Birmingham’s NEC, the UK’s largest exhibition venue, will again play host to the UK’s premier furniture and interiors event, January Furniture Show (JFS), in 2022, with the four-day trade event running from 23rd-26th January.
Among the many buying cycle disruptions brought about by the pandemic, the fact that it’s been some 22 months since January Furniture Show was last staged has been one of the hardest to endure.
The wait for the industry’s key event has been long, and the appetite for it never greater – with its return to life next month, JFS promises to reconnect the industry and provide the much-needed buying opportunity it has missed so much.
At its heart, JFS’ greatest strength is the sheer number and breadth of suppliers which treat the fair as their principal shop window each year, and 2022’s exhibitor roster does not disappoint.
As well as offering a wealth of importers, JFS promises an unrivalled concentration of British manufacturer brands, and their expertise will be on display throughout the show’s halls – most notably in beds, mattresses and upholstery.
“Synonymous with quality, style, outstanding design and craftsmanship, British furniture is held in high esteem throughout the world”, says event director Russell Rule, “and the mix of designs and inventiveness on show from British companies at JFS will be second to none.
“We have a full mix of prestigious British companies in upholstery, beds, cabinet and accessories showing at JFS in 2022, and we are proud to provide the optimum arena for them to display their ingenuity, creativity and desirable furniture.”
Regular exhibitor Tetrad, for example, boasts significant expertise in making traditional British designs look brand new, through its Heritage, Harris Tweed and Signature collections. For over 50 years, Tetrad has pushed the boundaries of form and fabric choices – equally at ease producing traditional shapes dressed in tweed, the manufacturer also produces ultra-modern styles in vibrant colours, smoothly blending textures and materials.
Another notable exhibitor is Sherborne Upholstery, which has nearly 90 years of British furniture manufacturing tradition behind it. Sherborne will present a considerable collection of cleverly engineered, practical seating and beds, all designed with relaxation in mind – recliner chairs, settees, fireside chairs and stylish adjustable beds will all be on show.
Family business Furmanac, meanwhile, has a 50-year history and a passion for creating high-quality beds and chairs, all designed to provide superior levels of comfort. The UK’s largest adjustable bed manufacturer and an industry leader in lift-and-recline chairs, Furmanac promises to be another destination stand, where visitors will see the latest models in the manufacturer’s Hestia, MiChair and MiBed collections.
There will also be a wealth of international inspiration to hand, with more than 50 international brands coming to JFS, promising hundreds of new launches.
These include Akante, ALF, Alfrank, AIMMP, Gala, B4 Living, Babi, Bambi Industria, Conciaria, Camel Group, Egoitaliano, FI-MA, Forte, Furninova, Genesis Fine Arts, Grafu Baldai, Incanto Italia/Digio Leather by Sofitalia, Italia Living, Jaipur, KUKA HOME, Mini Divani, New Trend Concepts, San Martino, SITS, Staud, Stone Italia, Tajoma, VIDA Living and UAB Lyra Group.
JFS will give visitors the opportunity to source products from international brands made specifically for the UK market, adding a rich international offer to an already-wide range of exhibitors catering for every budget, style and taste.
See the full JFS exhibitor list here.