The move brings the very best local and international office furniture supply under one roof with the creation of a new, specialist division called Tétris Furniture Solutions.
Already one of South Africa’s largest interior design and fit out companies, and owned by JLL, a Fortune 500 company, the deal bolsters Tétris Design x Build’s offering to an unsurpassed range and choice of international brands and solutions at highly competitive rates.
Says Emma Luyt, co-CEO of JLL sub-Sahara Africa and MD of Tétris Design & Build, “The value in the market of being able to get well priced, ‘stand out’ feature pieces, as well as products for full fit-outs from a wide range of international brands of furniture, is incredible.
“The global purchasing power of Tétris internationally, with 33 offices in 18 countries, combined with our commitment and ongoing support of local suppliers and craftsmen through proudly South African teams will deliver the opportunity to clients and designers throughout South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.”
She adds that Tétris South Africa has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with M+F Business Furniture, a proud 23-year-old family business started by Victor and Frances Fish in 1998 and now run by Steven Fish. The full team moved into the Tétris SA offices on 1 June 2021.
M+F joining forces with Tétris SA provides a unique opportunity for local companies to get the full benefit of the collective purchasing power of the global Tétris Furniture Solutions agreements while also supporting local design and manufacture. This combination of extensive choice with good pricing and local efficiency is a first for the South African market.
Steven Fish, will be the director of the new entity and he is excited about the value proposition that the business brings to the furniture solutions market. “Having worked alongside Emma and her team for many years we have found common values and synergies. Relationship building, integrity, personal service and professionalism are amongst some of the core beliefs that have built the Tétris and M+F brands,” says Fish. “Combining our experienced teams with the scale and scope of global supply brings incredible value to our clients.”