Monday, December 03, 2007

Furniture Frustrations

I'm visiting my parents in Germany at the moment and stopped by one of the larger local furniture retailers. We are looking for a replacement dining table and chairs, as well as a couch table for the living room and have much trouble finding anything in California.

US furniture is either poorly made, ridiculously expensive, or doesn't have even hints of modern design. Many times all three apply.

As I was walking through Moebel Hofmeister I grew more and more frustrated. Where in most US furniture stores I have a choice of 3 or 4 couch tables, they had dozens to choose from in all kinds of styles and price ranges.
Where in the US I have a choice of 10 - 15 dining tables (on a good day), they had a whole floor full of dining arrangements, tables and chairs.

I left the store after an hours or so utterly frustrated. Anyone know any halfway decent furniture stores in the SF Bay Area or at least California?


Patzi said...

der sieht gut aus:

vielleicht schaffen wir es mal bis berkeley? :-)

Leo said...

If it is any consolation, Belgium is not much better.