November 13 / 2015

8 German interior designers on visit to Spain's design companies

Warm, sunny days welcomed the group of 8 German interior designers and specifiers on their visit to key players of the Spain’s design furniture industry on November, 8 to 11. Members were given the opportunity to have a first-hand look at the newest, cool proposals of ACTIU, ALTERNATIVE, CAPDELL, FAMA, SANCAL and VICCARBE. An unforgettable experience, full of art, culture, design and why not, even gastronomy. Read more!

Presentation at the VICCARBE's showroom

In collaboration with the Spanish Economic & Commercial Office in Düsseldorf, ANIEME, the Spanish National Association of Furniture Manufacturers & Exporters, hosted an inward trade mission of 8 renowned interior designers and contractors coming from the main design hubs in Germany: Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.

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The aim of this action was to promote the Spain’s design furniture brands of MUEBLE DE ESPAÑA in the German contract sector by bringing a delegation of its most influential professionals to the home market. Most of the studios invited know already the Spanish offer and are currently involved in big projects: showrooms, commercial malls, universities, hotels… Some of them have worked for important Spanish corporations, carrying out the interior design of the ZARA showrooms or the flagship offices of Santander Bank.

The German delegation at FAMA's facilities with staff from Anieme and the Spanish Economic

All the members showed interest in discovering the potential of the Spanish design industry and in building fruitful business relationships for future projects. As part of the business agenda, the members of the delegation were introduced to the firms and attended B2B meetings in order to get information about the companies, their values, their commitments and production processes.

SANCAL's showroom

ACTIU, ALTERNATIVE, CAPDELL, FAMA, SANCAL and VICCARBE played host to the group showing them their facilities and the showrooms, where the professional could have a first –hand look at products and assess the potential of this companies to work in major projects all around the world.

ALTERNATIVE [Mobil Fresno] presentation

Art, architecture, history and even gastronomy completed the work agenda in a joyful way by setting an emotional link with the country, its lifestyle and culture. The group was given a tour of Valencia and its most emblematic monuments, such as the Cathedral, the historic centre and the City of Arts and Science. Lunch & dinner time has been the occasion to taste the most typical dishes of Spanish gastronomy and to connect more with Spain’s culture and lifestyle.

Not only business...

Germany is now the third global destination market for Spanish exports of furniture. In January to August 2015, Germany’s imports of Spanish furniture were worth more than 113 million euros, representing a significant increase of +30.7% compared to last year’s figures for the same period.

The German specifiers at ACTIU

Taking account of the consumption of Spanish furniture and the numerous contract projects currently managed from offices in Germany, the greatest potential for Spanish companies is concentrated today on the contract sector.

Learning more about CAPDELL...

That is why, the aim of this action was mainly to inform German specifiers about Spain’s furniture products specifically designed for the interior design industry.

Highlights

GARCIA REQUEJO presents GERMILED, the new brand of innovative UVC-LED sterilization lamps

A leader in the manufacture of lighting and furniture for luxury hotels and contract spaces, GARCIA REQUEJO has put to good use its 58-year experience in the industry by adapting UVC lighting technology to daily life making it more affordable and flexible for everyday use. Launched in 2020, the new GERMILED lamps uses UVC light to eradicate pathogens and provide disinfection and sterilization for high contact areas. Discover more...

iSiMAR opens a new showroom in NYC and wins the #MetropolisLikes NYCxDesign 2020 Award for the ARENA Collection

While strenghtening its presence in the US market with a new showroom in NYC, the Spanish contract furniture specialist iSiMAR has been awarded the prestigious #MetropolisLikes NYCxDesign 2020 Award for the ARENA Collection, one of the latest launches of the brand. Made of 100% recycled and recyclable materials, the ARENA collection from iSiMAR has won the prestigious award for its commitement to sustainable designs and environmentally-friendly issues. Discover more...

Virtual Salone Milano 2020: SANCAL, exciting furniture for passionate spirits

Well-reputed for its exciting, unconventional furniture collection, SANCAL launches MUSEO, a brand-new collection that presents furnishing items as if they were museum pieces making a clear nod to the world of Art. New furniture pieces range from the CLICK sofa that takes modularity to the extreme to more extravagant designs, such as LAPSO, a vertical privacy hood that discloses new solutions for public spaces. Let’s have a look…

Virtual Salone Milano 2020: ACOMODEL, highly functional and comfortable upholstered furniture

With more than 20 years of experience in the upholstered furniture sector, the firm ACOMODEL has positioned itself in the national and international markets as one of the most renowned manufacturers of sofas, sofa beds and armchairs. The company stands out for the incorporation of the latest technologies in mechanisms and motors. Discover the new collections!

Virtual Salone Milano 2020: SOHER, high-end furniture for exclusive spaces

SOHER’s eclectic range of furniture for bedrooms, living and dining rooms and offices features a unique aesthetic that can be used to both evoke ancient splendors in exclusive environments and add character and grand style to contemporary spaces. Their new offer matches the highest standard of quality and the timeless class so typical of the brand to inspire new furnishing solutions for exclusive environments. Find out more…