Received through BFM's Trade Enquiry Service and passed to member companies:
There is an opportunity to supply and install a large amount of office furniture for an office located in Finland. This consists of work stations - desks, pedestals, cabinets - chairs (visitor chairs, lounge chairs, stools, meeting table chairs), sofas and sofa modules, coffee tables and a meeting table.
A China furniture distributor would like to import and distribute furniture brands from the UK.
A retail buyer is looking for a supplier of low/mid end fabric suites. He already has a supplier of leather suites.
The MOD is seeking tenders for two £12m projects including the provision of offices, messes, accommodation, and teaching facilities.
St Lucia - Supply of furniture for schools.
Designer is looking for a manufacturer to produce a range of wooden pieces as seen on his web site.
A designer & maker is looking for a manufacturer to produce 200 chairs based on an ancient Mediterranean design.
A French company specialised in high-quality & design-led corporate furniture distribution is looking for suppliers in equipment/furniture for call-centres.
A French company specialised in high-quality & design led corporate furniture is looking for suppliers of furniture (for all type of training rooms, and language laboratories) as well as audiovisual equipment.
An industrial designer, who has worked previously with well known brands and retailers is now seeking a manufacturer for a new range of coffee, console and dining tables as well as accompanying chairs on a “made-to-order” basis in oak or walnut. May be hand crafted or CNC and ideally a delivery service as part of total package.
A design company has a client who is looking for 200 bedroom stools in a contemporary style for his hotels.
A manufacturer required for wooden topped picnic table – initial requirement is 80 units.
A company that currently designs and prints wall paper, roller blinds and wall art is launching a new website and is looking for quality children's furniture, toy boxes and other classic items for children's bedrooms and nurseries.
A company is looking to offer tenants in around 100 new apartments, furniture, made to order, at better than retail prices from a collection of manufacturers, ranging from low to mid/high end. This would include all types of apartment furniture including three piece suites / bedside cabinets / mattresses & beds / upholstered chairs /dining tables and dining chairs, occasional furniture etc.
China – High-end furniture & soft furnishings sought by Chinese retailer - This retailer owns a high-end furniture chain across in China. It currently has a partnership with a British brand and wants to develop a partnership with a brand which can provide high-end furniture and soft furnishings.
A Slovenian Municipality has published a public tender for the supply of furniture (including office furniture).
Company based in Dubai requires the following low-end products in black from manufacturers for delivery to a UK client – unit & total price quotations by 4th March (more specific product detail requirements have been sent to BFM members) - 100 high gloss coffee tables / 35 3-seater sofas / 35 2-seater sofas / 45 upholstered chairs.
Interior designer is looking for small firms (ideally in South/ South West of UK) that can produce traditionally made leather chairs of antique style in regular orders of batches of 10.
A furnishings company is looking for a new supplier of mattresses – including pocket sprung – of 8 different sizes for a large order – quantities of each vary between 20 to 50.
Germany - Upholstered and/or rustic/country style furniture required.
Quality furniture for a new small furniture shop selling high end furnishings in mallorca.
Denmark - 196 specialised beds needed by hospital
Norwegian interior consultant looking for British manufacturer of exclusive velvet upholstered furniture and fittings.
A leading international management consulting business has a client in China seeking to import Reproduction Victorian furniture to satisfy market requirements. They have indicated Container based quantities and UK manufactured only.
A company that sells furniture on the Tesco Direct website is looking for new suppliers to bolster its current product range which includes outdoor furniture, lighting, soft furnishings, bedding, & office furniture. It is also looking to expand into new home product areas and is keen to promote British products across all ranges. It would welcome enquiries from members of the Great British Furniture campaign Great British Furniture Promotional Scheme. The new product areas would include beds, mattresses, cots, settees, tables, cabinets and basically any retail product suitable to sell on-line which encompasses most products. Ideally, direct delivery to the end user is required but assistance with this is available through its own network of couriers for those who are not set up in this way.
A company supplying businesses with their promotional materials is looking to develop a separate area of the business, designing and producing products for the interiors and children's interior's market. A manufacturer is sought that would be interested in producing a particular design with a similar assembly to a wooden printer's ink tray with the small compartments. Sales would be through the wholesale interiors market, on-line and in store.
Park & leisure homes developer is seeking a manufacturer of wall drop-down beds with side furniture connected to structure.
