TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Drechsel Business Interiors ("Drechsel"), a Knoll dealer, announced today that it is moving forward with its succession plan and that Tova Drechsel has been appointed President, effective immediately.
Tova Drechsel succeeds company founder Fred Drechsel who has stepped down from operations.
Drechsel Business Interiors is a leading Toronto workplace furnishings dealer, representing internationally recognized furniture design and manufacturing powerhouse, Knoll, as well as more than 100 other vendors.
Tova Drechsel commented, "The Drechsel team is excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for the company to grow our business in this dynamic market, offering the right products, and the expertise required."
She continued, "We thank Fred, as a co-founder of the company, for his leadership since 1991. Through this planned transition we are reaffirming our commitment to our customers, and to delivering outstanding service. I look forward to working with the architecture and design community, our team here at Drechsel, and our partners at Knoll, to create inspiring, productive work spaces for our customers."
"The strong partnership between Knoll and Drechsel represents our shared perspective on research, workplace planning and project management," commented Susan Somers, Vice President, Canada, for Knoll. "Together, we look forward to leveraging the Knoll global product platform in the Toronto market," she added.
The company also announced the appointment of Christopher W. White as Vice President, Operations. In this capacity Chris will lead the company's project management, warehousing and installation operations.
About Drechsel Business Interiors
Founded in 1991, Drechsel Business Interiors is a leading Toronto workplace planning and solutions company, recognized for the high quality and intelligent design of its office solutions. Drechsel is one of the leading distributors of Knoll products in Canada. Drechsel optimizes workplaces across a range of industries and needs serving customers from two locations in Toronto – a design studio downtown, and the company's Head Office and warehouse operation. The downtown showroom is a synthesis of residential and commercial furniture, representing exclusive European collections from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Our internationally recognized portfolio includes furniture, textiles, leathers, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements brands. These brands - Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser and Muuto - reflect our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high performance workplaces and luxury interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Knoll is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canadian Green Building Council and can help organizations achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workplace certification. Knoll is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.
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For further information: Drechsel, Gordon Forstner, 416-560-8056; Knoll, David E. Bright, 212-343-4135