By Nadia El-Ahmar.
Tripoli, 25 April 2013:
Tripoli’s Fourth international furniture and home and textiles exhibition draws to a close today at the Tripoli . . .[restrict]International Fairground.
Showing the latest designs in home furnishings, fitted kitchens and fabrics, forty-seven Libyan and international companies have taken part in this year’s exhibition.
Libyan company Addeka, which imports Italian office and household furniture and accessories, said the market here was improving. “We have seen a high demand this year, and have been focussing on importing furniture and selling wholesale,” said sales manger Mohamed Lamloum.
Turkish companies were well-represented at the show, accounting for almost 90 percent of the exhibitors. Yildirim Kardesler, a leading furniture and wood exporter to the Middle East and North Africa, said that it had always had Libyan customers but had seen unprecedented demand this year.
“Compared to last year, we have seen a 70 per cent increase in exports,” director of imports and exports, Gokcen Ozen, told the Libya Herald. “The number of products that were expected to be sold in one year was sold in just three months,” she added.
Another Turkish company, Dikici, which produces textiles for furniture and curtains, is here for the second time. It hopes the company will become a household name in Libya. [/restrict]