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Interior & Garden


Outdoor concept made of wood

It is the only invisible fastening system for wooden terraces which has been certified by an independent body: the JuAn® clip. The ingenious development was made by Architecture du Bois – Terrasses Grad, the European number one in wooden terraces. The innovative company sets itself apart through its 360° concept, including everything from sustainable wood to railings, stairs and outdoor furniture to customized assembly solutions.


Turning nice into stunning with ceramics

Trends in interior decor come and go, but ceramics have been a constant feature for many years. Wall and floor tiles may change in style in line with the latest trends, but the love that designers and householders have for ceramics lives on. They are not only highly practical, the right ceramic tiles can tranform a room from a bland nice to absolutely stunning. Italian company NovaBell S.p.A. is a specialist in the field of indoor and outdoor ceramics. NovaBell was established in 1988; however, its founder, Silvio Bellei, already had many years of experience in the field and was considered something of a pioneer in the world of ceramics.


Wellness for all the senses

Modern life is hectic and stressful. The modern malaise of too much to do and too little time to do it means that high-flying executives expect to pack as much into their free time as they do in their working day. For those wanting to take relaxation to an entirely new level, SPA4 GmbH in Austria has a completely new concept on offer. For its hotel and spa customers in the four and five star plus categories, it offers a complete service for the creation of highly individualized spa and wellness areas that promise guests an experience that will transport them miles away from the stresses of their everyday lives.

Interview with Zbigniew Mendel, President of Board of GERDA Sp. z o.o.

On the doorstep of security

Security literally begins on the doorstep by selecting the right door and lock system. Polish company GERDA Sp. z o.o. has been building a reputation as an expert in this segment since its foundation in 1987. European Business talked to President of Board Zbigniew Mendel about future growth in Europe and how the company creates a perfect blend of design and security.

Interview with Helen Emanuelsson, Chief Business Development Officer of Bolon AB

When flooring becomes art

Almost 70 years ago, Nils-Erik Eklund turned textile waste into rag rugs. Today, his granddaughters Annica and Marie continue the success story of a third-generation family enterprise which has developed into one of the leading manufacturers of design flooring in Sweden. Designing and manufacturing all of its products in Ulricehamn in Västra Götaland County, Bolon AB believes in the power of constant innovation. European Business talked to Chief Business Development Officer Helen Emanuelsson about the company’s development from a traditional Swedish flooring industry into an international design brand.


Polish expertise in furniture production

Solid wood furniture is not only very durable; it also stands out thanks to its timeless beauty and elegance. PAGOK-Meble in Węgorzyno, Poland, specializes in the production of furniture from solid wood, hard wood and real-wood veneers including domestic and exotic varieties. To serve the varied demands of its clients, the Polish enterprise also uses other kinds of materials such as MDF, plywood and melamine. Focussing on high-quality products that meet its clients’ most demanding expectations, the company serves the home furniture, hotel furniture, furniture for ships and medical homecare sectors.


The office of tomorrow, today

In Germany alone, over 20 million people sit at a desk in an office every day. If you count the number of people who use a desk at home or elsewhere for personal use, this number increases dramatically. Given the amount of time we spend at work, the environment is critical. The look and feel of the surroundings and fittings can make or break the ambiance, and of course, comfortable office furniture is crucial. ASSMANN BÜROMÖBEL GMBH & CO. KG, headquartered in Melle in north-west Germany, understands what it takes to create a perfect working environment.


For comfort and colour underfoot

There is nothing more luxurious underfoot than wall-to-wall carpet. Soft, quiet and attractive to look at, textile floor coverings offer a range of functional advantages including noise reduction, enhanced comfort and thermal insulation. They can also be manufactured in an endless variety of colours and patterns. French carpet manufacturer Balsan Moquette in Arthon designs and produces textile floor coverings that are positioned at the haute couture end of the market. With a history that can be traced back to 1751, the company is one of the most experienced industrial carpet manufacturers in the business with a worldwide customer base.


Shopfitting as art

In many ways, shop design has been elevated to an art form. A huge amount of thought goes into designing the perfect display – one that shows products to their best advantage and maximizes sales. Hast Retail, s.r.o. in the Czech Republic is a full service shopfitter, offering everything from design to manufacture and installation. Over the past ten years, it has carved a leading position in a competitive niche.

Interview with Sofie Lindahl-Jessen, Executive Vice President for Sales & Brand Management at Fritz Hansen A/S

Nordic design with staying power

Trends in interiors come and go, but classic designs, in particular in furniture, have staying power. Some styles just never go out of fashion. Nordic design, synonymous with clean lines and muted colours, is one such genre which remains in constant demand the world over. Renowned Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen A/S, has a long tradition in producing iconic, Scandinavian-style furniture, which it regularly updates to ensure its portfolio retains a modern twist. European Business spoke with Executive Vice President for Sales & Brand Management Sofie Lindahl-Jessen.