Autumn Fair will add The Furniture Collection to its enviable Living Accents & Decor show sector for its 30th anniversary show next year, following continued investment by organisers Hyve Group.
A new destination for retailers, interior designers, contract buyers, hospitality professionals and architects, The Furniture Collection will provide a platform for UK and international suppliers to showcase their latest mid-to high-end furniture pieces.
Around three quarters of visitors to Autumn Fair 2019 came to the show with either a primary or secondary interest in sourcing home decor, furniture, textiles or soft furnishings. With this in mind, the Furniture Collection will look to respond to the increased importance buyers are placing on the sector for delivering profit. As a growing number of interior designers and hospitality industry buyers attend the show (growth of 47 per cent YoY and 19 per cent YoY respectively), the new showcase will focus on helping buyers to source products that start conversations, transform social settings and bring life to any room.
Gareth Watkins, head of sales for Living, Accents and Decor at Spring & Autumn Fair, said: "Furniture's pivotal role in our ever-evolving lives continues to strengthen, driven in part by social media posting and amplified across broadcast channels. The sector has become particularly exciting as a result of consumer willingness to shape their own interiors with statement pieces, following in the footsteps of our changing social, work and living spaces. We felt it was crucial to recognise this as part of Autumn Fair, hence the launch of The Furniture Collection."
Prospective exhibitors who wish to be part of The Furniture Collection can apply for a stand at autumnfair.com