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Da y 5 1 – 5 March | 9.30 am – 6 pm PWTC & KLCC The official show news of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair 5 MARCH 2011 What's N e ws Cockroach-free furniture? Indoor waterfalls? Rocking chairs that double as jukeboxes? Our exhibitors take whimsical genius to new levels at MIFF 2011. We brace ourselves as we ask the final jury—YOU—how we’ve performed sofa…oops, we mean so far. While we were at it printing Furnish Now, we should have printed T-shirts for you too: “I Survived MIFF 2011!” Oh well, maybe next year. We know you did your furniture trading best though— here’s how you looked doing it. Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Special Thanks By Shantini Harriet Furnish Now writer G o now, and grow. You’ve heard the wisdom of top international designers, the media and industry experts at MIFF 2011, and it’s time to put it to good use. Extend Your Branches; Leave Old Thinking Behind Where to start? Well, you’re exporting to the world; be global thinkers. Taking the Japanese buyers delegation as an example, MIFF Chairman Dato’ Dr. Tan Chin Huat reflected on his proposition to SH Group to explore Malaysian manufacturers for new products for the Japanese market two years ago, which proved beneficial for both sides. “So we do our job, we do our marketing,” Dato’ Tan said. “We try to gather as many relevant buyers for the exhibitors so that they have a set of available buyers. I am very pleased that SH Group, especially the chairman, Mr. Kawasaki Atsumasa, was very open to accept my idea and he made a try two years ago. Now, he does not buy any Japanese products—only Malaysian, which are more contemporary, even recycled.” But it’s not all about developing outward-oriented thinking; inward realizations are equally important. Like, hmm, the Ideation Award really is something special to get involved with. The response was good this year in terms of award involvement—with more than 20 companies showing support, helping to translate entries into actual prototypes. This shows that there is a shift growing among manufacturers in terms of design and creativity. But more shifts in marketing tactics need to happen too. Although buyers want to see new products that are innovative and well-designed—like those involved in ‘going green’—buyers won’t notice unless spectacular booths draw them there. First impressions make lasting impressions, and at MIFF, contact usually starts at the booth. Remember that for next year. Adieu MIFF 2011. Over and out. T hank you, thank you, thank...ok, you too. We loved your willingness to talk to Furnish Now and pose for crazy shots. It’s payback time and we know it, so here’s a shot of our editorial team in between interviews. We want to thank MIFF Sdn. Bhd. for being such a gracious host who welcomed honest, creative reporting on the industry. Thanks to photographers Yap, Jeffrey, Kelly and Jackie for making shots really come alive. And thanks to exhibitors and buyers for being great sports through it all. Feel free to send us any comment about our reporting and writing to enquiry@mediamice.com. We’ll be sure to address them. Thanks again, and keep on furnishing!
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  • Day 5

    1 5 March | 9.30 am 6 pmPWTC & KLCC

    The official show news of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair

    5 M A R C H 2 0 1 1

    What'sNewsCockroach-free furniture? Indoor waterfalls? Rocking chairs that double as jukeboxes? Our exhibitors take

    whimsical genius to new levels at MIFF 2011.

    We brace ourselves as we ask the final juryYOUhow weve performed sofaoops, we mean so far.

    While we were at it printing Furnish Now, we should have printed T-shirts for you too: I Survived MIFF 2011! Oh well, maybe next year. We know you did your furniture

    trading best thoughheres how you looked doing it.

    Page 2

    Page 3

    Page 4

    Specia lThanks

    By Shantini HarrietFurnish Now writer

    Go now, and grow. Youve heard the wisdom of top international designers, the media and industry experts at MIFF 2011, and its time to put it to good use.

    Extend Your Branches; Leave Old Thinking Behind

    Where to start? Well, youre exporting to the world; be global thinkers.

    Taking the Japanese buyers delegation as an example, MIFF Chairman Dato Dr. Tan Chin Huat reflected on his proposition to SH Group to explore Malaysian manufacturers for new products

    for the Japanese market two years ago, which proved beneficial for both sides.

