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The British furniture industry continues to be a vibrant component of the UK’s economy.   The UK’s No.1 furniture and furnishings event, The January Furniture Show (Birmingham NEC, Sunday 21- Wednesday 24 January 2018), provides the perfect opportunity for furniture buyers and interior specifiers in the hotel and leisure industry to see the newest launches and latest trends from the industry’s biggest names.

“British-made is synonymous with quality, style and outstanding design and craftsmanship,” says Laraine Janes, co-director of the January Furniture Show. “We are delighted that wonderful British companies creating exciting products for the home and international markets will be exhibiting.”

Show partners the BFM (British Furniture Manufacturers Association) will have a stand in Hall 1 to promote and represent British companies at the show.  They will also provide information on their successful ‘IT IS Great British Furniture’ initiative, which has been designed to increase awareness of the key factors that make British made furniture great in the eyes of consumers and trade buyers.  2018 will see the BFM commence promotion of the campaign in consumer magazines.

Ashley Manor, Ashwood, Buoyant, Celebrity, Cintinque, Collins & Hayes, Dar Lighting, Duresta, ercol, Furnico, G Plan Upholstery, Kingstown, Lebus, Parker Knoll, Westbridge and Whitemeadow are some of the companies on an unrivalled exhibitor list of British and international manufacturers.

Visitors will be able to see dining and occasional furniture, all kinds of upholstery, flooring, fabrics, art, mirrors and decorative accessories.

Regular exhibitors Tetrad will launch their 50th birthday celebrations in Birmingham with new collections to inspire the next 50 years.  Experts at making traditional British designs look brand new with their Heritage and Classic Harris Tweed collections, they are also at ease with producing ultra modern styles in vibrant colours.

With 85 years of British furniture manufacturing tradition behind them, Yorkshire-based Sherborne Upholstery presents the ultimate in relaxing Recliner Chairs and Settees to contemporary Corner Suites, traditional Fireside Chairs and stylish Adjustable Beds.

Playful shapes adorned in opulent fabrics, curated with a joyful aesthetic of timeless appeal epitomise the exclusively launched new upholstery collection from family-owned John Sankey.  The company is proud holder of the Manufacturing Guild Mark for excellence in furniture manufacture.

From its London atelier, groundbreaking cabinet makers Manor & Mews promise elegance without pretension. In 2015 owners of Obeetee Rug Company wanted to expand into the world of fine furniture making and David Salmon was eager to create a fresh look that counterbalanced his traditional work. Now their talented teams work together creating a range of bespoke and traditional styles with a modern twist.

Established in 1968 family business Furmanac has a passion for creating high quality furniture that gives users the sublime level of comfort they deserve.  It is the UK’s largest adjustable bed manufacturer and an industry leader in ‘Lift & Recline’ Chairs.