Some of the most amazing furniture in the world can be hard to get your hands on. This friend is the showroom model that the interior design world has been a part of since forever. If you walk up off the street, you need a pass to get in, if you are lucky.
Showrooms have become an ultra VIP area of the design industry that is tough as nails to break into. Now enter the online marketplace where a person can buy direct from the designer, manufacturer or whoever has a great product you want to buy.
Now I have been to some amazing events at various showrooms and they rival any club opening. The glamour is there and so are the stars of the design industry. It is pretty amazing to be honest and everything is first class. I wish that they made the showroom model easier to sell to the public but maybe that would take away from the exclusivity of it.
Either way people are now going online to buy whatever they want and the showroom model might be an endangered species sooner than later. With online sites like 1stdibs and One Kings Lane all you need to do is search, click and buy.
So next time you want that one of a kind piece and you feel slighted by the showrooms just search online and it could become part of your next interior design project!