Georgian Furniture Cluster

Mariam Lezhava

Overview

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About us

 Our mission is to enhance profitability and competitiveness of Georgian Furniture Cluster members on both local and export markets. We aim to position the cluster as a strong and key actor in dialogue with the national government, regarding the topics relevant to the industry. At the same time, we strive to be a productive partner for governmental agencies oriented on private sector development in the country, by facilitating their linkages with the industry.

Our objectives, as a network of designers and producers, include:

  • Joint representation of the member companies in negotiations with potential clients, government and education institutions; linking the members with these actors.
  • Access to information – raising member companies’ awareness regarding government support programs, information on new regulations, market data, developments in the region.
  • Access of cluster members to training programs, both for technical-level and soft skills
  • Joint promotion of the cluster on local and foreign markets, lead generation of joint projects
  • Promotion of good business standards among cluster members
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 27
    Cluster Members
  • 25
    SME's
  • 4
    Large Companies
  • 0
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Mariam Lezhava
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries

Key members

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

1. Internationalisation support  (Access to third countries markets) - GFC have international expert consultants. We have currenlty two ongoing projects regarding internationalisatio.  We are going to participate in two international Furniture Fairs: Passagen 2019 in Cologne & Fourisalone 2019 in Milan. The aim of the participation is to represent Georgian design and help Georgian manufacturers to become international.

2. Facilitation of collaboration between members -  We have some precedents of joint cooperation bestween members: implementing joint manufacturing; winning tenders.

3. Promotion of activities - GFC already have website, social media - facebook & Instagram pages, with their help we are promoting Cluster members. 

4. Location promotion - The showroom of GFC is located in Avchala "Craftsmen City" , Tbilisi, Georgia, that is geografical cluster itself. Only Furniture related companies can buy or rent space there. It unites up to 170 SME-s including self-employs artisans.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Georgia

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Bulgaria
Germany
Italy
Turkey

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

Georgian Furniture Cluster arranges workshops for its members. With the help of international consultants the various workshop themes coverded the following topics:

  • the potential of cluster development;
  • ptoduct development and branding through design; 

Georgian Furniture Cluster took its members as a visitors on different international trade fairs:

  • IMM Cologne - Furniture fair in trends
  • Passagen - Design oriented Furniture fair 
  • Sofia Expo -  Furniture fair in mass production
  • Spoga Gafa - Outdoor Furniture fair
  • Metal Expo Istanbul - Iron & metal fair

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Latest news and documents

News Achievements Published: 13.01.2019
“Design Georgia” is Showcased at PASSAGEN 2019