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Empire International

One Hundred Years of Empire – The Haddad Family’s Century-Long Passion for Cinema

Pundit of the silver screen, Mario Haddad Sr, CEO of Empire International, has dedicated his life and career to bringing cinema to the Middle East. Since taking over his father's business in 1956, Haddad's...
The Coulson Group: Unique by Design

The Coulson Group: Unique by Design

Cliff Coulson was a Canadian war hero and frontiersman – a tank and bulldozer operator who assisted allied troops in the Second World War. He was equally fearless in business. On his return from...
Traditionally Innovators or Innovative Traditionalists – Research Findings on Family Businesses in Craftsmanship

Traditionally Innovators or Innovative Traditionalists – Research Findings on Family Businesses in Craftsmanship

Intuitively, it seems like tradition and innovation are at odds. We often feel like we must discard the past in order to move on to the future. Yet, family businesses around the world find...
Tanihata and the Art of Kumiko Ramma: Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship

Tanihata and the Art of Kumiko Ramma: Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship

Tanihata is at the forefront of one of Japan’s oldest architectural traditions: Kumiko Ramma. The family company's CEO, Tanihata Nobuo, is a traditionalist with a modern eye for business. The craftsmanship that defines Tanihata's...

Hand-Forged Axes, Stamina and Products Made to Last: Gränsfors Bruk’s Craftsmanship Holding Strategy

Elevating the axe as an exquisitely handcrafted tool seems like an unconventional strategy in the age of single-use consumerism. Gränsfors Bruk, however, proves that traditional craftsmanship is effective in the pursuit of sustainability, both...
Azza Fahmy: The Women Behind Egypt’s Most Iconic Jewellery Brand

Azza Fahmy: The Women Behind Egypt’s Most Iconic Jewellery Brand

Luxury brand Azza Fahmy stands for some of the most sought-after and highly regarded jewellery in the world. The studio's namesake, Egyptian designer, artist and entrepreneur Azza Fahmy, who founded the atelier in 1969, now...
Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua

Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua: Traditional Fabric Weaving in the Heart of Venice since 1875

With a long, rich history in creating artisanal fabrics, Venice occupies a prominent position in the world of textiles. Integral to this legacy of traditional craftsmanship is the luxury textiles company Luigi Bevilacqua. Named...
Todd Oppenheimer

Modernisation, Globalisation and the Democratisation of Craftsmanship

The Japanese term monozukuri translates literally as "making things". Figuratively, the word is similar to the English "craftsmanship" but goes further to address providence, culture and identity. Monozukuri speaks to the national pride and...
Riluc: A Renaissance in Portuguese Furniture

Riluc: A Renaissance in Portuguese Furniture

When it comes to furniture, Ricardo Lucas is a visionary. To solidify his place in the industry, the Portuguese entrepreneur has developed a highly specialised product that caters to a niche market. Using stainless...
Wagner Quality Shoes

Wagner Quality Shoes: Craftsmanship in Customer Service

Wagner Quality Shoes, a sixth-generation Pittsburgh-based shoe store that dates back to 1854, meets the expectation of craftsmanship their name implies in an unconventional way. Founder Peter Wagner, son of a cobbling family from Burscheid,...