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Romanian designer creates handmade ceramic flower pots using a special technique and is looking for international distributors and commercial agents

Country of origin:
Country: 
ROMANIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BORO20190131001
Published
31/01/2019
Last update
13/02/2020
Expiration date
17/08/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Ceramic Materials and Powders
Home furnishing and housewares
Other manufacturing n.e.c.
Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
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Summary

Summary: 
A Romanian company specialized in arts and crafts has developed a handmade technique for decorating ceramic flower pots, creating unique items for indoor and outdoor use. They seek European partners active in the home, garden and deco industry to access international markets through distribution and commercial agency agreements.

Description

Description: 

A Romanian handmade artist, specialized in creating unique decorative items and inspired by the passion for arts and crafts, has founded in 2015 a company with this special purpose, in order to tackle the home, garden and deco markets.

The main activity of the company consists in decorating ceramic flower pots of various shapes and sizes, using the ”decoupage” technique and painting, creating unique designs with added handmade value, thus generating a personalized experience for the final customers.

The production process begins with the impermeability treatment for the raw ceramic pot, followed by an adequate drying time. Using an adhesive for the decoupage technique, a special napkin is applied, that will give the pot a unique pattern. The napkin is fixed with an additional glue layer and various colors are added by brush or sponge, generating colorful visual effects. After the colors dry, the pot is varnished, thus enhancing its lifespan and offering it resistance to environmental factors. Every pot is prepared for expedition with care for the fragility of such items, being wrapped in anti-shock bubble foil and placed in a corrugated cardboard box in order to ensure a safe transportation.

The company seeks international distributors and commercial agents, such as home and deco stores, handmade stores, DIY (“do-it-yourself”) shops, garden accessories shops and others in order to conclude partnership agreements to further grow on foreign markets. The future distributors should be able to sell the ceramic pots on their own local market; thus, it is preferred that the partner has a well-established network of customers. The distributors should make requests to the Romanian company when they receive an order for a specific number of pots. The future commercial agents should be able to represent the company and its products on the local market, integrating the pots produced by the Romanian company in their own product portfolio.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company is comprised of a young and creative team, with a distinctive passion for art, putting into practice creative ideas and designs. The team members commit to be available 24/7 for their customers. The company has adhered to a “details matter” policy, both in the production and in the business processes, so they fully dedicate their time and professional efforts on obtaining the best results regarding the requests of their clients. The company can work with their own designs and they can also create specific designs, as requested by the customers. The company staff has extensive knowledge regarding traditional and folkloric art, gaining throughout time practical experience when it comes to handmade items, a true display of craftsmanship. Being a handmade product, the pots become unique through their decorative elements, as no automatic machinery is involved in the production process. The paints and varnishes used are non-toxic; the final product is water-resistant, so the pots can be used both inside and outside, being suitable for houses, gardens, terraces and other public spaces.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Romanian company seeks partners from Europe in order to conclude distribution and commercial agency agreements. The company would prefer partners from the home, garden and deco sector, such as decoration stores, handmade stores, DIY stores, garden accessories stores, indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories stores and other similar entities. The potential distributor should have its own distribution network to ensure the logistics on the local market. The potential commercial agent should be able to represent the Romanian designers on their local market.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,Inventor,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden