Panels & Furniture Asia January/February 2019


Furniture, plywood and sawn timber top earners for Malaysian timber industry
Wooden furniture, together with plywood and sawn timber, are ranked the top three foreign exchange earners for the Malaysian timber industry. These three products combined, in recent years, constitute more than RM15 billion(US$3.65 billion) or about 70 per cent of Malaysia’s total export of timber and timber products annually, said Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), Dato’ Low Kian Chuan.

Bringing premium kitchen cabinets to Thailand
Gio Home Kitchen’s new factory is modern, clean and quiet. Occupying 5,600 square metres, the kitchen cabinet production division of the factory has recently added a new line of machines from HOMAG Germany, becoming the first factory in Thailand to have a fully automatic storage system connecting to the CNC and Panel Saw Machine.

Karimoku X Norm Architects
A delicate blend of grace, strength and precision. One would use these words to describe the beauty of nature, a skilfully constructed art piece, and very likely, the minimalist collection of furniture pieces designed and crafted by Japan’s largest wooden furniture manufacturer Karimoku, in collaboration with Danish studio Norm Architects.