By Richard Abu
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc subsidiary, AFP, has been rated high for taking the country’s home and hospitality furniture sector to the next level.
The commendation came from Switzerland-based creative investor and chief executive officer of Blackpace, Mr. Paul Andrew. He spoke at the just-concluded three-day 2018 edition of the annual “Made By Design” exhibition held at The Landmark Event Centre in Lagos.
Andrew’s remark came amidst similar accolades showered on AFP for its unique home, office and hospitality ‘Made in Nigeria’ furniture by hordes of visitors who trooped the company’s exhibition stand at the event.
According to Andrew, “AFP’s unique designs and productions are taking this country’s furniture industry to the next level. If AFP continues like this, before long it will be a dominant global player in the sector.”
He also had kind words for the company’s officials at the stand whom he lauded for the “courtesy and professionalism they displayed.”
Another industry player and Managing Director of Miele Gallery based in Lagos, Mustapha Olorunnibe, described AFP as “one good thing that has happened to Nigeria’s furniture industry.”
He said: “We at Miele Gallery have never regretted doing business with AFP because as associates in this industry, AFP has been a worthy associate indeed.”
On his part, the interim General Manager of AFP, Oliver Cohen said: “The wide range of the company’s products is made in Nigeria. We are proudly Nigerian and these products are of varied designs, forms and style; there are modern oriental designs with intricate lines and details; their versatility, elegance and comfort all in one piece are not only breathe-taking but are enduring.”
AFP is the furniture production facility of JBN Plc. It offers a full line of high quality furniture made in Nigeria, utilising modern techniques and processes for large turnkey projects or composite furniture for a client’s requirement.
The “Made By Design” annual event caters for key players in the home and hospitality industry featuring curated and exquisitely crafted products and design brands uniquely integrated by top suppliers and sheltered within a venue that promotes a peer group collaboration and networking experience.