Thailand International Furniture Fair 2009 will get under way next month with a focus on eco-friendly furniture and standards.
The fair runs March 11-15 at the Impact Convention Center Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi. About 200 manufacturers from countries including Thailand, France, Indonesia and Malaysia plan to exhibit. More than 36,000 visitors are projected to attend.
"TIFF 2009 will be organized under the concept of ‘Imagine Green Living,' with an emphasis on demonstrating the design and production capabilities of Thai furniture makers in creating furniture items that are simple yet practical, refined, clean and nature-friendly," said Rachane Potjanasunthorn, director-general of Thailand's Department of Export Promotion, the show's organizer. "Environmentally friendly furniture made of natural and toxin-free materials is becoming more and more popular and is currently an appealing furniture design and manufacturing trend worldwide."
The show will include an exhibition featuring winners of the Design Excellence Award and the Turn Trash into Gold exhibition showcasing furniture made from raw waste materials.
For more information, visit www.thailandfurniturefair.com.