Big Furniture Magazine December 2023 now live

This Christmas countdown is on – or is it more the countdown to next month’s show season? With that in mind, our December edition brings you the second January Furniture Show (JFS) preview, alongside the AIS INDX Furniture Show preview, as well as updates from businesses attending either show as preparations get fully underway.

Let’s start with Sherborne Upholstery. The business reflects on the current year while sharing what’s to come as we enter 2024. In similar notion, Sofa Factory also shares a pre-show teaser, while Mattsons sends out an invitation to join them during INDX. Gallery Direct shares a sneak peek at what’s in-store on their stand at JFS, while GNG reflects on the milestones achieved in the past year and Vogue Beds revisits their bedframes division.

This month also features the second of our two-part series following the trip up to Harrison Spinks. November’s edition covered all aspects of the farm, while December moves across to inside the factory to find out more about the process of mattress making and why they are cut from a different cloth. Harrison Spinks also features as our Cover Star this month too.

As for the regulars, Gareth Price, UK Divisional Manager at Lynch Sales Company, takes the Big Interview and talks about the love for his role he has held for almost 25 years, who he most admires and why his bonkers coffee table isn’t going anywhere. Meanwhile, Gislene Oliveira, Founder and Managing Director of Chili Pepper Furniture, talks about future expansion plans and why the industry needs to put a greater emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility in our latest Retail Focus feature.

Guardsman shares an insight into why they are the insurance partner of choice for many furniture retailers and we take a look at what the dream home actually looks like – according to AI, as well as gaining further knowledge on the virtual furniture revolution and how the shift to digital is a must for every furniture business from the eyes of Happy Finish. From the dream home to top products, PR and communications specialist, Unhooked Communications, reveal what people are looking to purchase over the next year for the home.

In keeping with what’s new, we sat down with Willis & Gambier who have announced the upcoming launch of the Toulon range, which is said to be a “groundbreaking collection that promises to redefine the essence of luxury interiors”. Weighing in with their own new products, and showroom, Fortune Woods shares an update following the opening of its Long Eaton space and launch of its debut upholstery range.

With an eye on the future, we also caught up with KC Sofas as they plot an expansion plan over the next year, while Land of Beds continues the conversation on sustainability in our next instalment of the Green Retail series. We also shine a light on the recent Young Furniture Makers Award Winners, while the Big Question this month focuses on all things Christmasy.

To wrap things up, The Bed Expert is back and talks about what to do when the “stupid” customer walks in, while Letter’s from China and Vietnam share some insight into their respective territories. Furniture Sales Solutions concludes the edition by reaffirming just why knowing your products inside out is key when selling.

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