Design ideals: luxury furniture the sustainable way

If you have an eye for design but don’t want to buy new pieces, Consignment is the place to find the perfect furnishings for your home.

Words by Justin Foote
Created with sketchtool.
Created with sketchtool.

Consignment /kǝn‘saɪn.mǝnt/
noun

Goods offered for sale through a third-party business (consignee) on behalf of the legal owner (consignor) who receives payment only after the goods have sold.

Selling secondhand goods on consignment is not a new concept, people have been doing so in America and Europe since the 1950s. In New Zealand, though, it is relatively new, as traditionally, most people have chosen to on-sell their used goods via advertisements in the local paper or, more recently, online.

Where consignment-style selling trumps conventional methods is that the consignee takes on the ‘hard work’ of actually selling the item while the consignor gets on with their life, says Wendy Francis-Ching, Director of Auckland-based store, Consignment.

“So many of us are time poor and traditional models of selling secondhand goods, especially high-end designer furniture, tend to be very time intensive and with no guarantee of success. Through consignment selling, consignors have peace of mind that their items are going to have the right level of exposure to maximise the chances of selling.

“We like to think that over the past three-plus years since we established Consignment, we have managed to provide sellers with a proven service while offering buyers a legitimate way of purchasing designer pieces that they may not have had access to previously—by offering a consignment service, we are working for both these client groups.”

Rather than buying new, we are offering people the beauty of great design by utilising what already exists, reducing wastage and the over-extension of resources.
Boviso coffee table by La Galeria of Equador.
Boviso coffee table by La Galeria of Equador.

Designer furniture on consignment

“For people who appreciate good design and the value of this furniture, it is the ideal situation,” Wendy says. “Designer furniture is an investment and choosing to purchase a high-end designer piece is a well-considered choice. Many of these pieces are exemplars of craftsmanship, designed to last and in most cases to be passed on to future generations. As a result, we often have unique collections available that are no longer in production.”

“Additionally, a wonderful consequence of consignment furniture is the innate sustainability of it. Rather than buying new, we are offering people the beauty of great design by utilising what already exists, reducing wastage and the over-extension of resources.”

A set of six Nevado mirrors by celebrated Australian Interior Design House Boyd Blue.
A set of six Nevado mirrors by celebrated Australian Interior Design House Boyd Blue.

Back to basics: making meaningful choices

“One of many things that I have taken from these past weeks was a fundamental need to get back to basics, along with the importance of making meaningful choices in all aspects of life. This has been a time of introspection for many of us and I am reminded of a quote by British textile designer William Morris, who famously said: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.

“We have seen the world as we know it shift on a level that we won’t be able to measure in the short term, but which will resonate with us all for a very long time. It will affect the way we look at everything, the way we judge the importance and relevance of things and the way we navigate forward.

“I appreciate the exceptional artisanship and integrity of contemporary European designers and want to see this maintained, so that’s our specialty in the marketplace. These pieces hold their value over time, they are investments, and you can expect them to last for generations.”

Consignment operates a large showroom in Newmarket, Auckland, where owners looking to sell designer furniture pieces can pass them on to Wendy and her team, who will style them and manage the entire sales process and where lovers of designer furniture may find the perfect piece for their home or office.

Find out more about buying or selling second hand designer furniture.

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Consignment Furniture

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Design ideals: luxury furniture the sustainable way

If you have an eye for design but don’t want to buy new pieces, Consignment is the place to find the perfect furnishings for your home.

Words by Justin Foote
Created with sketchtool.
Created with sketchtool.

Consignment /kǝn‘saɪn.mǝnt/
noun

Goods offered for sale through a third-party business (consignee) on behalf of the legal owner (consignor) who receives payment only after the goods have sold.

Selling secondhand goods on consignment is not a new concept, people have been doing so in America and Europe since the 1950s. In New Zealand, though, it is relatively new, as traditionally, most people have chosen to on-sell their used goods via advertisements in the local paper or, more recently, online.

Where consignment-style selling trumps conventional methods is that the consignee takes on the ‘hard work’ of actually selling the item while the consignor gets on with their life, says Wendy Francis-Ching, Director of Auckland-based store, Consignment.

“So many of us are time poor and traditional models of selling secondhand goods, especially high-end designer furniture, tend to be very time intensive and with no guarantee of success. Through consignment selling, consignors have peace of mind that their items are going to have the right level of exposure to maximise the chances of selling.

“We like to think that over the past three-plus years since we established Consignment, we have managed to provide sellers with a proven service while offering buyers a legitimate way of purchasing designer pieces that they may not have had access to previously—by offering a consignment service, we are working for both these client groups.”

Rather than buying new, we are offering people the beauty of great design by utilising what already exists, reducing wastage and the over-extension of resources.
Boviso coffee table by La Galeria of Equador.
Boviso coffee table by La Galeria of Equador.

