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10-13 March 2016


IFFS 2016 / 33rd ASEAN Furniture Show will be co-located with The Décor Show and furniPRO Asia from 10 – 13 March 2016 at the Singapore EXPO.

While maintaining its commitment as Asia’s most exciting furniture sourcing platform, IFFS 2016 aspires to be an international launch pad to showcase designers’ work for the furniture and furnishing industry. With the objective of inspiring new ideas, nurturing business bonds and forging connections, IFFS is leveraging on design to take its 2016 edition to the next level.

The new tagline, “DESIGN, INSPIRATION and TRADE” will work like an ecosystem in which:
• Design connects Inspiration to Trade
• Inspiration connects Trade to Design
• Trade connects Design to Inspiration

Expect to see more than 450 exhibitors from nearly 40 countries, including big brand names such as d-Bodhi, Ethnicraft, District Eight Design, Far East Furniture, Gracia Wicker Kane, Halo, Koda, Hugo Sofa, Heritage Home Group, Nitori, Oliver B, Saprori, Sunbrella and many more, showcasing their latest products and developments to the international market.

With three decades of experience in our hat, IFFS is the most distinctive channel for regional and international companies to penetrate the global market.

New Highlights at IFFS 2016
• With a newly curated hall layout, IFFS 2016 offers a spatial and experiential linkage which will enhance the tradeshow experience.

• Visitors can expect to be welcomed by a main Piazza buzzing with activities that aims to celebrate design and innovations, making it an exciting place to kindle new ideas and inspiration, while exhibitors showcase the best of the best through various touch points.

• Other proposed key highlights include an impressive presentation of innovative materials as well as a Gallery of ArtForms which features how furniture products and accessories can be transformed into art pieces and sculptures.

• Garden / outdoor pavilion: because of overwhelming response, international garden and outdoor exhibitors will now be grouped under a new pavilion with a Garden Boulevard concept. Visitors will be able to witness how design consultants use vertical gardening and greenery to make indoor space looks like the outdoors. At the same time, visitors can also expect a real outdoor experience at an outdoor lounge and café from Maiori Design.

• We are also looking at thematic lounge settings to bring out the authentic flavours of each partner country.

• There will also be a Design STARS showcase (formerly known as Asian STAR) and design dialogues and businessempowered seminars. The Designers’ corner at IFFS goes beyond the Asia continent with award-winning designers from The Americas and Europe. Some designers who have already signed up for the 2016 edition are:
o Arturo Erbsman from Paris
o Henry Hsiao from nbt.STUDIO, Taiwan
o Daisuke Kitagawa from Design for Industry, Inc, Japan
o HsinChun Wang from HCWD Studio, New York
o Olivier Polmanss from France
o Studiohiji from Indonesia

For the first time next year, furniPRO Asia, the leading trade fair for the woodworking, furniture and panel production industries in South East Asia, will be co-locating with IFFS.