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.

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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 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.