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Recap: 49th CIFF Guangzhou 2022, An Online-Offline Success

Furniture World News Desk on 8/9/2022

The 49th CIFF Guangzhou was held in two phases between July 17 to 20 and July 26 to 29 at the Canton Fair Complex in Guangzhou Pazhou. The event occupied a total of over 5,400,000 square feet (510,000 square meters) of exhibition space, welcoming over 2,500 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions and 139,574 high-quality trade visitors, and staging 8 thematic exhibitions along with over 130 conferences and forums. 


For the first time, CIFF Guangzhou was also held online on various social and multimedia channels, registering 50.19 million visits and proving once again that this is the most strategically important business platform in Asia, bringing the entire furniture industry together under one roof and generating strong synergy between the Chinese domestic and international markets.

The first phase represented the entire world of the home, from interior furnishings and decoration to outdoor living. Home Furniture featured major companies, including 70 design brands that had not participated in CIFF in the last five years, which proposed new products and original solutions with a special focus on the domestic market, and introduced the homestay sector for the first time.


Among the many events, the CMF Trend Lab interpreted market trends through four workshops: the Digital Post-mankind Lab, focused on the virtual economy and the digital narrative; the Unbalance Lab, developing the themes of well-being in the post-COVID era, food innovation, and a focus on zero emissions; the Nation Oriented Lab, focalizing innovation in traditional craftsmanship, the redefinition of the Eastern spirit, and the use of industrial materials; the Body Shaming Lab, bringing attention to the growing role of women in the economy, as well as the consequently changing trends in consumer decision-making power.


Meanwhile, the D2M Lab, the platform connecting and creating synergy and opportunities between designers and manufacturers, strengthening communication, exchange, knowledge sharing, and fruitful collaboration, saw the active participation of some 50 design studios.


Homedecor & Hometextile presented the latest trends in interior decor: furnishing accessories, lighting, decorative paintings, and artificial flowers to add value to every environment. Outdoor & Leisure interpreted outdoor lifestyles, offering increasingly sophisticated solutions for expanding quality and comfort beyond the home.

The second phase showcased the world of work and public spaces, as well as technologies essential to the furniture industry.
The Office Show featured leading companies in the sector presenting intelligent and sustainable workspace design solutions that improve productivity, well-being, and safety. Much space was also dedicated to public commercial spaces, healthcare and senior citizen facilities, and schools.


2030+ International Future Office (IFO), under the theme Hyper Dimensions, analyses the workplace within the three dimensions of time, space, and knowledge, to explore a new workspace model and new trends in office furniture.
Jointly organised by CIFF and the China National Furniture Association, the design exhibition occasioned the collaboration of prestigious brands such as Steelcase, Koenig+Neurath, Lamex, Sitland, Magis, Estel, Rexite, Gan, Aurora, Sunon, Tom Dixon, and Linak.


CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2022 presented a comprehensive range of technology and semi-manufactures for the furniture industry. The major international and Chinese brands in machinery, materials, surfaces, and hardware offered a convincing response to the needs of an industry that is constantly growing, attentive to the most innovative solutions for producing quality by optimizing production.


About CIFF

CIFF Guangzhou and CIFF Shanghai complement each other in order to strengthen each other and to grow together.

The 50th CIFF Shanghai 2022 will be held in Shanghai Hongqiao from September 5th - 8th, 2022. CIFF Shanghai is best suited for international brands interested in entering into Chinese market: for original design is attached the greatest importance in Shanghai and it has been the first choice for international brands. Also, for international buyers, you have the advantage of finding all the products group at once.

Choosing CIFF means choosing both the entire extraordinary Chinese market and the global furniture market!

For more information, visit www.ciff.furniture.