Innovative retailing with a uniquely South Australian story 31.8.11
In a tough retail climate where many companies have turned to cheaper imported products to make a dollar, one South Australian cabinet maker has found a niche market selling locally made products that celebrate quality.
The team behind Qbic Living, a stunning new home living concept shop recently opened on Goodwood Road at Wayville, have brought together their years of cabinetry experience making kitchens and interior fit-outs to deliver a designer product at a mid-range price.
Inspired by the latest in European design, company Director, Zoran Maksimovic, believes clients should not need to forgo quality to get a great price.
"We are just a step away from custom made, with a complete range of kitchens, wardrobes, entertainment units, bars, cellars, laundries and furniture items that are carefully selected and tailored for the individual" says Mr Maksimovic. "For example we can fit out an amazing kitchen from around $12,000 which represents a huge departure in quality from a standard flat-pack offering and has the look of a far more expensive, custom designed kitchen."
This has been made possible by the company's previous connections to premium suppliers and trades, coupled with their own talented craftspeople including cabinet makers, designers and upholsterers who produce all the products in their own local manufacturing workshops.
This has allowed Qbic to create and market uniquely styled concepts for their intended clientele with the reassurance of knowing that the best materials and workmanship have been used. It is the attention to detailing that sets Qbic Living apart.
Their store is a triumph in inspirational design, proving that South Australian made goods can not only compete in the marketplace but can set new standards. By thinking outside the box, Qbic Living has created a very desirable option for homeowners looking for something more exclusive.
The range even includes bedroom furniture, ottomans, coffee table and chairs. The enthusiasm and passion of this company can be felt at every level of their operation, with showroom staff who have the expertise to assist with design advice and are at hand to make it all simple for the customer.
Visit the showroom, located opposite the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, and see why Qbic Living is so different.
"We saw an opportunity to service a market that no one else was doing well enough", says Mr Maksimovic. "By retaining a strong belief in our own capabilities we have taken the plunge and we're thrilled with the response we've had from the public to date."
The arrival of Qbic Living is great news anyone looking for inspired home ideas and great news for South Australia. It is fantastic to see innovative retailing with real confidence in a quality South Australian product.