28th ASEAN furniture show
Written by Oryx
International Furniture Fair Singapore 2011
Asia’s most prestigious furniture trade show, the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2011/28th ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS 2011) is a melting pot of design creativity with an eclectic mix of exhibitors from Asia and beyond.
Held from March 9 to 12, the exhibition showcases a myriad of ASEAN and Asia’s appeal together with a sprinkling of international design. A ‘must-visit’ for home inspiration, more than 130,000 pieces of furniture and furnishing products from around the globe will be on display.
With a focus on harnessing the creative prowess of Asia and trend-setting furniture designs from the rest of the world, the IFFS/AFS brings together the largest collection of exhibitors from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, outside of their respective countries' trade fairs. Besides the significant regional presence, there is a strong turn-out from international companies including those from Australia, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and USA.
Design continues its reign at the show with the D’space initiative, an over-arching umbrella featuring creative influences from renowned names across Asia and globally. It includes Platform, the Singapore Furniture Industries Council’s launchpad for new and promising furniture designers as well as the coveted Furniture Design Award (FDA 2011), Asia’s prestigious furniture design competition.
The 2011 edition of the exhibition will feature a trilogy of shows. Alongside the IFFS/AFS 2011, the expanded Deco Asia 2011 is offering a wider variety of soft furnishings and accessories for the home, while the newly launched Hospitality Asia 2011 will exhibit a whole suite of products for the hotel and contract manufacturing industry. IFFS/AFS remains one of the world’s distinctive platforms for the latest trends and cutting-edge designs.
Mixing classic forms with a pared-down contemporary sensibility, Triboa Bay Living by Vivere Lifestyles Co, Inc. uses wood as the primary material in raw finishes that evoke a warm, casual, and resort-like ambience.
Sometimes counterpointed in steel components in industrial forms, the design ranges from rectilinear and modern to traditional French and English country.
Pictured here are the Cain Table Lamp, and Tazo Chandelier.