Jan 4, 2016

Pop-Up Exhibition Linking Maker & Market

At Heimtextil, Maison & Objet and Ambiente

Highlighting a curated selection of the best craft and design products from global makers, this innovative exhibition will pop-up at leading trade fairs this season. These products come from exporters participating in CBI's Export Coaching Programmes from 9 different countries: Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar and South Africa.

The product selection includes home accessories such as alabaster candle holders and palm leaf baskets, small furniture such as a table with a handmade wooden inlay as well as a coffee table with CNC cut designs. Ranges of home textiles include mohair, cashmere, rafia and organic cotton, as well as recycled maize bags. All handmade and ready to be ordered from experienced exporters. In a simple way, this pop-up exhibition shows what CBI does – linking suppliers from emerging economies and importers from the EU.

On behalf of CBI, and in collaboration with colleague Mark Kwami, Craftscurator has created the concept for this exhibition and has curated the product selection.

Come and vist 'Linking Maker & Market' at

  • Heimtextil Frankfurt January 12-15, 2016 in hall 11.1 booth D60
  • Maison & Objet Paris January 22-26, 2016 in the passage to hall 3
  • Ambiente Frankfurt February 12-16, 2016 in hall 11.0 D50
Linking Maker & Market
Pop-up exhibition at Ecostyle 2015
Kid Mohair and Silk Scarves
by Cowgirlblues from South Africa
Palm Leaf Basketry with Copper Details
by Sosal from Egypt
Handwoven Iringa Baskets
From Kwanza in Tanzania
Bath sheets woven on antique looms
From Mungo in South Africa
Stools made of Teak Branches
by Tashinda from Indonesia
Handwoven Textiles from Tanzania
by World of Weaving