The wait for The January Furniture Show, (NEC 24-27 January 2016), is nearly over, its less than 6 weeks until the doors open. The Christmas feast will be a distant memory with a new one full of colour, texture and inspiration taking its place in 5 halls of the NEC.
The A list of over 450, UK and International exhibitors will launch 1000s of new designs, new collections and new innovations. There will be everything on display for interior furnishing and décor including upholstery, cabinet, beds, flooring, fabrics, lighting, soft furnishings, mirrors, pictures and decorative accessories. This show is a must for retailers, interior designers, contract buyers, architects and developers.
The UK excellence in upholstery will be seen at its best with some of the biggest brands revealing new styles and covers. In Hall 1 Duresta, Wade, Collins&Hayes, Parker Knoll, Westbridge and Tetrad will show everything from classic designs in contemporary geometric and floral fabrics to traditional designs with a modern spin in aged leather and wool. While in Hall 5 Buoyant, Furnico, and Lebus lead the way with new comfortable and practical designs in a variety of traditional and contemporary fabrics.
Cabinet, no longer a sea of oak, made from woods including acacia, mango, walnut, beech, pine, structured board and reclaimed wood will be on display. There will be dining and occasional tables made from marble, stone, glass and metal. See Baker, Mark Webster Designs, Willis&Gambier, Ercol and Bentley Designs in Hall 1 or Nathan and Kingstown in Hall 5 for some of the best. For cabinet with a different style head to Gallery Direct, Libra and Pacific Lifestyle in Hall 3, who bring original themed collections to the cabinet market, with corresponding accessories for a complete interiors look.
The wide variety of choice in beds and mattresses will be most notable in Hall 5. The UK has some of the best manufacturers and suppliers of beds including Sweet Dreams, Kaydian, Highgate, Serene, Sherborne, Slumbernights Ltd and Vogue. All bring new styles and innovative technology to the Show ranging from Vogue’s vacuum packed mattresses, Breasley’s Bionix mattress collection, Sweet Dream’s button backed upholstered bedframes, to Furmanac’s smooth motion selections.
Interior décor has full power with some of the biggest and most inventive lighting companies showing new designs, see Dar Lighting and CIMC in Hall 3. For technology and design of a different kind head to the Flooring Showcase in Hall 2 to see the newest innovations in hard and textile flooring. Here high-class British manufacturing can be seen at its best, Axminster, Brockway and Victoria Carpets are bringing new carpet designs, while Woodpecker introduce distressed oaks and contemporary grey-washed boards.
Finally for all things soft, see the colourful, crisp and sumptuous display of fabrics in the Fabric Pavilion in Hall 1. Here well known brands like Swaffer, Kobe, Barker & Barker and Essente will show new weaves and designs in florals, stripes, checks, abstracts, plaids and jacquards among others.
No other UK interiors trade show is so comprehensive. Don’t miss the new designs, innovations and trends for 2016, to register your attendance go to: www.januaryfurnitureshow.com
January Furniture Show 2016. NEC Sun 24 – Weds 27 January