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May 17, 2024 Resources

Understanding retail’s cash flow challenges

In business, they say turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, and cash is king – but the cash does not always flow reliably, so it pays to understand…

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May 17, 2024 Event Preview

Discover Ireland’s dynamic industry at IFHS

The Irish Furniture and Homewares Show (IFHS) returns to the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown from 25-27th August, and promises to be a pivotal…

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May 17, 2024 Products

Indian Hub blends traditional Indian with the contemporary

At this year's January Furniture Show, Indian Hub successfully established key partnerships with prominent retailers, expanding its distribution…

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May 17, 2024 Resources

The art of furniture design

What’s at the heart of good furniture design, and why does it matter? Creative design consultant Alun Rees offers his approach to a unique art form …

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NEWS


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May 16, 2024 News

Former Government minister to chair retail group

The Very Group, which operates digital retailers Very and Littlewoods, has appointed YouGov founder, former senior Government Minister and MP for…

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May 16, 2024 News

Dormeo owner invests £10m in Swyft's expansion

Swyft's founder and CEO Keiran Hewkin has announced a £10m deal with special purpose vehicle (SPV) Sleep Brands to fund the global expansion of the…

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May 16, 2024 News

Brian Ahern installed as 62nd master of The Furniture Makers’ Company

On 13th May, Brian Ahern was installed as the 62nd master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the…

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May 16, 2024 News

Flood risk pushes back opening of IKEA Oxford Street store

IKEA UK has confirmed that the opening of its Oxford Street city store will be delayed until spring 2025, as an extensive renovation project across…


EVENTS


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May 17, 2024 Event Preview

Discover Ireland’s dynamic industry at IFHS

The Irish Furniture and Homewares Show (IFHS) returns to the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown from 25-27th August, and promises to be a pivotal…

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May 10, 2024 Event Preview

VIFA ASEAN to kickstart Asia's autumn show circuit

VIFA ASEAN 2024, taking place from 27-30th August at SECC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will kick off Asia's sourcing circuit this autumn (which also…

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May 02, 2024 Event Preview

The UK's furniture manufacturing and joinery show returns

Materials & Finishes Show (formerly W Exhibition), the UK’s trade show for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries, will take place at…

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May 02, 2024 Event Preview

Bed Show set to elevate business

The UK’s biggest bed exhibition, the Bed Show, will return to Telford International Centre from 24-25th September.


PROFILES


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May 16, 2024 Profiles

TRL Handmade Furniture – crafting homes with a personal touch

In the heart of Nottingham, TRL Handmade Furniture stands tall as an award-winning furniture manufacturer renowned for its bespoke creations …

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May 08, 2024 Profiles

Rauch elevates design and delivery

Thanks to a swathe of new models and vastly improved delivery methods, German bedroom furniture specialist Rauch is going from strength to strength…

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Apr 17, 2024 Profiles

Winner: The Furniture Awards 2024 (Superior Service)

A technical agency specialising in web-based business solutions, Iconography boasts a growing roster of satisfied customers, and its recent project…

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Apr 12, 2024 Profiles

Mammoth’s comfort-driven comeback

Having negotiated myriad challenges, healthy sleep brand Mammoth has emerged fitter than ever, says its founder and CEO, John Tuton …


INTERVIEWS


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May 07, 2024 Interviews

Michael Tyler’s home run

Thanks to a change of heart and some serious financial backing, Hastings-based premium upholstery brand Michael Tyler Furniture (MTF) is looking at a…

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May 02, 2024 Interviews

Tony Pearson – inspiring others in recovery

In 2022, an accident at home left Tony Pearson, director of sales at furniture fulfilment specialist BJS Distribution, paralysed from the neck down.…

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Apr 22, 2024 Interviews

60 seconds with … Jarrad Belton

To mark its 60th anniversary, The Furniture Makers’ Company looked to the future by highlighting 60 of the industry’s most promising young…

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Apr 04, 2024 Interviews

Simon Fishpool on 125 years of furniture retail

Fishpools of Waltham Cross is one of the South East’s biggest retailers of quality furniture, and a destination popular with shoppers from…


TRENDS


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May 07, 2024 Trends

Exploring cutting-edge furniture trends in commercial spaces

Commercial interior design is more than just aesthetic choices – it’s about shaping the functionality and atmosphere of workspaces, writes Amy Wilson…

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May 07, 2024 Trends

Report reveals declining sofa trends

The Sofa Retailers Report by Salience Search Marketing has assessed the current industry trends and what consumers search for by analysing 11 crucial…

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Feb 15, 2024 Trends

Dreams' Fabio Perrotta talks trends

Looking for a steer on the upcoming (and outgoing) furniture and interiors trends? In January's issue, Fabio Perrotta, Dreams' director of…

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Feb 02, 2024 Trends

Oak Furnitureland's Elena Mellowes talks upcoming trends

Looking for a steer on the upcoming (and outgoing) furniture and interiors trends? In January's issue, Elena Mellowes, the head of buying at Oak…


PRODUCTS


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May 17, 2024 Products

Indian Hub blends traditional Indian with the contemporary

At this year's January Furniture Show, Indian Hub successfully established key partnerships with prominent retailers, expanding its distribution…

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May 07, 2024 Products

Iconic concept marries design and comfort

Carpe Diem Beds is dedicated to combining style and comfort to “redefine the bedroom furniture landscape” – and its latest release, The Iconic…

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Apr 29, 2024 Products

New Tulipwood product a "game-changer" for cabinetmakers and joiners

James Latham, in collaboration with long-term sawmill partner Horizon, is introducing a "pioneering" new timber product to the UK and Ireland –…

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Apr 29, 2024 Products

Habitat unveils 60th anniversary collection

Habitat has announced an upcoming collection in collaboration with a line-up of top design minds, launching in May.

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