Designer furniture on consignment

“For people who appreciate good design and the value of this furniture, it is the ideal situation,” Wendy says. “Designer furniture is an investment and choosing to purchase a high-end designer piece is a well-considered choice. Many of these pieces are exemplars of craftsmanship, designed to last and in most cases to be passed on to future generations. As a result, we often have unique collections available that are no longer in production.”

“Additionally, a wonderful consequence of consignment furniture is the innate sustainability of it. Rather than buying new, we are offering people the beauty of great design by utilising what already exists, reducing wastage and the over-extension of resources.”

A set of six Nevado mirrors by celebrated Australian Interior Design House Boyd Blue.
A set of six Nevado mirrors by celebrated Australian Interior Design House Boyd Blue.

Back to basics: making meaningful choices

“One of many things that I have taken from these past weeks was a fundamental need to get back to basics, along with the importance of making meaningful choices in all aspects of life. This has been a time of introspection for many of us and I am reminded of a quote by British textile designer William Morris, who famously said: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.

“We have seen the world as we know it shift on a level that we won’t be able to measure in the short term, but which will resonate with us all for a very long time. It will affect the way we look at everything, the way we judge the importance and relevance of things and the way we navigate forward.

“I appreciate the exceptional artisanship and integrity of contemporary European designers and want to see this maintained, so that’s our specialty in the marketplace. These pieces hold their value over time, they are investments, and you can expect them to last for generations.”

Consignment operates a large showroom in Newmarket, Auckland, where owners looking to sell designer furniture pieces can pass them on to Wendy and her team, who will style them and manage the entire sales process and where lovers of designer furniture may find the perfect piece for their home or office.

Find out more about buying or selling second hand designer furniture.

Get in touch with
Consignment Furniture

Request pricing/info
Visit website
Recommended reading
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Design ideals: luxury furniture the sustainable way

If you have an eye for design but don’t want to buy new pieces, Consignment is the place to find the perfect furnishings for your home.

Words by Justin Foote
Created with sketchtool.
Created with sketchtool.

Consignment /kǝn‘saɪn.mǝnt/
noun

Goods offered for sale through a third-party business (consignee) on behalf of the legal owner (consignor) who receives payment only after the goods have sold.

Selling secondhand goods on consignment is not a new concept, people have been doing so in America and Europe since the 1950s. In New Zealand, though, it is relatively new, as traditionally, most people have chosen to on-sell their used goods via advertisements in the local paper or, more recently, online.

Where consignment-style selling trumps conventional methods is that the consignee takes on the ‘hard work’ of actually selling the item while the consignor gets on with their life, says Wendy Francis-Ching, Director of Auckland-based store, Consignment.

“So many of us are time poor and traditional models of selling secondhand goods, especially high-end designer furniture, tend to be very time intensive and with no guarantee of success. Through consignment selling, consignors have peace of mind that their items are going to have the right level of exposure to maximise the chances of selling.

“We like to think that over the past three-plus years since we established Consignment, we have managed to provide sellers with a proven service while offering buyers a legitimate way of purchasing designer pieces that they may not have had access to previously—by offering a consignment service, we are working for both these client groups.”

Rather than buying new, we are offering people the beauty of great design by utilising what already exists, reducing wastage and the over-extension of resources.
Boviso coffee table by La Galeria of Equador.
Boviso coffee table by La Galeria of Equador.

Designer furniture on consignment

“For people who appreciate good design and the value of this furniture, it is the ideal situation,” Wendy says. “Designer furniture is an investment and choosing to purchase a high-end designer piece is a well-considered choice. Many of these pieces are exemplars of craftsmanship, designed to last and in most cases to be passed on to future generations. As a result, we often have unique collections available that are no longer in production.”

“Additionally, a wonderful consequence of consignment furniture is the innate sustainability of it. Rather than buying new, we are offering people the beauty of great design by utilising what already exists, reducing wastage and the over-extension of resources.”

A set of six Nevado mirrors by celebrated Australian Interior Design House Boyd Blue.
A set of six Nevado mirrors by celebrated Australian Interior Design House Boyd Blue.

Back to basics: making meaningful choices

“One of many things that I have taken from these past weeks was a fundamental need to get back to basics, along with the importance of making meaningful choices in all aspects of life. This has been a time of introspection for many of us and I am reminded of a quote by British textile designer William Morris, who famously said: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.

“We have seen the world as we know it shift on a level that we won’t be able to measure in the short term, but which will resonate with us all for a very long time. It will affect the way we look at everything, the way we judge the importance and relevance of things and the way we navigate forward.

“I appreciate the exceptional artisanship and integrity of contemporary European designers and want to see this maintained, so that’s our specialty in the marketplace. These pieces hold their value over time, they are investments, and you can expect them to last for generations.”

Consignment operates a large showroom in Newmarket, Auckland, where owners looking to sell designer furniture pieces can pass them on to Wendy and her team, who will style them and manage the entire sales process and where lovers of designer furniture may find the perfect piece for their home or office.

Find out more about buying or selling second hand designer furniture.

Get in touch with
Consignment Furniture

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Recommended reading
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