    So we do our job, we do our marketing, Dato Tan said. We try to gather as many relevant buyers for the exhibitors so that they have a set of available buyers. I am very pleased that SH Group, especially the chairman, Mr. Kawasaki Atsumasa, was very open to accept my idea and he made a try two years ago. Now,

    he does not buy any Japanese productsonly Malaysian, which are more contemporary, even recycled.

    But its not all about developing outward-oriented thinking; inward realizations are equally important.

    Like, hmm, the Ideation Award really is something special to get involved with. The response was good this year in terms of award involvementwith more than 20 companies showing support, helping to translate entries into actual prototypes. This shows that there is a shift growing among manufacturers in terms of design and creativity. But more shifts in marketing tactics need to happen too.

    Although buyers want to see new products that are innovative and well-designedlike those involved in going greenbuyers wont notice unless spectacular booths draw them there. First impressions make lasting impressions, and at MIFF, contact usually starts at the booth. Remember that for next year.

    Adieu MIFF 2011. Over and out. Thank you, thank you, thank...ok, you too. We loved your willingness to talk to Furnish Now and

    pose for crazy shots. Its payback time and we know it, so heres a shot of our editorial team in between interviews.

    We want to thank MIFF Sdn. Bhd. for being such a gracious host who welcomed honest, creative reporting on the industry. Thanks to photographers Yap, Jeffrey, Kelly and Jackie for making shots really come alive. And thanks to exhibitors and buyers for being great sports through it all.

    Feel free to send us any comment about our reporting and writing to enquiry@mediamice.com. Well be sure to address them. Thanks again, and keep on furnishing!

  • Day 5 | 5 March 2011PWTC & KLCC

    02 The official show news of the Malaysian International Furniture FairFabu lous Fu rn i tu re

    Day 2

    International Local Total

    Total

    Visitor Count

    1,443

    1,142

    6,066

    1,778

    1,766

    7,143

    3,221

    2,908

    13,209

    Day 3

    Day 1 2,461 1,849 4,310

    A Dream Come True: Cockroach-Free Furniture!

    Cockroaches can be real peststhey stink, contaminate food, carry diseases and worst of all, they breed incredibly fast! Even when youve just eliminated an entire colony, it may not be long before another colony appears.

    Chemical sprays and insect poison may work for a while, but they are hazardous to the environment and health. Herbal home remedies, on the other hand, are messy and inconvenient.

    Thats what makes T-Prin Panel Sdn. Bhds. Anti-Cockroach PrinBords so attractive. The Prinbord is the worlds first direct-printed and UV-lacquered wood panel that repels cockroaches.

    Our printed/lacquered surface does not kill cockroaches but the texture repels them naturally, said Elaine Hoh, marketing executive of T-Prin Panel Sdn. Bhd. It has no smell and does not contain formaldehyde, heavy metals or volatile organic compounds.

    The light and durable PrinBord even comes with a three-year warranty and has been tested for safety by the ALS Laboratory, a global third party testing company. Ask your interior designer, carpenter, architect or contractor for the Anti-Cockroach PrinBords today, and stop squishing the night away.

    Booth: 4D09, Hall 4D, PWTCContact: Elaine Hoh Tel: +605 533 8000, +605 533 8001Email: info@tprin.com/ tprin@tm.net.myWebsite: www.tprin.comExport markets: South East Asia, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, U.S.

    Eco-friendly Wood-wannabe

    It looks like wood and feels like wood, but its not all wood. Closer examination of the Malaysian-made, patented Finobord panels manufactured by Finopeous Packaging Industries Sdn. Bhd. shows that this hybrid is actually made of compressed industrial paper, laminated with MDF, particle board and plywood.

    Our biggest breakthrough is the weight differencethis panel is 60 percent lighter than MDF or particle boards, so it is easier for contractors to transport, said Richard Tan, managing director of Finopeous. The world trend nowadays is to have environmentally-friendly products, which is what Finobord is all about.

    This eco-board is also more pliable than conventional honeycomb panels because the high compression levels make it easier to cut and machine.

    Honeycomb structures also tend to collapse under pressure and are difficult to do edgebanding, he added. The Finobord does not have these problems, and so it is a good alternative to honeycomb panelling.

