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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Ekornes appoints new CEO

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Roger Lunde has been appointed the new CEO of Ekornes (the business behind the Stressless seating brand). He will succeed Olav Holst-Dyrnes, who has led the Norwegian furniture group for six ....

Malaysia’s MIFF rescheduled due to coronavirus

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 After close consultation with stakeholders regarding travel and safety concerns around the coronavirus, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2020 has been rescheduled from 6-9th March to 30th June to 3rd July. It will ....

Furmanac takes out £1.8m loan to assist growth

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Bed and chair manufacturer Furmanac has arranged a £1.8m loan with ThinCats to reduce its costs by refinancing existing loans, and increase working capital to assist growth. The funding will enable the company to advance its plans to develop and ....

All hands on deck at Bedeck

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Bedeck is a branded home textiles company with retail and wholesale divisions, selling from 24 stores UK-wide (plus shop-in-shops) alongside its website. Furniture News puts a quick Q&A to joint ....

Vita promises a better tomorrow

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Today’s consumers are environmentally aware, and expect a high degree of comfort in their homes, states pan-European foam manufacturer Vita, whose latest innovation pre-empts market demands … Vitafoam finds it ....

£17.5b spent on furniture and furnishings, reveals association analysis

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The Cotswold Company announces new delivery partner

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 AO and The Cotswold Company have signed a 12-month rolling delivery contract which will enable customers to book specific delivery timeslots. David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, says: “The Cotswold Company premium product fits well ....