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mafi fresco report in MARK magazine (please translate)

Posted: December 31st, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

In the next release (No. 21) of the MARK magazine by FRAME, mafi Fresco will be presented to design- and architecture- people. Attached you will find the text of the report.

In one of the most famous and toughest international design competitions, the
Red Dot Design Award, Mafi’s Fresco floor was awarded an honourable mention
by a jury composed of top-class experts, while no other prizes were awarded
in its category. ‘Mafi Fresco is ideal for wellness facilities and all living spaces,
where people usually walk barefoot,’ explains Heidrun Fillafer, responsible for
research and development in the Austrian firm. ‘The sophisticated finishing of
the floor surfaces made possible by various milling programmes not only gives
them a striking appearance, with waves (Fresco Duna), spots (Fresco Punkto)
or diamond shapes (Fresco Rombo), but also provides the tired soles of our feet
with a soothing, relaxing and invigorating massage,’ she adds. ‘At the same time,
the imagination can run riot when it comes to possible uses for the product, due
to its decorative appearance.’
‘Successful products differ from less successful products in that they can
stand up to real conditions,’ said design expert Professor Dr Peter Zec, when
introducing the Red Dot Design Award. ‘Successful participation in a design competition
can be the first indication of the later commercial success of a product,
as such competitions make it possible to look objectively at otherwise highly
subjective design decisions.’ Receiving an award in an internationally renowned
design competition is therefore an important indication of whether a product
has the potential to succeed internationally. Products submitted for the Red
Dot Design Award were judged by an international jury composed of renowned
design experts. They evaluate and test the products and assess them according
to criteria such as innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability, environmental
sustainability or clarity of function. This year the jury judged companies from
49 countries, which submitted over 3,000 products. Prizes were awarded in the
categories ‘product design’, ‘communication design’, and ‘design concept’.

Custom Colour for Special Products (please translate)

Posted: December 31st, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: mafi inside | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Starting with the Tigeroak with black filler mafi R&D always wanted more colours and a bigger variaty for our customers. With our CC (custom colour) line we now can fill your personal floor with all colours that have a RAL code.

This is very interesting for public and commercial buildings where logos, CI and CD should also be captured in the floor but also for a special mood in private areas.

The colours can be chosen for Tiger Oak, Magic Oak, Coral Oak, Coral Oak Vulcano, Nero Coral Oak Vulcano, Magic Oak Vulcano, Nero Coral Oak Vulcano and the Magic Ash Dark Vulcano.

Tigeroak grades up a bar (please translate)

Posted: December 31st, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: references, restaurants | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

mafi and one of its partners just finished an interior project in a new bar in Sölden / Austria. The Tigeroak is not only used for the floor but also for a perfect symbiosis on the wall and on the ceiling.

For a good impression have a closer look on the pictures.

Georg’s experiences – part I

Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: experiences | Tags: , , | No Comments »

A client recently called me one and a half year after we did the installation of a mafi Larch wide plank in her private penthouse in Austria. She wanted to thank me for the help of choosing mafi floors and was very sceptic if the floor would be resistant enough for her family. “You have to know that I have three kids, two dogs and one husband. I really need a floor without problems.
So when she called me she told me that she had an accident with the floor. Her kids mixed up the floor with drawing paper and made some “nice” scribbles on the floor. With markers. But after some tips of mafi’s cleaning expert and a smooth treatment with the mafi soap the floor looked like new again. Just wonderful.
Furthermore she told me that she is sooo happy that they chose a Larch and mixed it with there very unique, modern and clear penthouse furniture. “It just matches so good. Couldn’t believe that the vivid Larch will look so nice with our straight furniture
Anyone that has doubts is allowed to contact our client and to have a look on the beautiful floor. She will be more than happy to welcome you.

For more information about the project please call our
mafi Flagshipstore in Salzburg / Austria.
+43 662 82753030

all the best
Export & Projectmanagement

mafi showroom opened in Washington

Posted: June 15th, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: references | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

mafi US is pleased to announce the opening of our newest showroom partner location in Washington DC our nation’s Capitol.

mafi floors are featured in the Poggenpohl showroom located at 3324 M street in the Historic Georgetown design district in Washington. There are samples and catalogs available and we recommend appointments to see the mafi exquisite line of custom handmade natural wood floors from Austria.