    The Finobord is not only light and fungus-free but also comes with heat insulation and soundproofing features. When laminated with various shades to resemble oak, merbau, walnut, maple, jawa teak or alder, you wood not even know the difference!

    Booth: 4D19, Hall 4D, PWTCContact: Richard Tan, Managing DirectorTel: +603 8945 6619Email: richard@finopallet.comWebsite: www.finopallet.comExport markets: India, China, Europe, U.S., Canada, Australia

    Rocking Chairs that Rock, and Rock On

    Bored of the same old chairs? Why not head over to Zhejiang Anji Homedeco Furniture Co. Ltd.s booth where you can chill on some unique rocking chairs.

    The established chair manufacturer based in Anji, China, recently launched its latest collection of music chairs.

    Designed ergonomically and equipped with full-range speakers and volume as well as a bass input control panel, these musical rocking chairs provide users with comfort and musical enjoyment.

    Our music chairs enable customers to plug in to their computer, laptop, iPod, MP3 and MP4 in order to enjoy the music, said William Zhang, director of Zhejiang.

    Booth: K103, Hall K1, KLCCContact: William ZhangTel: 86-571-8891 2346Email: william@homedecoltd.comWebsite: www.homedecoltd.comExport markets: Europe and U.S.

    Creative Concepts, Creative Homes

    Looking for a unique lifestyle at home? Concept living company, Creative Home (HK) Ltd., has solutions for you.

    You have to talk to us first and we will offer you our best advice, said Agnes Lau, assistant merchandiser of Creative Home.

    The international business development subsidiary of SSF Groupthe largest concept living company in Malaysia and Singaporeoffers a diverse range of products for home furnishing. You name it, they have it.

    From curtains, beddings, towels and upholstery to lighting and gardening products, Creative Home will help transform your home the way you want it to be.

    Booth: K206, Hall K2, KLCCContact: Dick Chin, Export ManagerTel: +852 2687 0690Email: dickchiu@creativehomehk.comWebsite: www.SSFHOME.comExport markets: South Africa, Australia, Russia, Middle East and U.S.

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    CorrectionsSorry, we goofed in a few instances in Day 4 of Furnish Now, and we should set the record straight:

    Onpage2,theprototypemanufacturerofthe 1st Prize Ideation Award winner should have been called Lanouva (Sin Lian Lee Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.).

    Onpage5,acompanysnamewasmisspelledin the headline, which should have read, Hand-in-hand, MIFF and MIECO Have Grown Together.

    Onpage3,therewasanawardwinnerpicturemix-up. The correct pictures and information appears in the images to the right.

    1,020 1,750 2,770Day 4

  • Day 5 | 5 March 2011PWTC & KLCC

    03The official show news of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair

    So Far So Good

    Great, Good, Just O.K.? Attendees Report on MIFF

    We asked you to be honestand you were. More attendees sounded off on MIFF 2011, and we appreciated all candid sounds from mellifluous to jarring. For the most part we were pleasantly surprised.

    The BUYERS ReportQ: Are you looking for anything in particular? What is your opinion on the exhibition?

    Ive been coming here for the last five years and have good business partners here now. Malaysian products take up about 30 percent of my total imports. I like to

    do business in Malaysia because of the prices, designs and the friendly people.

    -KlaasKIS Easy Furniture, Netherlands

    I believe MIFF has what I wantcheap products but with good quality. In the future, we hope to see more participation from foreign exhibitors.

    -Basuki KurniawanRhapsody Furniture, Indonesia

    The EXHIBITORS Report

    What do you think of MIFF? Does it fulfil your expectations?

    MIFF is such a famous event that we try to come every year. Its our sixth year now and here we can get a lot of business from overseas, especially from Europe. We

    also can see what the new trends in the market are every year. -Lim Hock Leng

    Annex Sofa Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

    Its our first time here at MIFF and its good so far. I feel the fair is very professionally organized; the visitors are also goodnot the loose ones who are not really

    buying. I would say about 50 percent of the leads we get have good potential.

    -Xavier LuELMOD (M) Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

    MIFF gives us the chance to showcase our strong points in home furnishing. But I think MIFF still has room for improvement to offer more variety for

    buyers and trade visitors. If possible, add more foreign exhibitors as well.

