Tradition, quality, exclusivity, design, and innovation are some of the attributes that characterise Portuguese products when it comes to furniture, ceramics, cutlery, lighting and home textiles. Offering a wide range of unique and sophisticated pieces, the combination of raw materials and artistic know-how represents a competitive advantage underpinning their recognition in the international market. With clear customer-focus and a strong commitment to customisation, Portuguese lifestyle products are present in more than 150 countries, winning over even the most demanding customers. This market makes it possible to build a future in perfect harmony with the legacies of Portugal’s past.
Maison et Objet is a major French trade fair for interior design. Held bi-annually in Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, it has been described as “among the 3 most important European events for interior design … a huge collection of innovation and talent all in one place
The Portuguese Association of Furniture and Related Industries (APIMA) is a non-profit business association, created in 1984, under private law and national scope, based in Porto. Its objective is to promote the competitiveness of the furniture and related cluster, through a set of actions that seek to stimulate the growth and development of the different sectors that comprise it, as well as its dissemination and national and international positioning. The affirmation of the relevance of the furniture industry in the national economy, consolidated throughout the second half of the 20th century, and in particular in the 80s, motivated the creation of an entity dedicated exclusively to the defense of legitimate interests of companies in this sector.