If you’ve found that traveling to New York or Chicago or Miami for their various furniture and interior design expos has become routine, with all those same exhibitors every year and all the regulars wandering the booths, maybe you should start thinking about booking a flight to Iran. The nation is trying their hand at inviting foreign producers as part of their “first technical exhibition of office furniture and interior decoration,” held for three days at the end of the month at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.
Reportedly, in addition to local designers, via the Iran Furniture Manufacturers and Exporters Union, they already have 145 foreign firms lined up to participate, coming from both Europe and Asia (no mention of U.S. involvement, which doesn’t come as too great a surprise). There isn’t much more information available beyond those few details, but we’re going to keep our eyes peeled for when photos, post-exhibition, are hopefully posted. We’re curious to see what an Iranian international furniture/interior fair looks like.