Final Exhibition (FLS 2) @ VIFA Home Fair 2012
FLS 2 exhibited their collection at the VIFA Home Fair with the support of HAWA, GIZ, and EcoPal at the VIFA Home Fair from November 8th-12th, 2012. The fair and collection were targeted towards the domestic, Vietnamese market.
A report from VIFA Home
People were intrigued by the products at first mostly because of the novelty aspects. A friendly greeting and offer of assistance usually enabled users to ask questions, ranging from: “what does your company do?” “why do you have such a mixed collection of products?” “what is this table for?” “what type of material is this?” & most popularly “how much is this?” or “why don't you have a price on this?”
There were various different types of visits – attendees browsing furniture for home, designers researching market & ideas, suppliers, producers, distributors wanting to collaborate, etc.
Most attendees do not walk in with the impression that FLS is a sustainable design studio & once the conversation leads far enough to that explanation, most of them still need more explanation to understand that it is a short term research project not for profit.
Many were disappointed that the products weren't for sale while some were very intrigued & complimented on the project & its intentions.
By Linh Tran