“Earlier furniture designs were classical in their look. There was a low focus on health or ergonomics. But today, more than functionality, a piece of furniture is a style statement and a reflection of your personality.” – Bedraj Tripathy, General Manager – Marketing, Godrej Interio, Mumbai, exhibitor at Index
Index continues to be the leading International furniture exhibition in the country organized for furniture manufacturers and importers to showcase their products and tap into the huge market potential. The show is the only international furniture fair in India where the brands showcase furniture in all categories, from sofas, bedroom furniture, living room furniture and recliners to outdoor furniture, garden furniture and other residential furniture.
The prospects for the industry are bright with the furniture market is projected to consolidate and grow at a CAGR of around 26% between 2014and 2019. According to a World Bank study, the organized furniture industry in India is expected to grow by 20 per cent every year.
According to Namrata Seth and Gagan Deep Bhatia, Directors, SixInch India, “Buying home furniture has become more accessible in recent years with information and options available online. The entry of international brands, dedicated magazines, newsletters, bloggers, exhibitions and design shows that are focused solely for the industry have all added to this.”