Last year a higher percentage of exhibitors than ever said they wanted to return to this venue (testimonials).
The Application Process:
All 2015 exhibitors and/or those who have exhibited in 3 or more PIFS shows have tenure (automatic acceptance) but must send in contracts and deposits by October 15, 2014.
For First Time Exhibitors or those with less than 3 years tenure in past Philadelphia Furniture and Furniture Shows:
1. Download application, available in September (click here, or by the link in the ‘how to exhibit tab) and send in (or fax) with payment deposit to the PIFS address on the application.
2. Send five electronic images to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry into the show is by invitation or sponsorship of 3 or more qualified exhibitors. Qualified sponsors are those have exhibited with us for more than 3 years. You may have one less sponsor for every year you have exhibited in the Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show (so if you exhibited twice in PIFS, you only need one sponsor). If you do not have a sponsor your images will be reviewed by the Acceptance Committee and you will receive email or phone notification of the decision of acceptance.
Those who are not admitted to the show will have deposits returned (checks are not cashed until you are accepted). Those put on the waiting list will have deposits returned if they are not ultimately selected.
We encourage you to apply early. See our early application incentives. Space is extremely limited as the show is restricted to 100 exhibitors
Exhibitors are required to be working in the decorative arts and be the designers and primary entrepreneurs behind their businesses. Exhibitors must be substantially involved in the production of their work and must live in the country where is is produced. Galleries showing this type of work are also eligible. Manufactured objects and importers of hand-made items (such as indigenous tribal carpets, masks and pottery are not eligible.