The Ap Lei Chau-based decor store Eclectic Cool carries exclusive furniture pieces from around the world. Founder Joanne Pereiro aims to create a unique consumer experience, allowing the store's clientele to have "a fabulous overseas shopping trip...without the hassle of jetlag or the worry of how you'll get it home."
Side tables, ottomans and dining room tables that borrow from the styles of Instanbul, Paris, London and Sydney are the focus of Pereiro's venture. The Sydney native was inspired by her current residency in Hong Kong, enabling her to appreciate the beauty of foreign furnishing.
The range of prices maintained by Eclectic Cool make the products quite feasible for a slew of customers. While specialty products are slightly more expensive, staple household goods are fairly marked.
Eclectic Cool Brings Together International Design Elements
1. Global Decor - The trend of incorporating international design elements in home decor offers opportunities for disruptive innovation in global sourcing and retailing.
2. Virtual Shopping - The trend of tourist-themed decor shops opens up disruptive opportunities for virtual shopping that offers the same experience without the physical space constraints.
3. Affordable Luxury - The trend of offering affordable yet unique furniture pieces from around the world allows for disruptive innovation in cost-efficient and quality manufacturing.
1. Home Decor - The home decor industry can explore opportunities in global sourcing and retailing to emulate the tourism experience in the comfort of one's home.
2. E-commerce - The rise of tourist-themed decor shops and the demand for virtual shopping experiences presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in e-commerce with emphasis on global sourcing and logistics.
3. Manufacturing - The demand for affordable luxury furniture pieces from around the world provides opportunities for disruptive innovation in cost-efficient and quality manufacturing processes.