HNN exclusive: Highlights from CIFF Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China – This week, the China International Furniture Fair held its 49th edition here in Guangzhou.

The July 17-20 event featured more than 4,000 exhibitors showing product in more than 7 million square feet of show space, offering buyers from around world a chance to see thousands of products from manufacturers in and outside China. The product mix ranged from case goods and upholstery to bedding as well as outdoor furniture, rugs, accessories and more.

Industry veteran Benjamin Pei, a long time supply chain expert and industry consultant, was in China this week to check out the show. Following a seven day quarantine period, which was recently cut in half at the end of June, Pei hit the ground running to visit many long-time contacts and associates, particularly in the bedding industry.

Below are some of the images he shared with Home News Now from the event.

Visitors to the China International Furniture Fair Guangzhou participate in the opening ceremonies for the event.
Sealy was among the many U.S. bedding brands that showed at the event.
Man Wah showed its extensive upholstery line to buyers in and outside of China.
Kingsdown was another of the well-known U.S. bedding brands at the show.
Benjamin Pei begins to work the show.
Buyers from around the world including the U.S. begin to work the halls on the opening day.
Workers at the registration desks answer questions for buyers attending the show.
Serta showed its iComfort bedding line, featuring striking visuals as part of its showroom presentation.
Cheers is the upholstery line Man Wah sells into China.
Sleemon showed a line of stationary upholstery, the designs of which are seen in their conceptual stages on the wall and on the showroom floor as finished product.
Outdoor brand Artie showed this covered seating area in its space at CIFF. The design features a mix of natural and synthetic materials.

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