(published in issue 20, 2015):
If cuddly pillow pool swim
Comfortable, waterproof and lasting. Customers around the world can relax on the invention of Isa Schütze. During production, the young entrepreneur is committed to quality and craftsmanship.
Pians - Most people take snapshots from your holiday home, Isa Schütze returned with a special gift from the Brazil vacation back: With a business idea from a successful business was. Schütze developed the world's first Pool cushion, which can swim.
Rich and beautiful
"This is my kingdom," said Isa Protect and opens laughing the door to a room, which is packed with brightly colored fabrics and pillows of all sizes and colors. "That, and a warehouse. There I Refill the pool cushions, "she adds. From here, a house in the 800 Seelenort Pians amid the unexcited Tyrolean mountains, occur each year hundreds of cuddly products their journey to customers in luxury hotels and private homes in Europe, Los Angeles, Miami, Cape Town, Russia, Bermuda or Dubai relaxed hours to prepare.
As Schütze 2010 the pool in Brazil was, she had no idea what a wide circles the experimentation of two children will draw. "The hotel grounds were everywhere beanbags around and the two have snatched one and thrown into the water," says the young entrepreneur. She was always ready to save the children, but thanks to the Styrofoam seat rate not declined. "However, it was so heavy that the kids had no chance to pull the soaked part back to shore."
These impressions and an orange beanbag as a souvenir, leaving Schütze Brazil. "I wanted to make the holiday feeling conserve, but the fabric was not breathable and taped unpleasant on the skin."
That has to be better, thought the native German. She asked a friend in Mallorca, explore whether there are bean bags in the local hotel facilities. As this was not so, pulled Schütze ado for three months after Mallorca - with its first self-made pool cushions in the luggage. "I have sewn it. With the sewing machine of my mother, a master tailor The machine was then unfortunately stolen on the island. "
When contactors with the big white thing in tow marched to the water, it was observed with interest, but no one spoke to her. "It worked, the pad sponge. This was such a cool feeling. I could not at home test, the bathtub was too small. "
Although the market entry not succeed in Mallorca, located shooter was not discouraged. Back home, they tinkered every free minute to its invention, went door to door and wrote to several magazines. About happiness and detours the entrepreneur came to substance Premium Acrylic - produced in Germany, finished in France, Italy and Switzerland.
Fair and sustainable
"The material does not fade, not moldy, it is breathable, resistant to chlorine and certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. I attach great importance to sustainability and environmental awareness. In the products of chillisy® are only components originating from the EU and are produced fair, "says the young entrepreneur and accesses a box with Swarovski crystals.
"Each product goes through my hands, is refined and checked in Pians." The range is constantly growing, such as the Super Maccheroni and hay baths (see box left). Moreover shooter is to build a network of distributors.
In Germany, such a success would have been impossible, the entrepreneur is certain. "Such a combined power of tourist expertise is only available in Tirol."
Therefore, it is proud to be a sponsor of Top of the Mountains. "The awards are presented to the winners on my pillow," said contactors and leaves the door to their Kreativwerkstatt fall into the lock.
"I attach great importance to sustainability and the environment. All materials are certified accordingly. "
New: The pool pad to enter alongside the conventional sizes midi and maxi in a smaller, beach suitable shape it in the future. Besides the Maccheronis chillisy® also manufactures the pool-James - a container for champagne bottles.
Indoor & Outdoor:. Lounge, garden and pillows of all kinds since 2014, the hay pillows, the original Tyrolean hay bath, in the range. Filled with Tyrolean Heukräutern of 1,950 meters above sea level, which are free of mites biologically using a specially developed process. "
Contact and info: www.chillisy.eu