September saw shanghai at centre focus of the global furniture industry with the annual china international furniture (furniture china) expo in full swing — an event which has become one of the most significant trade platforms for the creative sector; offering insights into domestic and overseas economic trends.
Successfully pushing china’s most populous city as being an international hub and metropolis of design, the furniture china expo has quickly gained a good reputation at home and abroad for the exhibition of top quality companies and manufacturers on its show floor.
taking place once again at the shanghai new international expo centre (SNIEC) and the shanghai world expo exhibition & convention centre (SWEECC), 2015 saw more than 3000 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions from around the world showcase their latest product and lifestyle developments, with a focus on contemporary furniture. domestic enterprises such as kuka home, manwah and kinwai, and young studios like ziinlife and bentu design were presented alongside top international firms such as fermob (france), ligne roset (france), vondom (spain), yamakawa rattan industry (japan); with furniture companies from switzerland and brazil making their debut this year.
additionally, some important landmark events of furniture china expo 2015 included the DOD (design of designers) hall highlighting the work of the emerging local creative scene, as well as a design conference and forum, designers’ night and shanghai home design week, to name a few.
the furniture expo brings forth the best in domestic furniture manufacturing, and a look at the competitiveness of the chinese market; with the 2015 edition seeing representatives from the sector offer their expertise display the ‘power of china’ to the world. see you next year!