“Small Order OK” with designers, architects, entrepreneurs & purchasing at Thailand’s premier furniture meet

The following is from PRWEB; March 04, 2014 (source)

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), the Ministry of Commerce, has once again joined partnership with the Thai Furniture Industries Association (TFA) and the Thai Furniture Industry Club (TFIC) of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) in organizing Thailand’s grandest furniture fair of the year and one of the most foremost in Asia in terms of design and creativity – the Thailand International Furniture Fair 2014 or TIFF 2014. If you are a designer, an architect, a furniture entrepreneur, an executive in charge of furniture purchasing for real estate projects, hotels and resorts, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

The event will feature over 200 top furniture makers from Thailand and overseas, and the Small Order OK (SOOK) policy will be in place to welcome buyers with specific needs and with small orders. With the SOOK policy, you can make your niche orders with specialized requirements, and of course, in small orders the way you need them. This policy has proven to be popular among niche market customers such as boutique hotels or resorts, as well as, contract projects.

TIFF 2014 will be held from March 12th-16th, 2014, on a grand venue of over 30,000 sq.m. at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. During the first three days (Trade Days), March 12th-14th, the event will be open from 10.00 to 18.00, while during the last two days (Retail Days), March 15th-16th, the event will be open from 10.00 to 21.00.

In addition to a fascinating kaleidoscope of quality furniture items, visitors to TIFF 2014 will also marvel at the following highlights and more.

‘T-Style Project’ exhibition by world-renowned Japanese designer Toshiyuki Kita will feature various furniture items specially designed for the Japanese market. Selected furniture designs will be further developed into actual furniture products to be displayed at the ‘Living & Design’ exhibition in Osaka, Japan.

‘Design Excellence Award’. This exhibition showcases award-winning creative design pieces by Thai designers which have previously won the prestigious ‘DEmark 2013’ contest.The contest is held with the belief that good design can significantly add value to products, which then translates into growth in sales and increased competitiveness. This year, all furniture items are designed under the theme of ‘Release Your Creativity’ – which underlines the power of the new generation in helping to care for the environment.

The Upcycling project enhances the value of seemingly waste materials such as wood, glass, paper, plastic, fabric, thread, textile, leather, rubber, steel and aluminium. By imparting innovative ideas and clever designs these materials become creative products in their own right. Waste in general is reduced in the process, as well as energy is saved. This paves the way to a future of lower carbon emissions and a more sustainable society.

Thailand Trust Mark is a guarantee of trustworthy origin and quality. Furniture manufacturers having attained this symbol of credibility are regarded to have high quality standards and high values towards the issues of environmental and social responsibility.

SMEs New Wave Furniture Exporters 2014 is a program designed specifically to highlight furniture products of over 40 small-to-medium-sized furniture businesses. These operators all possess great potential but have never exported their products to overseas markets before.

The Educational Institution Furniture Design Exhibition offers a platform for budding young designers, presenting furniture items designed by students from 10 institutions. It also provides an opportunity for these designs to enter the ‘real market’.

The Design Plant project features distinctively designed items, as well as, work created through collaboration between designers and furniture businesses.


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