Marble Side Table (Pakistan)

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Item#: 420237

    Handmade from natural marble, this eye-catching table works well as a plant stand or end table.
    • Rich brown and grey tones work well in any design scheme
    • Crafted from natural marble

Pakistan's leading furniture manufacturers

Wooden furniture: great export potential
Pakistan's leading furniture manufacturers participated in an international fair held in Birmingham, to explore more avenues for promoting their exports to the UK, which was currently 3.6 million sterling pounds.

The participation of many furniture-manufacturing firms across the country was organised by the Export Promotion Bureau, through the Pakistani High Commission in London, to enable the businessmen to find ways to push up their exports in Britain.

This fair was held from January 20-23, 2002. Many big firms from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Malaysia and Indonesia participated in it.

The export of wooden furniture from Pakistan has jumped by130 per cent during the last five years, rising from a modest $ 1.89 million during1996-97 to $ 4.34 million in 2000-2001; this phenomenal rise in furniture export is due to effective marketing by Pakistani exporters in the recent years.

The value of furniture export is very nominal, but a beginning has been made and with aggressive marketing strategy, the value of exports can further be increased in a short span.

The total world trade in furniture is estimated at $ 23.2 billion, of which, wooden furniture acquired a share of $ 17.7 billion or 77 per cent, followed by metal furniture with $ 4.02 billon or17 per cent and plastic furniture $ 1.44 billion or 6 per cent. The United States is the leading importer of furniture, followed by Germany and France, while Italy is the major exporter followed by Germany and Canada. Pakistan's share in the total world market is quite negligible, and there are bright prospects for increasing this share.

The major buyers of the Pakistani furniture are the UK, USA, Sri Lanka, the Gulf countries like Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, etc.

The United States is the sole buyer of the Pakistani bedroom furniture, while the UK and Gulf countries import kitchen and office furniture from Pakistan.

Recently, a leading retail chain in the United Kingdom has indicated keen interest in the Pakistani wooden furniture, and the top executive of this chain is planning to hold a show of the Pakistani furniture in Great Britain.

Another leading British retail chain, the Harrods is already selling the Pakistani wooden furniture at its outlets. However, there is a need to further explore the international market for boosting exports, as there is a lot of potential for increasing the market for the Pakistani furniture.



however, the elegant work takes precedence because in general it has been the best preserved. In addition, elaborate designs reveal the most about a period because high style changes more frequently than other styles to reflect new ideas. The simplest work, made for the farmer or laborer, tends to be more purely functional and timeless; tables and chairs used by working people in 1800 bc are surprisingly like tables and chairs in farmhouses of ad 1800. Dutch genre paintings of the 1600s and early 19th-century American paintings depict rural interiors that often look remarkably similar.



Reconstruction of the prehistoric house with any certainty is impossible, although all indications are that it contained furniture. A history of furniture begins with a discussion of the oldest surviving examples: those from the 4th Dynasty (2575-2467 bc) to the 6th Dynasty (2323-2152 bc) of Old Kingdom Egypt.


Egyptian Furniture

The dry Egyptian climate and elaborate burial procedures are in part responsible for the survival of pieces, which include stools, tables, chairs, and couches. In addition, wall paintings give insight into the design of Egyptian furniture. With respect to both design and construction, the methods used in ancient Egypt are followed wherever furniture is made today. For large pieces, particularly seating and tables, the mortise-and-tenon construction familiar in ancient Egypt is still in use, although the tenon may be replaced by a dowel to expedite production. The sides of more delicate boxes and chests were joined by dovetailing, a technique that persists in contemporary work. One ancient Egyptian stool illustrated on a wooden panel (2800? bc, Egyptian Museum, Cairo) from the tomb of Hesire has animal legs as the supports. It does not differ much from a chair (1325? bc, Egyptian Museum) from the tomb of the New Kingdom pharaoh Tutankhamen.
A chair, table, couch, and canopy (2550? bc, Egyptian Museum) from the tomb of the 4th Dynasty queen Hetepheres at Giza were reconstructed from remnants of their original gold sheathing. They have animal legs, a solid chair back, and arm supports of openwork panels in papyrus patterns. The bed, higher at the head, has a headrest and a footboard. The relief decoration on some of the furniture consists of symbols of gods and scenes of religious significance. Other surviving tables and stools are restrained in design, with legs that are beautifully made but plain. It is conceivable that the pieces were originally ornamented with stamped metal sheathing, but wall paintings also illustrate simple upholstered pieces.
Extant examples and illustrations from wall paintings suggest the broad scope of decoration used on furniture. Gold sheets were applied to legs of chairs and tables; inlays of ivory and other materials were employed on panels of chests and other surfaces. The motifs of forms with legs as anthropomorphic and of storage pieces as buildings in miniature were popular in ancient Egypt and in succeeding cultures. See Egyptian Art and Architecture.



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Top 10 Furniture Trends

Candice Olson of Divine Design outlines furniture trends for 2007.

Peace and serenity are themes that will be at the top of the wish list when it comes to home decorating in 2007.

  1. Hand-Crafted Furniture Be on the lookout for hand-crafted furniture pieces, with the hottest items featuring intricate detailing and scrollwork, hand-woven finishes and unusual materials.
  2. Leather with Fabrics Leather will retain its popularity as an upholstery fabric, but we'll see it making even more of a statement as it intermingles with various fabrics.
  3. Back to Nature Getting back to nature will take on new meaning as the colours of 2007 are rolled out. Palettes will incorporate more relaxed tones, incorporating earthy hues with an emphasis on shades of brown, green and blue. Furniture will naturally pick up on these tones
  4. Ethnic Trends Never before has the furniture and accessories market been so influenced by so many ethnic trends. It's now possible to go shopping in your neighbourhood and bring home fine, hand-crafted items from as far away as Asia or Africa.
  5. Artistic Mix The hottest looks in 2007 will incorporate an artistic mix of items from a variety of cultures.
  6. Indigenous Materials Furniture will be best complemented by accessories made from indigenous materials - textiles, hardwoods, reeds or bamboo.
  7. Simple Yet Elegant If there's one mantra for decorating in 2007 this has to be it! The emphasis in furniture design will be on what styles make consumers feel the most comfortable and relaxed. The idea of the home as a stylish but simplistic haven will be at the forefront of home d├ęcor and design, from fabrics to paints to furniture.
  8. Homemade Accents Anything homemade, hand-crafted or traditional - or at least anything with that kind of look - is going to make a comeback.
  9. Space Conservation Aunt Ethel's formal dining room set may be a massive relic of the past. Today's dining room furniture is being designed with space conservation in mind. Scaled back tables, narrower buffets and small curio cabinets are popular with families who may have smaller dining rooms or choose to use that room for some other purpose altogether.
  10. Counter-Height Dining Sets Today's sit-down meals are definitely less formal, a trend evidenced in the popularity of counter-height dining sets. Although families may be moving away from formal dining, they obviously still have an appetite for sharing meals in a more casual, relaxed setting. Bon appetit!


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