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1984


Nelson Mobilier is founded in Chassieu, on the outskirts of Lyon, France.

1986


The first salon furniture collection is presented at Cosmoprof in Bologna and at the Mondial Coiffure show in Paris.

 

1989 - 1994


The company sets up a strong distribution network in France and develops several agreements with local franchises.

Within a few years, Nelson Mobilier becomes the market leader in France.

 

1991


The design office is created and starts producing 2D drawings to support its consultancy in salon design.

 

1995 – 2000


The reputation of Nelson Mobilier crosses the French borders and the company increases its presence in Southern Europe with distributors in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.

With partnerships in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, UK and Scandinavia, the products are now also available in Northern Europe. 

The French brand has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers in Europe.

 

1999 - 2004


Nelson Mobilier starts new partnerships in Eastern Europe, Nord Africa and South America.

The design side of the business is expanding and now offers 3D Visuals.

 

2004


Experienced architects and designers partner with Nelson to completely rethink salon furniture and launch a modern design.

The company is entering a new phase of expansion and affirms its reputation amongst hairdressers.

 

2005


The French showroom is expanded, 500m² are now available for hairdressers and distributors from all over Europe.

 

2006


Opening of the second showroom in Castiglione delle Stiviere, close to Lake Garda, Italy.

 

2009


Nelson Mobilier celebrates 25 years of activity and opens a sales office in Cologne, Germany.

 

2011


Nelson signs an exclusive partnership for salon furniture with P&G Professional (WELLA / SP / LONDA) for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

 

2012


The French showroom expands to 700 m². Nelson now exports its salon furniture to more than 40 countries.

With new collections, new catalogues and brochures, and an updated showroom, the French brand continues to apply its winning formula and keeps growing. 

 

2016


The introduction of beauty and spa furniture models with the same concern for quality as for their hairdressing furniture allows Nelson Mobilier to support full-service hairdressing salons and specialised beauty centres.

2017


The Tortue styling chair is one of the winners of the Innovation Awards organized by MCB Beauté.

2018


The addition of the luxury Eldorado barber chair reinforces the range available for the dynamic barber furniture market.