Shelfie aims to break glass ceiling of design furniture

Retail

Hungarian startup Shelfie aims to revolutionize how the youth thinks about furniture, as the creator wishes to offer an alternative to those who cannot or do not want to pay for expensive design furniture, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Gyula Csocsán has spent three years turning his idea into a product that is initially aimed at the Hungarian market, but might also be marketed internationally later. Shelfie is a shelf system, the creator says, that can be customized by the buyer.

The parts of Shelfie are manufactured of Borovian pine, which has many advantages compared to plastic coated furniture, Csocsán says. Firstly, it is an entirely natural material, secondly it is strong and long-lasting, and thirdly the furniture spreads the well-known pine wood scent around the rooms.

The surface of the shelves is unvarnished, which the creator says makes its easy to corrected any damage or wear and tear by a sandpaper. 

Although, the parts of the shelf system can be installed in infinite ways, the creator promises, the online store of Shelfie offers hundreds of preconfigured furniture. Additionally, the webpage makes an offline “configurator” available for download, which can be used for customizing your own furniture. Later, an online application will be launched with the same purpose, Csocsán says.

Shelfie is designed to be easy to assemble with the tools and guidelines included in the package. Even preconfigured furniture can be customized and expanded by the buyer easily, Shelfie promises.

Shelfie is also conscious about pricing, which the creator claims will be pegged at affordable levels, allowing the Hungarian newcomer to compete against the best known flat-packed furniture brands.

ADVERTISEMENT

New tenant agreements signed at BudaPart Gate Office Market

New tenant agreements signed at BudaPart Gate

Hungarian banking sector lags behind in green finance Banking

Hungarian banking sector lags behind in green finance

Fidesz leaves EPP EU

Fidesz leaves EPP

Twinz Coffee & Kitchen opens at Árpád Center Food

Twinz Coffee & Kitchen opens at Árpád Center

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.