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Phytoncides Emitted from Dried Wood Used in Furniture and Housing

Phytoncides Emitted from Dried Wood Used in Furniture and Housing

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the use of eco-friendly wood in timber houses and interior designs has increased recently, attention is being paid as to whether phytoncides are being emitted from the processed wood. The Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), an affiliated organization of with the Korea Forest Service, analyzed volatile substances that [...]

S. Korean Furniture Makers to Develop More Affordable Products and Services

S. Korean Furniture Makers to Develop More Affordable Products and Services

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Home furnishing is becoming a popular trend in South Korea, and an increasing number of furniture makers are trying to meet the change in demand by introducing less durable, but more affordable products. Consumers, who used to purchase expensive but durable furniture for long-term use, are now turning to [...]

Korea Hosts International Furniture & Interior Fair

Korea Hosts International Furniture & Interior Fair

GOYANG, South Korea, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Federation of Furniture Industry Cooperatives is hosting a special fair for a wide variety of interior furniture at Goyang’s KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition & Convention Center).  With some 350 companies showcasing their wares, the exhibition presents modern and antique furniture for all age groups and [...]

Government to Investigate Furniture Safety amid IKEA Controversy

Government to Investigate Furniture Safety amid IKEA Controversy

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – In what some might see as a late response to the recent controversy over IKEA’s Malm dresser, which has been cited for the death of at least three children in North America, the Korean government has decided to investigate the safety of all dressers currently being distributed domestically.  According [...]

IKEA to Continue Selling Malm Dressers to Korean Customers

IKEA to Continue Selling Malm Dressers to Korean Customers

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, has stopped selling Malm dressers that have caused several child deaths in North America, but will continue selling them to customers in Korea. Given the company’s position, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) on July 19 demanded that IKEA Korea change its [...]

No More Stress: Young Couples Prepare for Marriage in Front of the Computer

No More Stress: Young Couples Prepare for Marriage in Front of the Computer

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Engaged couples are shopping online to purchase furnishings for their new homes, avoiding endless shopping and almost inevitable arguments while they purchase the items the need to start a life together. Not so long ago, couples preparing for marriage had to walk around from store to store to purchase [...]

IKEA Upends S. Korean Furniture Industry

IKEA Upends S. Korean Furniture Industry

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean furniture industry is going through a major transition to survive tough competition from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, which is drawing design-savvy consumers with affordable products and showroom displays. IKEA’s highly anticipated first store in suburban Seoul has created much buzz in the home furnishing market, attracting over 6.7 million visitors and posting 308 [...]