There really seems to be a common question among our clients, no matter how different the project and that’s “Where do you source your furniture?” So I thought that it would be a good idea to share some of our favourite suppliers with you.
Since we gave you some inspiration for your dining rooms last week, I’m going to concentrate on sourcing some amazing pieces for you to dine in style!
Bo Concept have a large showroom in South Beacon Quarter, Sandyford and a large concession in Arnotts, Henry St. With simple contemporary furniture, they are definitely one of our favourite suppliers in Dublin. The style of their furniture has really evolved over the last few years, particularly with the introduction of collaborations with designers such as Karim Rashid. This collaboration in particular has brought an almost Asian influence to the “Ottawa Collection.”
They have just launched their new collection, celebrating their 60 year anniversary. Going back to their roots, there is a more retro danish feel to this collection. You can view their new catalogue here.
Calligaris @ Kube Kitchens
Now when I say Kube Kitchens, you might not think of furniture, but they supply a wonderful range called Calligaris. The great thing about their furniture is the varied range. You have the choice of a slightly more classic contemporary range, such as beautiful wooden tables and simple dining chairs. Or, you can choose from the more quirky range, with colourful moulded dining chairs.
We have always found it a challenge to source, nice good quality extendable dining tables, particularly wooden ones, but Calligaris have a fantastic selection and the quality is superior.
There has been a huge revival of retro and vintage over the last few years, not only in a fashion, but also in furniture and interiors. This is a style that I particularly love and mixing old and new is most definitely Think Contemporary’s aesthetic.
The Brocante Market in the co-op Newmarket Sq, Dublin 8 is a a great place to source retro and second hand furniture. You will always pick up a bargain. We have also sourced some of our vintage furniture from TLC (table lighting chair) who are based just off Camden st, Dublin 8 beside The Cake Cafe.
Website’s such as Jumbletown.ie, or BuyandSell.ie can be really good, but you have to be watching them every day particularly if you are looking for something specific. We sourced the green dining table above from buy and sell and got it resprayed. Ideal if you are looking for something quirky and individual.
Think Contemporary – Bespoke
However, from time to time, we just cannot source that perfect piece of furniture for a client, so we will design one for them. Going with this option, you will be getting exactly what you are looking for and it will be a one off piece as we never reuse designs.
Here are 2 bookcases that we have designed and all of our furniture is made in Dublin. We have also designed, side tables, coffee tables, tv units, dining chairs and sideboards.
I really hope that you have found this weeks blog post useful and if you are having trouble sourcing furniture or would like to be pointed in the right direction, just send me an email at [email protected]
Really looking forward to hearing your comments.
Joanne & the Think Contemporary team.