One of the pioneering activities involves the development of marketable designs by locally nurtured Young Designers, and exhibiting as well as promoting these products in major fairs such as the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) and the SaloneSatellite Showcase (SaloneSatellite), which has been acknowledged as the networking centre to merge the world’s most promising designers with exhibitors, world class furniture manufacturers and entrepreneurs participating in the i-Saloni.
Pursuant to this objective, MTIB initiated the organization of the annual Malaysian MOBILI Furniture Design Competition (MOBILI) in May 2012. As a result of the first MOBILI, from a total of 11 finalists submitted by MTIB to COSMIT (organizer of SaloneSatellite and i-Saloni Milan) at the end of 2012, five talented Young Malaysian designers have been selected to participate and showcase their prototypes under MTIB’s TANGGAM® booth during the 16th edition of SaloneSatellite, held from 9 to 14 April 2013.
MOBILI is an initiative launched by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) to select, promote and market, outstanding designs, designers and furniture products at international level. We want to create a portfolio of new exciting designs that have an international market appeal and can be manufactured and marketed by Malaysian furniture manufacturers.