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  1. Furniture exporters retain lawyers for US trade battle

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Stung by the prospect of anti-dumping duties in the United States, furniture makers in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta have banded together to lobby the US government. They have done what any American firm would do if its business were threatened: retain lawyers. Two Hong Kong furniture associations- the Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association ...

  2. US slashes duties on furniture firms

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The United States Department of Commerce has drastically reduced the anti-dumping penalties on 20 mainland-based wooden furniture makers after a recent review of the duties. ... denied separate rate status', the department's website said. However, 16 other Chinese furniture makers that applied for separate rates were still rejected. At present, 102 Chinese ...

  3. HK furniture store selling fake bed mattresses: report

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 6.04pm: A Hong Kong furniture store- which sells bedding and mattresses- allegedly sold some customers beds with fake mattresses, a newspaper claimed on Friday. ... Furniture (HK), that the bedding chain, Better House Furniture, was selling a fake version of Simmons' 'Beautyrest' mattress, the Apple Daily reported. Officers raided five chain ...

  4. Furniture maker plans $13m listing on GEM

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Ultra views the exercise primarily as one to raise its profile Ultra Group Holdings, a mainland-based manufacturer of office furniture, plans to raise $13.85 million through ... multinationals expanding in China, moving their headquarters there. They are asking for more furniture to cope with their growth,' Ultra managing director Wendy Cho Yuen-yi said. Upbest executive ...

  5. Woman injured by falling furniture

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong An elderly woman was injured by fragments of a chair that shattered after it was thrown out of a residential block in Kowloon City yesterday. The 64-year-old woman suffered head injuries when the wooden chair fell from the Cheung Tung House ...

  6. Expert Advice

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Generally, people use Chinese furniture, especially wedding cabinets, as entertainment centres,' says Karin Weber of Karin Weber Gallery on Aberdeen Street. 'Because of the depth ... new trend. 'It only goes back 10 or 15 years, when there was a sudden interest in late Qing dynasty (1644 to 1911) furniture. 'With the arrival of westerners and the popularity ...

  7. Mixed and modular

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Love it or loathe it, Ikea knows to how to keep abreast of trends without charging sky-high prices. Although its summer sale is in full swing, among the various pieces of furniture and accessories recently introduced is the Tylosand modular sofa. It is made up of a range of elements including a chaise longue ($3,690), a two-seater sofa ($3,990) and a three-seater sofa (left; ...

  8. Evolving talent

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 300 exhibitors and 6,000 visitors descended on Bangkok for the annual furniture fair at the beginning of March. Although the exhibition's theme was the Power of Design, many designers and manufacturers played it safe with furniture that was either contemporary without being particularly ground-breaking or ornate antique reproductions. However, several booths packed ...

  9. Beautifying on a budget

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... and short-term investments- in other words, decide which items will be expensive to replace (such as furniture, paintwork or floor coverings) and which can be happily replaced with a change of season (or ... and internal fittings to maximise storage that is helpfully concealed behind closed doors. Another idea for those with a bedroom big enough is Ikea's Stolmen range of space-saving furniture, which ...

  10. Fashion house

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Tinja Tsang

    ... in a small flat, perhaps their first rung on the property ladder, with a hotchpotch of mismatched furniture, an inordinate amount of Ikea kit and a pile of gaudy satin Chinese quilts. Not the Wongs. ... and the best ways to display them...' There is little furniture in the dressing chamber, just an antique 19th-century Italian vanity table in front of a wall covered in raw cork where Susan pins ...




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