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Where has 2021 gone? It’s somehow already the end of the year.

With only a few weeks left in the year, it’s time to start focusing on finding ways to end the year on a high note and get some momentum going as you go into 2022. There's no better way to do it than going on a well-deserved holiday. All our artisans and manufacturers that bring comfort and style to your home couldn't agree more.

Our orders for 2021 delivery are closing soon. Order cut-off dates range from 24 October to 8 December for delivery by mid-December.

To avoid the disappointment of having to wait until early in the new year for delivery, it's best to place your order as soon as possible with us. Towards year-end, our workshops deal with a higher volume of incoming orders and requests. Although they are working extremely hard to complete all orders, this does mean that production lead times are generally a week or two longer. Products that usually have a lead-time of 4 weeks might very well take 6 weeks now.

To plan ahead for delivery before mid-December, order before the below dates:

All steel beds and steel cots - 14 November 

All steel bedside and media lockers - 8 December

All other furniture - 24 October (with a few exemptions that can be made until last ordering date of 7 November, depending on items ordered)

Mirrors - 7 November

Other décor - 14 November

Children's furniture - 10 November

Lighting and pendants - 21 November

Bedding sets - 28 November

Art prints, most baskets, rugs, blankets or scatter cushions - 8 December

Orders received after these dates can be delivered in the new year. Best to ask us first before placing your order. 

Our support staff office is closed from 16 December until 12 January. Orders can still be placed though our online store during this period but will only be added to production queues in January for delivery during January / February 2022.

Thank you for your support and for understanding our timelines.

Happy shopping. 

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The last two weeks of 2020 is finally here. Design Store is officially closed until the new year.

Our online store remains open and we are thus able to take orders for 2021 delivery. Orders placed during December and early January will be processed from 13 January 2021 when we reopen.

We wish all of our customers and suppliers a happy holiday this festive season. Thank you for the continued support during the past year. 

Keep an eye out for new décor and furniture coming to Design Store in 2021. We're continually changing our product offering as we aim to stay up-to-date with interior trends and styles.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with news, new product launches or giveaways when we like to reward our followers and customers. 

Season's greetings,

Ute Faure and Lendyll Naicker

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Another year-end, another summer holiday is almost here, another crazy busy festive season is almost upon us. This year was weird, but we’re grateful for some more normal now, and for all the incredible orders throughout lockdown and beyond. Everyone deserves a holiday, right? This also applies to the various artisans that manufacture the decor and furniture which Design Store stocks.

Note that furniture order cut-off dates for 2020 delivery will range from mid-October to end-October.

To avoid the disappointment of having to wait until early 2021 for delivery, it's best to order all furniture ahead of even end-October. Production lead-times are generally a week or two longer this time of year, as workshops deal with a higher inflow of end-of-year orders versus the first half of the year. This means products that usually have a lead-time of 4 weeks might very well take 6 weeks now.

Décor, children’s furniture and lighting can be ordered until 15 November for December delivery. Art, certain rugs and homeware can be ordered until 6 December for December delivery.

Our support staff office is closed from 12 December until 11 January - orders for completion January / February 2021 can be placed during this period but will only be added to production queues in January once the workshops open again.

Thank you for your support and for understanding the time-lines.

Happy shopping. 

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We are OPEN to process all orders. All ecommerce-linked deliveries are now allowed. 

Rules and Covid-19 lockdown guidelines change from week to week. Lucky for us Thursday evening's news counted in our favour. 

Kindly note all Design Store's partner workshops are manufacturing at only 20% capacity due to government regulations until we receive further instructions otherwise. Please be kind and understand that the adjusted timelines are out of our control.

As we receive more updates from government, we’ll update everyone accordingly in terms of expected timelines.

Our admin team will be working remotely and can be contacted via email.

Thank you for the support. 

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Design Store and the workshops around South Africa that we work with, welcomes Level 4 lockdown with open arms. We are relieved and extremely grateful that we can start fulling orders again. 

After 5 long weeks, we can slowly start returning to normal and commence some product-making!

The workshops can start manufacturing at 20% capacity from Monday 4 May and scale up to 50% production capacity from Level 3.

Unfortunately, all deliveries and courier services can only commence from Level 3.

As we receive more updates from government, we’ll update everyone accordingly in terms of expected timelines.

Please be kind and understand that the adjusted production and delivery timelines are out of our control.

Our admin team will be working remotely and can be contacted via email.

Stay safe and take care during these challenging times.

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Time to stay at home.

We will honour our president's decision on the extended nationwide lockdown until end of April.

Even though we had to press pause on production and deliveries for now, orders and payment processing are OPEN for Design Store customers during lockdown.

Production lead-times and courier deliveries will commence from Monday 4 May.

Please be kind and understand that the adjusted timelines are out of our control.

Our admin team will be working remotely and can be contacted via email.

We will resume fulfilling orders once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Stay home, stay safe South Africa.

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Wishing all of our customers and suppliers a happy holiday this festive season. Thank you for the continued support during the past year. 

Design Store office and workshops are closed until mid-January. Any new orders placed now will be processed from 13 January. 

Keep an eye out for new products coming to Design Store during 2020. 

We're excited about the brand new Stella Steel Cot with optional conversion side being added to Design Store in January. Inspired by international trends, the cot is practical and stylish and should suit most nursery themes. The Stella will be available in all the same popular colours as our much loved steel bed range. 

There are also a whole lot of new rugs and furniture coming to the store during the first few weeks of 2020. The new Organic Nesting Coffee Table Set will be an exclusive inhouse product and is made using the most beautiful quality White Oak.

Keep following us on social media to stay up to date. 

Season's greetings.

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Another year-end, another summer holiday is almost here, another crazy busy festive season is almost upon us. Everyone deserves a holiday, right? This also applies to the various artisans that manufacture the lovely decor and furniture things which Design Store stocks.

Note that most furniture order cut-off dates for 2019 delivery will be by end-October.

Best is to check the production lead-times specific per individual product that you're interested in. Each product on Design Store lists its own, unique lead-time to make things easier for you.  

Steel beds can be ordered until mid-November for delivery during December still. 

Furniture orders placed during November and December will be processed and added to our production queue. Note though that the workshops might only commence work on your order during January or February 2020. 

Most decor, homeware, lighting and kids product orders that come in during November we will be able to process before Christmas. 

Thank you for understanding the time-lines.

Happy shopping. 

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Happy 2019 to all our existing customers and new visitors to our online store. Thank you for the continued support and especially to those customers who placed orders during December and waited patiently for their orders to be completed during January.

The ecommerce store will be experiencing minor improvements during February and March to enhance the customer user-experience even further. Our website speed has been a concern, and this will be one of the things we will be improving on. 

Many new products can be expected during the first half of 2019.

New locally produced décor and furniture will be sourced. We'll expand our offering on existing product ranges by adding more exclusive décor, artworks and furniture to Design Store this year. 

Design Store will be turning 2 years old during February. To reward our customers while we celebrate, we will be hosting a few giveaways. Best is to keep an eye out for our Instagram and Facebook pages as they launch.

The Design Store team. 

 

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Our furniture order books have closed for 2018 delivery. Select décor, lighting, children’s toys and homeware can be purchased until Friday 7 December for delivery mid-December.

Design Store’s office and all workshops will be closed for the festive season from mid-December until January.

Customers who place orders during this time (between 14 December – 9 January) will have their orders processed in the new year.

Please get in touch before placing your order if you’re unsure how lead-times work during December.

Thank you for all the support throughout 2018 and happy holidays.

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Another year-end, another summer holiday is almost here, another crazy busy festive season is almost upon us. (Hooray!) Everyone deserves a holiday, right? This also applies to the various artisans that manufacture the lovely decor and furniture things which Design Store stocks.

Kindly note that some order cut-off dates for 2017 will be by end-October.

This rule mainly applies to our larger furniture items. Best is to check the production-times specified per individual product that you're interested in. Each product on Design Store lists its own, unique lead-time to make things easier for you.  

Furniture orders placed during November and December will be processed. Note though that our factories might only be able to tend to your order during January.

For most decor, homeware, lighting and kids product orders that come in before Friday 8 December we will be able to process before Christmas. 

Bags can be ordered until Tuesday 19 December for Christmas delivery.

Thank you and happy shopping. 

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An idea during mid-2016 to change Green Elephant Collective's name and product offering turned into a complete rebranding exercise plus the building of a brand spanking new ecommerce store to go with it.

An exercise which we thought would only take around two months to execute, took closer to six months. So last night when Guy (our site developer) told us that the porting across process had finally started, that we were a few hours away from "go live"...in the words of Instagram, "Hashtag happy dance".

Welcome to Design Store. 

Enjoy browsing through the hundreds of new products for your home and for you.  

Since this online store is brand new, please be patient during the early days as we work through all of the teething issues. Input and feedback would be greatly appreciated. 

The focus of Design Store’s product offering is on items for your home and a selection of accessories for both men and women. We trust that you will like the curated product selection - all designed and made by South African artisans. 

The shop's product contents will continually change, similar to return-visits to retail stores. So if nothing grabs you; please keep checking in as there will be new and exciting products added on an ongoing basis. 

Shopping at Design Store means that you'll be supporting South African designers and the people who they employ.

Happy shopping. 

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