AT editor Sarah and I had the pleasure of recently visiting the new BoConcept on Clybourn Ave. for a sneak peek at the showroom. The store's doors opened quietly over a week ago, and people are noticing (lots of eager walk-ins). The Denmark-based furnishings supplier offers pieces for every room in the home - with moderate sizing and versatility at the forefront. Our favorite pieces were dual and triple-function, which Sarah will highlight soon. Other things that really wowed us: the "Furnish" software customer work stations to help design your rooms, a customer coffee area, the variety of fabric choices (all tested and commercial grade), and...anything with hidden drawers. Check out more store details and slideshow below:
With all pieces customized for your size and finish specifications, the orders will come either from the New Jersey warehouse (majority of furnishings), which takes approximately 3-4 weeks, or straight from Denmark (like the handmade rugs), approximately 8-12 weeks. The local Chicago delivery charge is $150, which includes assembly - and there is no additional shipping charge included.
A few favorites: collapsible sofa bed, Ottoman w/ sleeping function, 3-way coffee table, limo bed w/ drawers, 3-D shelving unit, and cowhide patchwork rug. Prices are considerably reasonable (think $949 for a sofa bed), and we love the fact that if you see something you love but it falls out of your price range, the staff will steer you to another piece in the BoConcept collection that has slightly different specs but a similar style - for a lot less.
If you're looking to pop in and walk away with something on the spot, BoConcept carries an array of lighting and accessories as well. BoConcept Chicago online information is here.
More in AT's archives on BoConcept: