The term Contract is used whenever the provision of furnishings under the contracting formula is accompanied by a series of services, such as support for designing spaces, with finding and coordinating the sub-contractors for the completion of furnishing projects. This series of CSIL reports provides data on the production of contract furniture, market size, demand drivers and projects, and sales of leading players by destination (Hospitality, Retail and luxury shops, Restaurants and bars, Office and workplace, Public spaces, Marine, Real estate, Airports, Healthcare, Education and Entertainment) and by product type.

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The contract furniture and furnishings market in Europe

March 2023, IX Ed. , 208 pages

A detailed analysis of the European contract furniture business providing market size, production, market development, consumption forecasts, demand drivers, projects, sales, and market shares of the leading players, sales by destination segment –with a special focus on furniture for Education– and by product category.

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The world high-end furniture market

June 2022, IV Ed. , 194 pages

A comprehensive picture of the world market for high-end furniture, providing market size, forecasts, distribution channels and retailers, market features, barriers, purchasing trends and short profiles of the leading world high-end furniture brands.

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Windows and doors: world market outlook

October 2013, I Ed. , 133 pages

This new market research contains current and historical data (production, consumption, imports, exports) and analysis of Window and Door industry for a total of 70 countries


World hospitality market

July 2013, II Ed. , 200 pages

This research provides an overview of the world hospitality furniture market, namely the world contract furniture market for hotels and resorts with a focus on the four and five star segments.


The Italian market for windows and glass surfaces

March 2013, II Ed. , 74 pages

This study provides data on the production and consumption of windows, French windows and glass covered surfaces on the Italian market. It is the result of roughly 100 direct interviews with representative firms

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The Chinese contract market

January 2013, I Ed. , 85 pages

The Report is the result of 200 interviews with key players (Contract Furniture Manufacturers, Design Studios and Builders, Hotel Chains and other relevant Clients) and two years of CSIL research in China, on contract-related topics. Figures and analysis are described from two different point of views: end user sectors and main products.


The European market for commercial seating

June 2010, I Ed. , 91 pages

This new market research analyzes the seating industry in Europe with data on production, consumption and import export. Interviews with roughly 200 top companies that are representative of over 50% of total European production. Focus on Italian chair districts. Prices, consumption by segment, distribution channels and short profiles of top manufacturers

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The UK contract market: furniture and interiors

January 2010, I Ed. , 116 pages

This new CSIL Report analyses the contract market in the UK, providing details on demand determinants, products (office furniture, upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture, contract lighting, bathroom furniture and wellness and outdoor furniture), distribution channels (architects, interiors designers, specifiers and others), manufacturers (turnover and market share) and other key players (addresses).

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The Italian contract market: furniture and interiors

January 2010, I Ed. , 118 pages

100 interviews with sector leading players. Products: seating and desks, upholstered furniture, bedding, lighting, bathroom, textiles, surface materials. Purchasing process and key players (manufacturers, distributors and key testimonials)

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The office and contract furniture market in the United Arab Emirates

April 2009, I Ed. , 101 pages

The Emirates have become a regional trading hub because of their strategic position in the Gulf area. Imports account for around 90% of consumption in the country, and exports absorb 50% of local production, but a significant part of UAE exports consist of re-exported products, mainly directed to other Middle East and South Asian countries.

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The contract furniture and furnishings market in Saudi Arabia

February 2009, I Ed. , 82 pages

The contract furniture and furnishings market in Saudi Arabia is estimated around US$ 744 million (comprising lighting fixtures). Local governmental and foreign investments have been the main drivers of this performance. The manufacturing of classic wooden furniture claims the lion’s share, but the presence of steel and metal items is also increasing in the market

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The European market for upper-end furniture

June 2005, IX Ed. , 124 pages

Trends in upper end furniture production and consumption in Western Europe, international trade of top range furniture, prices, marketing policies, upper end furniture distribution. By CSIL Milano