Mobel Oys business idea is to develop and market interior furnishings of top international quality (for public premises). Our design philosophy is to develop timelessly tasteful furniture at reasonable prices, using environmentally compatible manufacturing processes.
The company was founded in 1996 and the business shows a clear growth trend; in 1999 turnover rose by over 50% from the previous year. The business has premises in Turku and showrooms in Helsinki. Mobels collection has also aroused interest in international markets, which has been considered in selecting the companys growth strategy. The most important growth potential lies in exports, which accounted for approximately 20% of the turnover in 1999.
The Head Designer of the collection is Jouko Järvisalo, whose KOVA chair won The Pro Finnish Design award in 1999. The collection also includes products designed by Pentti Hakala. The collection is primarily designed for:
In accordance with our environmental program we develop customer oriented, high-quality products that are sustainable both aesthetically and technically. A timeless, simplified design gives the product a long service life and makes it ecologically sustainable. We take environmental requirements and legislation into account throughout product design and require that our partners comply with the same requirements. We choose our subcontractors on ecological grounds, and we also consider environmental values in the packaging of our products. We ensure that all our packaging materials are reusable and that they are efficiently recycled.