One of the largest Korean retailers is looking for furniture with brand awareness to import from UK. Furniture brands at the medium and high-end price range and produced in EU are priority items for the local company.
A UK-owned company based in Beijing has been asked to provide reproduction furniture for a property showroom in Beijing. The initial order would be around 40 pieces and could potentially increase dramatically over time.
An individual who paints older pieces of wooden furniture, some English, some French, and sells these to the public at fairs in the South East has recently engaged with a retailer who is requires more stock. The furniture is more 'shaker' style than modern and he is looking for smaller manufacturers to supply these pieces.
USA furniture dealer with around 20 showrooms supplying domestic and international market is looking for UK manufacturers of traditional British chairs.
Major fashion and accessorise retailer with 2,500 stores and international presence wishes to develop under license its own furniture collection in-keeping with the brand.
An organisation is involved in the development of a 14 story block of new high-end flats in Liverpool. The development is scheduled for completion towards the end of next year. There are 78 apartments on sale. He anticipates a potential for living and bedroom furniture of all types to be requested by some of the buyers. The company which owns the block is undertaking similar developments in other towns. The wish is therefore to talk to furniture manufacturers to establish what advantageous arrangements can be made to meet any furnishing requests from buyers. The expectation is furniture which is low/mid-end.
Prototype required for a table holding a beauty care diagnostic device. The table should be on the castors with the possibility to adjust a height and allow for additional elements (keyboard, screen, etc.)
Leading Spanish school furniture/equipment distributor seeks UK school furniture/equipment suppliers with innovative and value-added products, to either distribute the products or be a partner in the Spanish market.
On-line retailer requires beds, dining tables, chairs, cabinet & occasional tables – low/mid and high-end sought – good quality – ideally manufacturers offering delivery to cuatomers.
Scottish retailer requires sofas and beds.
A retailer is opening a 350sqm store in North Wales to sell mid to high end furniture for the home. It will stock all items of furniture, from hat stands to side tables to beds to three piece sofas etc. The aim is for this store to be a quality retailer seen as separate from others on the high street.
An on-line retailer currently imports leather sofas and now wishes to start its own UK manufacturing facility at its own premises which has ample space and is looking for an organisation to partner with; one that would also manage the project.
A Spanish Graphic Designer living in London has designed an originally shaped table & chair set who he would like to sell to a furniture manufacturer. A cut-out is folded to create a chair and folded a different way to create the table. There is flexibility in the material that can be used – it could be wood, plastic or metal.
UK made luxury, classic style furniture required.
Multi channel retailer seeking upholstery manufacture / distributor to provide "quick ship" promotional sofas/chairs in fabric and or leather. Low to mid priced product for ongoing sale must be available for immediate ship either to logistics center in Manchester or to Home & Retail depots for direct to customer delivery in UK.
GERMANY - An experienced German agent is looking to represent manufacturers of free standing cabinets, upholstery and dining room furniture in Bavaria. His customers include large furniture stores and specialist retailers. Correspondence should be in German.
CHINA - A high-end sustainable housing development company is looking for Scottish providers of a range of products (including those by furniture manufacturers) and services to contribute to the ‘Scottish House’ exhibit at the Green Building Park in Beijing.
A new furniture and interiors business based in London is looking for a manufacturer who is able to supply high-end look and feel console tables, armoirs/cabinets, side tables, coffee tables and foot stools to be upholstered and topped with leather and faux leather. Initially, small runs, building-up over time. The material for upholstery and strong design guidance will be provided. The Company is also looking for a company that can supply faux leathers and specifically exotic faux leathers - snake, python, stingray, ostrich, alligator etc.
China – A distributor seeks partnerships with UK furniture brands and interior design companies.
Switzerland – Hotel furniture for tech convention centre.
Switzerland – Conference furniture for tech convention centre.
China - Interior design firm wishes to work with high-end UK fitting designers and manufacturers.
Design interior studio based in the Czech Republic is looking for supplies of English style luxury interior traditional and contemporary sofas, chairs, fabrics, lights, and outdoor furniture.
A requirement for children’s furniture for export to China.
A property development company is looking for a manufacture of bespoke fitted bedroom furniture. The Company will provide the spec, measures and delivery details. At present there is a requirement for 40 homes to be fitted. There may also be opportunities for kitchen manufacturers too.
