Casual Furniture Market Opens

       

       

CHICAGO–The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, dedicated to the outdoor industry, returns to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart starting today and runs through Thursday.

The market encompasses 350,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of permanent and temporary exhibitors, and it is the only market exclusively endorsed and sponsored by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA).

Along with products, buyers will have access to numerous educational seminars and networking opportunities throughout the four-day show. These seminars offer opportunities to learn insights in trends in the industry, network with peers and further professional education.

Returning this year, The Garden Accessories Courtyard, a 10,000 square-foot-area dedicated to all things accessories, will be located on the northwest side of the 8th floor Market Suites. The Garden Accessories Courtyard is home to exhibitors featuring decorative outdoor accessories including lighting, hearth products, tabletop, rugs, pottery, statuary and more.

Additionally, the New Product Gallery returns to present a comprehensive overview of the newest casual furniture and outdoor accessories for the 2012 season. Attendees will get a first look at the latest in furniture designs, color and fabrics.