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World Furniture Outlook 2017/2018. New 100 Countries Edition


Since 2000 the ‘World Furniture Outlook’ is the flagship CSIL publication on the status and prospects of the furniture sector. It covers production, consumption, imports and exports of furniture in a wide selection of countries.


The number of countries covered increased gradually from 50 to 70. Now, after 16 successful years, the report has come of age and the time has come for an ambitious step forward. Starting with the July 2017 edition of CSIL ‘World Furniture Outlook’, coverage has been extended to 100 countries.

MIFF 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting event for global furniture sector


A Showcase of Fresh Ideas for the Global Market

The biggest ever edition Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) from 8-11 March, 2018 is shaping up to be an even more exciting must attend event for global furniture buyers with visitor registration opening this week six months before the show.

Online registration is available over the show website for free trade entry and early bird benefits.

Hotel Supplies Show, Conference on the hospitality market


Matteo Grigolini CSIL Researcher and expert in the research field of contract furniture will deliver a speech focusing on the hospitality market during the Hotel Suppliers Show in Manila.

The World Hospitality Market
Speaker: Matteo Grigolini, CSIL Researcher
September 22, 2017 | Friday | 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Location: Hotel Suppliers Show,  SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines

Sofa market and Recliners in Europe


According to the article “Sofa market and Recliners in Europe” published in the last issue of CSIL magazine “World Furniture” (75/September 2017), among the structural changes of the global upholstered sector, Europe keeps maintaining a relevant role.

With the production value exceeding EUR 12 billion, Europe accounts for around one fifth of the world upholstered furniture, coming after Asia Pacific and before North America.


The recliner/motion segment production increased its importance also in the European upholstered furniture industry with European manufacturers entering this market segment.

WEINIG at Ligna Fair in Hannover



At this year’s LIGNA fair in Hannover Weinig was a real attraction thanks to the competition that put up as a prize a four-side working machine Cube Plus.

Future perspectives and opportunities for French furniture exporters


Overview on the  The European Market of Furniture, Sylvia Weichenberger, CSIL senior expert, attended the annual "Export Meeting 2017" in Paris, France

CSIL partner Mauro Spinelli speaker at Global Office Furniture Outlook 2017


CSIL was invited to participate in the 8th edition of the Global Office Furniture Outlook in Guangzhou, a Forum organized by CIFF and Edimotion, where international professionals and journalists of the office furniture sector debated matters regarding the workplaces trends. 

Mauro Spinelli, CSIL Partner and expert in the research field of office furniture, delivered a speech focusing on the world trade of office furniture, state-of-the-art and forecasted scenario for the office furniture market


IFFS-2017: A taste of Europe in Asia


IFFS 2017 is set to welcome the all-new European Union (EU) Business Avenues in South East Asia Pavilion to the inaugural Nook Asia event. Organised in partnership with EU Business Avenues in South East Asia - a business support programme for Europe-based SMEs to establish business collaborations through business matchmaking and support services in South East Asia, the pavilion will house 50 design & interior companies from across the European Union on the Contemporary European Design business mission.

IFFS-2017, Special Project: The Italian Hospitality by Giulio Cappellini


International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), a leading design and living international fair, announces a special collaboration with renowned Italian designer, Giulio Cappellini, for the next edition of the show. Taking place in Singapore EXPO from 9 to 12 March, in conjunction with ASEAN Furniture Show, Nook Asia and SingaPlural, IFFS 2017 offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience a bit of Italy in Asia through "THE ITALIAN HOSPITALITY".