The January Furniture Show, (NEC 24-27 January 2016) will be full of vivid colours, tactile textures and new designs. Over 450 exhibitors are getting ready to present their latest designs and innovations in furniture, home furnishings, lighting, flooring and fabric.
The newest trends will be in copious supply. Seventies inspired riotous colours, big florals and fringing will mix with the more sedate Highland themes of tartans, tweeds and aged leather. Industrial looks with hard edges and grey metals, texture combinations will abound. Our expanding environmental awareness will be reflected in an increase in new products made from a wide variety of reclaimed materials, including wood, plastics and glass.
For wild florals check out some of the new upholstery designs on the Whitemeadow stand in Hall 1, or see some of the flamboyant art pieces in Hall 3. Gentle florals will also feature, see some of the pretty fabrics on the Swaffer stand in the Fabric Pavillion in Hall 1, or head to Gallery Direct and Malini stands in Hall 3 who will be showing tranquil flower patterns on cushions and throws.
The current trend for upholstery with a mix of leather and fabric will be at it’s best on the Tetrad and Carlton Furniture stands in Hall 1. Both will have wonderfully aged leather and woven fabric upholstered sofas and chairs. Tetrad’s Harris Tweeds have been made exclusively for them and are rich in heritage colours and traditional designs.
Alternatively for a different feel glide your hand across the smooth tables with marble tops and metal legs on the VIDA Living stand in Hall 4. For different combinations see the Sophia range on the Bentley Designs stand in Hall 1 which combines antique finished wooden tops and silky painted cabinets.
Leading the way in the industrial look is lighting, for some of the best head to Dar Lighting and CIMC in the Lighting Showcase in Hall 3. Designs in brushed metals incorporating their construction details and with cables as a feature, emphasise the starkness and uncomplicated attractiveness of the look.
Furniture and accessories made from reclaimed materials will be big news at the Show. Baker in Hall 1 will have additions to their Reclaimed series, giving new life to old wood turning it into highly desirable cabinet furniture. Another company skilled in the use of making discarded wood attractive and useful again is Rowico, also in Hall 1, their shabby chic reclaimed tables and cabinets have a unique style.
To see the colours come alive, feel the textures and marvel at the new make sure you don’t miss the January Furniture Show. For a full exhibitor list and to register your attendance go to: www.januaryfurnitureshow.com