Fun Furniture Collection Press Items.
Article from Ribble Valley Magazine discussing our Rolls-Royce theme bed debut.
Fantastic six page article from the editor Simon Hastelow of MOG Magazine ( Morgan's Owner Group) telling their readers about Fun Furniture Collection and their great range of childrens theme single and bunk bed
PROJECT ROLLS – ROYCE
Issued: 12 December 2016
Kensington Palace, London: A Legacy of Luxury book launch
London, UK, 9 December 2016
As one of the world’s most prestigious car clubs, the Rolls –Royce Enthusiasts’ Club
(RREC) has thousands of devoted members around the globe. Established in 1957,
the club is celebrating its diamond jubilee over the coming year and, to mark this
milestone, it launched a new publication entitled "A Legacy of Luxury" Celebrating
the RREC’s Diamond Jubilee at the royal residence of Kensington Palace in London
on Friday 9 December. The event was attended by more than 500 guests, including
Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners and collectors and an array of VIPs.
Produced by leading London publisher St James’s House and written by an editorial
team of experts, aficionados and tastemakers, the beautifully designed, 444-page
hardback publication spotlights Rolls-Royce motor cars past and present and delves
into the stories and personalities that make the marque “the best car in the world”.
In keeping with the launch’s refined setting, a collection of Rolls – Royce and Bentley
motor cars were on display at the Kensington Palace event. In addition, to resonate
with the book’s theme of luxury a carefully curated selection of high-end brands
were present, enabling guests to immerse themselves in a world of luxurious tastes,
products and experiences.Richard Freed, Director of publisher St James’s House, said: “What better way to launch this wonderful book than with a celebration of the finer things in life? It was truly an event to remember.”
The launch event took place on 9 December between 5pm and 8pm at Kensington Palace in London.
A Cautionary tale
We were recently involved in an IP copyright issue with another company who took it upon themselves to copy and reproduce our designs.
As clearly shown on our website we have membership with access to IP protection with ACID (Anti Copying in Design), an organisation accessing specialist IP Lawyers and supporting services in these cases.
We are pleased to report that this company was immediately stopped from producing our designs and compensation sought for loss of earnings and legal costs.
The company also had to supply us with all sales made, along with names and addresses of the customers, so we may contact them directly informing them that they are in possession of a counterfeit item.
At Fun Furniture Collection we will not hesitate to use these legal services if and when required to protect our designs. Our team regularly monitors the Internet to make sure no copyright infringements of our designs are occurring.
We would like to thank ACID for their swift response and assistance to a satisfactory outcome.
On Tuesday 24th June, Mark and Llinos founders and creative’s of Fun Furniture
Collection have been invited to meet His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to
discuss their company and show him their furniture. Fun Furniture Collection
combines a passion for motor vehicles with the love of furniture design, resulting
in a unique collection of bespoke, hand-made furniture for children.
At Middleport Pottery, The Prince of Wales will view displays for six local
companies brought together to demonstrate the depth and range of export activity
and to learn more about how each company been helped to export overseas by
U.K. Trade & Investment.
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We were so honoured and proud to be chosen. It was an amazing day full of
anticipation and excitement.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was presented a Camper Van Toy Chest
for Prince George's Birthday. Here's the Toy Chest in its entirety. We hope he
loves it and it keeps his room neat and tidy.
Here is part of the press release from UKTI.
The Prince of Wales visited Staffordshire on Tuesday 24 June to meet
in the region that are increasing sales by exporting.
The Prince met six Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at Middleport
Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. Each company has received or is about
to receive, support from UKTI to help them export. Companies that export
will generate an extra £30 billion for the UK economy.
The Prince's visit to Middleport also marked the completion of a £9 million
project by The Prince's Regeneration Trust to restore Britain's last Victorian
pottery and create a new hub for traditional crafts.
UKTI arranged for the Prince of Wales to meet companies that are involved
in international trade. Paul Noon, Regional Director for UKTI in the West
Midlands said: I am delighted his Royal Highness has chosen to spotlight a
group of top Staffordshire exporters and we have the opportunity to
showcase these creative companies as a sample of some of the best the
UK has to offer. The Prince of Wales visited companies who are linked by
their creativity and commitment to international trade and currently export
around the world.
Fun Furniture Collection™
A collection of children's bedroom furniture inspired by heritage vehicles
and designs. The firm recently joined UKTI's Passport to Export programme
and is looking to expand into Europe and the USA.Fun Furniture Collection
is a collection of children's bedroom furniture inspired by heritage vehicles
and designs. The company designs and makes each piece from its city
-based studio and workshop. The eclectic range includes camper van
bunk beds and petrol pump storage units. The firm is looking to expand
into new markets in Europe and the USA.
Here are a few more pictures from the day.
Fun Furniture Collection in Bignall End grows its sales
FURNITURE fit for a prince is making its way across the
world from workshops based in North Staffordshire.
Fun Furniture Collection creates bespoke pieces for
children, from tipper truck beds to bunks in the shape of
a double-decker London bus and toy chests resembling
trailers and diggers.
Prince George is even the proud owner of a camper van
toy box, after business owners, Mark Turner and Llinos
Pritchard presented it as a gift to Prince Charles on a visit
Now, with support from overseas trade specialist UKTI,
the company is seeing orders come in from across the
globe, with Model and Scenic Solutions, in Bignall End,
working with Fun Furniture Collection to manufacture the goods. A range of other businesses based in North Staffordshire are also benefiting from the growing success story, from couriers and freight handlers to seamstress services.
Mark, an industrial designer by trade, said: "We're big believers in keeping it British and keeping it local, putting something back into the community.
"Thanks to our work with UKTI, we've met lots more local companies and they've become friends. We help each other out when we can and it's good to be able to talk to others who have been through the same process when it comes to building the export side of the business.
"Our main focus is on detail and quality “ we are targeting the high-end market. And while the majority of our customers are in the UK, we are already seeing orders from as far afield as the U.S."
Fun Furniture Collection was inspired by a trip to a classic vehicle show when the idea for making a bed in the shape of an AEC Tipper popped into Mark's head as he viewed the exhibits.
Mark was working at Model and Scenic Solutions at the time, and as the design and build company had both the equipment and the skills he was looking for, it was the perfect choice for a manufacturing partner.
Llinos said: "We make sure that every design is functional “ I'm always the one checking whether mum can still make the bed easily.
"And customer service is extremely important to us. Mark writes the assembly manuals and every customer can ring us direct, to the point where we will talk them through the steps if needs be.
"We even supply little pots of touch-up paint for the painted furniture, so they don't have to worry about the children scuffing it as they play."
Mark added: "These are investment pieces and getting the detail right is something I am very particular about.
"They are high quality and made to last so they can be passed down the family."
Now the business has a range of about 30 products, with a couple of new designs in the pipeline, as well as accepting commissions.
It is a regular exhibitor at trade shows and fairs, with products available through a number of specialist retail sites as well as direct from Mark and Llinos, who are also looking at recruiting distributors to support its overseas sales.
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Thanks to Ann King at The Sentinel.
We've also appeared in various publications such as Vouge, Angels and Urchins, Insight magazine and various enthusiasts magazines.
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