The contract market is a transversal business in the world of furniture, because it involves all types of products, from upholstered furniture to bedrooms, from seating to lamps, and from office to bathroom, kitchen and outdoor furniture. Furthermore the contract segment is getting increasingly important, even essential, for the furniture industry. It is an increasingly attractive segment, which requires companies active in this niche, to focus even more their skills along two lines: those of the product and those of the market.
This report offers a comprehensive picture of the contract furniture and furnishings sector in 17 Western European countries, providing contract furniture production and consumption, contract imports and exports, contract furniture and furnishings prices, distribution channels.
Countries covered: Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
The segments considered are: Hotels, which also includes residences, tourist villages, etc.; Offices, public bodies (banks, large private customers - Public administration, official residences, embassies...); Retail; Restaurants, bars (including also "Street contract"); Marine (furniture for cruise ships, naval furnishings); Lighting; Residential-Building trade; Others (Airports, Education-schools-universities, Auditoriums-theatres-cinemas, Hospitals-clinics, Leisure environments...).
Products covered include: Bedroom/Living-dining room furniture, Tables and chairs, Upholstered furniture, Kitchen furniture, Outdoor furniture, Office furniture, Shop-fittings, Lighting fixtures, Textiles, Ship/Marine furniture, Other furniture.
European exports of contract furniture and furnishings are broken down by outlet market. Contract sales in a sample of companies are also provided.
Data on selected European top contract furniture and contract furnishings manufacturers are provided, with turnover, market shares, employees, product mix.
Addresses of more than 500 mentioned companies in the report (manufacturers, contractors, architecture & design studios.
Artemide, Bene Group, Cefla Arredamenti, Havelock Europa, HMY, ITAB, Kinnarps, Martela Oy, New Store Europe, Nobia, Overbury, Poltrona Frau Group, Rasec International, Stamhuis, Umdasch Shopfitting Group