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UMA opened 8th design furniture shop in HCMC

Her Excellency Mrs. Camilla Mellander, Swedish ambassador to Vietnam attended yesterday the opening of the 8th design shop in the UMA chain in Vietnam. The Swedish partner in UMA, Mr. August Wingardh indicated at the event, which was attended by many Scandinavians, that UMA’s shop number 9 is already on the way. That means UMA…

MatzForm introduces Mid-Century Danish Furniture in Singapore

MatzForm has recently opened its new shop at 302 Jalan Besar in Singapore, offering high quality, classic Danish designed furniture. Soren Matz, the founder of MatzForm, talks to ScandAsia about his philosophy and plans. Soren Matz, founder of MatzForm was born and trained as a cabinetmaker in Denmark. The unique structured Danish furniture is a…

Danish Furniture Company Expands in Asia

The company known for designer furniture has had a bit of a rough path in Denmark after the economical crisis with several stores going bankrupt. But the interim financial statements for 2010 show an increase in revenue of 9,7 percent, and the new stores in Asia are suposed to help further improve this positive development.…

Finnish Eco-Furniture

At the Shanghai World EXPO 2010, one of the main messages from Finland comes in the form of six keywords: freedom, creativity, innovation, community spirit, health and nature. The main purpose of the Finnish pavilion, Kirnu, is to present a vision of “good life” and to show how this is obtainable in 2010. One of…

Danish Furniture Design Popular in Singapore

The first BoConcept store in South East Asia opened in Singapore in November 2008. The store has already proven to be a big success, and BoConcept now plans further expansion in the region.Yung Ong, the 29 year-old Singaporean Director of BoConcept Singapore, has been watching and following BoConcept for already about three years ago.“We thought…

Danish-Vietnamese Furniture JV Approved

A joint venture sourcing furniture for export and joint production of furniture between Notio Direct A/S (Denmark) and TCT Company Limited (Vietnam) has received official approval. The production of furniture will take place at TCT’s new factury in the Bac Ninh Province in the nothern part of Vietnam. The factory was established for this purpose.…

Thai furniture maker in alliance with Koefoed

Global brand furniture maker Koefoed last year closed down its plant in Denmark due to operating difficulties. It was also last year that the 70-year-old Danish company has formed a business alliance with Thai furniture maker, OK Wood Product, who now manufactures and exports its products under the Danish firm’s brandname.      Thanun Ounkomol, managing director…