As the industry starts the countdown to the furniture event of the year – The January Furniture Show 2017 (JFS) – visitors can expect bigger and better as organisers announce a raft of new names, a partnership with the Society of British Interior Designers and dual registration with the Great Hospitality.
Taking place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), the four-day trade show which runs from Sunday 22 until Wednesday 25 January is a must attend event for those in the furniture industry. It gives visitors the first opportunity of the year to see the best in cabinet furniture, upholstery and beds to soft furnishings, flooring and decorative accessories.
There are over 450 confirmed exhibitors for the 2017 show including major brands Parker Knoll, Baker Furniture, Libra, Whitemeadow, Duresta, Willis & Gambier, Gallery Direct including Frank Hudson and Dreamworks, Westbridge, Alstons, Dar Lighting and ercol.
The next show will also see a partnership with the Society of British Interior Designers (SBID) to host a members areas in Hall 2. The dual registration with the Great Hospitality Show, taking place in Hall 9 (23-25 January), allows visitors to register once for both shows and there will be a free shuttle bus in between the halls.
Said, Theresa Raymond of the January Furniture Show: “We are delighted to be working with the Great Hospitality Show taking place over three of our four days. This is an opportunity to bring in retailers and buyers in the contract and hospitality market that may not have come to JFS otherwise and vice versa. It also gives visitors the chance to view more products and designs in this sector.”
Hall 5 will be the major destination hall offering its strongest line up of commercial big hitters for years. Hall 4 boasts leading UK and international cabinet brands while Hall 3 will be the place to visit for furnishing accessories. Hall 2 will be the centre for top end international contemporary furniture, plus the return of The Flooring Showcase with companies such as Westex, Edel Telenzo, Victoria Carpets and Think Rugs. Hall 1 remains a destination hall for high-end exclusive ranges with the fabric pavilion once again, making an appearance – exhibitors such as Kobe, Swaffer and The Isle Mills will be showcasing their latest collections.
Theresa, said: “January Furniture Show is now a solid platform for companies to highlight their products and designs to a wider audience and we are excited by the high calibre of companies showing. And, with significant growth in new exhibitors, the 2017 show is set to be bigger and better than ever and the new sign-ups are testament to that.”
Online registration for the January Furniture Show is open and visitors can see the full list of exhibitors for 2017 and secure their free badge by visiting www.januaryfurnitureshow.com