Latvian bespoke furniture producers sail in search of new UK-based partners

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    With forests covering more than 50% of the country’s territory, it is hardly surprising that furniture manufacturing and design is one of the oldest and most traditional crafts in the Baltic country. In the most recent years, most of Latvian furniture exports have gone to Denmark (around 12%), but it appears that UK (around 7%) is stepping on the toes and soon will replace Denmark as a key foreign market for the Latvian furniture makers. Thus far Latvian companies have successfully sold their products in various UK stores like John Lewis, but this time they will arrive to explore further opportunities and meet new cooperation partners, specifically within the hotel and shop fitting segments. On Tuesday, April 29th Investment and Development Agency of Latvia organizes a seminar and networking lunch with 5 Latvian furniture manufacturers at the Embassy of Latvia in London. The next day on Wednesday, April 30th they will attend the Hotelympia exhibition where the Latvian company Maffam Freeform, one of the finalists for Innovation Award, will have its own stand (nr. 3040).

    If you would like to join us for the seminar and networking lunch or meet Latvian manufacturers individually call us on 02072298173 or drop an email

    Participating companies from Latvia are following:


    Products/Services: Company specializes in retail, hotel and office furniture production as well as develops interior design for public spaces.
    References: G-star, Levis, H&M, Scotch&Soda etc.
    Existing co-operation partners: Shop fitting companies


    Products/Services: The Company RAUKO is furniture producer that specializes in the production and offering of interior solutions for hotel and retail sector. Thorough knowledge of the furniture industry and market requirements has helped us to develop unique solutions that correspond to the needs of today’s clients: from interior design and production to installation of the finished furniture and after service.
    Existing co-operation partners: Architects and project developers – Sweden, Denmark. Partner names are confidential according to our cooperation agreements.

    Wood ART.LV

    Products/Services: Company “Wood” specializes in manufacturing joinery products of any kind for individual projects by private clients, as well as for public edifices- hotels, banks, libraries, using modern technologies and machinery. The company has long-term experience with the restoration of wood works.
    Existing co-operation partners: Building companies in Latvia: Reℜ Velve; Skonto buve; Arcers. Hotels: Dome hotel & Spa; Hotel Monika. MONUMENT Development company in Moscow.


    Products/Services: Company specializes in the production of the cabinet-type (case) furniture for offices and hotels. We render all the complex services:
    – the technical solutions by the designing of furniture,
    – the manufacturing of furniture,
    – delivery and assembly of furniture on the site.
    Existing co-operation partners: Rezidor, Accor, Starwood, Hilton, Marriott

    Maffam Freeform

    Products/Services: Company specializes in hand-crafted basalt fibre furniture for indoors and outdoors. Currently they are the only manufacturer in the world using such technique in furniture production. Both – material use and design are innovation.
    References: Products can be found at Mozilla and Google offices in the US, a public park in Moscow, in several Alpine resorts in EU and many other places; recently short-listed as finalist for Design Week Award, category: furniture and short- Hotelympia Innovation award, category: design.
    Existing co-operation partners: Agents in the USA, Russia, Germany, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Scandinavia

    Daniel Fountain / 18.04.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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