The 21st edition of Proposte, the World Preview of Furnishing Fabrics and Curtains, which closed on 9th May, attracted 6151 visitors, comprising 2303 Italians and 3848 foreigners – down 3% on last year’s attendance. 3434 British visitors were recorded, roughly on par with last year.

The consensus from the 97 European exhibitors was that, despite the economic crisis, the major buyers attended the show as usual. The edition saw an increase in visitors from Australia, China, Japan, Greece, India, Poland, Taiwan and Turkey.

The Proposte trends report, produced by an in-house style team during the fair, can be found here.

The next edition of Proposte in Cernobbio will be held between 7-9th May 2014. Meanwhile, the first Proposte Shanghai will take place between 27-29th August 2013, as part of the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles show.