High level of business activity at Möbelmässan Gothenburg, despite the downturn

Möbelmässan, the Gothenburg Furniture Fair, was extremely busy despite the tough economic environment. This year’s fair, now extended to three days, ended on Thursday. It attracted significantly more visitors and more exhibitors, and covered more floor space than last year. And business was done, lots of business. “The level of interest was enormous. We have sold really well,” says Johan Englesso...

Hi there, Möbelmästarna – the Furniture Masters!

Möbelmästarna, who are you? – Möbelmästarna is a furniture chain that is entirely owned by its stores. This means that we have no profit motive at the centre. Instead, we are able to reinvest in our stores thanks to a well-thought-out business model. This makes us a cost-effective chain, where our members get a lot in return. In addition to this, we have a wonderful community, comprising both the...

“Online piracy is dumping the home lighting market”

Unregulated e-commerce poses growing problems for the interior design industry, particularly in home lighting. "A designer lamp costing SEK 17,000 in Sweden is being pirate copied in China and sold for SEK 2,500 online," says Erika Cederberg, from the industry association Hemljus. This problem will be highlighted in the panel debate at the Gothenburg Furniture Fair (Möbelmässan). Home lighting...

Kristensen & Kristensen: “Exciting designs and freedom of choice”

Kristensen & Kristensen is a Danish family business specialising in solid wood furniture. They manage to create high quality craftsmanship with flexible results based on the customer’s unique wishes, thanks to careful hand sorting and processing of the wood. Their wide range of colours and surface effects, as well as the choice of sizes and designs, offer personal results where the beauty of t...

Hi there, Bellus!

Bellus’ vision is to create furniture that brings warmth and a cosy atmosphere to the home. With an emphasis on quality, they create Scandinavian designs with comfort. We met Johannes Liivrand, European Director at Bellus, to talk about his thoughts and expectations for the 2023 edition of Möbelmässan, the Swedish Furniture Fair. Why are you exhibiting at Möbelmässan? – Our focus is always on bu...

“Furniture development must be driven towards higher quality and sustainability”

Quality and sustainability will be two key concepts in the panel discussion at Möbelmässan, the Gothenburg Furniture Fair. – A lot can be improved. We need to get away from waste, says George Makdessi of the industry organisation MIBO. He is looking forward to a lively discussion where different opinions can be expressed. Möbelmässan Gothenburg, taking place on 12-14 September at the Swedish ...

Expert tips at Möbelmässan: how to distinguish good furniture from bad

When a new piece of furniture is launched, almost all the focus is on aesthetics. The functional aspects are easily forgotten. – Yet they are just as important. For example, would you buy a car just because it looks good – regardless of its handling and technical capabilities? The question is posed by interior designer and author Frida Ramstedt, who gives practical advice to visitors to the Möbe...

Can investing in decorative features turn the economy around faster?

Interior design is not just about furniture. Features like glassware, vases, tablecloths, textiles, scented candles, lamps and wall decorations are just as important. – Our sector is very sensitive to economic fluctuations. We are often the first in – but also the first out of a downturn, says Johan Sjöstedt, who will discuss the industry’s challenges in a panel discussion at Möbelmässan, the Got...

Furninova & Conform: “Everybody wants to visit our stand!”

With decades of experience, Furninova is today one of Scandinavia’s leading producers of upholstered furniture in Scandinavian design. With their wide, unique and high-quality range of models, sizes and materials, they give the customer the opportunity to freely choose their personal sofa according to their own wishes. Together with their sister company Conform, who are specialised manufacturers o...

Stage programme and an exciting panel discussion at the Furniture Fair!

Möbelmässan will not only go from two to three days in 2023. The Gothenburg Furniture Fair is also growing in terms of content: - For the first time, the fair will have a theatre stage with an exciting programme, including a panel discussion, says Jacob Ryder, Business Manager for the Gothenburg Furniture Fair. The stage area will be a new focal point at the Gothenburg Furniture Fair, which wil...

Hjort Knudsen – “We want to be at the forefront”

Hjort Knudsen is a Danish family business that designs, manufactures and sells furniture all over the world. With a variety of patented products and a sense of innovation and craftsmanship, the company stands out as one of the industry’s largest on the Swedish market. We caught up with Jonas Törnqwist, Swedish Sales Manager at Hjort Knudsen, to discuss his thoughts and expectations for the 2023 Mö...

Hi there, Burhéns!

Burhéns is the family business that manufactures affordable and highly comfortable seating furniture or, as they describe it themselves, furniture that makes you feel at home. We met Dan Burhén, sales manager at Burhéns, to talk about his thoughts and expectations ahead of Möbelmässan 2023. Why are you exhibiting at Möbelmässan Gothenburg? – It’s the most important event of the year for the indu...

Hi there, Englesson!

Englesson has a large range of furniture for your entire home. You’ll find everything from sofas and armchairs to display cabinets, mirrors, and entire dining sets. We met Peggy Dahlberg, a sales representative at Englesson, to talk about her thoughts and expectations ahead of Möbelmässan 2023. Why are you exhibiting at Möbelmässan Gothenburg? – In the past, we exhibited a lot, but we haven’t ta...

Möbelmässan Gothenburg is building on its success!

Exhibitors and visitors alike praised the return of the Möbelmässan trade fair last autumn. Only one thing was missing: enough time. “That’s why we have decided to expand the fair from two to three days in 2023,” says Jacob Ryder, business manager for Möbelmässan Gothenburg, the Swedish furniture fair. When Möbelmässan took place in September 2022, it was the first furniture fair to be organise...