Made in the Czech Republic
We’ve been working with metal in the Czech-German border region since 1960. We started out manufacturing electric switchboards, but in 1991 we added furniture to our offer. Our production is both environmentally friendly and socially responsible. We are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and our sustainability philosophy includes a ten-year warranty with a guarantee of the availability of spare parts.
Collaboration with Czech and European designers
In 2018 we began a new chapter and embarked on the production of functional designer furniture in collaboration with some top designers. Our very first collection of colourful, shelves, cabinets, and lighting, designed by Filip Mirbauer and Michal Strach, was nominated for best furniture collection at Designblok 2021 in Prague. A year later, the same pair of designers created our series of light, minimalist kitchen furniture. In 2023 we are planning to expand our portfolio of designers by collaborating with the German studio eigenform.
Michal Strach and Filip Mirbauer
Filip Mirbauer (*1990) graduated from the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen in 2015, but his name was echoing in art circles even before he finished his studies. In 2012 he was nominated for the National Award for Student Design, he has received two nominations for Czech Grand Design awards, and he won the Red DotAward in 2020 and the first-ever Veolia Sustainable Design Award at Designblok 2021. He focuses on product design, especially furniture, lighting, and home accessories.
Michal Strach (*1985) graduated from the KOV Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. His work, which includes furniture, toys, jewellery, and objects on the border between design and art, is widely exhibited at design shows in the Czech Republic and abroad. He received a Designblok award in 2016 and has been nominated several times for Czech Grand Design awards. Together with Filip Mirbauer he was nominated for both Czech Grand Design and Designblok awards for the first collection of Fleysen furniture.
Responsibility and sustainability
In addition to our FSC certification, we strive to ensure that our products are recyclable, biodegradable, or made directly from recycled materials. We work primarily with iron, which means that Fleysen products will be recycled rather than ending up in a landfill. We also use biomass plastics that can be composted. We are working intensively to reduce the carbon footprint of our factory – we have cut CO2 production by 45% since 2018, and we would like to achieve carbon neutrality in the medium term. We also support local community, sports, and cultural associations.
The town of Plesná (Fleissen in German) in the Czech-German border region has a rich industrial history. Textile production began here before the First World War, and in its time the local factory was even admired by Tomáš Baťa himself. In the 1960s, our company began manufacturing electrical switchboards here under the brand name Elroz, which were used to light up households in the majority of housing estates throughout Czechoslovakia. In 1991, we began producing metal shelves as well, followed by cabinets shortly thereafter. In 2018, the company was acquired by entrepreneur Filip Dušek with the aim of producing sustainable design furniture.