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French decoration specialist    < 2014-05-03 >

Managing Director Philippe Houlès “Our creative strength has always been an important driver of our business,” explains Managing Director Philippe Houlès. “My mother used to be the designer of our brand for almost 40 years. She gave our brand a face. Today, we have a broad design archive at our disposal. It is a unique source of inspiration - for us it is a kind of treasury.” Every year, Houlès launches at least one new collection. For this year, the company even planned two new trimming

More space for innovative ideas    < 2014-05-03 >

“In Italy, we are among the top five producers of teenager furniture,” says Managing Director Dr. Eugenio Cassanmagnago. “Its modularity is a special feature. Our interior designs are extremely flexible. Following the changing trends of the time, they can easily be modified.” Founded in 1972, CIA International started with the production of TV chassis and slowly began to focus on interior design objects. In this context, teenager bedrooms finally became more and more important. Today, the thir

Trading wood with respect towards nature    < 2014-05-03 >

Managing Director Thomas Fix “We offer everything from one source, from production to import through to distribution and sales,” explains Managing Director Thomas Fix. “Therefore, we are able to ensure a constant top-quality level and environmentally friendly conduct throughout the whole supply chain. In Asia we cooperate with quality controllers who have been educated by us and who carry out all controls in line with European standards. We are certified LGA and FSC – this is very importa

Sleep well!    < 2014-05-03 >

“Our strong, lived ecological awareness is certainly one of our success factors,” suspects Mr. Freuler. “Add to this our innovation – we cooperate with institutes and universities – as well as our highly motivated and competent employees, who we support through constant education and training.”

Sleeping comfort made in Italy    < 2014-05-03 >

“B&T is an acronym of the founders’ names, Pietro Paolo Bergamaschi and Diano Tura,” says Export Manager Simone Babbini. “In 1968, they established B&T in Forli with the idea of developing and manufacturing mattresses and bed systems. Right from the start, the company specialized in private label manufacture and succeeded in winning a growing number of customers in Italy. In 2000, the sons of the founders took over and started developing and marketing high-quality, technologically adv

Tiles in a class of their own    < 2014-05-03 >

Zahna has positioned itself in a niche market, supplying its products from its location in Zahna-Elster into the entire world. “We produce all tiles to 100% by ourselves, using only raw materials from the region,” explains Diplom-Kauffrau Annette Blaes, managing director. “This way, we are able to ensure the excellent quality of our products.” In addition to the industrial and historic tiles, which are used for the restoration of historic buildings, the firm has been manufacturing customized

In the light of luxury    < 2014-05-03 >

Flowery design combining the functional and the aesthetic in perfect harmony. It may be the first thing a designer notices when walking onto a construction site: ill-matched switch plate colours and sizes, askew mounting and even a mixture of styles can all happen if the contractor underestimates the importance of choosing aesthetic light switches and plates in good quality. When André Bousquet set up his own business in 1995, he had been working as an electrical engineer for architects

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