Furniture News Blog

This blog is dedicated to bringing the latest updates and news about furniture brands and furniture designs and designers throughout the world.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Furniture Buying Index Up 2 Points To 83

The Furniture Buying Index increased two points this month to a reading of 83. This Furniture Buying Index gives retailers a good outlook for the upcoming Presidents Day Weekend. Britt Beemer, Chairman of Americas Research Group, said, With the Furniture Buying Index moving upwards this February, Presidents Day Weekend shoppers should be at a near all-time high. Beemer added, Furniture stores seeing more shoppers in January will continue to see even more shoppers in February. The Furniture Buying Index is compiled each month by America=s Research Group from interviews with 5,000-8,000 consumers across the country. In a typical month, 80 percent of the consumers interviewed can name a specific furniture item they intend to buy. The Index=s mark signifies what percent of the benchmark 80% actually have a particular item in mind.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Do up your living room with Shekawati furniture

BANGALORE: Unique and creative furniture from Rajasthan is on show in the city. The Shekhawati antique furniture is on display at the Central Cottage Industries Emporium on Mahatma Gandhi Road till February 12. There is said to be a lot workmanship that goes into making this furniture. The joints in the furniture are said to be almost invisible, giving the wood an unbroken look. And the drawers are designed not to jam. Accessories such as hinges, knobs and knocker-style handles are all in antique mould. On display are tables with matching chairs, side tables with wooden inlay work, chests with stark iron handles and knobs, cupboards, bookshelves, television cabinets, low stools and many more utility items. . The exhibition is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Printer friendly page Send this article to Friends by E-Mail Karnataka News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements | Advts: Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News | .

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Federal Furniture Reinventing Itself For Brighter Future

PETALING JAYA, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- Federal Furniture Holdings Bhd (FFHB), a company which has carved out a reputation as one of Malaysia's top furniture-making and interior fit out group in the last three decades or so, has undergone the process of "reinventing" itself to position itself for future growth, says its group managing director, Choy Wai Hin. "It has been a total paradigm shift in many areas of our business model" he said in an interview with Bernama, adding that the group has discarded old practices which no longer brought any benefit so that it could move to areas where it could grow speedily. "In 2002 we started the process of changing our business model. Gone is our old business of mass producing low end rubber wood furniture for the U.S. market. The basic economics of that business model does not work for Malaysia anymore." FFHB, he said, has instead focused its resources and skill set in new areas that could maximize returns like producing specialized commercial shop fixtures such as food service stations, merchandising counters for retailers, jewellery display cases for jewellers, book shelves, clothes display racks, CD display towers in music stores and food kiosks, to name a few.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New furniture additions to ‘liven up’ Commons area

In an attempt to liven up the Commons area and make the convenience of surfing Myspace and Facebook more comfortable, the library administration added the new furniture. The furniture was brought mainly to assist in group work, and we plan to add more during the summer session, said Associate Dean of UT Libraries Jillian Keally. The storing of the old furniture is still undecided, but for now it will be moved to the ground floor and into the Media Center, Keally said. Students have reacted positively to the new furniture. Amanda Crisp, senior in hospitality management, said she enjoys the chairs but wonders why money was not spent on other necessities. The new chairs are better on the back, but with the wheels I lose the opportunity to lean back in my chair.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Furniture brings outdoors indoos

If for reasons of climate or cost you can't have an outdoor living room in your backyard, it's still possible to bring the backyard into your home — with organically oriented furniture and accessories. An example: Evoke the look of Mother Earth with stools that are real tree stumps, lamps with gnarled tree roots for bases, serving bowls carved from hollowed-out root balls, and screens that resemble creeping ivy. The New York linens design team Dransfield & Ross recently introduced a collection of furniture featuring a red-lacquered carved-root footstool (Horchow.com, $439) made from the roots of trees that would ordinarily be discarded by the lumber industry. .

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Nicolette Jewelry Box

The Nicolette Jewelry Box features a walnut finish and antiqued brass drawer pulls. This jewelry box has a center necklace carousel, dual side necklace doors, ring rolls inside right door, two open drawers, and beautiful flower etched glass. It has a cocoa sueded fabric interior and the dimensions are 10.5W x 5D x 13H (inches).

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‘Made in Viet Nam’ furniture holds Russia’s home decor market

Viet Nam's furniture exports broke into the Russian market in the mid-1990s, when the bamboo and rattan style became a favourite among Russian artists and politicians. Vietnamese furniture has expanded its market share in Russia over the past several years partly thanks to competitive pricing. Director of Phamico home decor company, Pham Quang Hung, said his enterprise began trading in Russia three years ago. "I passed through Chuong My, Ha Tay northern Province during a visit back to Viet Nam and saw local craftsmen making some attractive-looking rattan furniture," said Hung. "I began by exporting a pilot batch of 39 sets of tables and chairs." "They sold quite well so I continued ordering furniture from Chuong My craftsmen and registered a trademark under The World of Rattan and Bamboo in Russia." However, gaining a firm toehold in the Russian market wasn't easy for the product.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Seminar for furniture contractors

Pune, January 20: The Furniture Contractors Association is organising a seminar for furniture contractors, workers and interior designers. The seminar will also be based on the topic Non-payment of labour wages: A serious problem. Subodh Sapatnekar, President of the Indian Institute of Interior Designing, Pune, will be the chief guest for the event. Abhijeet Abhayankar, president, CITU, Prakash Paranjape, General Secretary, BMS and Sulbha Joshi, member of the Grahak Takrar Nivaran Nayamanch will also be participating in the seminar. .

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