Profits down as John Lewis embraces transformation

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 Profits at John Lewis Partnership were down -23% in 2019/20 (to £123m), driven by significantly reduced profitability at John Lewis. It was the third year of declining profit across the partnership as a ....

Collins & Hayes scoops award win with new launches

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 Collins & Hayes celebrated its 150th year at this year's January Furniture Show. The brand started its story in 1870, and has always delivered enduring comfort and understated living room ....

La-Z-Boy UK now supplying Minerva

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 La-Z-Boy UK is now supplying the Minerva Furniture Group. The global recliner brand’s new models became available to the buying group’s 200-plus retail members on 1st March.  La-Z-Boy will exhibit at Minerva’s private ....

Big-ticket purchase interest recovers in February, says GfK

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to –7 for February. Three measures increased, including the Major Purchase Index, which increased five points to +6 (up one point YoY). Overall, February saw the third ....

Italy’s I Saloni postponed to June

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Italy's Salone del Mobile.Milan has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis to 16th–21st June 2020. The decision was taken on Tuesday, following a meeting of the board of Federlegno Arredo Eventi, which states that the ....

Vietnam’s VIFA postponed due to coronavirus fears

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Like the majority of the furniture exhibitions in the region, VIFA Expo, Vietnam's annual show, has been postponed due to fears around the coronavirus. The show was due to take ....

The Sleep Council reveals new look

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 The Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the NBF, has unveiled a new look and vision as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Developed in collaboration with a specialist branding agency, the ....

Northern conference promises to assist training

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 A second Closing the Gap conference promoting how companies can access funded training for upskilling staff and apprenticeship programmes is taking place this month in the north of England. The ....

Luxury homewares brand acquires Houseology

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Luxury furniture and homewares brand Olivia’s has completed a deal to buy Houseology, which went into administration in January. Olivia’s is part of The Moot Group, one of the UK’s fastest-growing ....

In Design: Laurent Peacock’s Piper X credenza

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Back in 2001, Laurent studied 3D Industrial Design at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. Some time later, in 2017, he completed a course in Fine Furniture Making at Robinson ....

Indonesia’s IFEX joins roster of postponed fairs

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 This year's Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX), scheduled to take place from 12-15th March at Jakarta International Expo, has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The success of last year’s edition ....

New chairman for industry parliamentary group

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 The industry's political lobbying consortium, the British Furniture Confederation (BFC), has welcomed a new chairman to the newly-formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the furniture and furnishings industry. APPGs ....

Natuzzi launches D2C website

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 Natuzzi has launched Natuzzi Italia’s first D2C ecommerce platform in the UK, in the latest step of a strategy to achieve seamless integration between the brand’s physical and digital channels. The ....

BFM sets out migrant worker findings

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 The British Furniture Manufacturers Association (BFM) has been in contact with the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to seek clarification on the impact of proposals for migrant workers in the industry. ....

Fibreline’s filling station

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 In upholstery, comfort matters – so it’s crucial to get the fillings right. Fibreline, best known for its Encore Feather, Fibre and (now) Foam cushions, is the UK’s largest independently ....

Management group promises apprenticeship access for all

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 The Apprenticeship Management Group has announced plans to expand its portfolio to non-apprenticeship levy payers. In a new initiative, the group, which currently looks after large levy-paying organisations, is encouraging ....

Spinks expands Cortec technology to North America

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 Harrison Spinks’ new 100% recyclable glue‐free pocket spring system will soon become available to North American mattress manufacturers thanks to an expanded partnership between the bedmaker’s Components Division, Spinks, and its joint ....

Modern eco-friendly furniture – designing a stylish and conscious home

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 Creating a home that is both eco-conscious and stylish can seem like an impossible task – however, writes online sleep brand, Amerisleep, it may be easier than you think …  ....

Cintique’s modern family

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 British manufacturer Cintique has increased its offer with a new collection designed for those wishing to complement stylish, modern living environments.  The new range took several months to develop ahead ....

Mike Wheeler, The Very Group

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Malaysia’s EFE joins roster of postponed trade shows

Decoration Table - February 25, 2020 In light of the spreading coronavirus and its impact on travel, Malaysia's Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) 2020 has been rescheduled to 27-29th August, to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre ....

Analysing Europe’s online buying experience

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January retail sales reflect thrifty shopping

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Total UK retail sales increased by +0.4% in January (against an increase of +2.2% in January 2019), according to the latest data from BRC-KPMG. LFL retail sales were flat YoY. Sales ....

Buoyant takes BFM prize for logo display

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Buoyant Upholstery secured the British Furniture Manufacturers’ champagne prize for the best display of the trade body’s new branding at the January Furniture Show 2020. Nick Garratt, MD of the ....

One nation against imitation

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Anti Copying in Design (ACID) is urging the new Government to proactively protect UK design rights for the sake of economic growth, writes CEO Dids Macdonald OBE … Whether you were ....

Slumberland’s new digital direction

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Coronavirus and the UK furniture industry

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