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Back at Manchester Central in July 2019 and already nearly a sell-out, the Manchester Furniture Show (MFS) takes place on 14th-16th July. Featuring over 150 exhibitors from across the furniture and interiors spectrum, it features many returning favourites from the gifts an accessories world including - Blue Bone, Pharmore, SHH Interiors, Derry’s, Wilde Java, Ambassador Tetiles and DB Mirrors.

Showing alongside them will be major names from the furniture world including sofas and chairs from Westbridge, Italia Living, Buoyant and Alpha Designs, cabinet furniture from Baker Furniture, VIDA Living, Kettle and Heartlands and luxury beds from Furmanac.
Crucial for sourcing new collections for the busy autumn trading period, the show will feature new collections in mirrors, glassware, art, table and wall lights, decorative accessories including wood and ceramics, and soft furnishings. Covering all levels of the market from mainstream to high-end, it is the perfect summer choice for picking up the latest designs for every type of customer.

High-end lighting experts Chelsom have installed lighting schemes in projects as diverse as trendy 21st Century London bars, public buildings and restoration ventures - including Manchester Town Hall. They will bring a selection of their newest lights and contemporary furniture. Blue Bone are ever inventive and for over 20 years they have been developing their unique and innovative designs. They have funky new collections of furniture, coordinating and unusual accessories to exhibit made from a wide variety of reclaimed and ethically sourced materials.

CIMC are known for their comprehensive and stunning collections of bright interior furnishings. For over 30 years they have continued to wow visitors to their stands with an array of furniture and accessories for every room of the home. New at Manchester will be living, dining and bedroom collections in mirrored, metal and wooden finishes and all with well thought out accessories to compliment them. Pharmore are a leading supplier of mirrors, home furniture and accessories and are a regular Manchester Furniture Show favourite and they too will have new on-trend collections on show that will get heads turning. 

It’s known as the friendliest show in the UK furniture and interiors calendar.  It has a relaxed atmosphere and takes place in Manchester’s Victorian former central rail station, now converted into a modern, fully accessible exhibition venue. Right in the heart of the city it is surrounded by bars, cafes and has parking on site.

Event Director Cleere Scamell looking forward to Manchester said, “I and the whole team really enjoy organising the Manchester Furniture Show, we have some of best names in the UK furniture and accessories industry launching stylish, inventive and colourful new products.  The buyers who come are knowledgeable and know what they are looking for and business is done in a great venue in a great city.  It’s the best summer show there is.
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