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Cinas' history

Our history

Cinas was founded in 1903 under the name Carl J. Nielsen. Since that time the company has changed ownership only once and has developed into the Cinas design, import and distribution company that we see today. Throughout it’s long history Cinas has always been at the forefront of trading with Asia and the Far East, buying an extensive range of products from Asia. From the raw materials of brush bristles and rattan through to designer ranges of basketware, outdoor furniture, mirrors and glassware, Cinas has extensive experience of buying a wide range of commodities. By developing a close working partnership with our customers and having a strong relationship with our extensive supplier network, we are well placed to develop and design new and exclusive products, with a high emphasis on quality and reliability.

Sustainability

The product’s lifetime is crucial for the environmental load. It is one thing that both we and our customers and consumers should think about if the aim is to operate in the most sustainable way possible. The difference of whether a product lasts for 15 or for 2 years is colossal – both for the pleasures of furniture, the economy and by no means least, for the environment. Products that last for a long time result in a significantly less environmental impact than those that only last for a few years and must be replaced regularly. The joy and satisfaction of a product that also stays spectacular and functional year after year – just gives sustainability a different meaning.

Bamboo is also a durable material—it’s actually harder than many of the various types of hardwood used for furniture production today. This makes bamboo a perfect alternative for future furniture production. As an added beneft, the structure of the material creates an incredibly vivid surface, adding a new and changed feel to our products. Enjoy our products, shaped and designed with just the right balance of sustainability, quality and Scandinavian design

 

Indoor furniture

Cinas has in recent years, been focusing on developing collections in a mix of materials, combined to give a timeless look. Our collections have been made using quality materials and refined traditional construction methods. It is important to know that our designer and craftsmen are creating ‘true-classics’ in the
making, with style and comfort to match the Cinas DNA. Our products benefit from the manufacturing knowhow and experience we have, so you can be sure that our products are constructed to the best standard. We use materials which are tested and you can be sure that they are made to last. The idea that beautiful and functional everyday furniture should be affordable to all, is a core theme in the development of our products.

 

OUTDOOR

Cinas has combined Scandinavian innovation with durable and classic materials to produce a unique 2017 collection that is practical, comfortable, stylish and durable. Our outdoor products are all designed to meet the new standards and traditions in outdoor living. In this year’s collection, you’ll fnd newcomers as well as new materials, made to blend in with the shift to outdoor living. We feel these new additions will shape the market for years to come. All our products are manufactured using quality materials to create exceptional furniture that is designed to withstand everyday use. We take pride in adapting to environmental concerns and maintaining an awareness of social standards. All our manufacturing activities are carried out with consideration of the environment and the welfare of the local communities and regulations.

Home & Bath

Interior items for Home and Bath in painted mahogany, are made primarily from string and durable mahogany wood, protected by several layers of paint. Our delicate painting process gives a smooth surface that can endure the rigors of everyday use. Items are made mainly from surplus wood from our production of garden furniture, so many of these items can withstand use outdoors – making them ideal for daily use in humid rooms like bathrooms, kitchens, etc. 

 

Accessories 

Our storage line of baskets and boxes is made of recycled paper or plastic fibres. We take pride in the joy and value our designs supply, made of materials with a long lifetime in mind. To us, it makes good sense in business and everyday life to use only long-lasting, quality materials in your favorite piece of furniture.

 

About Cinas

Cinas was founded under the name Carl J. Nielsen in 1903. Since the 1980s, the company has developed into the design, import and distribution company that we see today.
All of our products are made with carefully selected manufacturers in the Far East, where the cooperation has functioned for generations.
High-quality requirements are incorporated into this network, ensuring that our products always live up to our quality and finishing standards. At Cinas we develop and design our own products but we also use external designers. Today, we collaborate alongside Nordvink - Sanne Kyed and Anne Nørbjerg, Thomas E. Alken, Annika Göransson, Lasse Sortkjær and Christian Leth.
We focus on furniture and accessories that emphasize their simplicity and functional expression, but still with a stylish edge with our design philosophy in mind:

“A design is incomplete until someone uses it”

Sustainability

The product’s lifetime is crucial for the environmental load. It is one thing that both we and our customers and consumers should think about if the aim is to operate in the most sustainable way possible.

The difference of whether a product lasts for 15 or for 2 years is colossal – both for the pleasures of furniture, the economy and by no means least, for the environment.  Products that last for a long time result in a significantly less environmental impact than those that only last for a few years and must be replaced regularly. The joy and satisfaction of a product that also stays spectacular and functional year after year – just gives sustainability a different meaning.

Outdoors

Not only is our garden furniture based on a functional design, but it is also made of quality materials that are perfect for outdoor use. Cinas primarily works with teak wood , polyurethane varnished mahogany and bamboo. However, we also offer furniture  made from stylish, maintenance free materials.

All products are made with considered attention to detail, the finely sanded edges and surface finishes  emphasises the fine quality of both the natural colour teak and the high gloss painted products.  Over the years, we have developed a special coating process used on wooden surfaces for garden furniture. Multiple layers of finely applied varnish are carefully sanded between each coating to ensure the best finish.  To top it all off, a heavy topcoat is applied that gives  a high gloss appearance and a durable surface.
Not only do we want to provide furniture that is beautiful to look at, but can also withstand the daily wear in the harsh Danish climate.

Indoor

Cinas  strives to be innovative and to customize our products and product ranges, incorporating new materials and trends. Our goal is to be price  focussed  without compromising the product’s quality and design.

Ever conscious of the need to be sustainable, Cinas has developed a range of  indoor products that utilises the smaller timbers that are generated when making the larger garden furniture.  Teak is an extremely hard wood which makes it well suited for small furniture in  the home. The products are designed to be both practical and decorative and are made to the same exacting standards  with finely-rounded and sanded edges and surface finishes, just as  the Cinas’ outdoor range.  The powerful final top coating  is extremely hard and provides a highly hygienic surface that is easy to keep clean, so that our Cinas indoor furniture  can be used in all rooms of the house.

More and more products are being made in modern sustainable materials such as bamboo, polyester felt (recycled plastic bottles) as well as twisted paper wicker (recycled paper).  We have focussed largely on upcycling and more modern sustainable materials, highly sustainable bamboo has become a core material within the Cinas range. It is our policy for the future  to strive to introduce many more products in these unique materials.