China International Furniture Fair 2022: Design trend, global trade, full supply chain

The success of China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) Guangzhou 2021, which recorded a 20.17% increase of visitors compared to the 2019 edition, held before the pandemic, is generating much enthusiasm and high expectations for the organisation of the next edition. The 49th CIFF Guangzhou 2022 will take place in two phases organised by product sector: the first, from 18-21 Mar 2022, will be dedicated to home furnishings, home decor and home textiles, and outdoor and leisure furniture; the second, from 28-31 Mar 2022, will feature office furniture, furnishings for hotels, public and commercial spaces, healthcare facilities, and materials and machinery for the furniture industry.

Driven by innovation and design, CIFF is a business platform both for the domestic market and for export development. It represents the entire supply chain, bringing high-performing companies together, promoting new products, ideas, and solutions in order to meet constantly-evolving market needs, and organising events both online and offline, as well as B2B meetings.

Under the motto ‘Design trend, global trade, full supply chain’, CIFF boosts efforts in promoting the development of the furniture industry, responding to new market needs and offering new, concrete business opportunities for sector players.

Held in the Canton Fair Complex in Guangzhou, covering a total area of 750,000m2 of exhibition space, the fair is expected to host more than 4,000 companies and over 350,000 trade visitors.

The first phase will feature the top brands in the Home Furniture sector, showcasing the latest innovations in high-level design, upholstery, and customisation options for living spaces and sleeping areas. Among the design sector, ‘Design Spring’ CIFF·Contemporary Chinese Furniture Design Fair which, after the success of the last edition, will expand from two to three halls, bringing together Chinese brands, artists and designers who will help to further promote the development of Chinese design.

Homedecor & Hometextile will present new trends in interior design: furnishing accessories, lighting, paintings, decorative elements, and artificial flowers. Outdoor & Leisure will focus on outdoor furniture such as garden tables and seating, as well as equipment and decorations for leisure.

During the second phase, the Office Show will focus on new types of work spaces, public and commercial spaces. In addition to systems and seating for the workplace, office accessories and metal furniture, suitable positioning and visibility will also be reserved for solutions for the smart office, furniture for medical care and the needs of the elderly, and furnishings for schools, hotels, and commercial spaces.

At the same time, CIFM or interzum Guangzhou 2022, the Asian trade fair dedicated to furniture industry technologies, will host Chinese and international brands, presenting the latest innovations, machinery, materials, surfaces, and components for furniture.

Thematic events will be held; design exhibitions, seminars and conferences will enrich the fair with content of cultural value, providing insights, moments of encounter, and useful ideas for inspiration and reflection. These include the CMF Trend Lab, the 2030+ International Future Office and many others.

49th CIFF Guangzhou 2022 will pay particular attention to international trade. The pandemic has strongly influenced the way relations between Chinese manufacturers and international customers are managed. With the Overseas Procurement Circle, CIFF therefore intends to innovate and continue finding new solutions to further develop the network of over 200 world markets developed over 24 years of experience and the business opportunities for export, offering buyers, purchasing groups, and international e-commerce operators necessary information, round-the-clock services, and an efficient one-stop sourcing platform.

To meet the new demands and trends in international trade, a Cross-Border E-Commerce Zone will be created, providing product and material search services, discussion forums, matchmaking opportunities, and solutions and tools for globalising the furniture trade.