ProDesign International A/S and Architectures SAS Announce Merger

ProDesign International A/S and Architectures SAS (founder of the FACE A FACE and WOOW brands) announced today the merger of their companies under the banner of the Danish private Equity fund Erhvervsinvest. ARCHITECTURES ‘founders, Pascal Jaulent and Nadine Roth, continue as shareholders in the joint company and will still be the driving forces in Architectures. 

The merger of these two companies, which are complementing each other through their positioning and their organization and the synergies of their mutual assets, will allow each entity to accelerate its development and the group to become a strong player on the market of independent designerbrands. 

ProDesign International A/S and Architectures SAS, with respective sales of 95% and 85% on export markets, are both showing a strong growth. The expected sales of the new group for 2014 should reach about 40 M€. 

Dion Eriksen, CEO, ProDesign International comments: 

“Face a Face is undoubtedly one of the strongest independent designerbrands in the world and will together with the product portfolio of ProDesign establish an even stronger position in the market.  We look very much forward to benefit by the high experience each company contributes with.” 

M. Pascal Jaulent, President of Architectures declares: 

The common design culture and international position of ProDesign and FACE A FACE is a great opportunity for the development of our brands. This strategic alliance will also reinforce our capacities to adapt to the future challenges of the optical market.