Scandinavian Designs

★★★★☆
  • 1701 Arnold Industrial Pl

    Concord, CA 94520

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  • 925-827-4466

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After comparison-shopping at a dozen furniture stores in the bay area, I settled on Scandinavian Designs in Concord to furnish my apartment -- and returned there three years later to furnish a new apartment I moved into. They offer an impressive variety of quality wooden furniture, much of it manufactured in Europe and the U.S. Both salesmen I worked with proved very knowledgeable about their products, even offering some handy interior design suggestions along with informational brochures for the more complex pieces. Their prices seem reasonable given the quality of the furniture, and they offer a delivery service for a flat fee of $65. Some of their pieces come pre-assembled; others you have to assemble yourself (or pay for assembly upon delivery).

When I received delivery of two tall and heavy wooden bookcases with assembly required, I opened the boxes to find a bewildering array of hardware with no assembly instructions. So I called Scandinavian Designs on a Sunday (they're open 7 days a week), and they connected me with their warehouse manager. After confirming that no assembly instructions were available for my bookcases, he patiently stepped me through the assembly procedure over the phone. While assembling a large wooden desk with modular drawers below and hutch/bookcase above, I realized the instructions did not indicate the sequence of modular assembly. So I called Scandinavian Designs and spoke to a salesman who had hands-on experience assembling that modular desk unit for their floor display. He advised me, after assembling the basic desk, to turn it upside down so as to securely attach the drawers -- then turn the assembly right-side up again and finally seat the hutch on top. That advice proved crucial to a successful assembly.

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★★★★★

After comparison-shopping at a dozen furniture stores in the bay area, I settled on Scandinavian Designs in Concord to furnish my apartment -- and returned there three years later to furnish a new apartment I moved into. They offer an impressive variety of quality wooden furniture, much of it manufactured in Europe and the U.S. Both salesmen I worked with proved very knowledgeable about their products, even offering some handy interior design suggestions along with informational brochures for the more complex pieces. Their prices seem reasonable given the quality of the furniture, and they offer a delivery service for a flat fee of $65. Some of their pieces come pre-assembled; others you have to assemble yourself (or pay for assembly upon delivery).

When I received delivery of two tall and heavy wooden bookcases with assembly required, I opened the boxes to find a bewildering array of hardware with no assembly instructions. So I called Scandinavian Designs on a Sunday (they're open 7 days a week), and they connected me with their warehouse manager. After confirming that no assembly instructions were available for my bookcases, he patiently stepped me through the assembly procedure over the phone. While assembling a large wooden desk with modular drawers below and hutch/bookcase above, I realized the instructions did not indicate the sequence of modular assembly. So I called Scandinavian Designs and spoke to a salesman who had hands-on experience assembling that modular desk unit for their floor display. He advised me, after assembling the basic desk, to turn it upside down so as to securely attach the drawers -- then turn the assembly right-side up again and finally seat the hutch on top. That advice proved crucial to a successful assembly.

Pros: Elegant furniture, moderate prices, skillful sales & support

Cons: Occasional delivery delays

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We bought a sofa and love seat from here 6 years ago. The design is beautiful, modern and clean. The leather is good quality. My problem was when they delivered it there were ballpen marks on the light colored leather. First I tried a leather cleaner, that didn't work.Then I wiped and area underneath with a tiny bit of nail polish remover to see how it reacted and figured I could try it on the pen marks. Luckily the ink came off.
I like their designs so much I figured it was a delivery person's mistake in the first case so we went and got a dresser and 2 side tables for the bedroom. All was fine for about a month. With very little wear and tear the drawers started collapsing every time I would open it. Turns out the wood was such poor quality that the drawer channels kept breaking the plywood off and collapsing.
I do hope the quality has improved in the last few years because I realy like their design. But this time I'll take my business elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

We bought a sofa and love seat from here 6 years ago. The design is beautiful, modern and clean. The leather is good quality. My problem was when they delivered it there were ballpen marks on the light colored leather. First I tried a leather cleaner, that didn't work.Then I wiped and area underneath with a tiny bit of nail polish remover to see how it reacted and figured I could try it on the pen marks. Luckily the ink came off.
I like their designs so much I figured it was a delivery person's mistake in the first case so we went and got a dresser and 2 side tables for the bedroom. All was fine for about a month. With very little wear and tear the drawers started collapsing every time I would open it. Turns out the wood was such poor quality that the drawer channels kept breaking the plywood off and collapsing.
I do hope the quality has improved in the last few years because I realy like their design. But this time I'll take my business elsewhere.

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The showroom is huge with 2 floors. They offer various styles, from traditional to modern. Price is fair. General quality looks fine to me, but I am not an expert. The sale reps seem nice, and only greets you and ask if you need help; if you refuse, they walk away with smiles. If you ask them questions, they give you details but don't push for sales. If you are looking for furnitures, this place definitely is worth a visit.

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★★★★☆

The showroom is huge with 2 floors. They offer various styles, from traditional to modern. Price is fair. General quality looks fine to me, but I am not an expert. The sale reps seem nice, and only greets you and ask if you need help; if you refuse, they walk away with smiles. If you ask them questions, they give you details but don't push for sales. If you are looking for furnitures, this place definitely is worth a visit.

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