Panels & Furniture Asia Jan/Feb 2018

PANELS & FURNITURE ASIA • Issue 1 • January / February 2018 STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS 43 A ZONE FOR CUSTOM FURNITURE SUPPLIERS TO DEBUT AT CIFM / INTERZUM GUANGZHOU 2018 C IFM / interzum Guangzhou, set to take place from the 28 th to 31 st of March, 2018 alongside the second ŝŶƐƚĂůůŵĞŶƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŚŝŶĂ /ŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů Furniture Fair (CIFF), will be held at the sprawling China Import and Export Fair Complex, in Guangzhou, China. More than 1,300 exhibitors hailing frommore than 30 countries and regions such as Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States will be spread out across the 150,000m² exhibition ƐƉĂĐĞ ƐƉĂŶŶŝŶŐ ĮǀĞ ŚĂůůƐ͗ tŽŽĚǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ Machinery, Upholstery Machinery, Materials and Textile, Fittings, and Components. Simultaneously, eight country and ĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ ƉĂǀŝůŝŽŶƐ ĨƌŽŵ 'ĞƌŵĂŶLJ͕ ƚŚĞ United States and Canada, Turkey, French Timber, American Hardwood Export Council, Malaysian Timber Council, ĂŶĂĚĂtŽŽĚ͕ ĂŶĚYƵĞďĞĐtŽŽĚ džƉŽƌƚ Bureau–alsofromCanada–willshowcase wood materials, furniture hardware and ŝŶƚĞƌŝŽƌ ĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶ ŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐ ĨƌŽŵ ƐŽŵĞ ϭϬϬ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů ĞdžŚŝďŝƚŽƌƐ͘ Global leading industry players already sent in their applications to ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŽǀĞƌͲƐƵďƐĐƌŝďĞĚ ĞǀĞŶƚ͕ includingBiesse, Homag and SCM, among many more. Visitors can also expect a healthy ƐŚŽǁŝŶŐ ŽĨ ŶĞǁ ďƌĂŶĚƐ ĚĞďƵƟŶŐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƵƉĐŽŵŝŶŐ ĞĚŝƟŽŶ͕ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ^ĂǀĞƉůĂĐ͕ Cossla, UNGRICHT, and Debo Europe. DŽƌĞŽǀĞƌ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŵĂůůĞƌ ĂƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ ƐŝnjĞƐ ǁŚĞƌĞ ƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂů ĮŶŝƐŚĞĚ ĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ ŝƐ ƵŶĂďůĞ ƚŽ ŵĂdžŝŵŝƐĞ space usage, the custom furniture market has been ŵŝŶŐ͕ ĚƌŝǀĞŶ ďLJ ĚĞŵĂŶĚ ĨŽƌ ĐƵƐƚŽŵͲŵĂĚĞ furniture among those who are concerned with the Ăƌƚ ŽĨ ůŝǀŝŶŐ͕ ĐŽŵĨŽƌƚ͕ ĂŶĚ ĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂů ĨƌŝĞŶĚůŝŶĞƐƐ͘ dŚŝƐ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ ŚĂƐ ĂůƐŽ ƐŚŝŌĞĚ ĐŽŶƐƵŵĞƌƐ͛ focus to raw and auxiliary materials, such as wood ƉĂŶĞůƐ͕ ǁŽƌŬƚŽƉƐ͕ ŚĂŶĚůĞƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŚŝŶŐĞƐ ĞǀĞŶ ĂƐ ŚŝŶĂ͛Ɛ ŚŽŵĞ ĨƵƌŶŝƐŚŝŶŐ ŵĂƌŬĞƚ ĂŶĚ ƵƌďĂŶŝƐĂƟŽŶ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐ ƚŽ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ƌĂƉŝĚ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͘ dĂŬŝŶŐ ĂĚǀĂŶƚĂŐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚŝƐ ŐƌŽǁƚŚ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂů͕ Ă Custom Furniture Suppliers zone will be launched Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů ŚĂůů ĂƌĞĂ ƚŽ ŐĂƚŚĞƌ ǁĞůůͲŬŶŽǁŶ custom furniture suppliers from abroad with ƉƌŽĚƵĐƚ ĐĂƚĞŐŽƌŝĞƐ ĐŽǀĞƌŝŶŐǁŽŽĚ ƉĂŶĞůƐ͕ ĚĞĐŽƌĂƟǀĞ materials, furniture hardware, as well as upholstery and accessories. Custom furniture manufacturers, interior decor companies and interior designers ĐĂŶ ůĞĂƌŶ ĂďŽƵƚ ŝŶŶŽǀĂƟǀĞ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƚƐ͕ ĐƵƫŶŐͲĞĚŐĞ technology and the current trends in custom furniture. During the exhibition, a dedicated cocktail ƌĞĐĞƉƟŽŶ ǁŝůů ďĞ ŚĞůĚ ƚŽ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ Ă ƉůĂƞŽƌŵ ĨŽƌ ĞdžĐŚĂŶŐĞ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ĞdžŚŝďŝƚŽƌƐ ĂŶĚ ǀŝƐŝƚŽƌƐ͕ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ĞŶŚĂŶĐĞ ǀŝƐŝƚŽƌ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ͘ Ο Set to take place in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, the upcoming CIFM / interzum Guangzhou is poised to outperform the last edition on various fronts with more brands, a wider array of products, and an expanded series of fringe activities. s )SSUE s *ANUARY &EBRUARY 3(/7 2%6)%7

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