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55 years of TEAM 7: the premium natural wood furniture brand continues its success story
This year TEAM 7 is celebrating its 55th anniversary with the company in a healthy position and with a clear identity. The brand‘s premium Austrian furniture is globally considered to set industry standards and the company itself is seen as an inspiring pioneer with vast innovative prowess and great potential. What‘s more this success story in Ried is still far from reaching its apogee: since 2008 the company has invested EUR 30 million in production and, between 2008 and 2009, a sizeable portion of this investment went towards the construction of Plant 2 (used for the production of tables and beds) in Pram. No less than EUR 3 million has been invested into the production sites in Ried and Pram this year. According to Dr Georg Emprechtinger, who has been the Managing Director and sole owner of the company since 1999: „Our solid development has been sustained by our own efforts to combine traditional values, pioneering design and technological advancement. This is basis of our brand‘s appeal and the economic success that we want to continue around the world.“
TEAM 7: the background to a success story
TEAM 7 is a brand that is as strong as a tree, with well-established roots and healthy upward-growing branches. As Managing Director Dr Georg Emprechtinger says: „A successful brand is a good story and we increase the appeal of the TEAM 7 brand by making each new direction taken by the company and every one of its innovations a new chapter of this story.“ The story began over five decades ago with a carpenter‘s workshop, which then in 1980 started to focus all its efforts on a niche market – natural wood furniture – long before the organic boom took off. This pioneering spirit is an important prerequisite for any story that is going to interest customers.
TEAM 7 wins Green GOOD DESIGN Award for third time
TEAM 7 has once again been awarded the renowned Green GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Both the bed and TV unit of the lux series have now been recognised with this coveted prize. Every year the museum, along with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, hands out the award to projects and products from 34 countries that it considers to be outstanding examples of sustainable and innovative design.
TEAM 7‘s evergreen mobile range of children‘s furniture receives a facelift
TEAM 7‘s range of truly classic children‘s furniture – mobile –is made of genuine natural wood and free of chemical additives. This furniture, which is the very embodiment of timeless reliability, grows with your children. The range has already been around for thirty years, meaning a whole generation has grown up with mobile. Now it is the turn of a new generation of parents to choose classic items of furniture for their children.
TEAM 7 increases its international reach with expansion to China
On 20 July, TEAM 7 opened its first shop in China as part of the company's ongoing efforts to take the Team 7 brand international. The Austrian furniture manufacturer's 300 m2 showroom in Beijing showcases the company's classic designs and bestsellers from the kitchen, dining, living and sleeping ranges, including high-class kitchens such as vao and k7, the award-winning flaye table and the flexible cubus and cubus pure modular systems.
Milan furniture trade fair: TEAM 7 celebrates international standing
TEAM 7 showcased the perfect combination of nature, design and technology in a prominent location at Eurocucina, the exhibition for kitchen manufacturers at the furniture trade fair in Milan. This appearance was very successful on an international level, confirming the brand's global ranking as a benchmark.
Red Dot 2014 3 design awards for TEAM 7
The Red Dot Design Award given out as part of the internationally recognised competition is considered a real seal of quality in industry circles. It is one of the world's biggest and most renowned design competitions and awards winners for work which stands out due to its exceptional level of design quality.
"A big step forward" - two innovations are iia winners in 2014
"We have achieved our trade fair objectives and are very satisfied with the results. The imm cologne was another big step forward." That was the initial conclusion from Cologne, given by owner and CEO of TEAM 7, Dr. Georg Emprechtinger. The Austrian manufacturer of natural wood furniture crafts solid wood into original forms and sophisticated designs. The company, which is a pioneer in the industry and has enjoyed international success for many years, rounded off 2013 with yet another two per cent increase in turnover, reaching approximately EUR 80 million.
TEAM 7 wins iF product design award 2014 for cubus pure
The cubus pure home furnishings range from Austrian furniture manufacturer TEAM 7 has just been recognised with the prestigious iF product design award. Since its inception in 1953, the iF award has been one of the most important design prizes internationally and is recognised the world over as a hallmark for outstanding achievement in design.
TEAM 7 supports prize-winning solar-powered LISI house
The LISI solar-powered house, designed by 45 students from the Vienna University of Technology, the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, has been crowned the winner of the prestigious Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. This makes LISI the world champion of eco-homes. The Austrian natural wood specialist TEAM 7 has been supporting the project with equipment and also as the main sponsor. "We are delighted to have had the opportunity to take part in this project," enthused Dr Georg Emprechtinger, Owner-Manager of TEAM 7. "Our vision is to bring nature into urban environments, and the LISI project does just that!"
Decoland company as a partner of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend 2013 in Prague
Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion weekend (MBPFW) took place from September 18 – 22 in Prague. With over 17.000 visitors, excellent fashion shows and events throughout Prague and Jimmy Choo as a special guest, the fashion weekend was a huge success – not only on a Czech fashion scene. Decoland Design Interiors company took part on this event for the first time as a partner, displaying a fashionable Alessi „Dressed“ Collection of kitchen accessories and cultlery by Marcel Wanders in Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend VIP lounge in Intercontinental Hotel.
red dot design award goes to TEAM 7
The red dot award: product design 2013 has been awarded to no less than three of furniture manufacturer TEAM 7's products: the flaye extendable table from head designer Jacob Strobel and also the cubus pure living range and weatherwood highboard, both of which were designed by Sebastian Desch. The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is one of the most significant and renowned design competitions in the world. An internationally recognised competition, it is known as a seal of quality for good design within the industry.
