Encouraged by the crossover purchasing seen at last year’s Manchester Furniture Show in Harrogate, Clarion Events is again bringing furniture to Home & Gift, in a new format – Furniture Collection. The portfolio director of Clarion Events’ Retail Division, Zo? Bonser, reveals all …

Following on from the huge success of the January Furniture Show in Birmingham, the team behind the furniture shows can’t wait to bring a curated collection of top furniture and homeware brands to sister show Home & Gift, for a brand-new launch called Furniture Collection!?

This exciting showcase, held in Harrogate on the 17-20th July, provides buyers with an exceptional sourcing opportunity in a beautiful summer setting. After the huge success of last year’s co-located Manchester Furniture Show, the team decided to respond to the demand and provide another opportunity for interior sourcing at the Home & Gift event.?

James Ellis from Ancient Mariner recalls last year’s show as being “amazingly successful”, and he was “surprised by the buyer crossover, which suited our giftware ranges perfectly”. He also enjoyed meeting “quality buyers who were looking to purchase more locally due to last year’s restrictions with Covid and supply problems posed by Brexit”.?

As a result of the wide demographic of Home & Gift buyers, from large to independent retailers along with designers, our buyer crossover is highly unique for a gift trade show. So, following our buyers’ enjoyment of discovering new home accessories brands in our Manchester Furniture Show hall last year, we wanted to offer them even more with Furniture Collection this year, and to continue this momentum by offering our Midlands and northern England buyers the opportunity to add to their furniture and home collections.?

Even though the Manchester Furniture Show has been postponed to 2023, furniture buyers and other retailers will still be able to explore the new ranges from the industry’s best in Harrogate in July. Housed within the Harrogate Convention Centre, the brand-new Furniture Collection will give buyers the chance to shop upcoming home trends and exclusive styles this summer. There will be a collection of beautifully crafted furniture, stylish homewares and must-have interior accessories from a range of brands, who will be announced soon.

Seeing as Home & Gift is already buyers’ favourite summer trade show, Furniture Collection is a great addition alongside the show’s gift-themed sectors. With consumers having spent more time at home over the last two years than ever before, they are looking to update their homes and breathe new life into everyday spaces. Small furniture tweaks and the addition of fashionable new home accessories are a great way for consumers to update their homes.?

Following this change in consumer behaviour, many retailers are looking to expand their home and interiors offering in order to meet this demand. Furniture Collection will offer a variety of styles and aesthetics to inspire buyers’ collections and refresh their stores.?

The Furniture Collection will complement our other design points, which offer design-led gifts, jewellery, fashion, home and interiors – so buyers will be spoilt for choice as they explore the products on offer this summer.?

For more information and to register for your free ticket, please visit www.homeandgift.co.uk – and if you’re interested in being part of Furniture Collection, contact James Howard on james.howard@clarionevents.com.