The 29th edition of the International Exhibition for Furniture, Fittings and Upholstery
Mebel is the main event of the furniture market in Russia and Eastern Europe. Every autumn Expocentre brings together leading global manufacturers and suppliers of furniture and fittings, representatives of related sectors and trade organizations, corporate buyers, architects and interior designers. In comparison to 2016, the show's number of exhibitors has increased by 11% and the number of professional visitors by 13%. It means that the Russian furniture industry keeps growing and attracting attention of furniture manufacturers, architects and designers.
Dates: 20 – 24 November 2017
Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow
Organized by Expocentre AO
Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Export Center AO, the Union of Architects of Russia
Assisted by the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia
Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sponsored by Shatura AO
Exhibition area: 78,177 sq m
Exhibitors: 817 companies including 641 Russian companies
Countries: 28 in total: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Vietnam, and the USA
Total attendance: 40,671 professional visitors from all over Russia and 65 countries
International pavilions: Germany, South Korea
Group stands of Russian regions: Kirov, Ulyanovsk and Kostroma oblasts, Krasnodar krai, Udmurt republic, Mari El
Supporting events: 70+
Participating companies include Blum, Grass GmbH (Austria), Gomeldrev, Molodechnomebel, Pinskdrev (Belarus), Bekaert Textiles N.V. (Belgium), Keoma, Jago, Harem (Italy), Hettich, Impress Surfaces, Hansa, Graude (Germany), Cilek, Karebant (Turkey), Gamet, GTV (Poland), etc. Newcomers: Ich Van, Lien (Vietnam), Everad Adhesives Sas (France), Yavid, Geosideal, Postavy Furniture Center, Savlukov Mebel, Timberland (Belarus), Damasko, Beyond (Turkey), Cambria (USA), Swiss Abrasives (Switzerland), Decora Group (Armenia), Korea Federation of Furniture Industry Cooperation (South Korea), DK Project (Denmark), Vinylpex (Poland), etc.
Russian companies: Almaz, Ufamebel, Angstrem, Miassmobili, Anderssen, First Furniture Factory, Atlas-Lux, Lorena Kuhni, Norkpalm, Haefele Rus, Kedr Manufacturing Company Group, MDM-Complect, Makmart, Boyard, Ametist, etc. Russian newcomers: Imperial, Kedr-Fasady, First Factory of Facades, Arbor Nova, Intervesp, Prime Material, Smart-Т, LEX, Fortuna, LART Furniture Factory, Cinno Cillini, Misty, OLSS, Muromskie Mastera, Viza Furniture Factory, 2MK, Mebelnaya Industriya, Azbuka Tekhnologiy, Interstroyvent, Lux-Mebel, Kvelle Mobili, Samson-Opt, Statica-MSC, Soprano, Sonum, Relax, Emelyanov and Sons Manufacture, etc.
in the Furniture Manufacturers and Sellers nomination: Angstrem, AVA-company, Krasnaya Zvezda, Artis-21 Vek, Lazurit,
in the Flooring Manufacturers and Sellers nomination: Kronospan, Ave-Parket, Kastamonu,
in the Wooden Doors, Windows, Stairs Manufacturers and Sellers nomination: Rada Doors,
in the DIY and Other Wooden Products Retailers nomination: IKEA.
The winners were
in the Next nomination: Maria (Moscow) with its Karma kitchen project,
in the Home Design nomination: Dream Land (Moscow) with its Lakona bedroom project,
in the Innovation nomination: Britannica (Moscow) with the Salto upholstered furniture collection,
in the Work Space nomination: Kirill, Elena and Evgeniy Cheburashkin for the Mikro collection of children’s furniture for standard buildings of small kindergartens,
in the Future nomination: graduate of the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design Maria Levashova for the design of the Own Space armchair.
The winners were
in the Best Consumer Properties nomination: the first place diploma and gold medal went to Good Style – Furniture, Dmitrov Furniture Factory, Rival, Angsterm, SV-Mebel, Ulgran, OZMF, Dimitrovgrad Furniture Factory Aurora, Kulik System, Melodia Sna, Formula Komforta, Borovichi-Mebel, Style Furniture Company, Furniture Factory ; the second place diploma and silver medal went to GreenTree, Dmitrov Furniture Factory
in the Successful Promotion of Quality nomination: the first place diploma went to Good Style – Furniture, OZMF.
You can learn more about the Mebel supporting events here>>.
Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
"Mebel has become the largest business networking platform for manufacturers, distributors and designers. I am positive that it will promote the development of this industry and international cooperation".
Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
"Mebel is one of the most popular trade shows under the umbrella the chambers of commerce in the Russian regions. It is also one of the most elegant and beautiful shows running at Expocentre Fairgrounds. 80% of the exhibitors are Russian companies but the foreign participants never slow down and the number of other countries stays high".
Viktor Yevtukhov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
"Participation in this large international exhibition of more than 600 Russian companies testifies to the fact that our manufacturers, despite some economic recession, could not only stand but also develop their production, their competences and make furniture which is popular not only with domestic consumers but also on overseas markets. Our manufacturers of furniture can compete in both high end and low end segments".
Tatiana Samuseva, Project Head of Mebel 2017
"One of the most relevant trends of the furniture industry is franchising. As far as we know there are more than 50 furniture and interior design companies which offer franchise opportunities. It is nice to know that the majority of these companies are our exhibitors. All of them occupy much space and are interested in cooperation via ready-made business opportunities. That is why we have made a salon of furniture franchises to bring together companies which are in the franchising business".
You can find more exhibitor and visitor feedback here>>.
The next 30th anniversary edition of Mebel is to run from November 19 through 23, 2018, at Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia.
Press Service, Expocentre AO