October 24 / 2017

FERIA HÁBITAT VALENCIA celebrates its successful return on the international fair circuit

Feria Hábitat Valencia 2017, which with the Milan Salone del Mobile, Maison & Objet and the Imm Cologne was considered one of the leading event of the prestigious European furniture fair circuit, welcomed more than 300 exhibitors and registered a total of 23,174 trade visitors from Spain and other countries, well above the most optimistic forecasts. The increase in both visitors and exhibitors represents also a turning point for the fair, which celebrated its return to its traditional dates in September tripling its exhibition space.

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

The 4 exhibition halls were a great draw for visitors, featuring a curated selection of high-end furniture, design products and contemporary furnishing proposals for both the home and contract market.

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

The 2017 edition was the best of the latest years,” said Amparo Bertomeu, Managing Director of the ANIEME (Spanish National Association of Furniture Manufacturers & Exporter) which collaborated with the Fair in organizing the event. “Right from the start the show floor was packed with attendees, the energy was palpable and the stands overflowed with attractive products in many styles and trends”.

Feria Hábitat Valencia, an international platform for furniture and design

The international vocation of the Feria Hábitat Valencia has been confirmed by the great number of trade visitors coming from abroad. In fact, almost 20% of the registered trade visitors came from 51 different countries.

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

“It has been a very positive edition, marking a step change both in terms of quality and numbers with a significant presence of professional visitors, architects, specifiers, interiors designers and retailers not just from Spain but from the major markets for the Spanish furniture industry,” points out Amparo Bertomeu.

More specifically, 40% of these professionals came from the European Union, whilst Eastern Europe was the second biggest basin of origin for visitors, generating 17% of all accredited visitors to the fair. Visitors came also from Latin America (14%), Asia (10%), North Africa (9%), North America (6%) and the Middle East (4%).

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

As for Spanish visitors, the Valencia Community, Catalonia and Madrid accounted for almost the half of the Spanish professionals who flocked to Hábitat, representing 31%, 14% and 12% of all Spanish visitors respectively. They were followed by visitors coming from Murcia, Andalusia, Basque Country, Balearic Islands, Aragon, Castille-La Mancha and Galicia.

Top visitor profiles: retailers and specifiers

A for visitor profiles, the most represented were the retailers (37%) and specifiers (21%) which includes all those professionals (architects, decorators and interior designers) more closely involved in projects and the contract sector.

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Other significant profiles were sales agent (12%), buying groups (12%), wholesalers/importers (10%) and professionals from the construction and real estate developers (8%). The fair welcomed also 253 journalists and media professionals from 16 different countries.

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Rich programming and a wealth of special events, parties, award ceremonies and inspiring talks made for a productive and fun show.

Exhibitors say that

Feria Hábitat Valencia is back in force and it confirms the need for an international promotion platform on the Iberian Penisula. Both visitors and exhibitors were pleased with the mix of brands and products across the fairground. The feedback we’ve had so far is that the quality of visitors was high with a great number of professionals having a focus on the contract market and project specification.Juan Carlos Muñoz Melero, President TECNINOVA and ANIEME

tecni-nova-feria-habitat-valencia-2017

Exhibitors, thousands of professional visitors, their opinions, their faces of surprise, their satisfaction. All the participants in this edition corroborate that the fair buzzed with energy in halls 1,2,3 and 4. (…) All have worked perfectly: the fair organization, the city, the transports, the parking… even the weather!Domingo Quintero, Marketing Director, LOYRATIME

feria-habotat-valencia-2017-loyratime

We are very satisfied with our participation in Feria Hábitat Valencia. Our new brand identity has been highly appreciated by both our clients and those who discovered us for the first time. New creations by remarkable designers such as Francesc Rifé, estudi{h}ac and German Stephanie Jasny has been well received as well as they have managed to convey an image of B&V as a premium design brand. Our new products were in the spotlight at the Feria Hábitat Valencia, which not only has registered a great attendance but it also has opened a new era in which we want to be very present.Felix Blasco, CEO at B&V

feria-habitat-valencia-2017-b-&-v

We are delighted with our participation in Feria Hábitat Valencia. We received visits from more than 40 countries and our collections as well as our integral furnishing projects, which we develop both nationally and internationally, have generated a lot of interest. We believe that this edition of Fair Habitat Valencia has been one of the best since many years and, therefore, we encourage all our colleagues to join forces to continue making great this fair, which is one of the most prestigious international trade fairs at international level.José Pascual, CEO at MONRABAL CHIRIVELLA

feria-habitat-valencia-2017-monrabal-chirivella

It has been a wonderful fair for us. We had a great time together with our designers Praderas & Lahera showing the new products and a hand-picked selection of our three catalogues: Closets, Bedrooms and Connector, a new table and two new lacquer finishes. It was a pleasure to welcome national and international clients. For emede, this year’s editions of Feria Habitat Valencia has been a significant upward inflexion point as it has consolidated itself as one of the leading fairs of design at European level. Congratulations to all for the organization!EMEDE

Photo tours: an inspiring walk through the main halls...

Feria Hábitat Valencia 2017 - Design Hall

Feria Hábitat Valencia 2017 - Haute Décor & Tradition hall

Feria Hábitat Valencia 2017 - Contemporary lifestyles

Feria Habitat Valencia (Photo: Alberto Sáiz)

Next date: September, 18 to 21. Take note!

Highlights

Business mission of interior architects from Netherlands and United Kingdom to ANIEME's companies

From June 26th to 28th, a number of furniture companies located in Valencia, Castellón and Barcelona received the visit of interior architects from leading studios in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. The inward trade mission was organized by ANIEME (Spanish National Association of Furniture Manufacturers and Exporters) within the framework of the ICEX-ANIEME Furniture Industry Promotion Plan financially supported by ICEX (Spanish Foreign Trade Institute) and the Feder Funds. Get more info…

Spanish outdoor furniture brand CALMA branches out by reinventing itself and refreshing its brand identity

New identity, product collections, art directions and designers. The Catalonia-based CALMA has rebuilt itself from the ground-up by appointing award-winning  Spanish designer Andreu Carulla as their new creative director. The Milan Salone 2019 has been the perfect stage for the launch of the new brand identity and image. Ready to discover more?

 

Valencia has been shortlisted to become World Design Capital 2022

The Spanish city of Valencia will compete against Bengaluru (India) to be the next WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL in 2022, with a bid defined by the slogan "The Mediterranean design of Valencia. Design for change, design for the senses". The winning city will be announced next 31st October by the World Design Organization. Read more about this amazing project...

Feria Habitat Valencia 2019 improving one more year

Feria Hábitat Valencia will present the largest deployment of recent years. From 17 to 20 September the fair will have two new pavilions of commercial offer reaching a total of 65,000 square meters of exhibition space. Read more...

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019. Great success of the Spanish participation at the Salone

The 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has ended. Within the space of a week, from the 9th to the 14th of April, 386.236 people from 181 different countries converged in Milano to attend the Salone. Spain has been represented by 45 brands, including big names of the Spanish design scene and of the luxury home décor industry. If you could not visit the show or if you want to enjoy again the new collections displayed by the Spanish brands, do not miss our photo albums!