If you are looking for a local store to get furniture for your home, office or business you know that it’s not always easy to find the right items that are within your budget while also being unique and beautiful. This is where the team at Ginger Jar Furniture comes into the equation. They have worked with many local companies including the newly opened Joey Restaurant Shipyards here in Lower Lonsdale. You can find their benches within the dining area of the upper level.
Nice furniture makes a space feel welcoming and user friendly while lending itself to the increased moral of the people around you. In this article we had the pleasure to speak with Melina Tai to get to know the business better for our readers and you can see what we chatted about below. If you have any questions about interior design or furniture we suggest contacting them at the bottom of the article.
|How did you get started with Ginger Jar Furniture and what do you like about operating in North Vancouver?|
|It all started 41 years ago with my parents, Clarinda Kung and Peter Tai, selling baskets and wicker furniture out of a modest grocery store. Over time, this evolved to the store you know today – a high-end, multi-brand retailer for contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture. We love operating on the North Shore. We have very loyal customers and love collaborating with other businesses that have made North Vancouver their home.|
|What are the products, services and brands that you offer to customers?|
|Our 20,000 square foot showroom features carefully curated indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories meant to please and amaze our clients. Our love of design, being open-minded and curious allows us to keep our finger on the pulse of the latest developments in technology and design. |
Featured Indoor Furniture Brands: Rolf Benz, Gamma, Ekornes Stressless, Calligaris, Thayer Coggin, American Leather, BDI, Bontempi, Pianca, Giuseppe & Giuseppe, Sovet Italia, Fiam Italia, Cierre, and Dellarobbia.
Featured Outdoor Furniture Brands: Gloster, Dedon, Manutti, Vondom, Lloyd Flanders, Nardi, Tuuci, Umbrosa, Kettler, Les Jardin, and Treasure Garden. We provide in-store design services. Work with one of our Sales & Design Consultants who can help with space planning, furniture and fabric/leather selection and accessorizing.
We also provide commercial furniture, accessory and lighting solutions to designers, architects, developers and business owners. From small to large scale, we have been providing solutions to restaurants, businesses, hotels, and other public spaces, like, Joey’s Shipyards and Sea to Sky Gondola.
|Outside of operating Ginger Jar Furniture what do you get up to for activities in your personal time?|
|1) HIKING NORTH SHORE’S BEAUTIFUL TRAILS|
4) TAKING CARE OF FAMILY
5) MEETING UP WITH FRIENDS / FAMILY
|Lastly, is there anything else you might want our readers to know about you or your furniture business?|
|We have been a local, family-owned and operated business in North Vancouver since 1979. When you visit our showroom, you’re likely to meet Tucker, our showroom mascot. He is an SPCA rescue. While we don’t know exactly what he is, we think he is a mix of Shepherd, Husky and Rottweiler. In 2009, we opened a second showroom, OMG it’s small, that tailors to the needs of city dwellers and condominium owners; and presents furniture that is more space conscious. OMG it’s small, also in North Vancouver, features multifunctional collections; bling bling pendant lighting; as well as trendy, fun accessories like Sid Dickens’ tiles.|
The store location is 1420 Fell Avenue in North Vancouver
Customer service is email@example.com or 604-988-7328