• Sawmilling
  • March 09, 2018 09:58

OrganoWood AS signs general agreement with Løvenskiold Handel AS/Maxbo, Norway

OrganoWood manufactures and markets eco-friendly fire and rot protected wood and wood treatment products. Since 2014 OrganoWood product have been available on the Norwegian market. Now Maxbo, a significant building supply chain in Norway, has decided ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 16, 2018 10:31

Sales of the German furniture industry declined slightly in 2017

The German furniture industry achieved an almost stable sales development in 2017. Although sales fell by 0.6% to € 17.9 billion last year... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 15, 2018 07:39

Furniture enterprises moved out of Beijing

According reports from the Beijing Furniture Industry Association Congress held in early January, the income of furniture manufacturers in Beijing ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 13, 2018 09:48

2017 Brazilian furniture trade – a call to diversify markets

A look at residential furniture export shows that there was an almost 7% rise in 2017 compared to 2016. But analysts consider this a poor performance as half of the exports were dependent on just three countries... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 12, 2018 15:29

IFS | Italian Finishing School 2018

Shortly after announcing the upcoming edition of IFS, we have already received a good number of participant registrations...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 08, 2018 14:28

Brazil: Recover in furniture sector some way off say analysts

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) furniture production increased 4.4% in the first eleven months of 2017, the fastest pace of growth since 2011... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 29, 2018 12:03

IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at the age of 91

As the whole world already knows, the IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at the age of 91. IKEA is the paragon of the global players in the wood industry and perhaps the only representative who deserves this qualification. This company continues to expand its commercial presence in the world, while developing a vertical integration that extends from the forest to the house. Even though the founder had already retired from operational activities for ages, he retained some form of control of his empire. It can not be said that the major developments in IKEA in recent years have been against his will... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 29, 2018 11:52

EU imports of furniture from tropical countries rising in 2017

In the first nine months of 2017, EU imports increased from all four leading tropical supply countries; rising by 3% from Vietnam to euro567 millio... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 26, 2018 11:44

Growth in hospitality sector creates new opportunities for the furniture industry

According to recent CSIL research carried out with focus on 16 Western pean countries, the total value of the European market for contract furniture and furnishings in 2016 was euro7.5 billion while total production was 9 billion... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • January 26, 2018 09:00

Company accused by EIA of supplying illegal teak for luxury yachts denies allegations

Two of the biggest exhibitors at the London Boat Show, which took place between January 10-14th are accused by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of building luxury yachts with illegitimate teak from Myanmar. The investigation made on Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts International has revealed that the Burmese teak entering the supply chains of the companies had been traded in breach of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR)... [more...]

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