As the demand for British-made furniture and furnishings remains strong, some of the best in home-grown talent can be found at the UK’s premier furniture and furnishings event, the January Furniture Show.
Celebrating a booming British furniture manufacturing trade – which according to the BFM is worth £6.5b – the January Furniture Show offers visitors an opportunity to see up-and-coming trends in British-made designs.
“There are some great companies producing some amazing products here in Britain. We’re delighted that many of them will be exhibiting with us in 2017 to highlight their products and designs to national and international buyers,” says Laraine Janes, co-director of the January Furniture Show, which runs from 22nd-25th January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
The exhibitor list includes more than 400 major British and international manufacturers such as Buoyant, Nathan, Celebrity, Cintinque, Lebus, Duresta, ercol, Parker Knoll, Westbridge, Tetrad, Ashwood, Collins & Hayes, Ashley Manor, Wade, Whitemeadow, G Plan and Wood Bros.
British furniture designer ercol has been producing quality furniture for 95 years, and for 2017 will bring products that are synonymous with quality and offering timeless, pared down design combined with functionality.
According to upholstery manufacturer Buoyant, one of the biggest changes in the industry is consumer demands. The company says consumers have increased expectations of better value for money, shorter lead times and more choice. Buoyant has also seen a shift in the way consumers buy with more and more of them visiting the high street before surfing the net to find the best deals. Thanks to this, the business has seen a dramatic increase in its online sales.
Accommodating these demands, Buoyant will be presenting its innovative designs at the show in a multitude of sizes and shapes alongside storage, beds and motion. Its fabric offer has become increasingly complex.
As the Parker Knoll brand continues to grow, it remains committed to designing and developing collections in line with the changing market place and latest consumer trends – whilst providing the ultimate in comfort. At the 2017 January Furniture Show, it will launch a new collection honing in on its commitment to continuous innovation and market leading design.
Collins & Hayes was a proud runner up and highly commended for its Brooke sofa range in the Furniture Awards 2016 Upper Level category at last year’s show. For 2017 it will be introducing new innovative designs with an emphasis on comfort and a natural fibre fabric collection.
Online registration for the January Furniture Show is open and visitors can see the full list of exhibitors for 2017 and secure their free badge by visiting the January Furniture Show website.