19 Apr Bringing quality, style and efficiency to the great outdoors…
In 1948 a small furniture workshop in Glasgow opened its doors. Now, almost seventy years and three generations later, it’s the largest collection of commercial furniture in the UK.
Harvey Ockrim and his brother Kevin have years of experience in the industry firmly under their belt. From their grandfather and his Browns furniture workshop in Glasgow, to taking over Satelliet UK in 2006. Now in their 11th year at the company, the brothers work alongside Christan Brouwers as directors.
Satelliet Uk is one of eight international independent companies within the Satelliet group and is partnered with Satelliet Holland: one of the market leading suppliers of contract furniture to the European hospitality industry. The head office is based in the Netherlands but the UK leg of the group base themselves in two purpose-built showrooms in both Surrey and Glasgow.
Throughout his time in the industry, Harvey has seen a variety of changes within the market. He believes that over the next few years the market will move further away from the industrial/ vintage style. “The hospitality sector is going back to a more sophisticated feel, with comfortable and soft furnishing.”
The terrace space is as important for revenue generation as indoor, with that in mind, their light and practical outdoor furniture range is testament to the adaptations within the market. The range is designed to be stacked neatly away when not in use, built to last and is also suitable for the unpredictable English weather.
“We see people so often come to us with something cheap they have seen online and being disappointed with what they ordered; it hadn’t done the job or lacked the quality they were after. So I would say, don’t focus on the price, focus on the quality of the product and the service.”
The Satelliet UK team work hard to ensure everyone has a product that they are proud of but it’s not only the quality they pride themselves on. They announced that their lead times for delivering their outdoor furniture range is up to 33% quicker than many competitors. So if you order now, you’ll have everything ready to go for that sunny May bank holiday.
The company have worked on a number of prestigious projects over the years, including work with Ibis, Dominoes Pizza and David Lloyd. Over the last few months completed projects at Hilton Double Tree in Glasgow Central as well as the independent Castello Café Bistro at Mearns Castle Golf Academy. You can take a look at the finished projects below:
To find out more about any of Satelliet UKs products visit: http://www.contractfurnitureuk.com/
Alternatively, why not visit arrange to visit them at either of their UK showrooms or at the BCFA Open in Dublin this June. The event highlights the very best in contract interior products from over 30 BCFA members. The event will be held at the Guinness Storehouse at St James’ Gate on Wednesday 14th June.