Recent trade tensions between the US and China – and the resulting uncertainty – are an opportunity for the Polish furniture sector, as Americans look for alternatives to Chinese-made furniture.
Poland provides the Swedish company with about 50 percent of its wooden furniture, and stacks of other goods sold by the retail giant.
As the hazards of wind turbines have become clearer, so too has the fightback. Whereas, traditionally-speaking, defunct propeller blades have simply ended up in landfill sites or subjected to high-energy processes such as milling or pyrolysis, recycling firm Anmet and its subsidiary AIRchitecture is adopting a more experimental approach to counter the issue.
Next year may see the beginning of Polish furniture manufacturers' transatlantic expansion as the European markets are becoming too tight for them, the daily Puls Biznesu wrote on Thursday.
Alex Electro, a child company of Alex Autogas from Kleosin near Białystok, has designed picnic tables, solar benches and bike ports that will also double as recharging stations.
Last year furniture exports reached 10.95 billion EURO, boosting Poland from 4th to 3rd place in the ranking of leading global furniture exporters.
According to mushroom man Michał Głogowski, it takes around 40 mushrooms to make one chair. The results are bizarrely aesthetic and 100 per cent biodegradable.
Poland is world's fourth largest exporter and sixth biggest producer of furniture, Michal Strzelecki of the Polish Chamber of Commerce of Furniture Manufacturers has told PAP.
Every second sofa or sofa bed on the furniture market in Europe was produced in Poland, say the authors of a report on Poland's upholstery industry prepared for the ProMaTap conference.