The Long Eaton Guild of Furniture Manufacturers’ biannual Long Point exhibition returns to the town of Long Eaton from 17-19th this month …
It may be set across various locations, but Long Point offers the trade an intimate setting in which to do business with some of the UK’s best-known upholstery and cabinet manufacturers, plus a number of guest exhibitors and those with permanent showroom space within the town’s Harrington Mill.
This autumn’s edition sees several new companies join the exhibitor roster: Portuguese contemporary brand Evanyrouse Furniture, exhibiting on the second floor of Harrington Mill; Italian chair specialist Peressini Casa, in the same space; and the UK’s largest adjustable bed manufacturer, and a leader in the production of lift-and-recline chairs, Furmanac, which will be present at a new exhibition location, The Exchange.
Located in Westend Mill on Leopold Street (opposite Harrington Mill), The Exchange serves various functions, acting as the headquarters of trade association the BFM and digital agency Orbital, as well as being a new regional HQ for The Furniture Makers’ Company.
The first evening of the show will see the building’s official opening, with a party commencing at 6pm. Present will be Maggie Throup, Conservative MP for the Erewash constituency, who was recently appointed the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG). Anyone interested in attending should register their interest here.
Other exhibitors include Iain James Furniture, which continues to buck the declining trend in quality English cabinetmaking, and will present new products from its Harrington Mill and Bridge Street showrooms.
The company offers several classical lifestyle collections, which help create arguably one of the most impressive modern-day interior aesthetics – an eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary styling through timeless and elegant design features. An approachable and conscientious company, Iain James Furniture offers bespoke sizing on many of the pieces within its ranges – which it says proves of great assistance to retail and interior design partners when driving sales.
Wiemann will also be present, showing off new ranges from its permanent showroom in Harrington Mill.
A subtle combination of modern and traditional is one of the key selling points of the award-winning manufacturer’s latest semi-solid oak collection, Sydney. The range offers a two- or three-door sliding wardrobe, complete with a passe-partout frame and soft-closing doors – along with a choice of bedside and storage chests. Fronts can be crisp and fresh in white glass or dark or subdued in havana glass or bronze mirror.
Says distributor Simon Hewitt: “Over the past couple of years we’ve seen an increase in interest in our better quality ranges, and following on from its successful January Furniture Show launch, Sydney is proving to be a big hit with many of our retailers.”
Autumn Long Point is open from 9am-6pm daily, and is open to all retail and bona fide interior designer visitors able to produce a business card upon entry to each showroom.