Monday, 13 December 2010

Furniture dealer eyes production

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Al-amani Mutarubukwa

The Living Room, one of the largest home and office furniture dealers in the country, is set to start a workshop that will manufacture office furniture locally, a senior official of the company has said.

Mr Nishit Kanibar, the executive director of the Living Room, said the company was prepared to expand its furniture production and distribution, to target private and government offices. “We have seen the potential…Beginning next year, we shall be able to produce high quality office furniture locally, which will be suitable for government offices,” he said. Recently, the government announced that all of the furniture in its offices should be bought from the local market, to stimulate the local furniture industry while avoiding importation costs.

Mr Nishat was speaking yesterday at the launch of the new luxury Italian furniture brand, Softalia, which will now be available at the Living Room stores in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Arusha.

“Sofitalia brand, which is known in the world for its perfect synthesis of innovation, design and style through affordable prices, will now be available in the Tanzanian furniture market,” said Mr Vincenzo Tito, the Sofitalia Sales manager for the Middle and Far East.

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