Being held from 8-11th November at Brussels Expo, Brussels Furniture Fair is now in its 78th year, and continues to present local and worldwide exhibitors and steadily attract more international visitors.

This year will see around 300 companies exhibit at the fair – around 40% Belgian manufacturers including Karel Mintjens, MTE Theuns and smaller names. In addition, there will be several Dutch companies such as PMP, Richmond, Eleonora and By Boo, large Italian players Natuzzi, Calia and Egoitaliano and big German names like Himolla, Rauch and Nolte.

“Belgium is a small country, but with an important furniture industry that has a lot to thank to export, and not just on a European level – the most important players export all over the world,” says show director Lieven Van den Heede.

“Brussels Furniture Fair is a no-nonsense fair with a lot to offer. Therefore we seek to have an interesting mix of collections from our exhibitors so there is something to see for every buyer. To streamline this offer, the fair is subdivided into segments, that group the same style of furniture.

“On a European scale, we are a rather small fair – certainly if you compare it to Milan and Cologne. But the fair is also big enough to be worth the travel to Brussels to discover the unique and inspiring collections from our exhibitors.”