We wonder if Relax House gets its name from the vibe created by its furniture, or because there is usually no wait times from the moment you place your order… Maybe both? Whatever the reason, Relax House is a winning formula.
The three Parnham brothers established the furniture retail business seven years ago, after having spent much of their time in manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing in the health care industry. They have a showroom and warehouse in Melbourne where all the range can be viewed and deliver not only Australia-wide with incredibly good freight rates but also many other countries around the world.
It’s not often you hear that, but it goes to show that the Parnhams have been not only selective in the products they retail, but incredibly competitive in their price points. Everyone’s interested!
The range of modern designer furniture is sourced from suppliers in many countries including the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Malaysia. In the near future a selection of Australian-made products are soon be introduced.
The TON range from the Czech Republic has been particularly popular given its high end finish and great price points. In fact at the time we touched base with them, Relax House had just completed fitting out a café with TON’s fabulous Ironica Beechwood chairs – they are even more suited for the home as they are for a funky commercial fit-outs.
The original Michael Thonet designed Bentwood range from Poland is also a big seller – having been made by the original manufacturers for more than 120 years, these are beautiful classic pieces, yet with a very affordable price tag.
Although previously Relax House has tended to focus on the dining, lounge and kitchen areas, they are shortly introducing an exciting range of bedroom furniture. It’s yet another evolution the business has seen since it first opened its doors. The most marked change has probably been a shift away from predominantly replica pieces to a lot more original– and in some cases tailor-made – furniture.
The majority of stock is held in their warehouse, meaning of course that you don’t order that coveted furniture item only to then have to wait weeks or even months for it to arrive. It’s beyond frustrating – not only are you hanging around waiting for the piece to come and play a functional role in your home, but you just want it there ASAP so it can make the space look so fantastic! None of that frustration with Relax House…
If you’re in the market for really affordable, fresh contemporary furniture that’s still affordable, we definitely recommend catching up with the Parnham brothers and their team!