Friday, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and we have just received the
last stock container with spring items.
warehouse is therefore filled with beautiful garden pots for spring, which will
be delivered to garden centers and shops so that they are ready for Easter, when
the garden season officially starts.
If you are
still missing some garden pots for your shop, we can still send out items next
week so you have them before Easter.
At Grama Design we have just returned from Vietnam, where we have been checking out all the many beautiful garden pots that are being produced now, so that they are ready for spring.
Handmade garden pots
The productions in the area around Saigon are filled. Everyone is active and producing beautiful garden pots. All pots are made by hand – a craft that has been practiced throughout generations.
The large kilns for the burning of pots are also filled. All garden pots are carefully put into the kilns when they are dry and ready for burning. Before the kilns are lit up, a prayer is made in the little prayer house at the end of the kilns for successful burning.
Bustle in the warehouse
Grama Design’s warehouse in Vietnam is also starting to get very full. It is therefore fortunate that the first containers of garden pots for the spring will already be shipped in three weeks.
And fortunately, we have our wonderful Danish / Vietnamese colleague, Hien, employed to keep track of everything in the warehouse.
We can therefore already sense that spring is on its way.
Stoneware production in Vietnam. The garden pots are finished and are drying before burning in the kilns.
At Grama Design we are pleased to welcome Hien La to the team. Hien has just been employed as Grama Design’s representative in Vietnam, where she will among other things be responsible for the quality control.
Hien is Vietnamese, but speaks Danish, English and Vietnamese as she is married to a Dane and lives in Denmark in the summer time.
In the winter time, which is the time when all Grama Designs garden pots are produced, Hien lives in Saigon. Here she will be responsible for the daily quality control in the productions.
We look forward to the cooperation and to have a representative in Vietnam to address the challenges that can be difficult to take care of when you are based in Denmark.
Grama Design is closed for the holiday in weeks 29 and 30.
We wish you all a wonderful summer and hope that the weather will be great, so that you can enjoy your gardens, terraces and balconies.
Have a wonderful summer.
Anette, Trine and Marianne
Grama Designs’ new showroom in beautiful surroundings in Jutland, Denmark, is now officially open.
The work to transform the old barn from 1800 into a beautiful and rustic showroom is now done, and we look forward to showing our customers all our new items for 2019.
Part of the showroom is outdoor, where the big black soil pots and fountains are set overlooking fields and a small pond.
In our showroom we display all 550 item numbers and allow all our customers to come and choose their range for 2019.
In the weeks 24-25 and 33-34 we have our regular trade fair days, where you will have the opportunity to come and choose which garden pots you wish to have in your assortment for next year.
If none of these periods fi t your calendar, please let us know and we will find a day that suits you better.
When ordering goods at the fair, good discounts are obtained on both container purchases and pallet orders.
Terracotta in Grama Designs showroom
Antique terracotta in Grama Designs showroom
Large lava stoneware pot
Lava stoneware in Grama Designs showroom
At Grama Design we are very happy and proud to be announcing that we have decided to establish a permanent showroom at our home address in beautiful surroundings at Djursland, Denmark.
New life in the old barn from 1800
The work to transform the old barn from 1800 into a beautiful and rustic showroom is now well under way, and we expect to be able to open the doors to our new showroom in May 2018.
In addition to the old barn, part of the old stables from the 1700 will also be transformed into showroom. Furthermore, our big fountains and black soil pots will have their own beautiful space overlooking the fields and the small lake.
The old and very slanting floor is removed.
The old and very slanting floor is removed.
Time for new flooring.
The new flooring is laid.
The floor is laid and soon there will be glass in the gables.
Anette is painting window frames.
Right now it all looks very raw and cold, but in a few months it will be light green and filled with inspiration and beautiful garden pots, and we look very much forward to welcoming both new and old customers.
We are very pleased to welcome Camilla Sandén as our new agent in Sweden.
Camilla started 1st of July as agent for Grama Design, and will be covering all of the Swedish market.
Camilla has experience within both sales and landscaping, so we are very excited to see her develop the Swedish market, where she has already started contacting new as well as existing customers.
If you wish to get in contact with Camilla, you can reach her on firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 (0)768-91 06 60.
Finally, spring is on its way, and a good way to get the spring feeling started is by making your own small vegetable garden, where you can sow the early varieties.
Whether you live in an apartment or a house, it’s nice to have your own little vegetable garden. A good alternative to the raised bed is to make a beautiful vegetable garden out with garden pots.
You can either use a single garden pot, or have a lot of small pots where you plant lettuce and certain herbs that can tolerate the early spring.
Mix and match the variety of designs and shapes that the beautiful chocolate brown terracotta pots come in.
Terracotta pots are very suitable for growing vegetables, as the garden pots are made from natural materials. The clay which is used to make the pots come from the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and the garden pots are sustainably produced, why you can easily use them to grow vegetables.
We are very pleased and proud to be able to welcome Marianne to the Grama Design team.
Some of you might recognise Marianne, who has previously worked for Grama Design, why she knows the company and many of our customers.
Marianne will be taking care of administrative work as well as logistics. Furthermore, she will participate at fairs, where many of you will meet her.
We are therefore very pleased that Marianne has agreed to once again be part of our team and hope that you will give her a warm welcome.