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106 PORTRAIT PSI Journal 8-9/2016 ANDREAS VAVELIDIS IN PERSON What was your first thought this morning? Hopefully the weather is fine. When is your day a good one? When I have taken care of all the tasks I intended to do. What gets you in a good mood? Holding my family in my arms. And what drives you up the wall? Ungrateful people. What are you most likely to forgive yourself for? Hmm, no idea. When do you lose track of time? When I watch exciting documentaries. If you were forced to take a four-week holiday, where would you go? I would really like to go to the Antarctic. What do you like spending your money on? Shoes. Do you let yourself be seduced by advertisements? From time to time. When is a promotional product a good promotional product? When it feels good and is used for a long time. What is the best promotional product you have ever received? A multi-use tool. What annoys you about promotional products? Cheap, cheap, cheap … as Vavelidis also exercised a lot of care in their choice of suppliers and manufacturers. They only work with selected manufacturers because quality plays a decisive role in production. Despite using the latest technology, there is still a lot of labour-intensive manual work, explains Sandra and Andreas Vavelidis. “Cutting, grinding and polishing are done manually. This makes each piece truly unique.” The base material is made of ultra high-quality K9 crystal glass which, incidentally, is used for spectacles and is particularly suitable for glass engraving. While the large orders are carried out in the Far East, in- Crystal creates samples and small quantities in Weissach. ENTHUSIASM IS GREAT Whoever talks to Sandra and Andreas Vavelidis will quickly be infected by their enthusiasm. And for good reason: “We want to pass on our enthusiasm for the medium glass and the inexhaustible possibilities of displaying motifs in this material. Even after all these years, we are always surprised at what is possible,” say the two in unison. The enormous range of products that inCrystal now has to offer proves that there are lots of possibilities. And you are really excited when you meet the married couple in their 250-square-metre company building in the Weissach district of Flacht. Of course despite all their enthusiasm for glass, the question remains about the great passion with which it all began: skydiving. Almost simultaneously Sandra and Andreas Vavelidis shake their heads. “Skydiving is over. Eventually, it lost some of its appeal.” An ironic twist of fate perhaps: The authorisation to operate a skydiving zone in Rhodes has now been granted. Although the site is still owned by the married couple, both would not say no if a buyer could be found. Andreas Vavelidis has a pilot’s licence for a Cessna and still likes flying. Gliding is his next target. Floating in the air seems to be addictive, even though he and his wife Sandra are very down to earth and stand with both feet firmly on the ground. <

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