Off The Grain: Here’s how Dominic Walsh turned his passion project into a successful business during the pandemic.
We caught up with Karen Riddick, the founder of Second Nature, at Amazon Academy Glasgow last week to find out how she stores her stock to sell to a global audience.
Furniture that can bounce off walls and levitate is almost impossible to envision. But one company, RockPaperRobot, is making it happen.
As the sharing economy revolution rolls on it’s having a profound effect on more and more products and services. Over the last two years, a London-based company called Opendesk has been bringing this change to the world of furniture – think IKEA crossed with Airbnb.
Google has old fashioned folding deckchairs, Ticketmaster is proud of its slide and Mind Candy, the company behind children’s game Moshi Monsters and others boasts a wooden tree house. On the more realistic scale, here are five quirky items that can introduce a dash of character to your office.
In order to have more control over what it considers to be its most important raw material, IKEA went and bought itself a forest.
British retailer John Lewis has made a big play to dominate the homeware market with a £14m makeover to the home department of its flagship store on Oxford Street, which will be unveiled in September.
Furniture retailer JB Global, which operates in the digital world having started off on eBay more than ten years ago, has reclaimed the number seven spot it won in 2014.
When Charlie Marshall found himself being told by Pret A Manger co-founder Julian Metcalfe frantically to “add more peas, add more ham!” to a batch of soup, he knew that an unadulterated focus on product was key to success. Real Business finds out how he’s using that ethos to build a furniture retailer that can rule both bricks and clicks.
With the property market picking up steam, customers are at a high point for the entire UK furniture industry.