Stockholm Furniture Fair confirms: the storm is over

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Following enthusiastic voices at the imm Cologne and the New York International Gift Fair, organizers of the Stockholm Furniture Fair -- which wrapped up February 13 -- confirmed February 22 that their industry is on the up again.

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Following enthusiastic voices at the imm Cologne and the New York International Gift Fair, organizers of the Stockholm Furniture Fair - which wrapped up February 13 - confirmed February 22 that their industry is on the up again.

"Many people - both exhibitors and visitors - said that this was the best Stockholm Furniture Fair and Northern Light Fair ever," said Cecilia Nyberg, event manager for the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the Northern Light Fair.

"There was a real sense of optimism and belief in the future. It feels as if the furniture industry is confident of an economic recovery."

However, while the fair grew in exhibition space, visitor figures decreased slightly: this year's fairs attracted a total of 39,121 people, representing a three-percent loss.

Designers focused on lighting in Stockholm, with some of the best work coming from Wastberg, & Tradition, Northern Lighting, and Secto - all of them Scandinavian brands and naturally keen on shedding light on the darkness.

Attendees were also particularly impressed with the fair's Greenhouse exhibition, which showcases up-and-coming designers, as well as guest of honor, Paul Smith's lounge specially created for the event.

http://www.stockholmfurniturefair.com

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