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The design market is growing, especially in Asia

The meeting “Design Today: Challenges and Visions”, organized by the Altagamma Foundation during the first edition of the Brera Design Days, has been the occasion of a lively debate between several protagonists of the world of design – including Claudio Luti (Kartell), Antonio Citterio (architect), Alberto Alessi (Alessi), Roberto Gavazzi (Boffi). Also, it was presented  the second edition of the study Altagamma Bain Design Market Monitor, which registers a growth of the design market of +4%, and in particular, of the online channel (+24% at current rates): this has been the topic of a talk with Andrea Ciccoli (The Level Group/Wallpaper*) and Andrea Ghizzoni (WeChat).

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CIFF Shanghai 2016

La prima edizione di CIFF Shanghai, che si è tenuta presso il National Convention & Exhibition Center, ha visto un’affluenza di oltre 100 mila visitatori professionali, con un’offerta merceologica che, oltre all’arredamento, comprendeva anche complementi, tessuti, e componenti.

Per la prossima edizione di CIFF Shanghai, che si svolgerà dal 7 al 10 settembre 2016, la superficie occupata sarà di oltre 400.000 mq.

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Asia and the furniture trade fairs

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The South-East Asia map

The South East Asian international furniture fairs, among which we find MIFF (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), IFFS (Singapore), and the two most important Chinese fairs, CIFF and Furniture China – among the biggest and most important trade fairs in the world, are the four key events to watch to get a good look of the Far East markets, and understand both what is their untapped potential – hardly ever touched by Italian furniture companies – and which are the obstacles that need to be overcome by a company deciding to confront with them.
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