October 24 / 2018

Feria Habitat Valencia 2018 – post show report: a successful business platform, even more international and trendier

This year’s Feria Habitat Valencia was full of creative energy and new ideas for both the home and contract sectors.  The show hosted 415 international exhibitors and attracted 26,140 industry peers in the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors – 13% more over 2017 edition. The number rose constantly during the 4-day event, although Thursday registered the largest number of visitors – almost 8,000, +17% up over the same day last year – and the biggest increase over the previous days.

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A breakdown of the figures shows that, whilst the number of Spanish buyers rose by 12%, the number of foreign buyers increased by 24% with international visitors coming mainly from Russia (21%), Portugal (18%), France (16%), Italy (8%) and the United Kingdom (5%) out of a total of 56 markets represented at the event.

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Photo Gallery: Design Hall>>>

The show covered four key areas: Hall 1 and 3 Contemporary Style; Hall 2 Design; Hall 4 Haute Décor and the Nude exhibition for emerging talents and innovation. The return of leading brands and the debut of new international names has cemented the show’s position as both the cornerstone show of the Spanish furniture industry and a key event of the international interior design scene.

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Photo Gallery: Classic Hall>>>

Designers, architects, developers, representatives and retailers gather to view one of the finest and highly focused furnishing offers under one roof. The trade fair’s success will surely assist Spanish furniture and lighting manufacturers in expanding Spain’s exports of furnishing products and in gaining market shares overseas.

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Photo Gallery: Contemporary Halls>>>

The return to the former collocation in September has proved a resounding success, establishing Feria Habitat Valencia as the leading event in the second half of the year. The third week of September sets Valencia in a strategic position on the global circuit of trade fairs, adapting as well to Spanish companies’ demand and fostering the number of international visitors.

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55th edition Feria Habitat: 17 to 20 September 2019

Highlights

Trade mission of Middle East interior architects to Spanish industry

Hand in hand with ANIEME and supported by ICEX, the trade mission of interior architects and specifiers from Dubai and Doha has developed satisfactorily. From the 4th to the 8th of March a group of six studios has had the opportunity to visit and get to know first-hand the Spanish furniture production of the contract sector.

Inventiveness and ergonomics enhance the comfort of DRESSY, FAMA and ACOMODEL furniture

The ingenious design and commitment to ergonomics characterize the new furniture collections from the DRESSY, FAMA and ACOMODEL brands, different options but all based on the same premise of comfortability that enhances the user’s well-being.

Make your outdoors stylish with the FLO planter from CALMA

If you need to brighten up an outdoor space a planter is a simple, natural way to decorate and bring to life a terrace, a porch, a backyard or a patio. Made of polyethylene, the FLO planter, a creation by Oscar Veradelarocha for outdoor furniture specialist CALMA, is perfect to bring on spring at any time of the year while adding visual variety, colour and texture to contemporary spaces. Discover more…

SOHER presents the luxurious SAVOY master bedroom, the ultimate in comfort and style

Superbly executed by SOHER’s expert craftsmen, the SAVOY master bedroom is the new addition to the homonymous collection and the latest proposal of the Valencia-based brand for exclusive bedrooms. With its perfect mix of style, elegance and functionality, the bedroom offers a sophisticated focus with unrivalled charm and grace. Let’s discover more and find ideas!

Melting together outside and inside with ILLA, the new collection by BIVAQ

In the late sixties, it was all about bringing the outside inside and it seems like the trend has come back around and is gaining ground in the interior design industry. Floral and botanical prints on wallpaper and cushions, organic and round shapes, natural materials are again up-to-date and even furniture, lighting and accessories have crossed the border. ILLA, one the latest launches by BIVAQ, has an ambivalent character that easily adapts to outdoor and indoor spaces. Let’s discover how…