Specialist multimillion dollar USA antique dealer with almost 20 showrooms and an international clientele in design and retail is looking for UK manufacturers of formal dining tables and chairs.
A chartered building surveyor is looking for potential manufacturers to produce a flat pack furniture range of his own design which he would market to retailers and possibly direct to consumers.
An event hire company based in London, and part of a larger group is investigating the possibility of sourcing a manufacturer of ranges of sofas and chairs and existing ones to meet the bespoke needs of clients. At this stage the company wishes to establish the costs involved and has asked the BFM to pass on the details of any interested company.
A hotel requires its bedroom furniture, in particular the dressing tables, to be re-varnished.
The UKTI has approached the BFM directly on this enquiry which concerns the requirements of an established independent commission agency that deals in occasional furniture and furniture accessories and who wishes to add new UK products to the range. The requirement is for products such as small tables, nightstands, chests, commodes, and chairs. The agency covers the whole of Germany as well as Austria and Switzerland. They deal with purchasing organisations, multiple and independent furniture retailers, department stores, as well as DIY and garden centres.
An architecture and design studio with office in Spain, Switzerland and London is finalising a project for a UK client for the production of upholstered wooden chair and is looking for a manufacturing partners in the UK. The design would be finalised with the UK manufacturer and the initial batch will be around 100 units. The Company should have integral upholstering services and experience witch CNC milling (three to five axes) and steam / press bending. The plan at present is to use beech as our main material however this could change.
Design and installation company is seeking joinery manufacturer for a forthcoming range of lounge tables and modular shelving.
A Company that currently specialises in tea, coffee and electrical goods believes there is opportunity in the furniture market following approaches from existing clients. The Company wishes to team up with furniture manufacturers that would like to use its website as a platform to sell their products. All is needed is a CSV file containing product information that can uploaded into the Company’s web site. Initially the Company is looking to sell coffee shop-style furniture but the range of products could expand. The customer base varies and includes coffee shops, hospitals, schools and hotels and the Company is looking to offer customers a more varied product range to suit their regular requirements.
Established furniture manufacturer / retailer -is looking for a partner / investor to help grow the business. It has a showroom and warehouse close to York and has the experience and skills in bringing high quality domestic, contract and medical furniture to the market.
On line retailer is looking for suppliers of childrens furniture and shabby chic & venetian furniture.
Furniture designer with new table concept range seeks company to help prototype and produce tables. 2 designs initially, (same basic build). In negotiations with department store about retail orders which will determine size of first run.
Austrian ministry seeks tenders for the supply, installation and production of ready-to-use office furniture for 200 working places.
South Korea - an experienced local distributor who already represents luxury European bedding brands is searching for Great British Bedding Brands to import.
Vietnam - seeking bids to supply of 1000 units of patient beds and 1000 units of bedside cabinets to health facilities in South Central provinces.
A business is looking to purchase British made medium quality wood veneered office furniture for 25 work stations, two individual offices, three 4 person meeting rooms and one 10 person Board room in Birmingham plus storage solutions.
A global supplier of baths, basins and accessories and it is looking for a reputable manufacture of furniture to supply, to its design (with the manufacturer's input on technical details), vanity units for the bathroom. Both traditional and contemporary options are required. The Company would like images of examples sent to them with pricing based on 100 units of each type. Those with potential will be invited to visit the company to present the proposals.
Saudi Arabia - A leading private hospital group in the region are looking for reputable UK manufacturers of Medical Furniture.
An Austrian ministry is tendering for the supply of office furniture for 260 working places, approximate value EUR 490 000.
A French Chamber of Commerce is seeking to outfit new schools with dining room, library, classroom, general furniture.
A retail company is looking for Quality suppliers / Brands in Furniture & Home Furnishings to grow their ranges/ business further in Kuwait and support their growth plans.
Indian importer requires home furniture for living room, bedroom, dining room and home accessories.
Austrian healthcare organisation is tendering for the supply of 5558 tables for an Austrian hospital.
Bangladesh company requires supply of ICT equipment and accessories including furniture.
Designer seeks furniture manufacturer to produce a range of hard wood products (either: oak, ash or beech, but there is some flexibility with this) - stools and tables initially in batches of about 50-100. Capital funding secured for the initial batches and very positive market feed back from the prototypes.
Retailer requires suppliers of both fabric and leather suites and also oak furniture.