We invite anyone living or travelling to D.C to come and visit and “Walk on Art” and to walk on wooden floors in Kitchens.

Please Contact Tim Buckley (Director of East Coast Operations)
970 343 2133 to arrange a visit

Poggenpohl and mafi – a new partnership in the US

Posted: June 8th, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: exhibitions | Tags: , , | No Comments »

World’s best known Kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl and worlds most unique wooden floor manufacturer mafi present a new partnership in high end furniture. From now on mafi will present it’s floors in some of Poggenpohls showrooms across America.

We will present our floors in mafi corners and of course as a showroom floor starting on the East Coast of the United States.

The first Poggenpohl-mafi showrooms:
Boston (Opening June 16th 2010)
135 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
970-343-2133 or 970-748-0438

New York City (Opening June 2010)
270 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
970-343-2133 or 970-748-0438

Washington DC (Georgetown)
3324 M St NW
Washington DC 20017
970-343-2133 or 970-748-0438

What makes Poggenpohl different is its ability to think afresh time and time again. Founded over 110 years ago as the first German kitchen brand, Poggenpohl is now the best known kitchen brand in the world – present in more than 70 countries around the globe. Worldwide, the name Poggenpohl is synonymous with the claim of exclusive, individual kitchens and first-class quality in every detail. Which is why mafi and Poggenpohl fit together so well.

For any more information please contact the Director of mafi USA East Coast, Tim Buckley 970-343-2133 or 970-748-0438.

A lot of designers, architects and customers used mafi floors for kitchens already. Not only because it looks nice but also because of the reason that the kitchen is the room where you mostly will stand and not sit. And everywhere where you have to stand and walk you should have a warm surface to feel well. For an overview please see the pictures of mafi floors in Kitchens.

mafi Domino enters Turkey

Posted: June 7th, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: references | Tags: , , | No Comments »

We recently got some pictures of our Partner in Turkey displaying some nice Domino Installation and Interior Design solutions with mafi Domino floors. With its open pores especially the Domino floor is creating a very nice room athmosphere with regulating the humidity in the living areas.

For more information on the projects in Turkey please contact our partner:

Parkett Flooring
Parkett Yer Dösemeleri Sa. ve Tic. A.S.
Sülün Sok.No:11 Levent 34330/Istanbul
T: +90 0212 280 9350 pbx
W: www.parkett.com.tr

mafi at “Dwell on Design” show in L.A.

Posted: May 28th, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: exhibitions | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

“Dwell on Design” the west coast’s largest design event will take place on June 25-27, 2010 in the Convention Center LA. mafi will have a booth there and will be represented by our american sales team there. We will show you some of our newest and most unique products we have.

For appointments please contact our subsidiary in the US:

mafi USA, Inc
Nic Neumann – Director of West Coast Sales
Based In Los Angeles, CA

mafi at Fuori Salone del Mobile – Zona Tortona

Posted: April 13th, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: exhibitions | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

This week we are on the fair “fuori salone” in milano from april 13st – 18st 2010. You will find us in the “biggest hall” of the fair, the Via Tortona, 20.

Visit us at the Fuori Salone, to see our newest product – a new product – special detailed work – custom design – look forward to it…

Please follow the link to find the architonic guide for the exhibition in Milan.

Have a look at first shots of the opening day in Milano.

outstanding mafi project down under

Posted: April 8th, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: private houses | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The Orb House
We just got forwarded an amazing project recently finished in Australia.  They used mafi floors in the area which looks over the courtyard and pool. Mafi timber was chosen because of the perfectly matching design and because mafi was the only company which could supply wide plank timber boards over hydronic heating.

Same feeling – less temperature
Knowing that you save energy in heating your floor to a warm and nice temperature is another fact for using mafi on hydronic heating systems. It is sientific proofen that you must not heat up a brushed and natural oiled floor that high than every other lacquered wooden floor or tile for the same warm feeling. This saves energy and is much more healthy for your feet.

For an impression of the house please follow the link to the project done by Australian Architect Bojan Simic.