Design and aesthetics to take centre stage at CIFM/interzum guangzhou

One of the central themes at CIFM/interzum guangzhou

From 28-31 Mar 2024, CIFM/interzum guangzhou will return to the Canton Fair Complex and continue its role as a meeting place for the international furniture industry.

In 2024, with the theme of “Surpass,” the trade fair will showcase the strengths of Asian furniture production and provide a trading platform for domestic and overseas industry players.

Redefining global furniture trends

Ever since it was founded 20 years ago, CIFM/interzum guangzhou has been delving deep into the furniture industry’s value chain.

In 2024, it will set a new record in terms of size and scale, held over 180,000m2 and hosting more than 1,300 global furniture manufacturing brands.

Among them will be over 230 international brands showcasing cutting-edge technologies, products, materials and applications, offering insights into future trends.

Notable brands include AHEC, AMSO, Aydın, Biesse, Boyteks, Decospan, DewertOkin, DIC, GTA, Henkel, HOMAG, impress, Italiana Ferramenta, LamiGraf, limoss, LINAK, Munksjö, Paolino Bacci, Rehau, Renolit, Schattdecor, SCM, SIGE SPA and SIMALFA.

Design and aesthetics

In 2024, the ‘Vitality of Sustainable Innovation to Life’ (VSIL) forum will focus on the theme of “Design Utopia.”

By bringing the global home interior design sector face to face with its supply chain, the forum aims to foster professional dialogue between industry experts, designers and supply chain brands.

Notable speakers include international designers Dick Spierenburg, CM Jao and Henny van Nistelrooy as well as representatives from leading companies in the supply chain, such as Schattdecor, Hettich and Domus Line.

The discussions will showcase examples of collaborative innovation between the design scene and its supply chain. Additionally, European materials expert Sascha Peters and representatives from LINAK, SIMALFA and Home Color Research Institute explore new, environmentally friendly and sustainable frontiers in the home furnishings industry.

Additionally, the 2024 Boundless Design Forum will discuss advanced edge banding technologies, led by representatives from Henkel, IMA Schelling, Rehau, Renolit and high-end furniture businesses with the aim of promoting the development of high-quality panel furniture.

The VSIL Gallery 2024, a highlight of CIFM/interzum guangzhou, will collaborate with the Asia Color Trend Book to explore Asian aesthetic trends in 2024.

With ‘Re‑route’ and ‘Coexistence’ as its themes, it will showcase innovative trends that are breaking free from traditional design constraints and explore how harmony between technology and nature can guide the future of craftsmanship.

Inspirational showcase

The interzum guangzhou Award aims to shine a light on innovative products, recognise influential designs with a focus on Asia and provide furniture designers and customisers with invaluable inspiration.

Selected by an international jury, this year’s winners were announced in February 2024, with Aydın Tekstil, DewertOkin, LINAK, REHAU and Renolit honoured with the interzum guangzhou Exclusive award. CHENYU TEXTILE, DIC, eMoMo, HD Hardware, Henkel, INTERPRINT, Lien A, Lion Rock, PRINTECH KR, PT ATEJA TRITUNGGAL, Remacro, Schattdecor, SIGE SPA, SIMALFA and Tianan New Material were chosen to receive the Outstanding Furniture Accessories award.

During the trade fair, the award-winning products will be displayed in the interzum guangzhou Award Showcase at the entrance of Hall 15.1, highlighting innovations in global furniture accessories in 2024.