Established jig-saw maker requires manufacturer for a childrens building blocks which is made from thick beech wood & has 22 stained pieces each set - includies cutting and finishing. Initial order - 500-1000 sets.
Property company is looking to purchase new ‘quirky’ seating (between 100-150 units) to go into its malls in 12 of its UK shopping centres. Mixture of materials but mainly foam plus coating or fabric.
Audio system retailer is looking for manufacturer of a new range of speaker cabinets made from MDF, spray finished to a high standard. Initially in batches of around 150 cabinets.
A manufacturer is sought for an initial order of approximately 100 high-quality hardwood dining tables to novel design for which a UK patent and design is pending. The patent application would form the specification for the quotation. Since the patent application is pending, interested parties would be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to receiving the specification.
An interior designer has aspirations to produce his own product ranges (chairs & stools initially). The materials used would be polycarbonate for some items and oak/beech/mahogany with alternative upholstery using leather/fabric for others. At this stage the designer is enquiring whether any manufacturer would be interested in being involved in this project
An individual is looking for a company to advise on the manufacture of a new range of wooden flat pack furniture he has designed. The project is in development.
A Finnish NGO is looking for suppliers to supply 2000 school desks to Haiti.
Suppliers of furniture for exclusive ski chalets and apartments. Must have good stock levels, quality products and not too long a lead time. Need a trade account with good terms.
London Museum requires a manufacturer of a new sofa design which will be put on display at a forthcoming museum exhibition from July for 5 months.
Kitchen furniture in flat pack required for export (not installation) to Sir Lanka - good quality front doors laminates or solid wood.
A property company that looks after three student accommodation blocks requires manufactures that can supply sofas and chairs in volume at competitive prices for student accommodation. The immediate requirement is to replace 70 2-seater & 70-3-seater sofas. A rolling 5-year program then needs to be put in place for around 200 items per year. The sofas need to be comfortable but hard wearing units suitable for student life as do the chairs for student work spaces.
Interior designer looking for sofa manufacturers for existing and future clients.
Glasgow based retailer is looking for Uk based manufacturer for fabric & leather 3/2/1-seater sofas & corner units with a unit purchase price of up to £500. Delivery required.
A long established wholesale business (oriental antique rugs to furnishings) that has worked with many of the well-known retailers is looking for British manufacturer to make 6 sample prototype accent-chairs and 6 stools. These need to be made as soon as possible. The manufacturer has to demonstrate that they have the capacity to make 60 more pieces within a mutual agreed designated time and keep up with future demand. Quality is paramount with its store clients as is British made and price. Design and cover fabrics will be provided to the manufacturer. The pieces will be made under an exclusivity contract..
UK manufacturer required for an initial run of 200 of nursery tables (2-6 year olds) with a facility for boxing and labelling too if possible. Paint finished wood in construction with a part assembly design for flat pack delivery. The tables will measure 65cm x 55 cm by 50cm in height.
British manufacturer with CAD design required to produce a range of upholstered cubes, stools, ottomans etc, made our of heritage cloth.
A manufacturer required for a chaise lounge and a manufacturer for a bureau, first of all to produce proto-types before embarking on small scale production. The products will be high-end.
Manufacturer for immediate production of 150 Chestefield buttoned footwear stools for premium fashion retailer.
Russian furniture retailer is looking for UK suppliers of vintage furniture, such as replicas of the 50’s-70's furniture and lamps; industrial style furniture and lighting; and decorative items, such as tableware, vases, clocks.
Tender for the supply of medical beds and bedroom furniture for a hospital in the region near Lyon, France.
France – Supply of medical beds and bedroom furniture for long stay hospital.
Family in Hertfordshire require a quality bespoke window seat to be made – presentable from all sides – covered in purple velvet.
A retailer and manufacturer has designed a chair for a 250 chair-contract and it will possibly become an ongoing product. This chair design requires 5 axis machined components made in Oak.
Furniture required for kitting out 2 new hotels in Turkey.
Material sourced for a particular style of sofa - manufacturer required
MDF/Chipboard based bedroom furniture for the lower end of the retail sector required. Full load deliveries with each order.
BFM member urgently require from stock sofa frames or foamed up frames or even completed sofas in dark red “Arabic” style fabrics. The requirement is for (these are approximates) 2 x 2500-3000mm long and 1 x 2000mm long. Alternatively, will consider an L shaped section to replace the 2 larger sofas.
