The growth of the production was rapid during the 1960's and 1970's. The products were made of high quality materials and the ergonomics of the products were really good.
The growth of exports was the reason for the change of the company name. FAKE was changed into Interface. Roughly 70% of the turnover was generated in exports to Sweden in late 1980's.
Matti Nurmi became a shareholder of Interface Oy in 1988. Early 1990's Finland was suffering a recession and the years were hard for a company like Interface making the living out of the exports.
Keijo Leppänen, an experienced professional in furniture industry, became the shareholder of Interface 1996. The brand and collection was updated and the focus was more in the home base - Finland.
A sudden change of the lead had to be done in 2000. Tuukka Leppänen, age 22, took the lead of Interface. At the same time the whole industry in Finland started to grow.
After 52 years in Kurikka it was a time to say good bye. The production was moved to Heinola in Finland. 2500 m2 of open space was fullfilled with machines and raw materials as well as employees.
We are treasuring our values, which has been there from the very beginning. The desire to make products which will serve you years of use. The green values are following us with every step we take - not only by manufacturing products that can be renewed with new upholstery but also by focusing on the waste we generate in the production and by recycling everything in correct way - plastic, cardboard, foam - you name it. Naturally, manufacturing in Finland is one of the key values for us. And we are very proud of it.
We manufacture our products in Finland. Producing products close to the load places much less on our environment and our ecological footprint is also smaller. We source raw materials from responsible suppliers in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. We use European, certified water feathers in our products.
Our products are made to be used. Most of our products are with removable covers, so the product can be cleaned and renewed easily - for the environment. The modularity of our products makes it possible to purchase add-ons later. By choosing high-quality, durable upholstery material, you can enjoy the product for much longer.
We want to maintain the expertise of the furniture industry by manufacturing our products in Finland. In addition to our own factory, we employ our skilled Finnish subcontractors and contract manufacturers. Short distances reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by our products.