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Recap: CIFF Guangzhou 2019

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The China International Furniture Fair reported that the 43rd edtion saw 4,344 exhibitors over 8,180,571 square feet of exhibition space and 297,759 trade visitors from both China and all over the world. The numbers prove the success of the 43rd CIFF Guangzhou.

Dozens of design events and seminars covering various aspects of the market outlined new trends and became a source of inspiration for designers and industry players. The presence of over 60 well-known designers has allowed an interaction with the audience and provided new stimuli on how the design of products and environments may improve the quality of life. The combination of the professionalism of the players attending the exhibition, the level of new products showcased and the way in which the exhibition layout was organized, have led to extremely profitable and satisfactory trade negotiations. The constant improvement of the range of services provided by CIFF to visitors and exhibitors has made this year's exhibition experience even easier and more enjoyable.

This edition had confirmed how CIFF is the ultimate business platform in Asia and the preferred exhibition for the launch of latest products: over 90% of the exhibitors showcased brand-new design collections and over fifty companies organized on-site launch events. The fair Claimed this was their best edition ever, with aisles and stands so crowded that sometimes it was impossible to move. Some exhibitors stated that they had signed orders at the fair for 60% of their annual turnover and others had received orders for 500 containers of goods in just 2 days.

The 2 phases of the 43rd edition of CIFF represented the entire supply chain of furniture. The first phase, from March 18 to 21, was dedicated to home furniture, homedecor & hometextile as well as outdoor & leisure furniture. The second phase, from March 28th to 31st, focused on office furniture and furniture for public spaces as well as machinery, materials and components for the furniture industry.

Design, customization, minimalism, "mild-luxury" represented the main trends of CIFF Home Furniture which hosted a great number of creative brands and international companies. Besides the Design Dream Show, the Ten Parallel Spaces and the proposals from well-known designers including Wen Hao, Zhu Xiaojie, Hou Zhengguang, Chen Xiangjing and Chai Xiaodong who have showed the world, the trends of the new Chinese design.

CIFF Homedecor & Hometextile has showcased solutions for interior decoration, furnishings fabrics, decorative lighting, focusing also on the importance of art objects in the domestic sphere.

CIFF Outdoor & Leisure's proposals have made visitors dream of moments spent in the open air by offering solutions for gardens and combining Western and Eastern leisure philosophy.

In addition to office seating and systems, the Office Show presented innovative trends in contemporary work environments, more and more informal and suitable for domestic environments, as well as dedicating space to furnishings for hotels, healthcare institutions and for the elderly. For the first time, the nearby Nan Feng International Convention & Exhibition Center has been used to host and present smart office solutions.

CIFM / interzum guangzhou focused on intelligent technology new development in the field of furniture manufacturing. It has hosted world-renowned brands that have presented cutting-edge technological solutions by providing a complete view of global manufacturing trends.

The 44th edition of CIFF will be held in Shanghai Hongqiao from September 8 to 11 2019.

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