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The European Market for Office Furniture

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  • 281 Pages
  • June 2023
  • Region: Europe
  • CSIL Milano
  • ID: 4793003

The Report The European Market for Office Furniture offers an extensive analysis of the office furniture sector in Europe across 30 countries, through the historical series of key indicators, the market prospects, and delves into the performance of major manufacturers, the product categories and the distribution channels. With this in-depth research, the author also highlights and assesses the primary macro trends which are impacting the sector, such as features of the supply system, hybrid work solutions, and sustainability.

MARKET EVOLUTION AND FIGURES BY COUNTRY

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the European office furniture sector, including demand drivers, production and price trends, macroeconomic indicators, workforce statistics, and 2017-2022 values of office furniture production, consumption, imports, and exports and 2023 and 2024 office furniture consumption forecasts for Europe as a whole and by country.

The international trade of office furniture is thoroughly examined, providing a breakdown of European office furniture imports and exports by country and product type (office furniture and office seating), alongside key trading partners.

COMPETITION: KEY PLAYERS IN THE EUROPEAN OFFICE FURNITURE SECTOR

The study presents sales data and market shares (including trends), significant events in the competitive landscape, and mergers and acquisitions involving the leading European office furniture manufacturers.

Sales of the largest European office furniture manufacturers and their market share are provided on both a country level and for specific sub-segments, accompanied by brief profiles of selected firms.

Extra-European business: Office furniture sales Extra-European Union and Russia, Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, Central-South America, and Africa are provided for a sample of European companies.

Additionally, the report includes the addresses of over 300 office furniture companies

SUPPLY STRUCTURE, TYPES OF PRODUCTS AND TRENDS

In this new edition, the analysis of the office furniture supply structure has been further deepened.

European office furniture production is broken down by types of products (Seating, Operative Desking, Partitions / Acoustic Filing / Storage, Communal Areas, and Executive Furniture). For each one the report includes production values for the time series 2017-2022. The values of Office furniture by segment are also provided for selected countries (Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic)

  • Office Seating: production values, breakdown by type and by covering and supply by type in a sample of companies.
  • FOCUS ON: Swivel Chairs. A detailed analysis of office seating volumes and brand positioning. Brand positioning by average net price and total units sold are given on a European level. The number and the performance of swivel chairs sold in the time series 2019-2022 are also provided for the major countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Poland, and Sweden). Values include both products manufactured in Europe and products imported from extra-European countries.
  • Operative Desking: production values, the breakdown between freestanding and panel-based desking, and supply by freestanding and panel-based desking in a sample of companies.
  • FOCUS ON: Height Adjustable Tables (HAT) , production of sit-standing desks by the main country/region (Scandinavia, DACH, Benelux, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Spain & Portugal, Poland, Other) and breakdown of desking supply between fixed and height adjustable, in a sample of companies.
  • Executive Furniture: production values.
  • Filing Systems: production values, breakdown by type and supply by type in a sample of companies
  • Walls, Partitions and Acoustic Products: production values, partition walls by type, supply by type in a sample of companies.
  • FOCUS ON: Phone Booths and Acoustic Pods, values of production of phone booths and acoustic pods, phone booths and acoustic pods by kind, average list prices, a sample of brand and products by year of launch, and price segment.
  • Furniture for Meeting Rooms and Communal Areas: production values and breakdown by type.

HYBRID WORK AND HOME OFFICE: In the light of the latest insights (see ‘Home office furniture market in Europe‘) and the most recent analysis, this report outlines trends in the Home-Office furniture market, through demand drivers and incidence on total European office furniture consumption.

MARKET AND DISTRIBUTION

The analysis of office furniture distribution channels covers Direct sales, Specialist dealers, Non-specialists, and E-commerce, with the incidence in the major European markets. A breakdown of office furniture sales by distribution channel is available for the top companies.

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE:

  • Northern Europe: Denmark (DK), Finland (FI), Norway (NO), and Sweden (SE);
  • Western Europe: Belgium (BE), France (FR), Ireland (IE), Netherlands (NL), and the United Kingdom (UK). Unless otherwise specified, figures for Belgium include those for Luxembourg;
  • Central Europe (DACH): Germany (DE), Austria (AT), and Switzerland (CH);
  • Southern Europe: Greece (GR), Italy (IT), Portugal (PT), and Spain (ES);
  • Central-Eastern Europe: Poland (PL), Czech Republic (CZ), Slovakia (SK), Hungary (HU) and Romania (RO), Slovenia (SL), Croatia (HR), Bulgaria (BG), Cyprus (CY), Malta (MT), Estonia (EE), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT)

Table of Contents


Abstract of Table of Contents

METHODOLOGY, DEFINITIONS AND NOTESEXECUTIVE SUMMARY: KEY FACTORS DRIVING THE OFFICE FURNITURE INDUSTRY IN EUROPE
1. MARKET SCENARIO: Trends, product types and figures by country
1.1 Market evolution and figures by country 2017-2022: Office furniture production values and prices, consumption and international trade
1.2 Demand drivers
1.3 Leading groups in Europe and their market shares
1.4 Current trends and market forecasts for 2023 and 2024

2. BUSINESS PERFORMANCE: Basic data e and macroeconomic indicators by region and by country
2.1 Northern Europe (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden)
2.2 Western Europe (Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, the UK)
2.3 Central Europe (DACH: Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
2.4 Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain)
2.5 Central-Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia)

3. THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF OFFICE FURNITURE
3.1 Trade balance by segment
3.2 Exports: by country and segments
3.3 Extra-European destinations
3.4 Imports: by country and segments
3.5 Leading supplying countries

4. SUPPLY STRUCTURE AND PRODUCT SEGMENTS
4.1 Product segments: Office furniture by segment in Europe and in selected countries
  • Office seating: production values, breakdown by type and covering and supply by type in a sample of companies
  • Operative desking: production values, freestanding and panel-based desking, supply by freestanding and panel-based desking in a sample of companies
  • Executive furniture: production values
  • Filing systems: production values, breakdown by type, supply by type in a sample of companies
  • Walls, partitions and acoustic products: production values, partition walls by type, supply by type in a sample of companies
  • Furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas: production values and breakdown by type
4.2 Phone booths and acoustic pods in Europe: values of production of phone booths and acoustic pods, phone booths and acoustic pods by kind, average list prices, a sample of brand and products by year of launch, and price segment.
4.3 Height Adjustable Tables (HAT) in Europe:production of sit-standing desks by the main country/region and breakdown of desking supply between fixed and height adjustable, in a sample of companies
4.4 Employment and investment activity
4.5 Sustainability and reuse

5. MARKET AND DISTRIBUTION: Office furniture Sales by distribution channel
5.1 Hybrid work and home office: incidence on office furniture consumption
5.2 Swivel chairs in Europe: volumes and brand positioning

THE COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  • Sales and market shares of the leading manufacturers by product category
  • Sales and market shares of the leading manufacturers by major markets
APPENDIX 1: International Trade TablesAPPENDIX 2: List of Mentioned Companies

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Ahrend
  • Assmann
  • Buzzi Space
  • Estel
  • Flokk
  • Framery
  • Haworth
  • MillerKnoll
  • Interstuhl
  • Isku
  • Kinnarps
  • König + Neurath
  • Las Mobili
  • Martela
  • Narbutas
  • Nowy Styl
  • Quadrifoglio
  • Sedus Stoll
  • Senator
  • Sokoa
  • Steelcase
  • Topstar-Wagner
  • Unifor
  • USM
  • Vitra
  • Wilkhahn