Leading Norwegian porcelain brand Figgio AS has appointed a Peterlee-based luxury tableware specialist to launch its new ranges in the UK.
The deal with Goodfellow and Goodfellow will also see the North East take over all new promotional and distribution activities for the Scandinavian brand in the UK, beginning on September 1.
Operating from a London showroom and headquarters in County Durham, the firm, set up by husband and wife team Paul and Valda Goodfellow in 2012, works with top hotels, restaurants and sporting venues across the country.
Valda Goodfellow said: “Figgjo is an amazing brand that really represents the ‘Scandi Cool’ design movement going on in various areas of product design, from fashion to furniture. We believe their new ranges will really excite the market and can’t wait to show our customers what is available.”
Paul Goodfellow added: “We could not be more delighted to be representing Figgjo. We have been admirers of the brand for a long time and know that they can deliver stylish, value-for-money solutions in all the key areas.”
Simmer Vikesa, managing director of Figgjo, said: “We wanted to ensure our brand had the best possible representation in the UK with our target customers and we believe that Goodfellows are the ideal partner to take the Figgjo brand forward.
“We want to develop into areas where Goodfellows have a particularly strong influence and we look forward to working closely with them to evolve our product development with the particular needs of the UK market in mind.”