Guatemalan Traditions transformed into Designers Furniture show off in Las Vegas
El Sombrerón, La Llorona and The Siguanaba were walking around Las Vegas Market, thanks to five companies of the Commission of Furniture Manufactures and Forest Products (COFAMA) of AGEXPORT who attended for the fourth time in the most complete furniture fair in the western of the United States; and this week they will exhibit a variety of certified wood furniture from managed forests. One of the Guatemalan offer innovations carried out at Las Vegas Market Fair; is the furniture collection of a designer inspired in the Legends that blends mysticism owned by the Latin Culture.
Outdoor furniture made of Teak Wood, bedrooms, entertainment centers, a combination of wood and acrylic furniture, cypress solid wood furniture feature to preserve the shapes of nature like center tables, bars of fine finishes, are part of the furniture exportable offer displayed this week by the delegation of entrepreneurs of the Commission of Furniture Manufactures and Forest Products (COFAMA) of AGEXPORT in las Vegas Market, the most complete western fair of the United States.
This time, the Guatemalan delegation is conformed by five partner companies of COFAMA from AGEXPORT who are displaying a variety of elaborated certified Woods of Guatemala from managed forests, besides among innovations, we have the Modular Krea Company which has displayed a line inspired in “The Legends of Guatemala” giving a tribute to popular characters such as the Sombrerón, El Cadejo, La Llorona and The Siguanaba, which are represented by designer furniture. Highlighted by the President of COFAMA from AGEXPORT, Ivár Pérez.
This fair is carried out from January 28th to February 1rst 2018, in las Vegas, Nevada in the United States, where the Guatemalan Furniture offer has been positioned among them: Sinai (agglomerated furniture like bedrooms and entertainment centers); Reunika (Manufactured furniture with reclaimed wood, acrylic and Teak furniture); Artindustria (Solid cypress wood furniture who preserve nature´s shape) and the Cabinets Design who displays a complete line inspired in music art, with its famous Cello Bar, innovating with violins with gift kits and two center tables, representing our culture with typical fine finishes. Krea Modular (Scandinavian interior furniture with natural material and automobile colors implementation).
Guatemala was awarded with the BEST STAND of the International Hall: the Cabinets Design Company with its line inspired in music art, this year was awarded with the best stand at the winter fair in January 2018, an important achievement and acknowledgement not only to the Company but also to the Furniture Manufacturer Sector and Forest Products of the country.
For four consecutive times, we are participating in this important international furniture fair, this is part of the innovation strategy developed for products and markets, where we have conquered for some time different segments: on line sales, custom made furniture, designers, interior decorators, American stores among others, this has meant an 10% increase in exports of the sector and we believe this participation in international fairs, promotes the generation of new businesses and allows to register a sustainable growth. Said COFAMA President of AGEXPORT, Ivar Pérez.
COFAMA as organizer of EXPOMUEBLE worked on the launching of the international platform LIFE which is a new specialized event for the furniture sector which will be held in June 2018 in Antigua Guatemala. This event aims to promote the furniture and forest sector of Guatemala in international markets, we expect to participate in the ICFF Fair in New York, as well as in the Milan and Valencia Fair in Italy.
 Legends of Guatemala: Guatemala is a country where legends and mysteries are a very important part of their culture.
In Guatemala there were legendary and creepy creatures that punished people who committed some wrong. Or so the legends that still frighten many, like the legend of La Llorona, the Sombrerón, Siguanaba the Cadejo and many more.
These legends speak of apparitions that emerge in place, usually at night, and have human form but lacking a body part such as the head, arm or leg.