French designer of home decoration items made in an artisanal way seeks craftsmen for some of her creations. The products are intended for both private individuals and professionals such as restaurants, decoration shops, interior designers and will be sold in stores and via an e-commerce site
The craftsmen sought must be specialized:
- either in basketry to manufacture lampshades,
- or in art of dinnerware to make plates, bowls and salad bowls.
Manufacturing agreements will be signed
Since 2010 this French designer has been working with a designer of custom-made furniture combining wood and metal (tables, frames, TV furniture...) and they sell their products in a 150mē workshop located in Marseille. Over the years she has created some decorative items, in addition to furniture, and sold them in this same workshop. As her products have been very successful, she has decided to broaden her product range and create an e-commerce site that will be operational soon.
The aim is to sell them to private individuals as well as to professionals such as interior designers, restaurants, decoration stores...
All the products must be handmade, of good quality and manufactured in an eco-responsible way.
She has already identified French or European manufacturers and craftsmen with whom she already works, and is now looking for craftsmen for two specific needs.
First of all, basketry specialists able to manufacture lampshades according to well-defined specifications. You will find attached photos to have an idea of the style.
But also craftsmen specialized in the dinnerware to make ceramic and stoneware plates, bowls and dishes. See also the models on the attached pictures.
The first orders will be for small quantities but the idea is to develop this activity, to perpetuate the partnership and to have new models manufactured.
An agreement of manufacturing will be signed between the partners.
- Type of partner sought: For lampshades: the company is looking for one or more craftsmen working in basketry to make lampshades. The craftsmen will have to work wicker, bamboo or any others natural materials.
Models, shapes, colors and sizes are very variable, the company will propose well-defined specifications for each order.
For dinnerware: the company wishes to have one or more craftsmen specialized in ceramics and stoneware to manufacture plates, bowls and salad bowls. For these products too, the colors may be bright or pastel, with or without motifs, of different sizes.
The edges should not be sharp, the products should not contain fingerprints or air bubbles and should be stamped with the company logo.
The product should comply with the EU regulations concerning food contact materials.
For all products, craftsmen will have to offer a very solid packaging.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The company wants to sign manufacturing agreements with craftsmen able to manufacture high quality products according to precise specifications.
The partners are expected to have ethical ans responsible practices, and to be passionate about craftwork.
For all products craftsmen will have to offer a very solid and reliable packaging for transport
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