International furniture show at SMX
The Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) together with the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CFIF) and Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF) join efforts once again in launching the 6th Philippines International Furniture Show 2017. It is at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City until tomorrow.
PIFS 2017 is going to be part of a mega showcase that will see the first ever consolidation of the design and construction industries under one roof.
Interior & Design Manila (a curated trade show by the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers), Philippine Finishing and Furnishings Expo (an interior and fit-out construction trade event by no less than the creators of PHILCONSTRUCT), and Philippine Ventilating and Air-conditioning Expo (a showcase that will focus on air cooling technologies for home, office, and commercial establishments) will join PIFS.
This combination makes this year’s event the primary destination for all construction, design, and fit-out needs.
“In 2016, PIFS pushed the standard even higher, attracting thousands of buyers internationally and locally, confirming PIFS as one of the key events in the cycle of furniture and craft fairs in the entire Southeast Asia,” said PIFS overall event chairman Eduardo Zuluaga.
Last year, PIFS recorded over 7,000 trade visitors, with more than 500 foreign trade buyers representing 73 countries. The top foreign countries represented at last year’s show were, by rank: United States of America, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Italy and United Kingdom, which indicates that PIFS is globally recognized for its top quality furniture and furnishings.
“We are excited to also bring in international designers who will showcase locally made furniture from various exhibitors,” said Christina Gaston, CFIF event chair for PIFS. “Nelson Sepulveda, designer for Ay Illuminate, a Netherlands-based producer of lighting products, will be doing a special design setting inside the exhibition halls; Shigeki Fukuda, a Japanese designer and owner of Latitude Ltd., will be doing lobby setting highlighting up-and-coming designers and their furniture pieces.”
This year’s participants include Azcor Lighting Systems Inc., Betis Crafts Inc., Calfurn Manufacturing Phils., Inc., Cancio Contract Furniture, Cebu Fil Veneer Corporation, Coast Pacific Mfg. Corp., Contemporaneo Design Enterprise, Country Accents Inc., Designs Ligna, Inc., E. Murio Inc., Feliix, Inc., Filipino Creazione De Mano, Inc., Furniture Doctor Trading, Hacienda Crafts Company, Inc., Hein Chrispijn Metamorfose Phils. Inc., Industria Home Vico Manufacturing Corporation, JB Woodcraft, Inc., Las Palmas Furniture Inc., Leather Italia Ph Inc., Lenbert Manufacturing Inc., Lig Investment Co., Ltd., Liza Tazewell Designs, Mehitabel Inc., Multi Flex Rnc Philippines Inc. (Uratex Philippines), Natural Craft Connection Enterprise, Natures Legacy Eximport, Inc., Nexus R Asia Inc., Obra Cebuana, Inc., P&B Valises Et Compagnie Inc., Pacific Traders & Manufacturing Corporation, Philiana Design, PJR Furniture Design Studio, Porcelaines Jacques Pergay, Samatta Enterprise, South Sea Veneer Corporation, Stonesets International, Tagum Agricultural Development Co., Inc., Vito Selma, YKK Philippines Incorporated, and Zentiments Handicrafts.
Aside from the three chambers, other organizations involved in putting together the events in March are the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), and the Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigerating Engineers (PSVARE).
For more information about the show, visit its website and pre-register at www.pifs.ph and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @PIFS_Manila.