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# 215222 17-Jun-2017 19:00
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Hey guys,

 

With our new build progressing nicely, we're planning a long-weekend trip to Christchurch to look at furniture and housewares (options in Dunedin are a little bit limited) and was hoping for any recommendations on brands/quality.

 

We're quite keen on the Freedom Furniture & Mocka style (our house will have a Scandinavian/Minimalist kind of feel), and we're trying to find that sweet spot of price and quality, particularly as we're after quite a bit of furniture (chaise, 2 & 3 seater sofa's, children's bedroom furniture, bar stools and occasional chairs and lots of things to dress the room).

 

Any thoughts appreciated!!


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  # 1802755 17-Jun-2017 19:57
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Harvey Normans has and 60mth sale on at the moment might want to check them out just don't buy any of their leather furniture 




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  # 1802756 17-Jun-2017 19:59
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Athlonite:

 

Harvey Normans has and 60mth sale on at the moment might want to check them out just don't buy any of their leather furniture 

 

 

 

 

Cheers, yeah I've had a look in their Dunedin store as we're getting all our appliances there, but they don't really seem to do the style of furniture we're after.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1802760 17-Jun-2017 20:16
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Target?




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  # 1802765 17-Jun-2017 20:27
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k1w1k1d:

 

Target?

 

 

 

 

Yeah they're on the 'visit list' for sure!  Do you know what the quality is like?


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  # 1802766 17-Jun-2017 20:30
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Global Living.

 

This used to have only outrageously expensive stuff, but they seem to have come to their senses and have some good stuff, minimalist euro/scandinavian design, some of it even NZ made and at not too bad prices.

 

I posted this photo a few days ago to show Daiken heat pump.  IIRC the bar stools which are extremely comfortable were $225 each, glass on aluminium frame extension table (NZ made) with 6 chairs, about $2700.

 


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  # 1802768 17-Jun-2017 20:33
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Red Furniture

 

Got our entertainment unit custom made here - for an extremely reasonable price + without the ridiculous wait times of other places.

 

They CAD offerings so tweaking things is definitely a possibility.

 

 


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  # 1802798 17-Jun-2017 20:58
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Although not in Christchurch have a look editto.co.nz in Nelson


 
 
 
 


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  # 1802802 17-Jun-2017 21:12
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nofam:

 

k1w1k1d:

 

Target?

 

 

 

 

Yeah they're on the 'visit list' for sure!  Do you know what the quality is like?

 

 

Variable from not bad to quite good, but the value looks very good. They have pretty frequent sales. We purchased some oak furniture from them a couple of months ago, in a color not in stock, hoping for delivery soon.


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  # 1802803 17-Jun-2017 21:12
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I've had good dealings with Smiths City when it comes to furniture, and they don't make you get a GEM Visa/Q Card.


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  # 1802808 17-Jun-2017 21:34
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Athlonite:

 

Harvey Normans has and 60mth sale on at the moment might want to check them out just don't buy any of their leather furniture 

 

 

Thats a long sale. :-)

 

Briscoes, take note!


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  # 1802840 17-Jun-2017 22:45
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Athlonite:

 

Harvey Normans has and 60mth sale on at the moment might want to check them out just don't buy any of their leather furniture 

 

 

 

 

What's the issue with their Leather furniture?


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  # 1802914 18-Jun-2017 10:45
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540trickzter:

 

Athlonite:

 

Harvey Normans has and 60mth sale on at the moment might want to check them out just don't buy any of their leather furniture 

 

 

 

 

What's the issue with their Leather furniture?

 

 

Interested in this answer as well as we are in the market for two leather recliners. Wife has brochure from HN and prices seem pretty steep but I am pretty frugal!! (we live in Wellington area).


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  # 1802939 18-Jun-2017 12:37
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IFurniture in Christchurch would be worth checking out - or their website.

I've only been to their massive Auckland showroom - it's claimed to be the largest for furniture in NZ. They have long hours 7-days a week. Most of the product wasn't of interest to me but some was just what I needed and has lasted fine since purchasing 2-years ago. Some prices are super low so be a little cautious.




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  # 1802967 18-Jun-2017 13:59
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Have a look at Matisse Furniture , 134 Victoria street.  Next block north of the casino. Also further along Victoria Street, Belle Interiors, 145 Victoria Street.

 

Also Several shops on Moorehouse Ave, South Side between Durham Street and Antigua Street. One of them Ascot Design. Also there is a Farmers Home store there and I was in there recently and

 

they have a lot of more trendy and modern stuff in there than the other ordinary Farmers shops have. I was quite surprised at what they had in there. Prices seemed reasonable so worth a look.

 

If you want plain well designed Scandinavian type furniture, have you looked in any Shop/commercial fit out store/warehouses type places as they sometimes have ranges of modern furniture  with clean lines that can

 

be used in domestic situations. Board room, executive  office type chairs, tables and book shelves etc.

 

Freedom Furniture that was mentioned, is further out on Mashlands Road in a bulk buy center  just in front of Bunnings.

 

Tower Junction Center, Blenheim Road. Simply Furniture shop just inside Clarence Street entrance. Might be worth a look as they have more designer stuff. Also Nodd Home Furniture. Stupidly over priced at Nodd but more reasonable when they have one of their many sales.


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  # 1802973 18-Jun-2017 14:35
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I have found the best option for furniture is to buy good quality mid century second hand pieces, many of which are which are basically Scandinavian designs.. Some stores will sell them restored and recovered, if you don't have the time/know how. http://mrbigglesworthy.co.nz/ sell some, they also sell new modern stuff. The build quality on the old stuff can be far superior than big box retail stores furniture, as they made them to last back then. eg real quality timbers and proper joints You may also spend more, but potentially the furntiure may last a life time, so you save over time by not having to replace it for the latest trends. The fact is that the latest trends are actually trying to replicate the old furniture. If you are going new, I would suggest looking at Dansker mobile, as some of their piece. Matisse, ECC and Backhouse are a few others I would suggest if you are looking for premium quality. You do get what you pay for. 


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