This month we take a special look at the subject of consumer confidence, and how it affects the furniture industry. What impact do political machinations have on furniture sales? And is there anything retailers or suppliers can do to safeguard themselves against fluctuating public feeling?
Read a summary of a special report, developed exclusively for our new trade directory, Connect, in this month’s issue – alongside Gavin Boden’s take on the matter, and the BFC’s plans for lobbying Government in a post-Brexit Britain.
Elsewhere, Gus Bartholomew imagines how manufacturer sourcing will look in the future, young designer Joe McCusker-Bland dissects his Dotti chair, and Matt O’Flynn reveals the BFM’s new home.
There’s also our review of the New Designers exhibition, plus a look ahead to IFHS, Autumn Fair and more – as well, of course, as new products for every area of the home.