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China Daily: "My home is my castle, and my workplace too"

China Daily: "My home is my castle, and my workplace too"

Read the full article here. Susana Harding, a development worker in Singapore, bought an ergonomic chair soon after her employer imposed work-from-home arrangements to help curb the spread of COVID-19. As the director of International Longevity Center, Harding spends a lot of time sitting in front of her computer, researching and writing about issues that affect the city state's elderly population. "I had to buy (an ergonomic) chair, one that will allow me to sit for eight hours without hurting my back unnecessarily," Harding said, citing her long medical history of back pain. The chair complemented a table she already...

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Green Queen: “Hong Kong Startup Føerni Launches City’s First Dedicated Online Furniture Rental Platform“

Green Queen: “Hong Kong Startup Føerni Launches City’s First Dedicated Online Furniture Rental Platform“

Read the full article here.   Føerni is a Hong Kong-based online furniture subscription platform where customers can rent out high-quality furniture, home appliances and electronics, marking the first of its kind in the city. While other companies offer furniture rental services, this is the first website that allows you to conduct the entire transaction online, firmly anchoring itself in the growing sharing economy catering to anti-owning millennials. The launch of the platform comes at a time when consumers are becoming increasingly mindful about their home environment as they spend more time indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Launched last month by...

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Hong Kong Economic Times: FØERNI網上家具租訂服務 既慳錢又環保

Hong Kong Economic Times: FØERNI網上家具租訂服務 既慳錢又環保

Read the full article here.   對於租屋一族來說,搬遷時需要處置多件家具絕對是一件麻煩事;若家具使用一兩年便丟棄,既浪費金錢,又不環保。香港首間家具租訂初創企業FØERNI​,日前推出網上傢俬租訂服務,讓顧客可租用高質素家具,毋須購買,適合推崇時尚簡約生活的人士。 FØERNI專為用家提供具彈性而價錢相宜的傢具租賃服務。只需定期繳付月費,便可享用現代時尚的傢俬。毋須花費一筆大額金錢購置長年使用的傢具,亦可避免因買入只用作短期使用、質素參差的傢具,而製造不必要的家居廢物。 FØERNI的服務適合兩類人士使用,一是經常搬屋的租屋族、二是喜歡家中風格多變的人士。品牌旗下共有90多件經過精心挑選、來自多個本地及國際品牌的傢俬,迵然不同家具設計能夠配合不同的家居風格、符合不同顧客的需求。 品牌旗下共有90多件經過精心挑選、來自多個本地及國際品牌的傢俬。 其中合作的品牌包括BoConcept、Design House Stockholm、Louis Poulsen和Normann Copenhagen等的知名品牌。除了沙發、座椅和床等基本的家具之外,亦提供常用的家電租借服務,如Dyson、SMEG的空氣淨化器、燈具等。  FØERNI租賃服務為期3至18個月,租借期過後,FØERNI會一手包辦家具的送貨、回收、翻新及徹底清潔。顧客可使用網上的一站式服務,進行租訂、更換、退回或購買傢俬等程序,適合希望先試後買、為室内裝潢搞搞新意思、又或是以月供形式購置家具人士。 FØERNI租賃服務為期3至18個月,租借期過後,FØERNI會一手包辦家具的送貨、回收、翻新及徹底清潔。 除了與消費者合作外,FØERNI亦會與房屋業主的合作。「我們為業主提供更大的靈活性,包括為期只有一個月的租賃選項,以供宅妝用。宅妝扮家可讓房屋更具吸引力,減少單位空置時間並增加租個好價錢的機會。」這個服務亦給有意出租的業主提升單位的議價能力;若租客希望租用空房,他們即可歸還家具。  靈活性是其公司的核心理念之一。它們擁有一套完全透明的先租後買計劃。若顧客租借期屆滿後,有意買下該件家具,之前的租金將可用作抵扣。 因此不論租賃期限的長短,顧客所支付的費用總和都將低於該產品的零售價。     與其他家居租賃商的不同之處是,顧客可透過FØERNI的平台,從豐富多樣的家具和家居用品中挑選合適的產品,無論租期的長短也無需支付任何押金。而傳統的家具零售商通常只出租其庫存中未售出的產品,選擇較少。加上,FØERNI訂户只需利用線上系統,即可輕鬆完成訂購和管理訂單的工作,亦可隨時更換、退還或購買產品。 FØERNI的服務適合兩類人士使用,一是經常搬屋的租屋族、二是喜歡家中風格多變的人士。 共享文化愈趨流行,先有Uber提供共享車服務、Airbnb開啟了共享住房的模式,現在FØERNI亦帶來共享家具的方式。​創辦人​Pauline Wetzer​表示,FØERNI​的成立正正希望解決家具棄置的問題,並且令普羅大眾能以合理價錢先試用、後購入。 「在眾多短時間使用、即被丟棄的家具之中,只有極少量被回收再用,因而衍生大量家居廢物。我們希望將精美傢俬打造至煥然一新,令不同客戶得以重用之餘,同時亦可解決漸趨嚴重的傢俬廢置問題。 」Pauline有信心FØERNI在不久的將來能夠擴展產品及服務範圍,並將家具可持續性的理念帶到全世界。 

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Lifestyle Asia: “Want to change up your home décor? Enter Føerni, Hong Kong’s first luxe furniture subscription“

Lifestyle Asia: “Want to change up your home décor? Enter Føerni, Hong Kong’s first luxe furniture subscription“

Read the full article here.   Whether you’re a short-term expat in Hong Kong, adamantly against ‘fast furniture’ culture or hate committing to a single style in your home, Hong Kong’s newly launched online furniture subscription service Føerni marks a first for people to rent high-quality, modern furniture at a monthly rate. In the world of sharing economies where a business’s core product is never owned — think Uber and its cars or Airbnb and its homes — the next big thing is furniture, according to Føerni. Officially launched on 15 July, Føerni is a new Hong Kong startup that...

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