Unique and totally innovative Art Gallery in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne, featuring the work of over 120 North East artists is looking for a furniture business partner. The aim would be to offer hotel chains/care homes/businesses/etc., a bespoke fitting out service.
New and exciting furniture designer based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is looking for a business partner who can both manufacture and distribute an innovative table which is equally suited to the mass market and also the top end of the market. The prototype has already been made and sold locally and customer reaction is very favourable. It is envisaged that once in production it can be marketed in the UK and abroad. The sales potential is regarded to be high.
A housing association is looking for manufacturers to supply low price wardrobes, chests of drawers, single/double beds snd 3 piece suites in order to fulfil a very large contract recently won
Furniture required for small Boutique Hotel with 30 bedrooms - 8 rooms for immediate roll out (4 weeks max) Traditional Painted furniture (light in colour), free standing. Budget £1200 - £1500 trade per room – room requirements - Full length Wardrobe / Small table / Chair for table /Dressing table to eat and work and mirror base / Full length mirror / Bedside tables x 2. Urgent reply required.
A children's furniture company in Dublin is looking for a UK manufacturer of a new concept in childrens desks in the form of an all in one seat and desk combination unit.
A Swedish business organisation is looking for producers or wholesalers of traditional English furniture i.e. coffee tables, dining tables and chairs of high quality.
A creative designer has several home furniture ideas focussed on storage and space saving for the mass market. She is looking for a company that is willing to partner with her in producing prototypes with a view to launch.
A new company is looking for hardwood/beech deck-chair frames, with solid seat design, made in kit form, without finish or canvas. Initial batch is around 100.
A UK trading company is looking for a manufacturer of reasonably priced quality, ready to assemble furniture to export overseas. The interest covers ready made furniture and furniture made to order and purchases would be in bulk. The requirement at the moment is living room furniture – specifically coffee tables, stools and floating shelves, although other furniture would be considered now and in the future. Achieving a good unit price is important.
A Swiss importer of English furniture is looking for manufacturers / suppliers of high quality mattresses made in the UK..
An interior design studio is to develop a range of furniture manufactured in the UK to their designs. Products include coffee tables, wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside tables and possibly sofas too. The Company is also looking to source dining tables and chairs and other existing products previously manufactured in China. Cost therefore is a consideration. The intention is to offer the items as furniture packs. There are 2 packages, one which is competitively priced and an upgraded package for those wanting to invest a bit more.
Manufacturer required to produce smaller items of baby furniture preferably in a complete state. Constructed from softwood, laquered, packaged etc ready to be distributed to retailers in reasonable volume.
An experienced installer is setting up his own business in the Cheshire area and is looking for a manufacturer of inset kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture, ideally based in his locality.
A manufacturer of equipment for hospitals, rest homes and first aid centres is looking for partner to develop and supply bedside locker / wardrobes under the enquiring company's brand name.
Design agency requires manufacturers specialising in furniture elements of perspex or acralyc for boutiques, restaurants etc.
Approx 2 tons of high quality seasoned oak, elm, yew ,mahogany, walnut, maple and ome other woods for sale.
Contact furniture required for a project in London - office furniture, corporate lounge furniture and restaurant furniture.
Lebanon - A leading well established real estate company is planning to open a movie theatre complex by mid 2013 and is therefore launching a tender requesting chairs, sofas, tables and benches.
A property development company based in Dublin, is expanding its retail business into selling furniture and is looking to source reasonably priced sofas for sale in Ireland. Volume is anticipated to be quite large.
The City Council is in the process of commissioning household goods contracts valued at £1m per year. The provider must supply vouchers and deliver the relevant household goods to vulnerable people within seven working days of receiving an order. List of requirements (non exhaustive): Divan beds, Metal/wood frame beds, Fold up beds, Bunk beds, Mattresses, Sofa beds, Bedding – covers, duvet and pillows, Bedside tables, Chest of drawers, Wardrobes.
A company has been commissioned to design furniture and visual merchandising for a well know high street retailer. It is looking for furniture manufacturers that are able to manufacture and assemble its designs which are made from plywood and felt, with a view to establishing an ongoing relationship.
A company that facilitates furniture designer’s to get their products manufactured and to market is looking for British built furniture of all types and styles made from sustainable materials.
A Qatari local trading company is looking to form partnerships with UK suppliers to source high quality office furniture.
