Furniture Design Stars Break New Ground at China International Furniture Fair

Business & Finance General Press Release

SHANGHAI, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The 38th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) Shanghai hosted from September 7 to 10 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai brought the public’s attention to pioneering furniture design concepts and products, highlighting modern architecture’s relationship with art through a series of exhibitions, forums and dialogue seminars.

The EAST design show was one of the most popular exhibitions at the 38th CIFF, designers and artists of nine brands and 24 studios from China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia and more displayed unexpected home furniture and décor works and shared the ideas behind the creations as well as the future trend of furniture industry at forums with institutions, buyers and e-commerce representatives.

The show featured two special events, the “EASTOOL Design Show” presented the big ideas of the small folding stool and “48 Stands Youth Collection” showcased various works by young designers.

Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarron presented another solo exhibition titled “Gabarron’s Hub for Artistic Creation by Siza,” which showed the complete design of La Casa Gabarrón (The Gabarron House) project by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, including Siza’s first drawings, designs, architectural and manuscript models as well as a large number of photos and videos by Siza and Gabarron. Siza is among the most celebrated and influential architects in the contemporary era and winner of the 1992 Pritzker Prize.

The Pinnacle Awards, also known as the American furniture Oscars, hosted its first exhibition of the first tour in China at the 38th CIFF that included home furniture and décor designs of diverse styles. American architect Campion Platt, Ralph Lauren Home Asia-Pacific representative Brent Smith and Arteriors Home international sales manager Henry Hart also joined the first design master salon on September 8.

“The CIFF is committed to building the bridge to link furniture designers with manufacturers, institutions and buyers, we are very honored to introduce international design maestros and young talents to more audiences and we hope to carry it forward in future CIFF exhibitions,” said committee staff of CIFF.

About CIFF

As the first and largest furniture fair in China, the 38th CIFF is organized by China Foreign Trade Center (Group), Guangdong Furniture Association, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts and hosted by China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corp.