28 May 2024, 11:34
By Furniture News Aug 30, 2017

IFHS puts Ireland under the spotlight

The IFHS’s fourth year has been the best yet. The event has received positive feedback with the majority of exhibitors planning to sign up for the next year’s show. 

Many new brands are interested in exhibiting at IFHS next year and a good number of current exhibitors are requesting more space. With IFHS’ marketing focused on buyers, it is not surprising that the vast majority of exhibitors at the IFHS reported strong sales at the close of the show. 

One exhibitor says: “This show just gets better and better – it is obvious to see that the organisers are listening to the exhibitors and visitors. Wonderful opportunity to do business in a great environment and now it’s the number one event for the Irish furniture industry. I am booking for 2018!” 

With thousands of product on display and 22 new product ranges launched this week, the attendees had a lot to see. The IFHS is an impressive representation of the wide variety of furniture and homewares available in Ireland. 

IFHS recognises the importance of supporting the industry in which it operates. Its Furniture & Home Awards provide an ideal opportunity for suppliers of furniture and homeware products into the Irish market to present the best of their products. The awards also recognise the great efforts made by exhibitors to present new products and new ideas to the trade buyers at the Irish Furniture & Homewares Show.

Some striking signature pieces judged by an expert panel won well-deserved awards, fending off vigorous competition at the show. With over 200 entries across nine categories, this accolade is something to be proud of. 

Award winners included: Best Irish Manufactured Product – Washing Bay, Cooler Mattress range; Best New Homeware Product – Abbeylands, Mika Chair; Best Upholstery Product – Buoyant, Bronte Suite & Throne Chair; Best Cabinet Collection – Honey B, The X range; Best Mattress Innovation – Dreamworld Bedding, Biorythmic Mattress; Best Bedroom Collection – Classic Furniture, Paris Reclaim collection; Best Overall Product Display & Exhibition Stand – Derrys; Best New Furniture Product – Abbey Furniture, Hunter Dining/Living range; and Best Overall Product of the Show – Redtree, Genevo Dining Table.

Ireland’s premier furniture and homewares trade show event gives Irish & UK businesses in the furniture trade the opportunity to do business in a relaxed environment and provides attendees with a pleasant environment to see new products, innovative ideas and exclusive deals and discounts from the companies on show.

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