IFFS 2010 international furniture fair singapore
 
IFFS 2010   international furniture fair singapore IFFS 2010   international furniture fair singapore
apr 01, 2010

IFFS 2010 international furniture fair singapore

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once again, the international furniture fair in singapore / 27th ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS 2010) showcased a mix of asian’s finest furniture and an international selection – this time achieving an attendance of 17,277 trade visitors from 112 countries over the four days (march 9-12, 2010). the IFFS/AFS 2010 hosted 434 exhibitors from 31 countries over a gross exhibition area of 60,000 sqm at the singapore expo. exhibitors came from thailand, china, indonesia, taiwan, vietnam, finland, denmark, belgium, italy, …

d’space design was the main focus for IFFS/AFS 2010 with the introduction of a new overarching umbrella aptly named d’space, meanwhile PLATFORM – is a talent zone, initiated by the SFIC (singapore furniture industries council), that displays works and prototypes of emerging furniture designers and young companies in the region.

SFIC president andrew ng image © designboom

andrew ng – president of singapore furniture industries council (SFIC), officially opened the IFFS/AFS 2010 with a speech…

designboom and naoto fukasawa in the audience image © designboom

among the audience of the opening ceremony: japanese designer naoto fukasawa, who was invited as an international guest speaker.

the official opening ceremony image © designboom

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d-bodhi from singapore was one of the IFFS award winners 2010, receiving two awards for ‘best stand’ and ‘best exhibit’. a tradition of IFFS/AFS since 1993, the awards are annually presented during the show’s exhibitors and buyers night gala dinner.

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jury members christian boucharenc and paul mc gillick at the buyer’s night festival.

FDA merit award booth image © designboomin 2010, the annual furniture design award (FDA 2010), organized by SFIC, has received 1,096 submissions from 31 countries – a 72 percent increase from last year. the finalists’ entries of students and young designers came from singapore, thailand, korea, israel, denmark, … all have been shown at the floor level of the fair.

FDA merit awards image © designboom

naoto fukasawa at the IFFS

naoto fukasawa was this year’s speaker of ‘design conversation 2010’.

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