Furniture Sustainability takes the Spotlight at IFFS 2012 [Press Releases]

March 6, 2012 by  
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Singapore, 1 March 2012 – Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) will be featuring an exciting line-up of sustainability-driven programmes at the upcoming International Furniture Fair Singapore/29th ASEAN Furniture Show, Deco Asia and The Hospitality Show (IFFS) to promote and develop design excellence in today’s eco-conscious society.

Starting with the Furniture Design Award (FDA) 2012, the winning entries of the annual design competition will be announced on the 9th March 2012 during the opening ceremony of the four-day trade show. Themed “LOVE, THINK, DESIGN GREEN”, FDA 2012 will showcase 12 outstanding furniture pieces from finalists of both the Student Category and Designer Category. These submitted entries hail from countries such as Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Israel and Hong Kong.

Continuing the sustainability theme, SFIC will present the inaugural Green Pavilion at this year’s IFFS. Curated by British material extraordinate, Chris Lefteri, the Green Pavilion features ten SFIC members’ products that are diverse in their approach towards sustainable practices. Local companies exhibiting at the Green Pavilion includes; Admira Pte Ltd, Benel Singapore Pte Ltd, Cilicon Faytory Pte Ltd, Danovel Pte Ltd, Ewins Pte Ltd, Innoplan Technology Pte Ltd, Koda Ltd, Office Planner Pte Ltd, Teak and Mahogany Pte Ltd as well as Wilsin Office Furniture (S) Pte Ltd.

To celebrate the addition of this new exhibition component, SFIC will launch an e-book to commemorate this milestone. Titled SFIC’s E-Guide: Embracing a Greener Furniture Industry, this digital book contains best business practices and serves as a useful guide for those who are keen on starting, building and growing a green business.

Other than helming the Green Pavilion showcase, Chris Lefteri will be conducting two special workshops tailored for trade visitors and design institutions. His workshops will comprise engaging elements where participants learn the various methods of exploring material usage via hands-on experience. Available only at IFFS 2012, keen participants are welcomed to register with the SFIC at seminar@singaporefurniture.com. Admission is complimentary but acceptance will be on the first-come-first-served basis.

Commenting on the myriad of green initiatives at IFFS 2012, Mr James Goh, President of SFIC said, “It is imperative that the furniture industry embrace the move towards creating a sustainable eco-system and not let business concerns take priority over our responsibilities to our environment. We hope to change mindsets and educate the furniture industry as this is not only about the long term survival of the planet but also the continued viability of their businesses as well.”

For more information on FDA 2012, please visit www.furnituredesigndna.com

For more information on SFIC, visit www.singaporefurniture.com

Source: SFIC

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