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Korean Women Take Hands on Approach to Home Improvement

Korean Women Take Hands on Approach to Home Improvement

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — As more people are spending time at home following the introduction of a government-mandated 52-hour workweek, an increasing number of South Korean women are building their own furniture and redecorating or renovating their homes with professional equipment. The recent trend is reportedly led by the increasing number of one-person [...]

Furniture Industry Embraces Move to Online Stores

Furniture Industry Embraces Move to Online Stores

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The furniture industry is stepping up its online business. Through online markets, furniture manufacturers are able to introduce a variety of products without the limitations of space, and are in turn benefiting from lower operating costs. A notable change was made by Swedish furniture giant IKEA, which entered the [...]

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 [...]