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Fashioning furniture: restructuring the furniture commodity chain

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The paper explores intersections between the fashion and furniture industries as manifest across magazine, retail and manufacturing spaces. We argue that the temporality and spatiality of furniture have begun to shift. As a result, furniture retailers and manufacturers in Canada and the UK have been required to restructure their methods of operating.

Keywords: Canada; UK; commodity chains; fashion; furniture industry; temporality

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada, Email: 2: Department of Geography, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, Email:

Publication date: 2003-12-01

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