Office Furniture Demand Expectations in 2012: Survey Snapshot by WMIntelligence

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									 Office Furniture Demand Expectations in 2012:
 Survey Snapshot


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 Published: April 2012




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1      Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1 What is this Report About? ............................................................................................................... 5
    1.2 Definitions ........................................................................................................................................ 5
    1.3 Methodology .................................................................................................................................... 6
2      Change in Demand – Office Furniture ................................................................................. 8
    2.1 Demand for office furniture by buyers............................................................................................... 8
    2.2 Demand for office furniture by suppliers ..........................................................................................10
    2.3 Demand for office furniture by region ..............................................................................................11
    2.4 Demand for office furniture by turnover ...........................................................................................12
3      APPENDIX ............................................................................................................................ 13
    3.1 About World Market Intelligence......................................................................................................13
        3.1.1     Media & Marketing Solutions .................................................................................................................... 13
        3.1.2     Research Reports ..................................................................................................................................... 13
    3.2 Methodology ...................................................................................................................................13
    3.3 Contact Us ......................................................................................................................................14
    3.4 Disclaimer .......................................................................................................................................14




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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Demand for Office Furniture: Architecture and Design Companies (%), 2012 ........................................................................................ 8
Figure 2: Demand for Office Furniture: Interior Designers and Consultants (%), 2012 .......................................................................................... 9
Figure 3: Demand for Office Furniture: Suppliers (%), 2012 ................................................................................................................................ 10
Figure 4: Demand for Office Furniture: Region (% Sum of ‘Increase’), 2012 ....................................................................................................... 11
Figure 5: Demand for Office Furniture: Turnover (% Sum of ‘Increase’), 2012 .................................................................................................... 12




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LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Demand for Office Furniture: Architecture and Design Companies (%), 2012 ......................................................................................... 8
Table 2: Demand for Office Furniture: Interior Designers and Consultants (%), 2012 ........................................................................................... 9
Table 3: Demand for Office Furniture: Suppliers (%), 2012 ................................................................................................................................. 10
Table 4: Demand for Office Furniture: Region (% Sum of ‘Increase’), 2012 ........................................................................................................ 11
Table 5: Demand for Office Furniture: Turnover (% Sum of ‘Increase’), 2012 ..................................................................................................... 12




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1 Introduction

1.1 What is this Report About?
       This report is the result of an extensive survey taken by World Market Intelligence’s exclusive panel of
       leading interior design industry companies. This report provides the reader with a definitive analysis of
       changing trends in the interior design industry and their impact on the current business environment.
       Furthermore, this report grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and
       competitors, and examines their expectations surrounding the product demands, new technology and
       materials used in the interior design industry. The report categorizes information by buyers, suppliers, region
       and company turnover.

       The report discusses:
         General industry trends: identifies broad trends and their level of intensity across the industry
         Nanotechnology in the interior design industry: understands the role of nanotechnology in the industry
         and identifies top areas where nanotechnology could have a significant impact in 2012
         Changes in demand: details the respondents demand expectations across lighting and furnishing
         products, coverings and decorative products and flooring, bathroom and home products
         New technology trends: understands new technologies and materials being used by the interior design
         industry, especially in residential and office interior design
         Demand for new products: presents industry outlook on the demand for new products in lighting, furniture
         and fixtures, paints, walls and flooring and glass and derivatives
1.2 Definitions

         Interior design: This is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied to
         achieve a built interior environment and home lifestyle enhancement.
         Architecture and design companies: These companies are involved in providing services such as
         architecture, building and spacing plans, interior design, project management, and mechanical, electrical
         and plumbing needs.
         Interior designers and consultants: This group includes companies or individuals who work to enhance
         the function, safety and aesthetics of interior spaces using different colors, textures, furniture, lighting and
         space work.
         Product manufacturers and suppliers: These companies are involved in the manufacturing and
         distribution of products required for interior design work, including paints, textures, furniture, fittings and
         lights. Other service providing companies include consulting, logistics, technical support, information
         technology, training and communications support.
         Nanotechnology: This is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. In the interior
         design industry, nanotechnology has implications on the materials used and their properties. Self-cleaning,
         fragrant, anti-bacterial, anti-reflective, fireproof materials are some of the areas where nanotechnology will
         make an impact.
         Company turnover: Companies with turnover of less than US$100 million are identified in the report as
         small companies. Companies with turnover between US$100 million–US$1 billion are referred to as




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         medium-sized companies and those with turnover of more than US$1 billion are referred to as large
         companies.

1.3 Methodology
       All WMI reports are rigorously sourced and created according to a comprehensive, four-stage methodology:

       1) Online survey

       The research source in this report is based on the surveyed opinions and future expectations of highly
       engaged and senior industry professionals. World Market Intelligence conducted an extensive online survey
       during November-December 2011 which was taken by 229 senior global industry buyers and suppliers. The
       respondents cover C-levels, directors, managers and technical and professional staff.

       These respondents are drawn from the World Market Intelligence Industry Insight Panel, an exclusive
       industry panel covering over two million business professionals worldwide. Respondents represent a
       dedicated professional community where participants are surveyed ‘in context’, drawn from 
								
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