AKABA was established in 1986 by three partners who, with more enthousiasm than economical means, decided to get together in order to create a furniture company that had four main goals: design, internationality, corporate image and the creation of new jobs.
From the beginning, AKABA stood out for its avant-garde designs and prestigious designers and artists as Javier Mariscal, the Basque sculptor Andrés Nagel, the sevillian designer Santiago Miranda or the architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, collaborated in its first collections with exclusive designs which made AKABA very well-known on an international scale.
Beginning of the 90's, AKABA starts a progressive transformation orientating its products to the contract market, although keeping design as a differentiating factor, and are from then on, and still are, the main markets successfully approached in a new phase of great expansion and growth supported by new designs.
After 15 years, the AKABA project has grown and matured and we can say that it is today a reality with the following features:
A manufacturing surface of 5.000 sq. meters between its premises in Lasarte and Usurbil.
From the 3 people that started the project in 1986, it has grown up to a labour force of 85 people in the year 2000.
AKABA exhibits in the most important Fairs in the world and the AKABA corporate and brand image is already of reference for the competitors as well as clear proof of the creative capacity and personality of our country.
AKABA exports more than 50% of its production to countries with high quality standards such as the United States, Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, etc., and even more distant markets such as Australia, Japan, Singapore and China.
AKABA has received important design awards. In 1997 the Delta de Oro for the HOLA chair and in the year 2000 the National Award for Design for its professional career, both ..