Just across the border of Belgium in Bladel, the Netherlands, and in High Point, US, you will find our manufacturing facilities. From the outside, they might look like any other production facility, but on the inside, they are anything but. Welcome to a world of imagination and innovation, a world where ideas are turned into reality by real craftsmen –the world of BuzziSpace. They are fueled by a shared desire to make durable and high-quality furnishings.
The rich legacy of manufacturing furniture in both areas is a major reason why BuzziSpace chose Bladel and High Point for its manufacturing locations.
The facility in Bladel houses 90 employees across several departments, with more than 100 years of combined experience in foam cutting, upholstering, and stitching. A handful of its current workforce was brought on from the last company to occupy the space, a manufacturer of caravan cushions, consequently bringing with them a strong level of expertise in upholstery and foam-work, which has been key to creating several BuzziSpace products.
Did you know? One block of foam produces 55 BuzziCubes or 420 BuzziTiles?
For example, making a product like BuzziCube 3D involves a particularly complex lamination process. Skilled craftsmanship is required to find the right balance between pressure, temperature, and glue, to seamlessly fasten fabric to the 3D cut foam. Every time a new fabric is introduced, our production team has to reevaluate the formula from scratch, so the team is continuously innovating to meet new challenges.
In High Point, North Carolina, we also work hard to maintain our position as an industry front-runner. Every day, 30 employees strive to make products of the highest quality at this location, which used to be an old cotton mill before it was transformed into a BuzziSpace manufacturing facility.
With a rich history of furniture-making and a skilled local labor force, High Point was the ideal location for us to establish production in North America.Having a local manufacturing facility in the US naturally helps us better serve the US market, reduce lead times while leaving a smaller environmental footprint.
During the past couple of years, the production in High Point has been vamped up to include additional product configurations. Last year, it was BuzziPleat, and now BuzziCube 3D and BuzziTile 3D are on track to be produced locally.
At BuzziSpace, craftsmanship is crucial to guarantee high-quality finished products. In several departments, much of the work is still done by hand, requiring special techniques to achieve the desired result. For instance, lacing and upholstery are some of the departments in which the work necessitates a steady hand and eye for detail. Here, the work is both an art and a skill.
Lacing and upholstery are some of the departments in which the work necessitates a steady hand and eye for detail. Here, the work is both an art and a skill.
Despite the distance between our two facilities and some differences, both locations share an important place in BuzziSpace’s rich tapestry: a shared passion for making products that will solve the modern design challenges of today –and beyond.
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