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According to the latest edition of the CSIL report “The contract furniture and furnishings market in Europe” (2018) the largest segments of the contract market are Retail, including both mass-market and luxury shops, followed by Hospitality and Office.
With an increasing presence of international tourists, the Hospitality industry in Europe continues to be the main locomotive of the contract furniture and furnishing sector.
Western Europe is a large and mature market for furniture sales, boasting over 420 million consumers and accounting for around one fifth of the global furniture consumption.
After years of difficulties, the furniture market has followed an upward path benefitting from an improved macroeconomic environment.
According to the CSIL report "Furniture distribution in Europe" issued in 2018, the market is forecast to keep growing also in 2018 and 2019.
The term Contract is used when a simple provision of furnishings under the contracting formula is accompanied by a series of services such as support for designing spaces and finding and coordinating sub-contractors for the completion of the projects.
This is a transversal business because it involves different kind of products and different destination segments.
Alessandra Tracogna, CSIL, presented the main trends in furniture production worldwide at Xylexpo on May 9, 2018
Milan, April 18th - The 16th edition of the "World Furniture Outlook" Seminar organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies, took place on April 18th, 2018 at the Fiera Milano Rho during the 57th Milan International Furniture Fair Salone del Mobile.Milano with a large participation of over 100 professionals and representatives of institutions and trade associations of the woodworking and furniture industry.
CSIL is constantly monitoring and studying these issues and the annual World Furniture Outlook Seminar offers the occasion to share results of CSIL research activity with sector experts and look at future perspectives of the furniture industry and related sectors on a world scale.
- CSIL experts introduced their forecasts concerning the furniture sector worldwide and commented on the main factors affecting production, consumption and trade of furniture on a global scale.
- CSIL findings were discussed with selected corporate and institutional representatives as keynote speakers, giving a speech on the internationalization strategies operated in the global market.
The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) concluded its show on March 11 after four successful days with elated exhibitors meeting more buyers from a wide base of countries and signing orders right until the end.
Overwhelming praise was heaped on the spacious new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) which co-hosted the annual event for the first time with Putra World Trade Centre.
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The OLMeet – Officelayout Meeting was held in Milan the 6th of March 2018. The event organized by the Officelayout Magazine focuses on the main trends in the commercial space planning.
The main theme this year has been the technology and furniture solutions to optimize costs and enhance wellbeing in the workplace.
The furniture sector is becoming more and more globalized and has to tackle common issues in the attempt of increasing competitiveness. CSIL is constantly monitoring and studying these issues and is pleased to share results of its research activity with sector experts with a forward looking approach.
The "World Furniture Outlook Seminar" is a unique occasion to gather comments on the key facts regarding production, consumption and trade of the major industrial economies worldwide and to know CSIL forecasts.
16th edition of CSIL Seminar "World Furniture Outlook"
April 18th, 2018 (h 11.00 - 12.30)
Fiera Milano Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS.
The 41st edition of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair), divided into two phases, will be held in Guangzhou from 18 to 21 March and from 28 to 31 March 2018.
Countless new products, reflecting the face of a China that is changing rapidly and that is increasingly looking to quality, design and innovation