23 July 2024, 22:39


The trade was on fine form at this year’s January Furniture Show (JFS) and INDX Furniture, and this month’s issue features reviews of both events, plus a celebration of The Furniture Awards’ stand-out suppliers.

With International Women’s Day coming back around, we’re asking again what it means to be a woman in the furniture industry, and whether the tide of this male-dominated sector is turning.

It’s also National Bed Month, when switched-on bed businesses try to leverage extra sales by putting the subject of sleep front and centre – Simon Williams explains that while the campaign’s mission to reduce bed replacement cycles may have given way to greener messaging, there are wins to be had on both counts.

You’ll also find advice aftersales solutions, start-up funding and recovery options, interviews with the principals of Lebus Upholstery, Land of Beds, Devonshire, and Rhenus Home Delivery UK, and a showcase of Carl Hansen & Son’s new workshop.

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