Belgrade Furniture Fair as the most important event in the Southeast Europe within furniture design, production and distribution, gathered at this year’s 54th edition renowned furniture manufacturers and distributers, engineers, designers and architects, but also general audience. The Fair featured at the exhibiting space of 55,000 square meters, featured more than 520 exhibitors from more than 45 countries. Under the presence of considerably more business visitors and participants within design and architecture, the trade fair was visited by 67,455 visitors.
The conception step forward, made by the last year’s Fair in all significant sections, from design quality rising, through the business orientation, up to a large change in communication, had the objective of creating conditions for the ideas execution and business cooperation. In this respect, this year’s edition focused business section and the companies oriented to design, innovations, quality and operational furniture manufacturing and the state-of-the-art woodworking machines and tools for the woodworking industry development. Designer innovativeness, fresh ideas, the use of new technologies and platforms, digitizing in the woodworking industry are some of the characteristics of this year’s Belgrade Furniture Fair.
The new Fair conception was confirmed by return of major global companies as exhibitors at the Furniture Fair, but also joining of the renowned global brands, outstanding and large design oriented companies, among them the famous Italian companies Alivar and Segis. Much more regional companies exhibited, but also renowned designers from the whole Europe.
Under the increased presence of important global buyers, the local companies made contacts, in order to deepen further cooperation and product sales at new markets.
The important innovation at this year’s event were Design Talks with designers and architects, held during the three Fair days. These talks gathered at the same place designers, architects, Art Directors and company owners, successful at European and global levels, which intensively participate in the furniture industry creation.
Young designers featured by fresh ideas and solutions for interior furnishing at the Young Designer Exhibition, a special Fair section focusing the young author promotion and presenting the unique situation overview of the contemporary design.
The Golden Key Award was awarded to the most innovative and successful exhibitors at the 54th Belgrade Furniture Fair by the international jury. Gathering the team of international experts deciding about the award is the attempt to review the whole Fair from the international perspective.
The Furniture Fair 2016 showed it was an important partner in the section of economy, as well as that under convenient climate and interest of international markets for Serbian offer, the local furniture industry with the woodworking one has got the tendency to take the deserved place.
The Fair had the objective of gathering at one place as many relevant factors as possible, which create the furniture industry and of creating the atmosphere and conditions for the business ideas performing.