Turkiye’s furniture industry is pushing for a top spot in global rankings by focusing on value-added exports, innovation, and sustainability. The URGE Project and annual Game Changing Design Competition are driving forces behind the growth, as Turkish manufacturers showcase their rich heritage and commitment to environmentally-friendly, mobile designs.
On February 12, 2024, the Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association gathered for a pivotal Furniture Sector Meeting. The agenda? To discuss state supports for export and the sector’s stability as Turkiye strives to climb the global furniture industry rankings.
Last year, Turkiye exported furniture products worth 4.6 billion dollars, securing the eighth position in the world. Powerhouses China, Germany, and Italy led the pack,but Turkiye proudly claimed the first spot in Europe and second worldwide in MDF/HDF sheet production.
The Race to Increase Value-Added Furniture Exports
Despite its impressive achievements, Turkiye still lags behind Italy in terms of world trade share. To address this, the Association announced ambitious plans to increase value-added furniture exports. The URGE Project, a cornerstone of this strategy, aims to improve the competitiveness of the furniture industry by focusing on innovation, sustainability, and high-quality craftsmanship.
The Association also revealed plans to organize trade delegations to several countries, seeking new partnerships and opportunities to expand Turkiye’s presence in the global furniture market.
Game Changing Design Competition: Mobilelife
Innovation takes center stage in the furniture design world, and Turkiye is no exception. This year’s annual Game Changing Design Competition, hosted by the Association, focuses on ‘Mobilelife’. The theme encourages participants to create innovative, environmentally-friendly, and mobile furniture designs to boost exports.
Furniture masters from across Turkiye will showcase their skills and creativity, designing bedroom, dining room, and sofa sets that embody comfort, style, and originality. These carefully crafted pieces will maintain the aesthetic of their intended spaces while remaining free of harmful substances.
As the competition heats up, Turkiye’s furniture industry is poised to redefine global design trends, one piece at a time.
A Commitment to Excellence
Turkiye’s furniture manufacturers are steadfast in their commitment to delivering the highest quality products to their customers. They understand the importance of staying true to their roots while embracing innovation and sustainability.
As the industry continues to grow and evolve, the Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association remains dedicated to supporting its members and promoting Turkish furniture on the world stage.
With its focus on cutting-edge design, sustainability, and partnerships, Turkiye’s furniture industry is set to make a lasting impression in the global market.
As the Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association continues to push for innovation and sustainable practices, Turkiye’s furniture industry is poised to make a significant impact in the global market. The URGE Project and the annual Game Changing Design Competition serve as catalysts for growth, inspiring furniture masters to craft products that not only showcase Turkiye’s rich heritage but also embody the future of design.
By focusing on mobile, environmentally-friendly, and high-quality furniture, Turkiye’s manufacturers are striving to increase their exports and secure a top position in the global furniture industry. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to staying true to their roots while embracing innovation and sustainability will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on the world stage.