A retailer is seeking a new sofa supplier in lower price range but require quality. The Company currently has 2 stores and is looking to expand. Anticipated requirement 10-20 sofas per month.
A procurement agents is looking for a manufacturer of engineered oak breadedge table tops 32mm thick. Core made from B/C grade finger jointed oak, A grade veneers on top face with B grade veneers on reverse. Veneer grain to run crossways. Drawings and full specifications supplied. About 70 tops per order every 6 to 8 weeks.
A retailer is looking for suppliers of various ranges of furniture including for the bedroom and living room.
Manufacturer required for a new range of flower and plant holders/display in plywood; previous ranges produced in China.
A requirement for a manufacturer of very simple and basic MDF shelves of good quality with rounded corners for use in children’s bedrooms. The shelf will need to be produced in 2 lengths and in a range of colours, spray painted with a smooth finish (not laminated), or primed ready to be painted. The design is a 'hanging' shelf and suitable to be fixed onto plaster board so not too heavy in weight - no fixtures will be seen once the shelf has been fixed onto the wall. The product itself and the paint used will need to meet any UK/ EU safety standards. It will be flat packed including the fittings. Proto types would be required first followed by prices for manufacturing quantities of 100 / 250 / 500 / 1000.
The UKTI have sent BFM this enquiry which is for tender for office furniture in the Netherlands.
50 wooden conference chairs required and possibly a further 100 in 2013.
A social enterprise retail business is looking for a company / companies to supply a budget range of furniture / white goods to supplement its existing range of donated and recycled furniture. Items would be: single and double beds, sofas, table and chairs, (also fridges / fridge freezers / cookers / washing machines)
A healthcare company is looking to offer seating solutions and other furniture, including for the bedroom, for the healthcare environment. The Company is looking for suppliers of: chair frames, including rise recliners (non upholstered and ready for assembly),mechanisms for rise recliners and certain finished healthcare products
A retail outlet is looking for a furniture manufacturer who can make High gloss coffee tables in the UK in bulk quantity.
A retailer is interested in purchasing up to 50 3-piece suites at the budget end of the market. Further orders may follow.
An organisation which supplies furniture to the leisure lindustry is looking for manufacturers of contract dining chair frames also frames for care home chairs. Will need to be polished but not upholstered Needs to be manufacturers and not importers.
A beauty company is looking for a company that would be able to produce Broadway/Hollywood style vanity mirrors (with a globe surround) and separately dressing tables with a view to sales in the UK & Europe.
A designer has developed a prototype chair frame and is looking for an upholsterer to help develop the canvas, leather and brass components with a view to manufacturing.
A successful furniture retailer wishes to move some of its manufacturing back to the UK, beginning with a corner sofa of their own design. The corner sofa is a wooden frame with the option to have it upholstered in fabrics or leather. A sample can be shown to the potential furniture maker. Due to the success of the company regular monthly orders are anticipated.
A company specialising in furniture and furnishings for care homes is looking for manufacturers of dementia furniture both solid wood and vinyl, mainly bedroom furniture to include bedside wardrobes and sets of drawers.
A proprety services group is to establish a furniture showroom and retail web site and is looking for fabric and leather sofas of good quality but at the lower price point of the market. Clearance items will also be considered.
Business is seeking computer hideaway cupboards, wooden or composite board veneered/covered. Free standing with compartments for the tower and screen - not glass.
Supply and installation of laboratory furniture for university in Poland.
Interior designer has the responsibility for refurbishing an Edwardian villa in Scotland into a 9 bedroom conference venue (4 star/5 star) and is looking for high quality suppliers of sofas, tables, cabinets, bedroom furniture etc.
A carpet and furniture retailer is looking for good quality manufacturers of sofas and occasional furniture.
An established Belgian furniture company specialises in classic English and French period pieces. They want to increase their range of high quality leather Chesterfield sofas and chairs.
We have had an approach from a Canadian government official to source UK manufacturers of mid to lower-price furniture in kit form from particle board. The question has been asked on behalf of a Canadian company who is already supplying to the UK on-line market but would prefer to move manufacturing and supply to Britain. The categories of furniture are bedroom (children/adult), office and storage.
