Italian furniture manufacturer Poliform is to open its second UK mono-showroom on 4 May, in Harrogate.
Confidence is improving across most UK businesses, according to the latest business surveys, although manufacturers are less optimistic. Business lobby group the CBI said the economy was moving from "flat to growth", although it kept its forecast for growth this year at 1%.
Furniture Village has opened its largest store, on the 'Oxford Street of retail warehousing'.
The new Master of the Furniture Makers has called on British manufacturers to invest in design if they are to prosper.
A statement issued to customers stated ‘we are undertaking a £1 million refurbishment programme which will refresh the overall look of your store, expand the product range and improve the service we offer to our customers’.
British furniture designer and manufacturer William Plunkett has died aged 84. 'My generation of designers were idealists. We really believed we could make a difference to Britain by producing well-designed products' he once said.
Interiors LDN launched yesterday at London Excel. The three day show, which is co-located with KBB, Arc and DX and is part of the May Design Series, is expected to attract retailers, interior designers, and contract specifiers.
Expect to see original and inspirational design led contemporary interiors, for the mid to upper retail and contract markets.
Products covered include, fabrics, furniture, flooring, kitchens, lighting, bathrooms.
Demand for homes in the UK has risen to its highest level for three and a half years, according to an industry survey. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said more people were now interested in buying property than at any time since November 2009.
Consumers preferred enjoying the Bank Holiday weather, rather than shopping, according to John Lewis.
Marks & Spencer's latest Home format has delivered a healthy sales rise for the chain.
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