About

We are a single source bespoke furniture manufacturer that manages the design, development and delivery. We approach every project equally with a sense of design and innovative engineering. Our experience with a range of projects and materials allows us to create fully refined pieces with limitless material options and functionality.

We are the ones making your furniture. In dealing with us there is nothing lost in translation, there is no coordination to be mixed up.

Our approach allows us to deliver a truly refined and elegant solution that is so critical for a product that you interact with at a human scale.

Our history

Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, GSF has been a cornerstone in the furniture manufacturing industry for over 56 years. Founded by Rudy Trippler and Chris van der Vecht in Georgetown, Ontario, GSF initially operated under the name Georgetown Store Furniture. The company specialized in crafting jewelry stores and fragrance counters across North America.

Later relocating to Mississauga, the company began operating under the name GSF LTD. The company operated out of the same premises for over 50 years, working on a diverse range of project types, including high-end store fixtures, acoustic panels and corporate furniture.

Our people

Nick Friesl joined the company in 1986, bringing with him extensive experience from his tenure as head of production and engineering at REFF, an office furniture company. At REFF, Nick developed the innovative System REFF, a modular office furniture system. He later became a partner at GSF before his retirement in 2023.

Sukarnan Kirupalingam joined GSF in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). Under his influence, GSF transitioned from manual drafting to computer-aided design, significantly improving the company's production capabilities.

Marcus Friesl joined GSF in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University and a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Marcus has played a pivotal role in integrating digital prototyping into the design process, utilizing advanced software to create detailed and accurate virtual models. This innovation has allowed GSF to refine their products before production, ensuring higher quality and precision.

Vision

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Mission

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Founder

Nikolaus Friesl

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Our vission and mission are driven by our values

GSF Values

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Cutting Edge Design

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Meaningful partnership

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Sustainability

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Environment

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Timeline

Together with you, our partners and clients, we’ve achieved remarkable milestones that redefined industry boundaries. And we are not stopping in reinventing ourselves to deliver one-of-a-kind furniture and interior solutions in every project.

Company Foundation

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The foundation of a company marks the beginning of its journey, and it's a critical moment that sets the stage for the company's future success.

First Milestone

17 February 2016
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Award Won

6 March 2016
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Biggest contract

1 April 2016
Winning the biggest contract is a major achievement for any business, as it represents a significant milestone in its growth and success.

New Facility Opened

Day Month 2023
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Partner

Marcus Friesl

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