A designer requires a manufacturer for a collection of 3 minimal low tables (rectangle/square/circular). Renderings/technical drawings are prepared for the manufacturer. Materials preferred: solid oak or solid ash in matt finish. A manufacturer located in the midlands would be ideal but not essential
A company based in Chichester is looking to move cabinet furniture (mostly bathroom) manufacturing from China to the UK. The company has its own designs and sells to retail and customers direct. So far this year they have imported 4 40ft containers. The furniture is mostly MDF and flat packed but the company is open to alternatives suggestions depending on price and quality
An established UK based baby furniture company requires a manufacturer to produce a new line of upholstered armchairs at a low budget. This is regular repeat business, with initial order of approx 15- 20 units per month.
Retailer is seeking a well established UK manufacturer of high quality, flat pack furniture, with clear easy to understand, assembly instructions, and able to drop-ship.
A letting agency has a large portfolio of properties and flat blocks that it managers and requires manufacturers of wardrobes, beds and sofas.
One of the biggest online retailers in the USA of home furniture, furnishings & accessories (with revenues of over $550m in 2011 ($12 million of which was upholstery) is now focusing on expanding its operation in the UK and the primary focus for the second half of the year is growing its upholstery range. Low/mid and high-end upholstery is sought. Over 25 million is spent each year on advertising and marketing and optimizing the web site. The Company only sells on-line, taking individual orders which are then forwarded directly to the supplier. One of its couriers will then pick up the item and deliver it to the customer.
Small retailer looking for a supplier of low to mid end sofas.
A retailer with 2 stores is looking for a supplier of quality mid price range furniture - bedroom, living room and dining room - and would consider factory seconds. It is also expanding its internet business so any company able to deliver direct would be of interest too, although the main purpose of this enquiry is to supply the stores.
A relatively new furniture design business, which has achieved substantial press in its first year, is looking for a manufacturer that can produce high quality solid wood furniture. The company should have a track record of working with and purchasing solid timber for quantity production and have experience in national / international distribution.
A company that sells contemporary living, bedroom and dining furniture is looking for new workshops/factories that can make good quality, 100% solid wood domestic furniture from certified timber (no veneers). The products are made to the company’s own designs and it has a long track record of selling from its London based showrooms. Manufacturers are seen as partners who, apart from making good furniture, are committed to good communication and flexibility. Some bespoke work is a must. This is regular, repeat business for the UK market.
A letting & property management agent is looking for manufacturers of household furniture, including sofas (ideally black leatherette) beds, wardrobes, chests of drawers, dining tables & chairs, coffee tables etc, for the lower end of the letting market. The furniture has to be durable (for example, pinewood). Quantities: 10/20 of each item per week.
A dealer currently outsources the manufacture of hardwood piano stools to China and would like them manufactured in the UK instead. A 20' container of 550 units is ordered at any one time. The stools are finished in high gloss polyester and the top is PU leather with deep buttoning. There is also a metal lifting mechanism to raise and lower the top. The exact specification is available.
A retailer which also sells TV’s and domestic appliances wishes to change its suppliers for mid range sofas - both fabric and leather, plus corner units. A new website is launched in the next few weeks and they would like to include a new range of sofas on the site.
A retail clothing company in the Isle of Mann wishes expand and sell child and adult beds & sofas.
UKTI - A recognised 60-year old department store in Mexico wishes to source suppliers of home furniture made of wood, steel, agglomerate - beds, sofas, living room furniture & chairs.
A consultancy company is looking for UK based manufacturers of high quality show wood chair frames in beech or oak. Facilities required to finish & upholster the chairs.
Independent retailer looking for a supply of Sofas and Suites at the low to middle end.
A newly established independent retailer wishes to source cabinet, beds and upholstery. It wishes to stock a minimum of 20 units at any one time. For example, this could be 20 suites in the same colour or 20 beds of the same size and model. Ideally, the manufacturers should meet a 28-day lead time period. Enquires are welcome from all market levels although they are least likely to deal at the lower end.
A growing online furniture and furnishings company is looking to expand its supplier base, particularly in the sofa market.
Design company looking for a manufacturer with experience in 'flat pack' RTA / KD manufacturing, packaging, logistics etc. A UK company that can work with us, large or small, as long as they have the ability to ramp up as demand increases.
A designer & manufacturer of traditional luxury brassware bathroom products wishes to develop a range of wooden products & is seeking manufacturers. These would include wooden consoles, kidney dressing tables and vitrines in 3 period ranges: Turn of the century English, French and Art Deco. They are also interested in producing ebony fruitwood cross handles and levers for their existing brass taps. All designs would be provided by their design department.
