designers and buyer and that also facilitates connections between attendees and exhibitors.
“Ultimately, we want IFFS to not just be an internationally-renowned sourcing platform, but one that ignites conversations, and forges connections between exhibitors and buyers as well,” Koh noted. “Through nurturing a vibrant network of relationships, we hope that the impact and influence of IFFS can be felt throughout the year, and not just during show days.”
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