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The furniture industry has gone through major changes over the past 50 years.
Until fairly recently, the industry was dominated by thousands of small manufacturers and retailers. Today, over 50% of U.S. furniture sales are purchased through the 10 largest retail chains.
New technology and more efficient distribution systems have kept prices low but have sacrificed quality. Product design has become focused on efficiency rather than style.
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Question: I have been selling furniture for a very very long time. I strongly disagree with your opinion that 8 way hand tied foundations...
IKEA is an excellent example of “cheap furniture” designed for manufacturing simplicity, production productivity, raw material cost and transportation efficiency.
Question: We purchased a Southern Motion faux leather sofa. After 4 years, It began to disintegrate. The sofa is peeling at the folds and...
Question: Who are IKEA’s competitors? Feb. 8, 2021 Answer: There aren’t any real competitors. IKEA revolutionized both the retail and...
Question: Why is bonded leather still being sold? I have owned several chairs, sofas, etc. made with bonded leather. Over 50% deteriorated...
Question: Is it worth replacing a mattress if you don't replace the box spring? Both are the same age. August 26, 2020 Answer: There is no...
Question: What is the difference between a sleeper sofa and a sofa bed? July 1, 2020 Answer: The two terms, “sleeper sofa” and “sofa bed”...
Box springs are more expensive than foundations made without springs. Mattresses have improved dramatically over the past 20 years. In...
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