Can you provide a description of your company?
Nine Stars International (NSI) is a bespoke contract grade furniture manufacturing company based in Dubai, we are able to materialise an idea that a designer comes up with and then we give it life, structure, a purpose.
What does your company offer that other suppliers in your field do not?
Firstly, NSI has production facilities in Italy, Vietnam and Thailand, and as a result we can manufacture specialty items using mother of pearl, snake eggs, foils and dyed lacquer. It’s also where furniture and accessories in metal and glass, different woods, upholstery and lacquer are made.
In the Asian production plants all wood is dried in our in-house kiln, which helps to control the moisture content. These plants also have their own foundries, which allow all metal work to be done in house. In Italy the model is totally opposite where all the work is done out of the factory and outsourced to “specialists” in their field and then assembled at the factory.
Sustainability is very much front of mind and all factories are COC certified under the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) to produce a greener more eco-friendly product.
What are some of the challenges Nine Stars face?
The biggest problem the industry faces is usually with hotel furniture and the issues lie in the details. Often minor things get overlooked, but we make sure to check the specifications correctly. Details we take into account are if a chair doesn’t fit under a dresser or gets banged mid-way in; how the doors of a mini-bar need to be fully opened at 180 degrees to access the drawers; how the minibar and cabinets are aligned with left-hand/right-hand orientation. We pay attention to these details and supply goods that take all this into consideration. The practicality and functionality, the aesthetics, the longevity and the quality and the comfort are all considered when making a NSI product. We have the ability to supply all products a project requires.
What growth do you anticipate to see over the course of the year?
There is a lot of demand for the “right product” in the domestic as well as the international market and we hope to service this requirement in the years to come. We are in the fortunate position that our work spans projects globally.