designMENA promotion: With Poland establishing itself as a growing power of the European furniture industry, with the annual 2016 output of all furniture factories estimated at over EUR 10.00 billion, this year will see the return of Warsaw Home – a furniture and interior design fair, set to become the biggest in Central Europe with over 600 brands present.
The fair is set to include a number of globally recognized brands, with a total exhibition space covering nearly 65 00m2.
The scale of the second run of the Warsaw Home fairs reflects flourishing standing of furniture industry in Poland. Following the data collected by the Furniture Industry Chamber of Commerce, Poland has moved up to sixth position (from tenth) in terms of value. It also holds fourth place in global rank of furniture exporters.
While considering the volume of furniture output measured in kilograms – Poland holds the second position globally – just behind China. On the top of that, projects created by Polish designers have been recently gaining more and more popularity around the globe. Polish designers have recently been working in collaboration with some of the biggest names in the industry, proving the strength and potential of domestic creators.
Warsaw Home Fairs will showcase an array of Polish furniture design, alongside international brands including Vitra, Woud, Zieta, Vzór, Vox, Comforty, Ton, BRW, Noti, Balma, Profim, and Paged. The complete list of exhibitors can be found here.
The event will also host a range of activities and networking opportunities, in addition to lectures and panel discussions featuring world renowned designers, architects and artists such as Neri&Hu, Pierre Frey, Karim Rashid, Paul Heijnen, as well as Polish designers such as Oskar Zięta, Tomek Rygalik, among others.
The Warsaw Home Fairs will be held between 6-8 of October at the Ptak International Exhibition and Conference Centre in Warsaw. The venue is situated approximately 10 minutes from the International Chopin Warsaw Airport and just 20 minutes from the city of Warsaw city centre.