Demand for imported furniture is gradually rising in the domestic market. From residential to official purposes, people tend to go for the imported ones.
If you are also looking for imported furniture, paying a visit to Furniture Gallery in Jawlakhel, Lalitpur, may be a wise idea. Spread over 3,600 sq ft area in a two-storey building, the store features an extensive range of contemporary furniture and décors ideal for both residential and official purposes.
“Keeping in mind the present day need of comfort coupled with style, we have introduced a wide variety of furniture products,” said Nilendra Thapa, sales and marketing executive at Furniture Gallery. As per its motto ‘Your Gallery to Exclusive Quality’, the store has emphasised on quality, design, comfort, finishing, and above all the after sales service, added Thapa.
The store’s inventory boasts of living room sets, bed room sets, sofa sets, decoration shelves, TV stands and those required for official as well as commercial purposes. All items available at the store are imported from Hong Kong. “There is a kind of negative mindset among Nepalis about Chinese products. Through these products, we seek to break this approach,” said Thapa, adding that they have featured products from highly reputed brands like Pincol and Montel, among others.
Bed sets available at the store are priced between Rs 43,000 and Rs 294,000; dining sets between Rs 50,000 and Rs 90,000; sofa sets are available for Rs 132,000 to Rs 300,000; decoration shelves come for Rs 50,000-Rs 60,000; TV cabinets cost Rs 30,000 to Rs 90,000; and corner racks are priced between Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000. “As we offer quality products, their prices seem to be a little high. But if you see their durability, quality and finish, the price tag is justified,” said Thapa.
Since its inception in 2010, the store, promoted by a group of young entrepreneurs, is witnessing a significant surge in the demand for imported furniture. According to Thapa, rise in the number people residing in housing colonies and apartments and local furniture manufacturers inability to deliver perfect finished products have fuelled the growth. Increment in the number of offices and financial institutions has also played a key role, he added.
“Sales are equally encouraging in both residential and official/commercial sector,” said Thapa, adding that demand is high especially for beds, side tables, cupboards and study tables sets designed for kids. Encouraged with the success, the store is also opening another outlet in Pokhara by January 2012.
What makes The Furniture Gallery different from others is their after-sales service. It store has hired experts to look after the service. “Our experts will promptly attend to customer complaints,” Thapa said.