|Workers produce furniture for export at Ho Nai Company in southern Dong Nai Province. Ho Nai is one of 25 domestic firms having registered to showcase products at IFFS 2014. — Photo baodongnai.com.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Eight Vietnamese furniture designs chosen among other winners in the Hoa Mai Furniture Design contest from 2010 to 2013 will be displayed at the International Furniture Fair of Singapore (IFFS) from March 13-16, said Nguyen Quoc Khanh, chairman of the Handicrafts and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA).
In addition to HAWA representatives and businesses, the young designers of the winning items will participate in the show, Khanh said. They will also take part in the Singapore Design Business Summit 2015, where designers and businesses will present their new projects. Having Vietnamese furniture designs on display at the fair will help promote local furniture design industry, which has proven domestic firms can make products of their own designs instead of producing products following foreign buyers' designs only.
IFFS is one of Asia's premier design-led exhibition shows, featuring a large selection of furniture from diverse exhibitors. The fair last year attracted nearly 22,500 visitors from 115 countries and territories. — VNS