Apprenticeship standard at risk without financial support

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) is urgently appealing to UK furniture manufacturers to financially support work needed to renew the level 2 Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship ....

Funding helps Time4sleep grow stock capacity

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 One of the UK’s largest bedding retailers has established a brand-new warehouse with support from Yorkshire Bank, expanding the company's footprint. Time4sleep (T4S) received a major lending package from the ....

A question of trust

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Just recently, BBC director general Sir Tony Hall was widely reported in the press saying that the world is in the grip of the biggest attack on the truth since ....

Mattress recycling rate up +55% in three years, reports NBF

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 The National Bed Federation’s (NBF’s) third report on the rate of mattress recycling in the UK has revealed a +55% increase in the number of mattresses being handled by recyclers ....

Stressless opens first UK brand store

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Norwegian recliner specialist Ekornes, purveyor of the Stressless brand, opened the doors of its first UK showroom in July. Situated on Tottenham Court Road, the new 3600 sqft store is set over ....

BBC goes Inside The Factory with Harrison Spinks

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Yorkshire bedmaker Harrison Spinks is set to star in an upcoming episode of Inside The Factory. Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healy visited Harrison Spinks' state-of-the-art factory, which makes 600 beds every day. Following ....

Jysk opens in Wakefield as UK expansion continues

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Rapidly-expanding Scandi furniture group Jysk opened its 19th (and largest new-concept format) UK store, in Wakefield on 3rd August. The opening saw queues build up an hour before the ribbon was cut ....

D2C sleep brand eve eyes Simba acquisition

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 D2C bed-in-a-box brand eve Sleep has confirmed that it is in early discussions regarding a potential merger by way of the acquisition of rival brand Simba, which would consolidate its share in the online mattress ....

Shop vacancies peak as footfall drops in July

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 According to BRC-Springboard, the shop vacancy rate hit its highest rate in four years in July, while footfall declined by -1.9% YoY – the worst July decline since 2012. The national town ....

Debenhams appoints new CEO

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Debenhams has appointed a new CEO, Stefaan Vansteenkiste. Stefaan joined Debenhams this April as its chief restructuring officer, and has been working closely with the executive team on a new ....

ScS reports growth in line with expectations

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Furniture and flooring retailer ScS has issued a trading update for the 52 weeks ended 27th July, ahead of announcing its preliminary results on 1st October. The group saw LFL order ....

Simba’s new ambassador leads #TRYFOR8 campaign

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Simba has signed elite athlete and international rugby star Maro Itoje as its brand ambassador, to lead #TRYFOR8, an integrated, digital-first campaign that encourages British people to aim for eight hours' sleep a ....

Parker Knoll employee wins ACID essay award

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Every year, The Furniture Makers' Company sponsors the Young Professional Industry Experience, a unique three-week programme which gives aspiring young people the opportunity to visit and understand all areas of the furniture ....

Government responds to fire regulation consultation

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 The Government has issued a response to a 2016 consultation looking at updating and modernising the UK's furniture fire regulations, which suggests changing testing procedures and amending the regulations' scope to ensure the UK's ....

eve reveals reduced losses and new retail partners

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 In a trading update for the six months ended 30th June 2019, D2C mattress supplier eve Sleep has revealed halved losses and new retailer partnerships. eve's focus this year has been on ....

Furniture designer wins charity design award

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 At an end-of-year awards ceremony at The Cass, London Metropolitan University, Anton Mikkonen was the outright winner of The Furniture Makers’ Company's award for best new furniture design, for his ....

Land of Beds hike raises funds for counselling charity

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Last month, the team at retailer Land of Beds recently completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – a 25-mile hike up three of the tallest peaks in Yorkshire – and has raised over £4000 so ....

NectarSleep owner launches premium bed-in-a-box

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 California-based company Resident, which owns D2C ecommerce brands including bed-in-a-box offer NectarSleep, has today launched a premium mattress brand in the UK market, DreamCloud Sleep, which aims to "disrupt the high-end marketplace ....

Sealy provides dream experience for Wigan Warriors fan

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Last month, bed brand Sealy UK surprised a lifelong Wigan Warriors fan to a match day experience and Sealy sleep prizes as part of the brand’s first-ever Dream Come True Awards. Sealy ....

Window shopping with 247’s Jason Peterkin

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Furniture News speaks to Jason Peterkin, the MD of 247 Home Furnishings, an online supplier of window blinds, shutters and curtains … Three words that describe your business I would have ....

How green is your business?

Decoration Table - July 29, 2019 How green is your business? Whether it’s eco-friendly, environmentally safe or ethically manufactured, there’s a bright future for furniture made with conscience.  According to Nielsen’s Global Corporate Sustainability Report, two ....

In Design: Fluctaure, Beatrix Bray

Decoration Table - July 29, 2019 Setting out to design a piece which was at once functional and challenging, Sheffield Hallam graduate Beatrix Bray created this low table from American walnut, topped with a system of ....

Celebrity’s Mammoth partnership pays off

Decoration Table - July 29, 2019 Due to the extensive research and intelligence sharing between action furniture manufacturer Celebrity and health and wellbeing technology expert Mammoth, a newly re-engineered range of Celebrity ZipSpeed products are now ....

Out of Hours: The movie producer

Decoration Table - July 29, 2019 Working in the furniture industry can be incredibly demanding, yet many members of the trade find the time to pursue noteworthy avenues alongside the day job. In Out of Hours, ....

Manchester Furniture Show delivers impressive 2019 edition

Decoration Table - July 29, 2019 The 2019 edition of the Manchester Furniture Show (MFS) came to a close on Tuesday, with exhibitors reporting positive reactions to new launches and significant sales interest. Retailers from the length ....

Out of Hours: The YA author

Decoration Table - July 29, 2019 Working in the furniture industry can be incredibly demanding, yet many members of the trade find the time to pursue noteworthy avenues alongside the day job. In Out of Hours, ....

Upholding fire safety standards in the bed market

Decoration Table - July 29, 2019 Beds or mattresses need to pass ignition resistance tests before manufacturers and suppliers can sell them in the UK, writes SATRA technologist Andrew Munns, who explains the implications of the ....