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Editor’s pickCIFF Shanghai 2018 Create a Better Home Life

CIFF Shanghai

2018 has definitely been an important year for CIFF; a fundamental stage of its growth, because of the strategic alliance established between two furniture sector giants, CFTE* and Red Star Macalline**, to jointly operate CIFF-Shanghai, bringing new perspectives and opportunities to the furniture industry. To meet the needs of …

Interfor investing in Thomaston Sawmill

Interfor, Thomaston Sawmill, investment

Thomaston Sawmill in Upson County, Georgia, United States (U.S.), will be getting an investment from Interfor Corporation as part of its Southern Investment Strategy’s Phase II. In total, Interfor will be rebuilding five sawmills as well as provide major modernisation, according to WMGT, in order to raise efficiency and boost production in …

Editor’s pickDownsizing

Downsizing, furniture, living space, going small

Cities may be expanding but our living spaces are now a fraction of what they used to be. Ewins is going big on this trend by going small. It is hard to say how the world will look like in 2030. Going by current indicators, cities will burgeon alongside the middle class demographic. Consumption will increase, as will waste and global …

Dubai looks for the best snoozer with first ever sleep challenge


Are you a person who could sleep through a fire drill? The chronic snoozer? The type who can fall asleep anytime, anywhere? On the 16th of September 2018, the first ever INDEX Dubai Sleep challenge, sponsored by DeRUCCI, will pit Dubai’s best nappers against one another to see who can enjoy the longest, most peaceful snooze right in the …

Editor’s pickVietnam has exported almost US$5 billion of wood products this year alone

Vietnam, export

Foreign direct investment firms in Vietnam have reported export revenue of more than US$1.78 billion from wood and wooden products this year, according to the Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Centre (Vinanet). The figure is 4.8 per cent higher than over the same time in 2017, and makes up about 43.2 per cent of Vietnam’s total export …

Editor’s pickMTC appoints new Chairman

Malaysian Timber Council, MTC, Chairman

Dato’ Low Kian Chuan has been appointed the new Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), effective 27 July 2018, succeeding Dato’ Gooi Hoe Hin. Low, 58, who holds a Bachelor of Economics and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, started his career in the timber industry by …