The classics from Garpa have graced the halls of embassies and palaces the world over. Now the family run business with its 80 employees in Germany is looking to turn the crisis into an advantage.Traditionally garden furniture producers do well when housing prices go up and with fewer people going on vacation they are hoping consumers will be wore willing spruce up their garden. But discounters offer similar products at a fraction of the price. Garpa betting that quality and elaborate design will see them though the global downturn. Dagmar Zindel visited the family business for us.