After relocating to Marina Bay Sands for this year's edition, International Furniture Fair Singapore, along with Nook Asia (IFFS), has announced that it will take a break in 2020.

After 36 years, the design-led exhibition has announced a hiatus to "rethink, review, revitalise and break new ground as well as to create new business opportunities, jobs, and grow the Singapore furniture and furnishings industry in the coming years".

The organiser states that the break is "a strategic step in line with the overall transformation in the furniture and furnishings industry which is taking place globally".

Ernie Koh, chairman of exhibition organiser International Furniture Fair Singapore, comments: "The global furniture and furnishings industry is changing rapidly as new technologies and new lifestyles have ushered in new challenges and spawned new opportunities.

"For IFFS to remain the most distinctive channel for regional and international companies - to penetrate the global market with alternative solutions and meet the ever-changing needs of tomorrow’s urban living, we need to transform - and do it soon!

"As such, we will take time off in 2020 to restrategise, review the developments closely, rethink formulas and recharge to drive the next phase of growth. We also must revitalise our resources and concepts by introducing new, exciting and relevant themes, to elevate IFFS to the next level.

"We look forward to coming back refreshed with more immersive experiences, brand new ideas, and a mission to get people to rethink furniture and furnishings as well as to make the industry even greater in the years to come."

Read a summary of this year's edition here.