Long Eaton Guild announces new exhibition centre ahead of Spring Long Point

The Long Eaton Guild has announced a new exhibition centre in Long Eaton at the former Wade furniture showrooms.

Upholstery manufacturer Tetrad will be exhibiting at the centre, located on Wellington Street NG10 4HS, during the Long Point Spring Exhibition, which takes place from 9 – 11 May 2023.

Chris Fletcher, Sales Director at Tetrad, said: “We’re very happy to be participating in the Long Point event in May and excited to be showing in the newly re-furbished Wade entre. We’ll be presenting the very latest Tetrad collections alongside a showcase of favourite statement pieces from our Heritage, Loose Cover & Harris Tweed offering; including the stunning new Arbroath as featured in the image attached.

“We will also be bringing opulence & glamour with the recently launched Vivienne collection from our Spink & Edgar range which features a fabulous new print design from GP&J Baker.”

Commenting on the new location, which adds to the other six sites within the town – many located in old mills, Andrew J Mitchell, Chairman of the Long Eaton Guild and MD of guild member Artistic Upholstery, said: “The centre comprises four well-appointed showrooms and has excellent facilities, which will also be available for our Autumn Long Point Show in September.

“Interested manufacturers and distributers wishing to have a presence in our furniture town are invited to visit the centre by appointment between Tuesday 16th and Friday 19th September 2023.”

For further information or to make a reservation to view please contact Andrew Mitchell and Chris Carson on ajm@artisticupholstery.co.uk or chris@sirenfurniture.com.

For the upcoming Long Point show in May, there will be five new exhibitors, which include Contrast Upholstery, Couch & Co, Ercol, Kesterport and Violino.

Alongside these include traditional exhibitors such as Artistic Upholstery, Iain James Furniture, Alexander & James, Ashley Manor, Carlton Furniture, Parker Knoll, Wiemann, David Gundry, Bree’s New World, Tamarisk, Warwick Fabrics, Duresta, G Plan, Richmond Interiors, Siren Furniture, Ashwood Designs, Gascoigne Designs, Steed Upholstery and Hunter Knight.

Andrew added: “Long Point continues to be the UK’s most enjoyable and relaxed furniture exhibition within the UK, and is the perfect event for retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to meet and discuss exciting and new collections.”

Long Point is spread over six locations within the town, many located in old mills, where, in the early 1900’s more than 800 lace machines were housed, employing some 1,200 twist hands, card punches and lace mechanics before its decline in the 1920’s due to the change of fashion. Furniture making in the area commenced over 100 years ago, and, in 2014 Long Eaton was recognised as the UK Centre of Quality Upholstery Manufacturing with over 30 companies dedicated to the industry including frame, spring, cushion makers and component suppliers.


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