Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Making do

Petrof, the Czech piano-maker, hopes to ride out the economic crash by switching half its production to making furniture. This isn't the first time the firm has laid aside its specialty in hard times. "During the 1930s crisis, Petrof produced wooden railway sleepers, and at the time of war it focused on grenade boxes," Zuzana Ceralova-Petrofova, the company's president, tells The Telegraph: