Durability is a must when it comes to furniture in the hospitality industry, and Turkish manufacturer Sandalyeci Furniture Trading caters exactly to those specifications. Whether chosen from its catalogue of over 800 designs or designed to custom specifications, the company's high-quality, robust, comfortable and attractive seating and tables are designed to stand up to the heavy-duty use encountered in the sector. With the establishment last year of a regional subsidary, it is now easier than ever for operators throughout the Middle East to outfit any part of their hospitality space.
Sandalyeci is a leading brand from Turkey that specialises in the manufacture of high-quality indoor and outdoor furniture with robust designs. The firm aims to supply top-notch furniture to the hospitality industry across the UAE and the wider region. With an impressive track record of successfully completed projects throughout Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Western Europe and, of course, the Middle East, as well as showrooms in Dubai, Izmir, Istanbul, Almaty, Astana, Frankfurt, Baku and St Petersburg, Sandalyeci is already creating ripples worldwide.
The name of the company pays homage to the business's humble beginnings, the first line of its story - in Turkish, Sandalyeci means 'chair maker'. The company was founded on the ethos that while anyone can manufacture furniture for residential areas, creating something suitable for hospitality spaces is another matter entirely; in these spaces, with the heavy use required to meet the needs of large numbers of guests, strength and durability is incredibly important. What began as a simple 'chairs and tables' firm soon evolved into a major furniture brand. Commensurate with this expansion in its scope and activities, Sandalyeci today boasts a 37,000m2 factory in Izmir, Turkey, which is equipped with high-end technology and machinery to help fulfil these ambitions and guarantee that the needs of the company's clients can be met to the highest possible standard.
In May 2014, Sandalyeci UAE was founded, broadening the company's focus to serve clients in the UAE and Middle East region. In the 16 months since its inception, the company has developed an excellent, wide-ranging portfolio that can point to reference projects with more than 40 top-range major establishments including hotels, restaurants, lounges, coffee shops, bars and many other hospitality spaces in the UAE and GCC regions.
With a vision to assume the mantel as a leader in hospitality furniture in the UAE, Sandalyeci has efficiently filled the gap. The UAE is one of fastest-growing regions in the world, and attracts investment and business from all over the globe. There's huge potential across all areas of business but particularly in the hospitality sector.
Sandalyeci uses only solid wood in the manufacture of its products in order to obtain the required durability and strength needed for the heavy use the furniture encounters. Along with the hundreds of varieties of wooden chairs, tables, armchairs, sofas and other forms of seating, the company also offers furniture made from rattan, aluminium and other metals. Whatever is being manufactured, the fast production, high quality and on-time delivery are guaranteed to build a strong business relationship. The company also has the advantage of being an original manufacturer, giving it the flexibility to offer customised models for clients' projects.
Sandalyeci firmly believes in its line of products, and the values of quality and service it provides. Run by the Basterzi family, it is regarded as one of the most well-respected Turkish businesses. The three owners run the business very efficiently, sometimes working 18 or 19-hour days along with more than 300 employees. It's this will to succeed and striving for quality that keep the company foremost among its competitors.
With a range that boasts more than 800 stunning models to choose from, and offering the advantage of creating and manufacturing customised designs, Sandalyeci aims to be able to meet any designer's expectations. The company is of the unstinting belief that the only way to truly fulfil these is by working together with the designers from the outset - a practice the company believes is essential in order to attain the best results.
Attending three exhibitions every year - INDEX Dubai, Hotel Show Dubai and Gulfood - helps Sandalyeci to reach designers, developers, consultants and contractors in the sector. These shows offer the company the chance to announce the improvements it has made, demonstrate how it can contribute to the sector and, most importantly, personally engage with its customers.