Core competence

I have been active “in matters related to textiles” since 1998. After my years travelling as an interior decorator and textiles designer, which allowed me to broaden my experience horizon, I most recently
completed my master’s degree at the Schweizerische
Textilfachhochschule. Based on these three pillars of success,
education, experience and knowledge, as the successor to the founder of Deco Design Fürus GmbH, Ulrich Fürus, I would now like to open new business fields related to home textiles.

As a textiles expert with 30 years of experience I consider my main task to be “cleaning up” some areas within the company and “breathe new life” into it.
This particularly applies to the classical core competence decorative fabrics, to which I would like to add the units custom shower curtains and sensational ecological textiles.

“I’m very confident I will succeed”

That’s a promise!

Manuel Schweizer
– Managing Director –


Rolf Thies
Sales Manager
T +49 2151 49 35 24
M +49 151 50 74 35 13
Johannes Heinzel
Export Manager
T +49 2151 49 35 26
M +49 170 783 11 12
Heike Jans
Sales Adviser
T +49 2151 49 35 17
Claudia Pooth
T +49 2151 49 35 16
Karin Radtke
Sales Adviser
T +49 2151 49 35 20
Thomas Fastabend
Customer service
T +49 2151 49 35 17
Claudia Gerke
Export customer service
T +49 2151 49 35 12
Jochen Noell
CFO / Head customer service / authorized officer
T +49 2151 49 35 13
Gabriele Beninde
T +49 2151 49 35 25
Cirstin Schlien
T +49 2151 49 35 14
Anatolij Fedorov
T +49 221 29 87 08 15
M +49 177 374 44 93
Klaus Schaefer
Sales Adviser
T +49 2151 49 35 18
Manuel Schweizer
Managing Director
T +49 21 51 49 35 0
Said Shohreh
Head of Design
T +49 2151 49 35 0
Kerstin Horn
T +49 2151 49 35 16


We’re a classical medium-sized commercial company in the field of decorative fabrics founded in Krefeld in 1987 by Ulrich Fürus.

We saw particular success as a designer for collections and supplier for
well-known textile houses and wholesalers.

The backbone of our company is a team – Human Resources – of 20 employees with industry-specific knowledge, individual skills and the necessary motivation.

At our design studio, among other things we design fabrics for our customers which we then
have produced by international partners with a specific speciality competence. If interested,
customers can further purchase exclusive designs from us, or purchase finished textile products.

Our warehouse in Krefeld/Germany stocks about 3 million metres of fabric for customers throughout the year, serving as a warehouse.

We have solid plans to generate new business units in the future.


During the 18th and 19th centuries, Krefeld was home to entire dynasties of silk manufacturers.

The most successful of them all, the “silk barons”, achieved great wealth, status and independence from the influence of the authorities. They all helped to bring prosperity and world-renown to Krefeld. At the time, practically the entire European aristocracy wore extravagant, exclusive handkerchiefs, stockings, ribbons and garments made from Krefeld velvet and silk. By choosing Krefeld as the location for its offices, Deco Design Fürus taps into centuries of tradition in the “city of silk and velvet”. A mere 25 kilometres, or just a 30-minute drive on the motorway, separate the company from the international airport at Düsseldorf.

All of this makes Krefeld the ideal location for a future with history, for innovation with tradition and for regional ties with connections to the international markets.