This month is another bumper edition packed with plenty of features from more Award Winners to the latest company developments from across the industry. The Big Furniture Awards, as voted by the industry, theme continues throughout where we spoke to another selection of winners.
In another feature special, and following on from our recap of the recent visit to Swedish bed and furniture manufacturer DUXIANA, we explore their staple product, The DUX Bed. Tobin James, Managing Director of TEMPUR® UK, returns once more, but this time it’s personal as he takes the BFG Big Interview hotseat and shares an insight into his furnishing industry career, who inspired him the most and why health and wellbeing are at the forefront of consumer shopping behaviour.
As for the other regular, Land of Beds talks about recent investments, the launch of its new website, a partnership with Bulky Bob and why sleep education needs to be put under the spotlight. In keeping with beds, we take a look at the NBF Bed Show, as well as the latest updates from Shire Beds, Kaymed, Vogue Beds, Protect-A-Bed, Sealy, Mammoth and more. Our Bed Expert, Vic Smith, is back for another insight into the beds industry, while our Green Retail sustainability-focused feature, concentrates on Bensons for Bed’s green credentials and their ‘Bensons Together’ initiative.
With sustainability in mind, we revisited the founder of Bye Bye Beds, Paul Beckett, a little over a year after first sitting down with him. He shared an update progress, new developments and a call for a ban on mattress recycler’s selling components to the industry without thorough due diligence.
We also spoke with Loom Loft, Algram and EZ Living Interiors on their respective and latest store launches, while Amy Wheeler, Managing Director at Kelcol, talks about joining the NBF after securing an A-rated audit and how this will boost business further. Over Cover Star this month, Gallery Direct, returns, where they talk about how they are now one of the largest furniture suppliers in the UK.
This month also sees the return of Design Central’s North West event, as well as Long Point, with special features from Siren and Couch & Co discussing the latter show and recent developments. The Flooring Show also takes place in Harrogate, while The Autumn Furniture Show kicks off in early October.
In other features, Rhenus Home Delivery reaffirms its dedication to customer satisfaction and Space Designer shares an insight into its advanced visualisation tool, which is proving to be popular in the furniture space.
To wrap things up, our Big Question this month is focused on something a little lighthearted and when a customer has left a retailer speechless – for a moment at least, while Furniture Sales Solutions talks about mastering the approach for better sales.
Cover Stars – Front: Gallery Direct – Back: Siren