An architect is looking for a manufacturer which ideally could supply all furniture for 1/2 bed apartments and flats.
A design company is looking for a bespoke manufacturer of sofas and other one off pieces, ideally in the South East of England.
A park homes and leisure lodge company require beds, tables, chairs and associated occasional furniture to service each individual requirement for their homes – ideally those prepared to hold stock as lead times are very tight.
An investment company wishes to find a manufacturer of retro style leather armchairs, ideally within the Dorset or Hampshire areas, or within 100 miles radius.
British upholstery company needed to produce high-quality coil-sprung seat bases (100-500 per year) and immaculate-quality leather and fabric upholstery for respected international furniture company. Only companies possessing traditional craft-based upholstery skills need apply.
A German company is looking for good quality, mid-priced furniture suitable for sale to crèches / nurseries, schools etc.
Poland - an open tender for the supply of office furniture has recently been announced in Szczecin.
USA - New York interior designer seeking UK furniture and furnishings for 3 month staging of billion-dollar NY townhouse listed by Sotheby’s.
A bed designer, looking to work with a bespoke manufacturer.
A Product Designer looking for a UK wood product manufacturer with CNC, carpentry, assembly, packaging and distribution capabilities, interested in increasing revenue through design.
A theatre company requires 400 cube stools from stock or made.
A new chain of retail stores requires home and garden furniture.
A large international software company is relocating its West Midlands office elsewhere within the UK. The move is scheduled for April 2012 and they wish to source new furniture for a 9600 sq ft office and meeting space.
A property management company requires furniture on on-going basis at the beginning of each month. They are looking for manufacturers of items of lasting quality, on lower priced furniture for the following items: Two seat sofa/ Three seat sofa/ Draw Pack/ Single Bed with waterproof mattress/ Double bed with waterproof mattress/ Junior beds with waterproof mattress/ Dining table and 4 chairs/ Double wardrobe/ Single wardrobe/ Cot mattress (depending on sizes) /Metal bunk bed/ Pack of 4 wooden dining chairs/ Coffee table/ Wooden cots. The January stock list is typical (monthly) and in the forth coming months will be increasing due to new contracts they have won: 20 x draw packs/ 11 x 2 seat sofas/ 6 x 3 seat sofas/ 5 x junior beds/ 40 x wooden dining chairs/ 10 x double waterproof mattress without bed bases/ 6 x single waterproof mattress without bed bases/ 5 x double beds with mattress/ 8 x single beds with mattress/ 2 x bunk beds/ 11 x dining table with dining chairs
Upholstery manufacturer wishes to source a manufacturer of chair frames and also a manufacturer of contract tables.
An organisation has a contract to furnish 500 low cost apartments. It starts in 2 months and will be completed in one year. Show apartments need to be furnished in 2 weeks. They would like all British made furniture if possible. The specification is for all furniture with the exception of the Kitchen. They require: Beds / Bedroom furniture / Lounge furniture: upholstery (settees) / cabinet / Mirrors, hall
An individual has a concept for a table which would suit a furniture manufacturer that produces ‘cool/funky/fashionable furniture’
A furniture Company in Malta is undertaking a turnkey project for a hotel and would like 960 chairs made and delivered to Malta by the end of March. The chairs have to be in imitation leather, fire retardant and foam fire retardant. The legs have to be in good stainless steel since they will be near the sea.
An upholstery retailer is looking for makers of tub, club and dining chairs to calico stage.
An Interiors and design company is looking for new sources of modern furniture. They specialise in show home design so delivery times need to be fairly quick. Budgets vary from job to job and requirements include bedroom furniture, dining tables & chairs etc.
An existing business is looking to relocate some of its supply sources to the UK and is interested in speaking to companies with CNC machine capability for producing 100-200 naked unpainted loudspeaker cabinets per month. These cabinets are currently made of Latvian or Russian 18mm birch ply.
An individual is looking for a manufacturer of made-to-measure bedroom furniture (wardrobes, cabinets etc.) with a view to setting up his own installation company.
A Auction House is looking for trade end of line / clearance item
An existing business is looking to relocate some of its supply sources from Eastern Europe back to the UK and is interested in speaking to companies with CNC machine capability for an ongoing relationship to supply customised timber lockers and ancillary furniture for the UK leisure sector.