Interview with David Millon. Villeroy & Boch.
What are some of the exciting initiatives planned for Villeroy & Boch this year, and what path will the company be taking as it looks to the future?
Villeroy & Boch will continue with the same distribution policy that already stands out in the market for its select nature. This is an essential factor for us, as customer satisfaction is our prime concern. That is why we offer the best service as well as total care with our products, providing high-quality support to customers. We are increasingly dealing with premium clients in the Costa del Sol area: a more demanding customer looking for innovative and personalised elements. Villeroy & Boch has products that fulfil these high-quality requirements, including Antheus, Finion and Viclean collections, and spa and hydro-massage products. Looking to the future, Villeroy & Boch will continue to consolidate its position as a standard-bearing brand in bathrooms and wellness within the premium sector. We also provide products related to home-wear, decoration, ceramics and
lighting, thus enabling clients to purchase an entire house at Villeroy & Boch.
What do you believe is the secret to the success of Villeroy & Boch?
There are no magic tricks for success but rather significant rewards for our efforts thanks to the innovation, discipline and historical updates that we have been committed to since 1748. These include responding to current needs and trends and launching new products for customers wanting to make affordable, high-quality investments – all of which makes Villeroy & Boch a solid benchmark in the market. In addition, we believe that our recent growth on marketing and digital platforms, as well as social networks, is another key issue in ensuring we remain a point of reference compared with our competitors.
Where do you see trends developing in the bathroom sector?
I believe trends are following a premium and personalised pattern. Innovation and digitalisation are important concepts that need to be integrated within products in this sector. The Antheus collection, composed of luxury materials, balanced proportions and geometric contours inspired by Art Deco, together with purist Bauhaus clarity, has created an unmistakably timeless beauty. The Finion collection provides stylish furniture, a concept of elegant lighting andexclusive high-quality bathroom ceramics, thus becoming an oasis of relaxation and wellbeing. Viclean, following this line of innovation and quality, establishes a new standard in the design of bidet toilets. At first glance it looks like a conventional toilet but the technology has been integrated into the ceramics and not the seat.
What interesting new designs are highlighted in your tableware ranges?
Every year we present our tableware novelties at the Ambiente international fair in Frankfurt. This year Villeroy & Boch is presenting a wide range of interesting new products… Brindille Collection: Brindille, with its expressive colourfulness and sleek design, appeals primarily to a younger audience. The décor is at times a bold blue on brilliant white, and other times the reverse as white on blue. The result is a young concept that captures individual decorative elements of the original. Clever Baking: Baking is extremely trendy, with books, magazines and bloggers always coming up with new recipes. The new Clever Baking collection taps into this ongoing trend as the collection stands for professional baking fun at home. The products are versatile and come with surprisingly clever details: for example, the ceramic Gugelhupf mould, the star of the collection, has a measuring jug hidden inside; and there are cake plates with a base that are placed on top of each other to create fantastic étagères. This is the perfect way to showcase delicious baked treats. Modern Dining: An urban lifestyle keeps us on the move. People want to eat healthily and sustainably while on the go, just like they do at home. Villeroy &
Boch has made eating breakfast or lunch out a real joy with various dishes, bowls and To Go mugs. Coloured Delight: Accessories in the 2018 trend colour… The new additions to the Coloured Delight collection will also be marketed in the Pantone “Colour of the Year”, Ultra Violet.
Available from Puya, Calle Zinc 7, Marbella
Tel. (+34) 952 822 611
www.puya.es / www.villeroy-boch.com
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Interview with Remco de Cock. All-Fix Renovation
Tell us about All-Fix Renovation and how you came about…
All-Fix Renovation is a family business in Calahonda on the Costa del Sol, specialising in general renovations and construction. We are your contact for renovations in Marbella and elsewhere on the Costa del Sol. After being active for 30 years in the construction sector in Belgium and the Netherlands, we decided to move to the Costa del Sol.
What are your particular strengths as a team?
Our team is a mix of experience and youthful enthusiasm, which ensures that we deliver professional work of the highest level. We speak English, Dutch, Flemish, French and Spanish so we are able to provide our services in a language
that suits you. Our specialty is total renovation. This
can range from a bathroom or new tiles to the whole property. No job is too big or too small for the All-Fix team. You tell us your ideas and we can create a design and give technical advice if needed, helping you to incorporate latest or traditional trends together with our interior specialist.
Tell us more about the way you work…
We send our clients photos of what has been completed after every day. In this way they can follow up their projects from wherever they are. Renovation consists of many different aspects such as tiling, carpentry, painting, windows, electricity, plumbing and air-conditioning, and we have specialists for all of them. In this way we provide an amazing service when it comes to price-quality.
What other areas do you work in?
It doesn’t rain that much here over the year, so houses aren’t foreseen in heavy rainy conditions. Therefore when it rains heavily or rains on consecutive days many houses will suffer damp problems. This can lead to serious problems for your property, from a smell or paint that is coming loose to your walls absorbing water. The first sign of damp problems needs to be handled before it becomes worse, so we decided to handle this problem ourselves. We work
either with an injection method so the water can neither travel up nor enter, or we use roofing and plinths. We visit to check out the problem and then decide which method is the best to resolve it.
Tel. (+34) 607 426 402 (Remco)