This Week's Articles

  • In the Hotseat

  • Set to Swivel

  • Pull up a chair

  • Last Word - VANESSA HOE

  • A magic number

  • A Dead Cert

  • Back to Bespoke

  • Starting out

  • Combination Innovation

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Independents’ Days

2 December 2016

Cabinet Maker looks ahead to the upcoming AIS Furniture Show.


More For Your Money

2 December 2016

Bernard Eaton of Greenwood Retail presents seven ways to market and promote your business at no or very little cost.


As easy as...

25 November 2016

One of the newest sofa companies in the UK, ICD learnt a lot during its first year in business, leaving the team in a confident position with regards to what 2017 has in store. Cabinet Maker spoke to managing director Hans Thorn about the brand’s plans for the January Furniture ...


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Starting out

20 January 2017

With much speculation that 2017 will be a challenging year, some might argue it is perhaps not the ideal time to start a new business. Cabinet Maker spoke to Someday Designs’ Emily Mayne, who has done just that, to find out why, and how she achieved her goal.

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A Dead Cert

20 January 2017

Cabinet Maker paid a New Year visit to leading component supplier Clockwork Components to gauge owner, James Viney’s view on the current economic climate and discover what the company has planned for the year ahead.

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Journey into Space

16 December 2016

Cabinet Maker caught up with Rauch Furniture UK for an update on the popular DIALOG brand and a sneak preview of the company’s plans for the January Furniture Show.

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Last Word - Emily Mayne

16 December 2016

Emily Mayne – Founder Of New Brand

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3D PRINTING: Fourth Industrial Revolution or IP challenge?

9 December 2016

Dids Macdonald, CEO at Anti Copying in Design (ACID) discusses 3D printing, and offers a review of the organisation’s recent conference on that very subject.

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In the Hotseat

20 January 2017

Cabinet Maker got the exclusive first interview with Keith Wilson, managing director at the newly launched La-Z-Boy UK Ltd. We found out how business is going since moving distribution from Furnico and setting up what is effectively a brand new company.

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Pull up a chair

20 January 2017

Cabinet Maker got comfortable for a catch up with Sherborne Upholstery’s Chris Walker, in which we were brought up to speed with some of the many recent developments for the company, including its plans for the January Furniture Show.

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Combination Innovation

20 January 2017

Cabinet Maker caught up with Fibreline’s managing director, Richard Prudhoe, to discuss how the company is faring after a year of political shocks and raw material price rises.

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How do you solve a problem like a mattress?

13 January 2017

Liz Colleran, marketing director at Duvalay argues that mattresses should be held in higher esteem in the furniture market, and advises how manufacturers can help.

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Take a Seat

16 December 2016

As the company prepares itself for the January Furniture Show, Mammoth’s John Tuton gives us the lowdown on the launch of a brand new upholstery collection, which will make its debut at the show.

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Set to Swivel

20 January 2017

Cabinet Maker caught up with James Painter, managing director of furniture import business, Global Furniture Alliance, to discuss how the company is mitigating dollar price rises and why they are refocusing efforts on the product line that they are perhaps best known for, the swivel recliner chair.

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A magic number

20 January 2017

Cabinet Maker takes a look at the eagerly awaited 2017 January Furniture Show and asks the question, is three the magic number?

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Back to Bespoke

20 January 2017

Thomas Small of TCS Imports spoke to Cabinet Maker about the launch of the company’s brand new bespoke sofa collection, Passione Divani.

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Face Value

13 January 2017

Amongst many things, an exhibition offers proof, should, proof be required, that people buy from people. So Cabinet Maker was excited to better get to know some of the ‘faces behind the products’ at one of this year’s JFS exhibitors.