Registration for the 2018 January Furniture Show is now open, with the event running from 21st-24th January. With over 500 exhibitors ready to tempt buyers with thousands of new designs, the event is set to be bigger and better this year.

Large popular brands including Buoyant, Vida Living, Breasley, Furmanac, Kettle Interiors and Ashley Manor are set to show new collections featuring exclusive fabrics, finishes and innovations. Over 30 well-known international brands will join them, including Weimann, Ego Italiano, Italia Living and Ekornes.  

Alongside the major returning players will be several new brands. Mason & Pearl will present its contemporary and well-made sofas and chairs and India Jane will display its unique, tasteful and colourful furniture and decorative collections in hall 3.  

Other new brands include The Great Chair Company and lighting company Luminess, and in beds new exhibitors include Divine Sleep, Deep Sleep and Softheads.

Making a welcome appearance in Hall 1 after a break of several years will be Vale, exhibiting its timeless and elegant upholstery. Devonshire Pine also returns after a break with new designs in its painted, pine and oak cabinet collections. John Sankey and Manor & Mews will both have larger stands in Hall 1 with more products after a successful show in 2017.

The Furniture Awards, the January Furniture Show’s popular awards scheme, developed in partnership with Furniture News magazine, returns to recognise the champion suppliers at the 2018 edition. The four categories are again defined by product sector: Bedroom, Dining, Living and Decor.

With 90% of the show space already booked and with over 80% of the 2017 exhibitors already set to return, visitors will find that that the exhibitors do not stand still, and neither does the show. It is keeping up with its ever-developing exhibitors with a fresh new look and a crisp new website, giving visitors plenty of pre-show information about who and what they can expect to see.

Like previous years, visiting is easy, with plenty of free parking and a frequent courtesy shuttle bus running between the halls and the car parks, and 25% discount on Virgins trains for anyone attending the event. The NEC’s facilities are some of the best of any UK venue, with plenty of rest areas for coffee and planning stops.