It speaks volumes for the enduring appeal of the Manchester Furniture Show that it continues to attract new exhibitors, with this year’s roster boosted by the best of home and abroad. Taking place from 13-16th July, a host of newcomers will join the ranks of firm favourites at Manchester Central.
Not just for the retail trade, this year’s show has more than enough suppliers to please the most demanding of commercial buyers and specifiers. Many of the exhibitors on show have their own contract division serving the hotel, restaurant and contract markets. Here are just a few examples:
Morris Contract Furniture has been supplying the contract market with hard-working, practical designs for over 50 years, and recently published the fifth edition of The Furniture Directory, an indispensable portfolio for contract buyers. The Urban 14 low and high stools are ideal for industrial-style commercial interiors.
A visit to the glamour of the Febland stand is a must for boutique hoteliers, according the the fair’s organiser. Febland’s unique and stylish accessories and furniture – such as the Cleopatra occasional chaise, made by Italian craftsmen – make ideal finishing touches to many environments.
BM Direct is in demand right now thanks to its standard range and bespoke upholstery solutions. The company’s most recent project, Rudy, an attractive blue linen sofa, is now gracing the sitting room of several new-build apartments.
Greenapple has a worldwide reputation for excellence for the craftsmanship of its innovative range of hand-made glass furniture. The Magic rotating coffee table currently graces the interior of leading hotels.
New to the contract market is British bedroom and living manufacturer Kingstown Furniture. Its value-for-money assembled bedroom ranges – for example, the white Aylesbury bedroom range, with wipe-clean pvc frontage and tops – are suitable for commercial interiors such as hotels and care homes.
With a product range encompassing everything from Chinese porcelain and reproduction antiques to exquisite hand-painted trinket boxes, Minster Stylish Living is no ordinary supplier – its distressed-frame Louis chair is ideal for shabby chic interiors.
Just as the city of Manchester has bloomed into one of Europe’s finest, so too has the industry's leading annual summer trade show. The Manchester Furniture Show takes place at Manchester Central from 13-16th July.