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Paperworld Frankfurt 2019: the Beginning of Bi-silque’s 40-year Anniversary Celebrations

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher becomes new UK’s prime minister, Apocalypse Now and Kramer vs. Kramer were box office hits in the US, Rhodesia became Zimbabwe and in September on a total lunar eclipse day Bi-silque was founded by a visionary hardworking Portuguese couple that saw in cork boards their future.

Now in 2019 the company that grew from a family dream and started in a garage is a renowned and globally respected manufacturer with distinguished office solutions brands sold in over 85 countries, celebrating its 40-year Anniversary, and Paperworld Frankfurt is the ideal event to truly mark the launching of this big and memorable all year long campaign.

People usually say that life begins at 40, and it was exactly at 40 that Aida and Virgilio Vasconcelos decided to start investing their money and energy in a business of their own. Using a local super raw material, already familiar to Portuguese traditions and people, but mostly unknown to the rest of the world, The Vasconcelos knew how to grab an opportunity, as they saw the world discovering the amazing properties of cork, and the emergence of cork as a trendy interior decoration element. Their dedication, focus on innovation, sustainability and growth, made Bi-silque what it is today, and keeps on inspiring current Bi-silque’s family members.




In fact, ARCHYI. is a result of that focus on evolution and innovation. Our brand has inherit from its mother company, not only the know-how and valuable experience in the business, but also its founders passion and devotion for Portuguese origins and traditions, for the best that nature has to offer and for making communication and people’s lives easier, more beautiful and functional.

As we think our readers would agree, a great history full of interesting facts and praising milestones, deserves to have celebrations that suits its scale of greatness, so Bi-silque Team is already working on organizing unique surprises to thank and show our appreciation to customers, partners, employees, suppliers and friends. Special gifts, amusing challenges and a Big Special Anniversary party scheduled for next 28 January are some of the initiatives that are going to mark the beginning of our 40-year celebrations in Frankfurt, and from then on, we will not stop until September 2019.




We do not want to ruin surprises for those who are planning to visit Paperworld from January 26th to 29th, but we can spike your curiosity by sharing that there will be some serious Board fun, with activities that involve traditional games –  like the universal Tic-Tac-Toe – mixed with some pretty original ones – like an original Golf Challenge!

Did we piqued your curiosity even more? We definitely hope so, because Bi-silque loves having Paperworld’s stand filled with old and new friends, but this year we will find particularly special if we are also able to celebrate this extremely significant occasion with you.

These have been 40 amazing years, and we hope we are going to be able to celebrate many amazing years more together.