Thorns is going green as event season looms

31st January 2008

Furniture and catering equipment supplier Thorns Group is focusing on the environment as it gears up for the start of a hectic trade show season.

The group, which operates via bases in London, Birmingham and Manchester, is planning to go green for the Event Show, being staged at London’s Olympia on 23-24 January.

To reflect the environmental issues now facing many event organisers, Thorns’ stand will feature green grass-effect flooring. The influence of nature will also be reflected in the choice of furniture on display – including items from the group’s new brown rattan furniture range, together with new brown leather chairs with cream orbit tables.

Thorns’ group sales director, Clair Whitecross, said: “The event sector is becoming increasingly focused on sustainability and on its environmental responsibilities. We see the Event Show as providing the perfect opportunity to reflect these green issues in our stand while also unveiling items from our new furniture and equipment ranges.”

Thorns’ plans for a green-inspired stand at Olympia come just weeks after the group’s latest eco-friendly move – the release of a CD brochure rather than a traditional printed version for its highly popular Vision range of furniture.

The group also uses state-of-the-art dishwashing and furniture cleaning facilities, as well as an eco-friendly paint shop complete with environmentally friendly water-wash spray booths. (Related categories of interest see Exhibition Furniture and Furniture Hire)