It is not very well known the fact that our sector was originated from an important crisis in the second half of the 19th century, the crisis in the sector of French wine, which was affected by phylloxera. The increase in wine demand in France called the need for felling trees in lands of Yecla, where vineyards started to be planted. The excessive amount of wood was the seed for the furniture industry in Yecla. We have overcome many crises but we have always emerged stronger out of them. In this way, it has evolved from a traditional handcraft to a large industry. During those periods, this industry has spread to the domestic market. It has also made remarkable progress with respect to its quality and design, adopting new technologies and expanding throughout the markets worldwide.
Yecla has always been known for being “la ciudad del mueble” (the town of furniture) and the nearly 500 current furniture companies are evidence of this. There you will find a lot of companies manufacturing furniture, mattresses and sofas, together with an endless amount of ancillary businesses such as transports companies, upholsteries, furniture assemblers…etc, which have succeeded in selling and spreading the furniture from Yecla worldwide. In our stores you can find everything: living room and dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, children’s furniture, auxiliary furniture, upholstered furniture, home office, kitchen furniture, chairs, armchairs, sofas, garden furniture, lightning and decoration, mattresses and mattress bases. So, if you are looking for furniture or you need the help of an interior designer or decorator, you have to come to Yecla.
Each September Yecla hosts its Furniture Fair, which was the first one in Spain and which is nowadays the most ancient one in our country. The fair lasts for several days and concludes with an open day for particular customers. This is an excellent opportunity to see the furniture sector from Yecla summarized and kept in 17,000 square metres.