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#1 Vesper79

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Hi all,
We are in the process of furnishing a new house and are looking for new furniture. We have a reasonable budget for a sofa, around 8k. Can anyone recommend a retailer? We are looking for a contemporary style modular sofa. What do people think of Natuzzi? I've also checked out King, but I think Natuzzi is somehow better quality. I have also looked at Milano Furniture which have beautiful Italian furniture. I am from QLD btw.

Thanks!

#2 shopalot33

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

My sister recently bought two Natuzzi leather chairs for her lounge room, to go with a sofa she already had.  They are beautifully made and look gorgeous in the room.

She did have to wait longer than the 6-8 weeks for delivery - I think it was more like 10-12 from memory. Other than that, she said she's very pleased.



#3 AnnBB

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

My favorite furniture store is www.cocorepublic.com.au . They have beautiful pieces.

#4 LambChop

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Rather than ask on here, which is unlikely to result in much, you should contact a local interior designer - that way you'll really get something suited to your house!

#5 lizzzard

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

We've had both Natuzzi and King. I actually think the King leather is a bit better quality, but the hard accessories (like the table attachments) are not good quality at all (I can't compare those with Natuzzi though as the sofa was had from there didn't have any attachments on it). So I'd choose between them based on the design.

I would second the Coco Republic suggestion...though 8k may not be enough there...

Edited by lizzzard, 14 November 2012 - 07:30 PM.


#6 Vesper79

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

I had a look at Coco Republic but it seemed abit old fashioned instead of contemporary...



#7 deejie

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

We bought our modular set (Jasper) from King Furniture and absolutely love it. You can pay extra to get a top quality leather. We have the standard leather on ours. It is six years old now and still in fantastic condition, despite our three year old doing everything he can to trash it (spills, bouncing, climbing etc). There is no sag in the cushions at all. We are very happy with our purchase.

We didn't purchase any coffee tables etc from King, just the lounge.

#8 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

I know you are in Qld, but maybe have a look at Fanuli Furniture for contemporary lounges?

#9 GoBack2Bed

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Check out jimmy possum they have a store in Brisbane and they do stunning sofas and you get to custom select your fabrics from their entire range

#10 mmamabear

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

Check out Jardan furniture. Melbourne company. Gorgeous stuff.

#11 *LucyE*

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE
We have a reasonable budget for a sofa, around 8k. Can anyone recommend a retailer? We are looking for a contemporary style modular sofa. What do people think of Natuzzi? I've also checked out King, but I think Natuzzi is somehow better quality.

Sorry, I don't consider $8k to be enough to buy a 'high end' sofa.

Natuzzi and King are lovely, but they are not top of the range.  They are not sofas that I would expect to be able to hand down to my children.  I would expect a 10-15 year life span.

I would just be going on which style I like out of those brands.

#12 Dusty

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

Jardan would be great in that price range original.gif

#13 dadathome

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE (*LucyE* @ 14/11/2012, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Natuzzi and King are lovely, but they are not top of the range.  They are not sofas that I would expect to be able to hand down to my children.  I would expect a 10-15 year life span.


And $8k is not enough to get the better aniline leather, at least at King, even during their almost continuous sales.

We replaced a 16yo King lounge earlier this year with another King, and the old one was handed on to friends - still very servicable, although the leather is a little worn and the stuffing has sagged a little. I agree with the PP about the shelf accessories etc - teak is OK, but the other are a little naff.

#14 sophiasmum

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

I would choose a King sofa if I had that much to spend.

#15 wonder woman

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

Please buy Australian-made!

For over a decade I have had Wayne Davis / Just Leather (excellent value, better quality than most imports but cheaper), but other top Aussie-made couches include Jardan, ArthurG, Artifex, Molmic, Tessa.

All of these are better than Natuzzi, King, Coco.

#16 credence

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

We bought some Jimmy Possum lounges and they are awesome. I cannot say enough good things. The lounges are so solid and well made plus they really do look like nothing else out there.

#17 Sal78

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:56 AM

can u wait for after xmas sales? we picked up a corner lounge from $7k to $2.5k from Myer...get a lot of comments about it..fantastic quality.

You could even get Moran for $8k. My dad has had his Moran leather sofa for more than 15yrs and still looks great and very comfortable..it's timeless.

#18 Chalkie

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:13 AM

Our sofa's are Jardan, we love them! They aren't leather, but when I was recently looking to redecorate I ended up recovering them (which cost around $4K) as I couldn't find anything I liked more!  Have fun shopping OP!

#19 *LucyE*

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

Moran are no longer Australian made. They are now made in China and the retail price has come down (in relative terms) to reflect the cheaper costs of manufacture.

They are great for the price, but I don't think they compare to the older ones my parents and IL have.

#20 wonder woman

Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE (*LucyE* @ 16/11/2012, 10:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Moran are no longer Australian made. They are now made in China

When we bought a few years ago, the expensive Morans were still made here, with the cheap ones from China.


#21 *bibs*

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

We have a King sofa.  We got ours in one of their sales (you would never buy without the sale in my opinion).  Ours was $4.5k with the table attachments down from about $7000.




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