Design Concepts was formed because there seemed to be a large disconnect between the major hardware stores often selling cheap junk, and the amazingly expensive so called design stores in Parnell, and we wanted to fit in that gap somewhere in the middle, but to offer the same quality as the expensive stuff, but at a price that is more affordable to put it mildly.
Quality naturally does cost more, but not huge amounts more.
We also aim to be very ethical and sustainable about the way we conduct business, and have put a lot of thought into the furniture and products we sell, rather than just selling products. By selling a quality well made item, with materials that will last, it means the furniture will be around for many years to come, and will not be in the landfill in a year or so. Even all packaging is fully recyclable. This is surely better for all. We also have ensured the manufacturers we use are ethical, pay staff well and we can guarantee that all teak is sustainably forested, from government controlled plantations.
All of our furniture has quick dry foam with Sunbrella fabric as standard,
allof which is guaranteed 5 years minimum, worth its weight in gold in New Zealand outdoors. And then there is the design. Simple, contemporary and modern, and either designed in-house, or from our suppliers design teams, and manufactured by craftsmen, not sweatshops.
We also don’t stop at furniture, and have tried to create an amazing range of great quality Outdoor products such as the Umbrosa Belgium umbrella range, infra red heaters, but again to cheap chinese junk infra red heaters, beautiful fire pits that burn bio fuel so can even go in the lounge area in winter! And we are the first in Australasia to have an Eames replica designed for complete outdoor use! Has to be seen to be appreciated.
We are a small bunch that are happy to go above and beyond, and get a great kick out of seeing a bland deck, or new pool area, transformed into a beautiful space with our products.
We have also named all furniture pieces after New Zealand place names, as we live in a beautiful country, so why call it anything but beautiful places around our great country.