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ACTIU

Actiu is a company specialized in creating office furniture for workspaces. We think, design, produce and sell the most efficient and comfortable office equipment for offices and public areas. These products were born from our research on people needs. Our history started as a family company based in Alicante region, La Foia de Castalla. Since then, we have turned our roots and the collaboration with the best professionals into our best way of working. We also invest constantly in R+D. The result is one of the main Spanish office furniture manufacturers successfully established in more than 50 countries.

AKABA

Akaba dates back to 1986, its three founding partners joined forces to set up a furniture company for which design, international scope and image would be fundamental guidelines. One of Akaba's claims to fame is its capacity to carry out special schemes: important projects in recent years include supplying the benches for Norman Foster's modern metro in Bilbao, and the seating range for Helmut Jahn's Cologne-Bonn airport. Among Akaba's many awards are the Spanish National Design Prize in 2000 and the Prince Felipe Award for Business Excellence (SMB) in 2002.

ALARWOOL

Carpet maker Alarwool focuses only on custom-made products. Based in Burgos, Alarwool uses Axminster, Wilton and Face-to-Face techniques to create patterned bespoke carpets as well as making complementary hand-tufted and machine-made rugs.

ALFOMBRAS VEO VEO

Since 1995, Alfombras Veo Veo has been manufacturing and selling an extensive range of carpets defined by quality raw materials including pure New Zealand wool, silk cotton (Tencel), natural linen and European latex. They are hand-tufted and hand-knotted and offer an opportunity for customised rug design in any size, shape or colour. It also works in partnership with Spanish designers such as Edestudio, Díez+díez diseño and Enrique Eguino.

ALHAMBRA

Alhambra was founded in Alicante in 1977 and today is present in over 100 countries. It is one of the leading names in the textile and home furnishing sector, thanks to the outstanding quality of its fabrics and designs. This firm's collections are the result of ongoing research, development and design. Alhambra uses fabrics, textures and colours to create a universe of wellbeing, inspiration and originality.

ALMA LIGHT

We are a company specialized in creating and designing modern home lighting. Located in Barcelona, we distribute our products in Spain, Europe and other parts of the world since more than 15 years. Aware of the needs of our customers, we bring out an innovative design together with a high quality production, adapting all our models to the European security standards and offering a competitive price, quickness in our deliveries and an efficient after sales service.

ALMERICH

Almerich manufactures a wide range of products and styles: Contemporary lighting fixtures, Classic lighting and occasional furniture. We design all types of indoor lights, both for home and for projects. Our contract department can develop and produce custom-made pieces according to customer requests.

ALPUJARREÑA

At the beginning of the 20th century there were many family workshops in Granada’s old Arab quarter in the Albayzin. In 1922, a painter joined several of these workshops and founded Alpujarreña.The entire carpet-making process is carried out at our facilities, which begins with the design of the sketches, the wool reeling, the assembly of looms, weaving and finishing. We use high quality materials, mainly natural products as cotton, jute, linen, silk and pure new wool. Our carpets are custom made, adapting the product to the particular demand of each customer regarding measures, shapes, colours, designs and textures. These give to our customers a master piece made according to their requirements.

AMBOAN

Established in 1984, by a family with a wide and recognized craftsmanship tradition, Amboan aims to excel in the field of the Contemporary Interior Design, designing classic furniture adapted to modern needs. Therefore, they consider necessary to make a strict interpretation of the antique styles, as well as having a methodical care in the elaboration of their collections and occasional furniture, respecting the craftsmanship procedures and using noble and traditional woods.

ANDREU WORLD

Andreu World designs, manufactures, and markets furniture for the home and facilities and installations. It was set up in 1955 by Francisco Andreu Martí. What began as a small workshop has become Spain's top exporter of auxiliary furniture with a contemporary design. It is now a firm with significant industrial capacity reflecting its experience and exceptional mastery of manufacturing products in wood, upholstery, and other associated materials and techniques. This approach has made Andreu World what it is today -Spain's top seating exporter.

ANPERBAR DESIGN

A crafts company started in 1975. Manufacturer of lighting items and special lamps for projects. They use woods, metals, patented materials such as Artecoon®, etc. with a multitude of finishes, shapes and models.

ANTECUIR

Design and manufacture of upholstery fabrics, from polyamide, polyester, cotton and blends.

APAVISA

Porcelain tile manufacturing and trading company Apavisa Porcelánico occupies 200,000 sq. m industrial premises equipped with cutting edge technology and a large and comprehensive workforce. With a market presence in over 100 countries, this company is a soundly established, reliable supplier for all kinds of projects, offering professionals and consumers the highest standards in technology, innovation, design and service.

Arlex

Arlex was established in 1963 with the aim of producing high quality home furniture. In 1984, it expanded its range to include office furniture, becoming part of the FARAM group. Today we are market leaders in Europe, strengthened and consolidated by our expansion into markets in the Middle East, South-East Asia, and the Americas. In the office sector, we have taken part in projects such as Distrito Telefónica in Madrid, which was designed by Rafael de la Hoz, and the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, which was the work of Jean Nouvel. Our commitment to design and the creation of new home products means that we now export to more than fifteen countries, making up 10% of our total turnover.

ARTURO ALVAREZ

Arturo Álvarez specialises in the design and production of decorative lighting for residential and commercial projects. The firm’s philosophy has always been to offer characterful lights with a strong emotional quality. One-off and unique, they are handmade and boast lovingly created finishes. Arturo Álvarez is the company’s main designer, one of its co-founders and the driving force behind it. For several years, the firm has invested in innovation, exploring and developing its own materials for its lighting. Thanks to this research, it has developed SIMETECH®, an innovative, highly malleable, pliable material, suitable for creating products in large volumes. It has different textures and varying degrees of intensity in terms of light. The material was recognised in New York with a Best of Year award, presented by renowned magazine Interior Design.

ASCENDER

Ascender was founded in 2003 with a small team of four co-owners with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector. It quickly positioned itself as a highly respected European company in the sector for seating for cinemas, theatres, auditoriums and communal spaces. Its armchairs are of a very high quality, innovative and always manufactured in an environmentally friendly way. The company exports 75 per cent of its turnover of goods.

ASCENSIÓN LATORRE

The family-owned company based in Valencia, Ascensión Latorre and Guillermo Torrent -who has designed a great many pieces in the catalogue - set up a company in 1976 called 'Ascensión Latorre Chaves'. It concentrated mainly on chairs and soon became established on the domestic and foreign markets, thanks to the high quality of its products and a strond focus on marketing.

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