TEAM 7: complete kitchen range and new flaye high-tech table
Natural, aesthetic and contemporary – countless design awards and rapid growth over the last few years confirm that the premium brand TEAM 7 is well positioned internationally with its traditional craftsmanship and its outstanding expertise in wood, design and technology. The Austrian brand‘s natural wooden furniture is available from 500 retail outlets around the world and 16 brand stores in major cities such as Taipeh, Miami, Vienna, Munich, Düsseldorf and Hamburg. As the 2013 trade show season gets under way, TEAM 7 has set itself the goal of strengthening its designer kitchen range.
TEAM 7: New record at imm cologne
TEAM 7, the market leader for ecologically designed furniture, celebrates a new record at imm cologne. "Our customers are delighted to see that we have taken another major step forwards with our award-winning design and innovative technology. The brand's evocative power has increased once more," says Dr. Georg Emprechtinger, managing proprietor of TEAM 7.
TEAM 7 innovations 2012
TEAM 7 presents a fireworks of brilliant ideas and professional know-how (at imm cologne). "It's a tree story": wood is the precious raw material on which the furniture story focuses. And TEAM 7 remains faithful to its roots this year too, with innovative technology, consistently sustainable production and award-winning design. Let yourself be captivated by the new aye chair - winner of the interior innovation award 2012 - and a new boutique collection.
TEAM 7 wins interior innovation award 2012
TEAM 7, the leading international premium brand for ecologically designed furniture, wins the renowned interior innovation award 2012. The aye chair created by senior designer Jacob Strobel has been selected by the international jury as "winner 2012".
The interior innovation award is one of the most highly coveted design awards in the furnishing industry worldwide. It was initiated by imm cologne, the competition's conceptual sponsor, in 2002. The competition is hosted by the German Design Council. The interior innovation award distinguishes outstanding innovative performances in all product areas of the industry.
„Design Vision Austria“ in Milan, April 12 until 17 2011
We will present our red dot design award winners 2011, the lux living range and stern coffee table, in the Zona Tortona, via G. Bugatti 7. www.advantageaustria.org/it.
ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY CERTIFICATION
EMAS ("eco management and audit scheme") is a European management system which aims to implement statutory provisions to protect the environment and to integrate these into corporate work flows as effectively as possible. With this system, the production process, the products, all the materials used and the entire manufacturing process, including the employees' conduct are organized according to strict European environmental protection criteria. It ensures that regulations are not only observed, but also optimally implemented.
Every year, our factory and production are audited by an independent institute (SGS Austria). Our environmental performance is continually documented and improved.
The Sustainability Report meets with the requirements for preparing an environment declaration in accordance with EMAS III Regulation 1221:2009 and applies for the TEAM 7 factories in Ried and Pram. For further information, visit the TEAM 7 website at www.team7.at/sustainability.
Two red dot awards for TEAM 7
Two of the products from Austrian furniture manufacturer TEAM 7 have been awarded the red dot design award 2011: the lux living programme and stern couch table were both designed by TEAM 7 head designer Jacob Strobel. The red dot design award is an internationally recognised competition which is deemed to represent a seal of quality for good design within the industry. The red dot design award is one of the biggest and best renowned design competitions in the world. It is awarded to pieces which are characterised by their fantastic quality of design. ”This double award is the very best confirmation of my work,” says Jacob Strobel, whose two designs have already won awards this year at the interior innovation award cologne. The two awards again demonstrate the design expertise and powers of innovation of this Austrian manufacturer.
LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability): Study confirms positive brand image of TEAM 7
Precious natural wood transformed into timeless classics with the painstaking traditional craftsmanship of carpenters – supporters of a natural style of life have always appreciated TEAM 7 for this fact. And this has now also been confirmed by a study performed by TNS Infratest.
The company is "unique and unmistakable" – almost 90% of all the people interviewed agreed with this statement. More than 80% voted for such items as "produces durable furniture of lasting value", "stands for genuine craftsmanship and quality", "takes care to use healthy materials" and "only processes untreated natural wood". Another remarkable feature is that TEAM 7 is perceived as a particularly honest and credible company, with a genuine passion for making furniture (almost 80%).
The study shows that the essential brand values of TEAM 7 have become lodged in the consciousness of TEAM 7's target group. The great sympathy extended towards the brand TEAM 7 by consumers is particularly gratifying.
TEAM 7 celebrates resounding success at imm cologne 2011
Visitors already thronged the TEAM 7 exhibition stand on Sunday, two days before the fair officially opened.
The new lux living range and the spectacular nox table designed by Jacob Strobel with synchronized extension were two of the highlights presented. Visitors were also deeply impressed by the vao kitchen designed by Sebastian Desch and the cushioned pull-out mechanism 2soft which is now available for all TEAM 7 tables.
TEAM 7 also qualifies for the first league in design matters, for no fewer than three products won the coveted Interior Innovation Award: the lux living range, stern coffee table and vao kitchen won the award for innovative design.