Hi, my name is Valentin Mittelstet. I’m the founder of LIXHT.
I started this company in Manitoba, Canada in 2014.
After having grown up with, seen, and owned too many pieces of furniture and other around-the-house things that either lacked in quality or aesthetics, or both, I finally decided to make everyday products that would outlive me and never go out of style, because they are wonderfully simple - and simplicity is timeless.
Our Values, Made in Canada
The most important part of all our products is that they work - work well and for a long time; so we start every design with that in mind.
The goal of every piece, is that it is of high quality, functional, and attractive. Functionality and aesthetics are taken care of by us, as we design everything we sell ourselves.
To ensure top-notch quality, we are working closely with several manufacturers here in Manitoba, and refuse to produce anywhere else. Keeping it "Made in Canada" is important to us for a couple of reasons:
- We can overlook the manufacturing process and be certain that it is up to the highest standards.
- We can be sure that the people that make our products, are being treated well and compensated fairly.
- We reduce the travel distance of our products, and so hopefully contribute a small part to the protection of our environment.
Where We Are Now and Where We Hope To Be
We started out by selling house numbers and mailboxes in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but knew very soon that we did not want to stop there.
As we are constantly working on new products, and don’t ever stop thinking about what is next, the release of a new piece is inevitable, and only ever a matter of time.
We now sell our products throughout North America, both through the LIXHT online store and dealers in numerous cities, and are working to increase our presence and our product offerings, to reach even more people that are on the search for a good product that is made fairly.