Not All Replica Furniture Is Created Equal

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Relax House has been and continues to be the most respected name in replica and reproduction furniture.


Whether you favor mid-century modern, a spare rustic look, a clean organic feel, a sleek minimalist space or a fun mod pop interior, highly sought after and recognizable designer furniture pieces can anchor your design and add visual impact. If you have had your eye on an Eames lounge, Noguchi coffee table, Tolix stools, Florence Knoll sofa or Le Corbusier lounge, you know designer pieces come with a heavy designer price tag. For many furniture buyers, designer reproductions can be a great way to get the designer look for less. That original Eames lounge that sells for $5700, you can get the same look for as little as $750 through a replica furniture retailer. But do your research and be a smart shopper because not all replica furniture is the same.

Relax House has been and continues to be the most respected name in replica and reproduction furniture. With over 30 years of experience in the furniture industry, we have learned a thing or two about the replica products available and how to source the best of the best to offer our customers the best quality and a great price. We are deeply committed to bringing our customers high quality reproductions of some of the most respected and revered designs in furniture history.

For each reproduction that graces the pages of our online catalogue or our furniture showroom in Cheltenham, we have turned down hundreds of pieces because they did not meet our standards for attention to detail, quality materials or workmanship. Our reputation is only as good as the products we offer and we carefully select products that meet our high standards.

Lesser retailers select their products based solely on price in order to cut their costs and undercut the competition. Frequently these cheaper replicas look very little like the originals they proclaim to resemble. Subpar materials and shoddy construction equate to products that look cheap and fake. What is the purpose of buying reproductions of expensive, designer furniture if they look nothing like the originals? We find the best quality replicas at the best prices. Our Thonet reproduction line, as an example, was created in the same factory in Poland that has been creating original Thonet chairs for over a century. You just can’t get any closer to the original than that!

It is important to note that not all replica furniture is created equal. Here at Relax House, our design team pores over hundreds of samples when selecting the products we know will please our discerning furniture lovers. Over the years, we have found manufacturers with a commitment to accuracy, quality and workmanship while still keeping our prices low. We do this by purchasing in bulk allowing us to offer higher quality pieces at lower prices than many of our competitors who charge even more for substandard replicas.

When shopping for replica furniture, the idea is to save money over designer original premiums but not all replicas are the same. At Relax House, we maintain strict quality control on-site at our manufacturers to supervise the entire production process and insure high quality standards. This insures quality in terms of materials and methods minimizing things like substandard materials, poor construction, shoddy stitching, and the like. All products we carry come with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty. We also offer a no questions asked 7-day returns policy on stock items purchased from our website sight unseen. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason whatsoever you have the right to cancel your order within 7 working days from date of delivery and receive a full refund excluding applicable delivery charges.

Unlike many online retailers who are just fly by night order takers for furniture wholesalers, Relax House has a showroom and store in Cheltenham open to both the trade and public where you can visit and see our products for yourself up close. For our customers who either live too far or prefer to shop exclusively online, we offer detailed descriptions and high resolution pictures of all of our products from many angles to make sure you know what you are purchasing and you get what you expect. Likewise, we offer the highest SSL security possible to insure secure and safe online shopping.

Our state of the art online system automatically encrypts all your details using the latest secure socket layer (SSL) encryption standard so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. Relax House does not save your credit card details. We do not share or in any way allow information to leave our company. We have made this the highest of priorities for your protection.

Relax House also offers volume discounts to the trade and businesses requiring large numbers of products like chairs and stools. Contact us to see if your order might qualify for a volume discount. We have and experienced professional staff dedicated to making sure your questions get answered and your order is hassle free from beginning to end.

Our commitment to quality and value has been the foundation of our business from the very first day we opened and every customer who leaves satisfied is another referral we can count on. Relax House furniture is headquartered in Cheltenham near the DFO and Moorabbin Airport. Order your furniture online or in-store and pick it up for free. We also delivery anywhere in Australia with very inexpensive freight rates, enter your postcode into the freight calculator to check the shipping cost to your area. Whether you live near Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin or the country, most furniture is delivered within a few days. Visit our showroom or browse our online furniture catalog for our complete selection of modern furniture, replica furniture and replica Danish furniture.

Designer furniture does not have to come with a designer price tag. Relax House offers beautifully crafted reproductions well below the cost of the originals. How? We import directly from the factories, there’s no middleman, and we work on solid turnover and low margins. We are proof positive that cheap furniture does not


May 20, 2012
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