However, in India, the sector has been neglected over the years with successive governments not realizing the immense potential the industry has.
As a result, the country has missed the bus and currently has only a 0.5% share of the global market, with an estimated production of US$1.5 billion.
In a belated push to the Indian toy industry, as part of the ‘Make in India’ thrust, the Government of India organized the India Toy Fair 2021 in New Delhi from February 27 to March 2, 2021.
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‘At 15, we're apt for the future'
Started in 2006 with a team of just 10 people, Biesse India today includes more than 700 employees at its world-class manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru. It manufactures more than 1,800 woodworking machines annually and also exports different configurations to customers across 60 countries. Dhananjay Sardeshpande caught up with Mr Sayeed Ahmed, CEO of Biesse India, to find out what the last 15 years have meant to him in terms of being recognized as a professional company that is driven by knowledge, expertise, focus on customer service and its sustainable approach to business.
What are ‘hard' and ‘soft' woods?
‘Technical Matters’ is the first in a number of technical articles that are designed to inform the reader about different aspects and properties of timber as a material, before discussing different processing methods such as kilning and finishing, and describing North American hardwoods in more detail along the way. Read on to find out how wood is formed, the fundamental differences between hardwoods and softwoods, and their different growing regions around the world.
Thai furniture mall benefits from Homag's solutions
Index Living Mall, Thailand’s leading furniture and furnishings retailer offer a variety of furnishings, ranging from decorative items to furniture and complete fittings. Its customers include both retail trade and project business.
There's nothing quite like a “Matt” finish!
The Industrial Revolution in 1760 transformed economies, which had been based on agriculture and handicrafts, into economies based on large-scale industry, mechanised manufacturing, and the factory system.
This year, it's Interzum @home!
The world’s most important platform for the furniture production and interior design industry will once again open to participants from May 4-7, 2021, but this time in a digital avatar: Interzum @home.
Slaying myths about timber use
An architectural engineer, Mr Pablo van der Lugt took the audience on a journey through the centuries and into the future, showcasing the potential of timber construction and rectifying prevailing myths.
When you start out with the motto, ‘Design Without Compromise’, it sets a very high bar for residential properties. Bengaluru-based Total Environment Building Systems, founded in 1996, is living up to its own exacting standards. The design, construction and real estate developer has so far delivered more than 46 lakh square feet of residential projects – both apartments and villas – to more than 2,000 satisfied buyers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. In 2020, Total Environment launched a residential project in Texas (USA).
India Toy Fair a ‘booster dose'
The global market size (revenue) for toys is estimated to reach US$ 131 billion in 2025 with a CAGR of 4% (2020-2025).
Canadian Wood shows how to walk the talk
A game-changer for upholstery
Mr Mariusz Strózak, upholstery expert, started his career in the furniture industry in 1998. Since 2004 he has been working with adhesives for the foam industry, the last years as an adhesives expert. He knows what is important for adhesives in upholstered furniture and why the demands on bonding are especially high in this industry.
The Group Portrait: Less Tall, Less Male, Still Young
The Paris Review has a new editor, a new staff, and a new vibe.
The Money Game: Scott Galloway
Buy Now. Pay (and Pay, and Pay, and Pay) Later. The bill for the finance hack of the pandemic is coming due-for all of us.
The Best Bagels in the World?
They might be on Long Island.
Realism Is Not His Deal
Joseph Giovannini turned this Los Angeles loft into an op-art womb. His tenant loves it.
Park Avenue's Greatest Pipes
Inside the organ at St. Bartholomew's, enveloped in 18th-century surround sound.
Cruise's Last Stand
Thirty-six years after the original, Top Gun: Maverick eulogizes the actor’s entire career.
The SAD YOUNG LITERARY MAN Is Now a MIDDLE-AGED DAD
KEITH GESSEN wrote a memoir about family life. His wife, EMILY GOULD, is mostly okay with that.
There Has to Be a Backup Plan.
Inside the 2024 soul-searching that's happening in every corner of the Democratic Party-except the White House.
At Patti Ann's, the Kids' Menu Is the Only Menu
Pigs in a blanket and chicken-fried pork chops just like Mom never used to make.
VA STABS OUR HEROES IN THE BACK!
Bribery, fraud & shoddy services endanger health of U.S. military