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First retailers in the Netherlands

Posted: January 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Yes, a few days after IMM Cologne we can confirm this: the first shops to carry our collection are Greenwich Village in Haarlem and Enicon Projectinrichters in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Greenwich Village will open its doors on 11 february 2011 and it will show the elephant lounge chair in its first collection. We wish Greenwich Village and the lovely Mariuccia Giovannini great success!

Enicon Projectinrichters is a contract company in Den Bosch, with a beautiful showroom. They carry Mooi, Artifort, Herman Miller, Aeris, Thonet, and several great brands, and now they are carrying Mediodesign as well. Great news.

A succesful IMM Cologne!!

Posted: January 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Yes, we can say that. We went to Cologne with modest goals, and we fulfilled all of them!

first of all we brought Mediodesign to Cologne to see what the trade and the general public had to say about the collection. We were very curious about their opinions, their comments, their suggestions. Well, we got very positive feedback, interest from all sides, nice compliments and good suggestions.

We also went to Cologne to multiply our contacts in the european market. That was such a success! We have interesting leads and confirmed contacts in Germany, Denmark, Zwitserland, The Netherlands, France, Sweden, Spain, Italy, China, Korea, Japan, the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In all gradations, from big retailer to small boutiques, from schools to architectural practices, we now have a good base network to develop our business.

In the same line, the press was very enthousiast about Mediodesign. We have a couple of articles in Schöner Wohnen online, before and during the fair, that was great. At the moment, several print and digital media editor have our info, our photos and our stories. Who knows, maybe there would come more press coverage for Mediodesign.

The third goal, which we set up as last one not to bother us during the fair, was to be open and prepared for business. Well, that one was also quite good. We had from day one a lot of interest from retailers and traders in our products. This is wonderful!

Juan Pablo Quintero, head of design at Mediodesign, was complimented many times by fellow designers, producers, retailers, architects, etc. Hard work pays, we know that and we know how hard has Juan Pablo worked. Together with his partner María Teresa León and his team in Barcelona, they put years of experience and months of preparation to make the show succesful.

We also got a few compliments from some senior trade personalities. They said the business is right, the approach is correct and the products are wonderful. Well, we are doing the best we can!!

So, we are still on tracks, better and stronger that before. Arré Design Agency and Mediodesign are looking good.

We still have a lot to do, but there is confidence in our products in our capacity. This post-fair days and weeks are crucial and we are working hard to respond to our clients.

First day at the fair!

Posted: January 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Monday january 17th the IMM Cologne trade fair started for VIP guests and press guess. The pre-opening! With about 300.000 sqare meters of exhibition surface, one of the biggest trade fairs in the sector. We are in! Of course you already know that, but still, we can’t believe it sometimes.

During the first day, Maria León, Juan Pablo Quintero, John Larking, Yoraco González and Antonio Paiva were standing at the fair. We made a lot of contacts, about 20 business opportunities and about 6 press contacts. Great for a day with limited entrance.

We have incredible attention for the L shelf, and a lot of people stop at our booth to look closely at the system. That gives us the excuse to engage people in conversation and introduce the whole collection, make the contact and get the information we need.

It goes fantastic! So we are really excited about the next days, with the offcial opening on tuesday. Mediodesign, go!

More press coverage

Posted: January 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The Independent, a quality paper in the UK, has run an item about Mediodesign! Please check here to see the article.

On the main page, a picture of the L Shelf system. That is great! Further in the text, Mediodesign is being positioned as a “trendsetter”. That reads very cool indeed…

We are on track!

The press is noticing us (with a little help)

Posted: January 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

A couple of media outlets have picked up our press releases at IMM Cologne website and now run news item about Mediodesign. That’s great! Hopefully more will follow.

That’s good news! In the first place these news outlets have picked up our info, which means that we are newsworthy. In second place, this multiply our exposure.

We are on track…

See what Schöner Wohnen and Infurma say about Mediodesign…

Be nice to your neighbours: Atmosfera

Posted: January 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Looks like the D³ Design Talents programme would be very interesting, with nice seminars about professional practice, a number of interviews organised by dezeen and a party on saturday night.

Nevertheless, this is also an opportunity to make contact with interesting designers, architects and idea-makers who are in the same predicament as mediodesign is:  A talented group of people looking for a break or exposure at an international stage. Next to Mediodesign stand, at 3.2.C.062, the croatian architects of atmosfera, will be presenting an intriguing “innovative furniture concept” at IMM Cologne.

What is that all about? We’ll have to wait and see. As for now, we already are in contact, trying to be good neighbours. We already agreed… to get coffee for each other from the coffee machine during the long hours at the fair. Wow!

Maybe we can achieve some other things, like sharing internet, tips, refering visitors to each other, getting an agency contract (that’s really ambitious dr. Paiva)… Let’s be nice.

The sketch from Rotterdam

Posted: January 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Sketch from Rotterdam

This is the sketch that came from Rotterdam as an alternative setup for Mediodesign stand.

Later on, Mediodesign Barcelona made a render image of this sketch with the actual furniture models. So far, the stand would look somehow like this. Still, a render is a render, and a stand can change. Always.

Some people involved have added some items to the walls. We also hired some chairs to set around the O table, in case we need to have a chat with visitors.

Still, it looks like we have too many things in the stand, but we’ll see as it goes.

Just thinking that we were considering early on to get other collections as well, is easy to see that space /room is still an important issue when it comes to exhibiting furniture.

We present: Mediodesign

Posted: December 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Though we don’t need to present Mediodesign, this company has established itself as a leading company in design, digital fabrication, furniture design, and architecture in Barcelona, Spain. We thought that it was a good idea to represent Mediodesign and give then support and leverage to set their products and services in the European market.

First we thought that we could just try to sell their pieces in the Netherlands, but further analysis brought us to the conclusion that a broader approach was better. We set course for a good introduction moment in the european markets, and after considering Milan, London and Cologne, we decided, together with Mediodesign, to launch the international collection in Germany.

So we started a frantic run to set  up everything. We have engaged many people in our network, including fellow designer Yoraco González from Burö Internacional, who will come from Berlin to lend a hand at the fair. In Barcelona, Mediodesign is busy producing the furniture pieces included in the collection, arranging photo shooting session.  We are busy with dtp layouts, contracts, publicity, press releases, catering, travel… a lot.

Would it be worth it? Of course yes!

IMM Cologne in january 2011

Posted: February 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: featured, news | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Arré design agency is presenting Mediodesign at IMM Cologne next january.

After months of preparation, Arré design agency is starting business in Europe. Acting as exclusive agent of Mediodesign, we are standing at the IMM Cologne trade fair for the first time ever. We hope this would be the first of many succesful trade fairs for Arré and our clients. We are very excited about it and therefore are keen to show all the in’s and out’s of the final preparation before the show, our experiences during the show and the aftermath. Don’t forget to check regurarlly to see what’s going on. We have everything ready to report directly from the fair and keep you up to date about Mediodesign at Cologne, our first show.