Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo

July 17-18, 2019

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina, USA

Speakers

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Lewis Mabon, ISFD

Lewis Mabon, ISFD

Design Engineer, Furniture Technology Center, Leggett & Platt

Member of ASFD/ISFD since 1983.  Designed furniture for almost every field, including: residential, contract, hospitality, healthcare, educational and marine.  Began career using pencils, now proficient in 3D CAD and presents best practices to the furniture industry.  Design process always starts with in-depth research which relies heavily on extensive private design library.  Classical upholstery training provides both design and engineering solutions to upholstered furniture challenges.  Already holder of multiple patents, currently concentrating on introducing new components into the furniture industry.

Sessions

  • "I thought it was very beneficial for us to attend the show. Overall for the first year I thought it was a success."
    Charles Piekenbrock
    Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
  • “We actually saw some things that excited us very much in the auto cutting exhibits. Saw a 3D Cad program that was very impressive and now we are actually looking at making a purchase in that area.”
    Jackson Furniture Industries
  • “We’ve seen some new people we hadn’t seen before, we’d come back, and it may make sense to bring some folks from the textiles and manufacturing side of our business as well.”
    La-Z-Boy
  • “We wanted to come and talk to the people we do business with here as well as see if there are other people we should be doing business with. This is a positive market and one that’s needed since the others like it have gone away.”
    Woodhaven Furniture, Division of Aaron’s
  • “Glad to see this show.”
    Rowe Furniture