Interview with Philip Wilding and photos by Toomas Reigo: www.toomasreigo.com
You are a new business on the Coast…. What ade you settle on Marbella?
We have had a holiday home in Marbella for a few years and love the lifestyle. We work hard and play hard and we both enjoy golf so it’s the perfect place. We did live in Harrogate before moving to Spain – which was voted the best place to live in the UK – so we have come from one great place to another, without the cold winter of the UK!
Tell us more about the brands that you work with…
After 30 years of retailing contemporary furniture with interior design, at some point we have sold most high-end brands from many countries in Europe. All have their good points but, like their cars, if you want furniture that’s well designed, built to the highest standard and with the best service, then German products stand out. A perfect example of this is the Hulsta collection of beds. From Italian companies you can also get a well-designed bed frame. However, with Hulsta’s beds, whether boxspring or slatted base, you get a beautifully designed frame with an award-winning sleeping system for a perfect sleep… with a comprehensive collection of bedside units, chests of drawers, dressing tables and wardrobes to match. Rolf Benz is one of the best, if not the best, upholstery companies for design, quality and comfort. For some reason this level of comfort is missing from many of their competitors. They offer a large collection of models as well as dining tables, chairs and coffee tables. A few years ago, Hulsta introduced a new collection called Now! This offers furniture which is all still made in Germany in the same factories as the main ranges but at a lower price. Customers are amazed that they can have their two-bedroom holiday home completely furnished with Hulsta’s quality for under €15,000. To complete our collection, we have many other brands including outdoor furniture from companies such as Cane Line and Vondom, rugs, wallpaper, fabrics and accessories.
In what way do you feel the brands you work with fit into the contemporary
Contemporary design is what we specialise in and the furniture we offer will perfectly complement homes that are being built here. Style, comfort and quality have to go hand in hand. We have been designing contemporary interiors for over 30 years and we know how products work together to create a home that not only looks great but works for modern-day living and gives you a sense of pleasure each time you close a cupboard door or drawer.
What are the main services that VIP Environment offer?
Clients of VIP Environment require different things. Some just come into our beautiful showroom to purchase a particular item such as a TV unit or bed; others want a full interior design service. In both cases we are on hand to help. Our knowledge of contemporary furniture is vast and we can help guide customers to suit their needs. We offer a full free CAD design service so customers can visualise their finished home.
VIP Environment SL
Local 5 & 6, Centro Commercial Atenea (Diana), N340 Km. 168, Estepona
Tel. (+34) 951 569 202 / 602 295 511
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