Design Concepts was formed in 2015 as a result of what seemed to be a large disconnect in the outdoor furniture market between the major chain stores selling what we saw as throwaway items – those that are designed for the moment but don’t last – and the expensive, high-end design stores of Parnell for example.
Our aim from the outset was to curate collections of beautiful outdoor furniture for all New Zealanders – providing high quality furniture that rivals that of design stores, but without the pricetag.
It is our belief that quality doesn’t have to be synonymous with huge cost. While quality does cost more, it doesn’t need to be out of reach.
With that in mind, we set out to create Design Concepts and provide a new take on quality outdoor furniture for New Zealanders.
By providing quality furniture, we are also offering more sustainable choices. Our furniture is built to last and won’t end up in landfill after a few years of use. Most of our products can be recycled or repurposed when they reach the end of their natural life.
Our collections are curated with careful thought, and we ensure our manufacturers operate ethically, including paying staff well. Because we work closely with our manufacturers we can also guarantee that all teak is sustainably harvested.
All our furniture is made with quick dry foam and Sunbrella fabric as standard, which is guaranteed for a minimum of five years, and suited to New Zealand’s harsh climatic conditions. This means your furniture won’t degrade or fade over time and cushions are designed to be left outside year round.
Simple, contemporary and elegant, our collections are designed in-house or by our suppliers’ design teams, and manufactured by skilled craftsmen to ensure they are of the highest quality.