ABK Open Home: positive result and new name
ABK Open Home - the autumn edition of the ABK Open trade fair - took place for the third time on 22 and 23 November in Bad Salzuflen. While suppliers of mattresses and sleep systems are particularly well represented at the summer edition of ABK open, there were significantly more home textile suppliers on site - as well as several rug suppliers. These included ABC Italia, Obsession, Oritop, PAD Design, Paulig, Peyer Syntex, Rug Studios, Theko and Tisca.
10.2% increase: Ikea Switzerland reports record sales
After Germany and Austria, Ikea has also reported record sales in Switzerland for the 2022/23 financial year (31 August). The Swedish furniture retailer generated sales of just under 1.3 billion Swiss francs (1.3 billion euros) in the Swiss Confederation, beating the previous year's record by 10.2 per cent.
Zollanvari / So Far So Near wins Archiproducts Design Award
Carpet manufacturer Zollanvari and design studio So Far So Near are proud to announce that the Aureole 4 design from the Glitch Gabbeh collection has been awarded an Archiproducts Design Award. The winners of the eighth Archiproducts Design Award were presented at the Superstudio in Via Tortona, Milan.
Amini Carpets & Catawiki: "Made in Afghanistan" Charity Auction
Amini Carpets, in collaboration with Catawiki, has launched the charity auction "Made in Afghanistan" to support Emergency Ong Onlus in its initiatives in Afghanistan. The auction, which runs from 24 November to 10 December, features 44 Afghan carpets representing the 44 years of hardship the country has endured.
IHGF Delhi Fair 2024: India’s sourcing event for home and lifestyle products
The 57th IHGF Delhi Fair will be held from 6 to 10 February 2024 at the prestigious India Expo Centre & Mart in Delhi NCR, India. Organised twice a year by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), the event promises to be a comprehensive showcase with over 3500 exhibitors across 16 halls and 900 Mart showrooms.
Carpet and Flooring Expo: 5 – 8 December 2023, Istanbul Expo Center
Carpet and Flooring Expo (CFE) will be held at the Istanbul Expo Center from 5-8 December 2023. Tüyap Exhibitions Group will organise the trade fair in cooperation with Istanbul Carpet Exporters' Association (İHİB) and Southeast Anatolia Carpet Exporters' Association (GAHİB). There will be around 400 national and international participants. The exhibition will cover an area of one hundred thousand square metres in eight halls. CFE will offer a diverse programme of events for its visitors.
Indian Carpet Expo ICE under the umbrella of Bharat Tex 2024
The Indian Carpet Expo is held twice a year, in Delhi in the spring and in Bhadohi in the autumn. It is therefore no surprise that the Indian Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) is inviting international carpet buyers to the 46th ICE in New Delhi from 26 to 29 February 2024. Around 250 carpet manufacturers and exporters are expected to exhibit at the show. The decision to hold the show under the umbrella of the new textile show Bharat Tex 2024 should be interesting.
ABK open: Larger rugs section
More than 120 suppliers and service providers representing 200 brands will be showing their portfolios to retailers across some 16,000 sqm of hall space—the fair is thus fully booked out, essentially. This trade fair is mainly about home textiles. New at this trade fair is the noticeably expanded range of rugs. More and more exhibitors have area rugs in their range. And for the first time, pure rug suppliers can also be found in Bad Salzuflen. Exhibitors will include the brands ABC Italia, Obsession, Oritop, PAD, Paulig, Peyer Syntex, Rug Studios, Theko and Tisca. The decorative fabrics and curtains segment has grown as well.
Ikea Germany reports record sales
Ikea Germany ended the financial year 2022/23 (31 August) with record sales of EUR 6.4 billion (+13.3%). Online sales accounted for EUR 1.4 billion (+6.9%). Average sales in the Swedish furniture retailer's 54 stores rose by 8.1% to EUR 112.52, while online sales were EUR 247.40, up 1.5% year-on-year.
11% increase: Ikea Austria breaks the one billion turnover barrier
Ikea Austria closed the financial year 2022/23 with record sales: EUR 1.0 billion, which is also an increase of 11.1% compared to the previous year. The furniture retailer generates a quarter of its sales online or via Click & Collect, the online purchase with pick-up in one of the eight stores throughout the country.