It’s always good to be near the ones you love. So when Danish furniture company BoConcept determined that 70 percent of its Dallas clientele lived in areas surrounding Lower Oak Lawn, it just made good sense to leave North Dallas behind.

boconcept_02 "We’re showcasing furniture in a much more urban setting.” —Kristian Christensen photography by Alex Ham

Store manager Kristian Christensen says the new location has gotten lots of positive feedback since the showroom opened on April 1. “It’s a different type of community down here,” he says. “It couldn’t be more inviting for a business.” And the showroom looks a little different, too, with concrete floors and great lighting. “We’re showcasing furniture in a much more urban setting,” Christensen says. “People can see how the furniture will look.”

BoConcept believes in giving the people what they want. Most items on the sales floor can be customized in one way or another, whether it’s making a wall cabinet to fit your specs or ordering a sofa in the color of your choice. And because the company is the manufacturer as well as the retailer, it’s able to keep costs as low as possible by cutting out the middleman. There are no customization fees and no fees to ship items from overseas.

You might want to take advantage of these deals come September, when BoConcept launches its new line. Christensen, who just returned from a two-week buying trip in Denmark, says he can’t release too many details about the new designs, but he did say that many of the pieces are “a throwback to the early days of BoConcept.” Intrigued? We are, too.

Find more information about BoConcept in our online guide to shops.


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