Furniture China is one of the premier international trade fairs with an ever increasing reputation around the world. It takes the lead in offering an extensive range of furniture products and raw materials for manufacturing. Known by its comprehensive product categories, Furniture China is an ideal sourcing platform supplying various home furniture products.
Words: Catherine Falalis
Photography: Catherine Falalis
Furnishing International had the pleasure of attending the expo between the 12th and 15th of September and got to see first-hand the wonderful products on offer across 2300 exhibitors.
The ten major furniture categories featured at the expo included:
- Table and Chair
- Children’s Furniture
- Furniture Components
- Raw Materials
No doubt, there is something for everyone at Furniture China, which is why the expo welcomes hundreds of traders and buyers from within China and also abroad.
This year, the exhibition occupied 19 indoor pavilions with an additional 15 outdoor halls and two self-construction stands – covering nearly 300 000 square meters within the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
Both contemporary furniture categories and FMC sectors received an expansion of almost 50 000 square meters due to the move-out of whole home furnishing categories and Design of Designers which joined the concurrent event Maison Shanghai, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC).
Focusing on the aesthetics of lifestyle, Maison Shanghai presented three themed sectors under the concept of ‘Maison’ – the French word for ‘home.’ These sectors were:
- Maison Essential
- Maison Blocks
- Design China
These categories fell under the big theme emphasising respectively on ‘home aesthetics,’ ‘urban aesthetics,’ and ‘aesthetics trends.’ Such sectors implied the gradual upgrading from ‘home’ to ‘city’ and then to ‘country’ – allowing visitors to find the value of lifestyle aesthetics in every hall.
With strict quality control by the organisers, the four day exhibitions presented thousands of high quality furniture products in front of global buyers to build and effective trading platform, booming business for the furniture industry.