Industrial manager Edmund Ostrowski was a sales manager at a particleboard plant when he founded his own company in 1985. He manufactures composite material systems (“Werkstoffverbundsysteme”) – from which the name WVS has been derived. This no longer has much to do with particleboards; Ostrowski specialized in reproducing nature – smooth and rough wood, stone and concrete. His customers are shopfitters and interior decorating companies. WVS employs ten staff members, including six consultants for architects and planning bodies. We spoke with Edmund Ostrowski about the advantages of reproductions and surface trends.