    -Wong Say YeowCreative Home (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong

    We have been getting numerous positive responses from buyers and exhibitors so far. We are very happy to be here.

    -Wei GuozhongRed Monkey King Commodity Co. Ltd., China

    Its my first time here at MIFF. I hope I will be able to find something suitable for consumers back in my country.

    -Zarine Dhanjee, Tradelink Pty. Ltd., Seychelles

    I feel the crowd is smaller this year, maybe because of the unrest happening in Middle East now. Ive been coming for the last 3 years. The quality of the products here is good, but the design is nothing unusual.

    -Morris Win,Scene Living Passion, Myanmar

    Ive been coming for the last 3 years. I feel the quality this year has been affected as manufacturers try to keep costs down. Designs this year are not too good either. I hope things will get better next year when the world economy improves.

    -Domeinic CorsoFive Star Furniture Pte. Ltd., Australia

    This has been our third consecutive years joining MIFF. And most of our products had been booked even on day one. We will definitely return again next year.

    -William ZhangZhejiang Anji Homedeco Furniture Co. Ltd., China

    Its the first time were taking part in MIFF and the response so far has been very encouraging. The crowds are not as heavy as we expected but its o.k. as long as we can get quality buyers. We are confident in

    our product quality, so this fair is good exposure for us.-Eddy Lau

    LG Global, Malaysia

    I came here 4 years ago and decided to be an exhibitor this year. The furniture expo in China is good but here I get the chance to meet more European buyers. The opportunities are more here although the

    visitors are not as much as I expected.-Li Yiang Guang

    N.G Sofa Sdn. Bhd., China

    Very satisfied with the opportunity to showcase our products at MIFF. Cant wait for the next MIFF.

    -Azman Abdul RahmanKayusaha Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

  • Day 5 | 5 March 2011PWTC & KLCC

    04 The official show news of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair

    MIFF Sdn Bhd disclaims any liability for errors or omissions and responsibility for the reliability or legality of the materials provided on this publication.

    Tel : +603-9282 2888Fax: +603-9286 1551Email: info@miff.com.myWebsite: www.miff.com.my

    EDITORIAL TEAMEditor & Publisher : Matt YoungProject Manager : Hannah NguyenDesigners : Winson Chua, Gan Wei Kiat, Rachel TangWriters : Shantini Harriet, Alexandra Wong, Chan Li Jin, Li Shian Yeo, Mohd Rashdan

    MIFF Sdn Bhd (Co. No.: 408079-X)99-1, Villa Shoplex Pudu Impian III,

    Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras,

    56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Pola ro ids

    The official show news of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair

    NOTICE TO MIFF 2011 EXHIBITORSPlease pick up your Move-Out Forms from the Exhibitors Service Counter or the Organisers Office. All forms must be endorsed by the Organiser from Saturday 3 p.m. onwards. Please follow your moving-out procedures according to your booth venue.

    VENUE HALL LOCATION

    PWTC1, 1M & 2 Exhibitors Service Counter 1 (Level 1)2A, 2B, 2C, 3, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D & 5

    Organisers Office (Level 2)Exhibitors Service Counter 2 (Level 3)

    KLCC K1, K2, K4 & K5 Exhibitors Service Counter, Hall K4 (Ground Level)

    Exhibits can only be removed from exhibition halls from 1. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday March 5, 2011 and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday March 6, 2011.Remain at your booth until all your exhibits are moved out, if you are moving out on 2. Saturday March 5, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. onwards.Notify the Organiser if the exhibits are not fully removed on 3. Saturday March 5, 2011.Submit the 4. Move-Out Form to the Security at the exit gate for inspection of the exhibits removed.Exhibits not removed by 5. 5:00 p.m. on Sunday March 6, 2011, will be disposed at the Organisers discretion and the exhibitor will bear the cost of disposal.No removal of exhibits will be allowed unless and until all conditions are complied with.6. The Organiser is not responsible for any loss or damage to any exhibit. 7.

    And the Carry-on Excellence Award goes to...

    ; )

    See you in 2012!