VALENCIA’S FURNITURE FAIR IS BACK, 19-22 September 2017 in Valencia, Spain
Feria Hábitat Valencia is back! Feria Valencia’s great event dedicated exclusively to furniture, lighting and décor returns next week with an edition that will be three times the size of the last one and has sparked interest amongst the leading players in the industry, who have applauded the fair’s return to its natural dates in September and the increased extent of its offering.
The present fair has exceeded expectations in terms of exhibitor numbers, with 404 companies and brands exhibiting, 21% of which are foreign, from the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The most numerous foreign contingent is from Portugal and Italy, with 39 and 11 exhibitors respectively. The Spanish participation has increased with modern, contemporary and children’s furniture joining the foremost brands in the field of design, the avant-garde and décor. The exhibits are being displayed over an area of more than 45,000 square meters, which means that the exhibition stands will be taking up three times as much space as at the last edition of the fair. The extra space also translates into more products to see in Feria Valencia’s four Level 2 pavilions, with thousands of Spanish and international buyers expected to attend. On the international front, Hábitat has in fact confirmed that buyers will be arriving from 45 countries. The press trip has been arranged jointly by Feria Valencia, public bodies IVACE and Icex and trade associations Anieme and Fedal. The fair’s venue is also to be the setting for lectures and presentations such as those on the Ágora nude programme, which is sponsored by manufacturers Sancal and Porcelanosa. Speakers include National Design Prize-winning designers Miguel Milá and Mario Ruíz. Another attraction is the Actiu Meeting Point. Actiu also won this major prize recently and, along with the RED platform, will gather together all the companies that have won the award in recent years. Taken together, as the event’s director Daniel Marco explains, all these elements comprise “a fair that reflects what the industry wants and we have created a very attractive, powerful showcase that will bring highly qualified buyers from both Spain and the international markets that are of most interest.” Hábitat’s director adds that “it was very important for us to bring back what had for many years been the major fair for the industry in Spain and one of Feria Valencia’s flagship events. The city and the industry deserved to have the great furniture fair back in September”. Marco has highlighted the "union" of all sectoral organizations around Habitat and especially "the strong support of the Valencian government and institutions such as IVACE International." For more information contact Mr Ramón Sabater Rosa, Press Office: