From the 26th to the 29th of February 2020 Ukrainian manufacturers and distributors of furniture, components, accessories and equipment will meet their colleagues from European and other foreign countries, which are the leaders in furniture sector, at Kiev International Furniture Forum KIFF 2020, held in the International Exhibition Centre (15 Brovarskyi Avenue, Kyiv).
“Every year KIFF brings together all companies which are the pillars of not only Ukrainian but also global furniture industry. At our exhibition there are steadily ca. 800 brands, which are well-known in the furniture sector. For 4 days the exposition and events of the business programs will be attended by not less than 25,000 people and the overwhelming majority of them are professional audience, namely: buyers, distributors, dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, designers and architects. KIFF’s atmosphere is dynamic and professional. Here you feel happy because of meetings with colleagues and partners and there is a spirit of opportunities and beneficial contracts. You will not experience all of this at any other interior exhibition in Ukraine. And we are so proud that for more than 20 years we have reached such a high level of expertise, attracted so many companies, a great number of professional visitors and, above all, gained the trust of our customers. We are constantly working on improvement of the participation efficiency of the exhibition and provision our exhibitors with additional instruments for their product promotion” – Yana Cherniavska, director of Kiev International Furniture Forum KIFF, said.
Details of the exhibition:
February 26-29, 2020
International Exhibition Centre, 15 Brovarskyi Avenue, Kyiv (Livoberezhna metro station)
Exhibition halls 1-3
General organizer: Kyiv International Contract Fair, Ltd.
Kiev International Furniture Forum KIFF 2020 is a leading B2B furniture and interior exhibition not only in Ukraine but also in the whole Central-Eastern Europe, bearing the international status, approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry).
At KIFF 2020 the leading manufacturers and sellers of interior products form 3 thematic expositions:
- KIFF – furniture and interior, kitchens, HoReCa, office, décor, lighting;
- MTKT Innovation – furniture technologies, components, textile, accessories;
- FURN`EQUIP – equipment and tools for furniture manufacture and wood processing.
Important figures of KIFF 2020:
- 3 exhibition halls;
- 4 days;
- 50 workshops, companies’ conferences for dealers and partners;
- 300 participants;
- 800 brands from 11 countries;
- 25,000 sq.m.
Kiev International Furniture Forum KIFF 2020 is a B2B exhibition presenting the newest trends and tendencies in residential and public spaces arrangement, the latest developments in the sphere of furniture manufacture, know-how and technological solutions in components, materials, accessories, equipment and tools used in furniture manufacture.
At KIFF 2020 you can:
- sign contracts with manufacturers of furniture, raw materials, components or equipment;
- find sales channels for your own products in Ukraine and abroad;
- see market profile and tendencies of its development;
- get acquainted with designers and architects as well as arrange collaboration on projects implementation;
- establish useful contacts;
- gain new knowledge in the sphere of manufacturing technologies, interior trends, lifehacks of design and architecture practice, marketing and advertising, learn from the advanced experience of designers and architects from the global design centres, such as: Italy, the Netherlands, France and Great Britain.
The ARENA, design and lecture space, is the heart of KIFF 2020. This year the organizers of The ARENA, Kyiv International Contract Fair and Iryna Pryma (publisher of Prima Interior) offered Tetiana Rogoza and Rogoza Design studio to become supervisors of the project. So, it is how the Aesthetic Space concept appeared. It will create space aesthetics by means of futuristic forms and inspire to perceive design as a universal tool for a person to find his/her identity among all variations of space infinity. Wood Systems and Kassone Studio got down to implementation of the creative idea of the Aesthetic Space’s supervisors. For 4 days of the exhibition lectures and workshops by the leading Ukrainian and foreign designers, architects, marketing specialists and professionals in the sphere of furniture technologies will be held non-stop at the Aesthetic Space and you cannot miss them.
Headliners of KIFF 2020 business program:
Hilary Birkbeck – a British designer having 30 years of experience. He cooperated with Conran Associates, Pieff Furniture and Pel, developed products for Boss Design, worked in Italy, the USA, Poland, Great Britain and Ukraine. He created plenty of innovative products for Senator, Sven Christiansen, Connection Seating, ProfiM and Nowystyl Group.
Where & When: The Arena lecture zone; February 27, 2020 13:30 – 14:00
What: “DESIGNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ECOLOGICAL CHANGE”
Cees Donkers – an urban designer, leading designer of Eindhoven (the Netherlands), founder of Architectural Center Eindhoven, head of the project “City as a Lab”. He guided the development of re-use project for abandoned factories, situated in the centre of Eindhoven, revitalization project for industrial areas.
Where & When: The Arena lecture zone; February 27, 2020 14:00 – 15:00
What: “SEEDS OF THE FUTURE”
Meirzhan Zhusupbekov – a member of Kazakhstan Design Community, designer with 15 years of experience, winner and laureate of many international and national interior awards and rankings, e.g.: Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2016 Middle East.
Where & When: The Arena lecture zone; February 27, 2020 15:00 – 16:00
What: “PERSONALITY IN HORECA”
Pedro Rascao – French designer, brand ambassador of PANAGET, French brand of floor coverings which is considered to be one of the leading and the most reputable manufacturers of wooden floor in the world.
Where & When: The Arena lecture zone; February 28, 2020 16:00 – 17:00
What: “FRENCH DESIGN IN INTERIOR”
Hermann Rolle – Dutch designer of upholstered furniture, global markets expert. He realized projects for IMS Benilux, Primavera and MaxDivani in the USA, China, Great Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Where & When: The Arena lecture zone; February 26, 2020 17:00 – 18:00
What: “HOW TO SELL DESIGN IN EUROPE, ASIA AND AMERICA”
Nicola Tikozzi – director of HoReCa Design course at POLI.design – Politecnico di Milano (Italy), director of Milano Business School. Journalist, head of courses for specialists of the project sector, developer of innovative concepts for leisure centres.
Where & When: The Arena lecture zone; February 28, 2020 12:00 – 13:00
What: “DESIGN TRENDS IN HORECA WITH THE BEST EXAMPLES OF MILAN, WORLD CAPITAL OF DESIGN: NEW RESTAURANTS AND LEISURE PLACES. ROLE OF STORYTELLING AND MARKETING FOR SUCCESSFUL ESTABLISHMENTS”
Solmaz Fooladi – Ukrainian designer of Iranian origin, founder of Persian Primavera studio, famous for combining aggressive loft with eastern ethnics, has been working in recycling direction during the last years and giving new life to old things.
en: The Arena lecture zone; February 26, 2020 16:00 – 17:00
What: “IMITATION OF LOFT STYLE BY MEANS OF INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS”
Besides, a great number of lectures and workshops will be held for you by well-known and influential speakers in the furniture world, namely: Olena Fatieieva, Olha Terefeieva, Kseniia Latii, Anastasiia Biletska, Rina Lovko, Sana Shevchenko, Iryna Belan, Olena Bozhenko, Oleksii Kolorovyi, Valerii Sukhytskyi, Yulii Cherevko, Yuliia Yalanzhi and others; workshops by the leading Ukrainian designers on the topic of trends in kitchen space arrangement at the thematic exposition Kitchen Trendset, e.g.: speeches of Tetiana Sorokina, Oleksii Kolorovyi, Olha Sviderska, Andrii Sokruta, Olena Zhernova, Oksana Dolgopiatova, Dmytro Hrynevych, Khrystia Koliasa and others.
This year, at KIFF 2020, the organizers will award an unprecedented number of exhibitors, since there are many reasons to congratulate and be proud of Ukrainian furniture manufacturers and designers.
On February 27, a solemn ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Best MEBEL UA contest will be held, as well as the awarding of laureates and winners of this year’s 20th contest. On this occasion, KIFF has rebranded its Best MEBEL UA pyramid. The updated award will be received not only by the winners of this year’s contest, but also by those who have been an essential part of the contest during the whole time of its existence, from 2000 to 2020, namely: participants, designers, suppliers of equipment, components and accessories involved in the creation of furniture masterpieces; those who have enjoyed the eternal love of consumers and visitors throughout the years.
Moreover, the results of All-Ukrainian Rating of Ukrainian Furniture Manufacturers will be summarized at the ceremony on February 27. The rating has been realized for the first time in Ukraine’s furniture history by KIFF 2020 in collaboration with Khmarochos media platform. Voting is running until and including February 26 and the winner is selected in each of 5 categories – “Table and chair”, “Living space”, “Kitchen”, “Upholstered furniture”, “Public space”. The purpose of the rating is not only to choose Ukrainians’ favourite furniture, but also to increase awareness of domestic furniture brands, to promote the Ukrainian product and to improve its competitiveness.
Fans of Ukrainian object design will have a chance to choose their bestsellers in Like of the Year contest, organized by KIFF 2020 and the Home Ideas Supply platform. Bestsellers of Home Ideas Supply are voted for. These products were extremely popular with Home Ideas Supply users in 2019. You can vote for items in 9 categories: table, chair, bed, armchair, bedside table, coffee table, bar stool, object of décor and lamp, on HIS.ua Facebook page. The winner will be announced at KIFF 2020.
KIFF’s landmark, Interium Interior Award, will bring together its favourites on February 28 to determine the winners. This year, more than 200 entries were submitted by over 70 designers and design studios. You can discover the works of the participants on the official page of the award and during the exhibition. The winners will be determined by a reputable jury, consisting of famous designers and architects Carlo Bimbi (Italy), Luca Valle (Italy), Cees Donkers (the Netherlands), Nicola Ticozzi (Italy), Sotirios Papadopoulos (Greece, Italy), Simone Micheli (Italy), German Volga (Ukraine), Vitalii Ivakhov (Ukraine) and others.
We invite specialized, lifestyle as well as social and business mass media for cooperation. The benefits you can get:
- contacts with representatives of the furniture and interior industry, expert comments, interesting newsbreaks for coverage;
- relevant market profile, 95% of which is represented here;
- interviews with top representatives of the world design and architectural community;
- knowledge of trends and tendencies that will be useful for journalists working on business topics and covering corresponding markets.
Work schedule of the exhibition:
February 26 10:00 – 19:00
February 27 10:00 – 19:00
February 28 10:00 – 19:00
February 29 10:00 – 17:00
Please contact us for media accreditation:
PR Manager of KIFF
+380 67 504 64 54 (Viber, Telegram)