Editor’s pickCIFF 2017 rolls out bumper edition to celebrate 20th anniversary

04-09-2017
CIFF,Shanghai

Running from 11 to 14 September, CIFF will host more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, which will occupy 400,000 sqm of exhibition space. Over 100,000 visitors are expected and organisers say that the number of pre-registrations have gone up 121.3 per cent.

In addition to being hosted in two strategically located Chinese cities, the various product sectors provides a full view of the furniture sector and of the industry as a whole.

A full calendar of events will also commemorate 20 years and 40 editions of CIFF.

The Home Furniture section will accommodate high-quality and technologically advanced furniture that can improve the quality of domestic life; companies from all over the world will be divided between International Hall, Design Hall, Customized and Smart Home Hall, Modern Furniture Brands, European & American Lifestyles, Sofa Brands, Sofa Premium and Sleep Centre.

Outdoor & Leisure section will host approximately 150 companies who can provide complete solutions for both residential and commercial spaces.

Homedecor & Hometextile will interpret the new trends in interior decoration.

Office Furniture will provide one of the largest and most important showcases in eastern China.

The Furniture & Raw Material section will be connected to the Home Furniture section, therefore creating continuity and setting up an integrated trading platform.  

The 40th edition of CIFF will also host the awards ceremony for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific 2017, the prestigious design award promoted by CIFF, the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) and the US High Point Market. Winners of 16 categories are selected by 19 renowned judges from the world’s furniture design sector, revealing the fascinating charm of oriental design to the world.

The third edition of EAST Design Show will tackle the theme of “tea art” and will display all the appeal and strength of Asian design and artisanship.

The renowned designers and curators of the show, Mr Zhu Xiaojie and Mr Hou Zhengguang, together with director and colour director Jianming, will invite visitors to sit down and enjoy a cup of delicious tea.

100 designers from the Wall Art gallery have signed original tea sets. In addition to this, the products of more than 30 Swedish and Chinese designers and students will display the originality and integration of Nordic and eastern design.

The “Witness the Pinnacle” will be held on 12 September, and during this event the world-famous designer Masayuki Kurokawa, the famous American designer Jonathan Adler and Brent D. Smith, Director of Ralph Lauren Asia Pacific will share their knowledge and expertise. Morever, Frederic Spector, Professor of the Rhode Island School of Design, will set up a round table with Chinese designers.

Other events and conventions include: The Belt & Road Forum for Home Industry International Communication and Cooperation, the Forum on Channel Change in New Retail of Home Industry, the 1st China Home Industry Internet & Intelligent Technology Conference, the China Interiors and Decorations Conference and the Show of CBDA Art & Design of Soft Furnishings China 2017.