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Sustainable Furniture

Transforming design and user experience for a multi award-winning sustainable furniture brand

A complete redesign and build on Hyvä, with an upgraded UX and UI while maintaining a consistent on-brand look and feel. Lightning fast performance, with sub 1 second load times and passing Core Web Vitals.

When furniture retailer Margaret Larson became worried about the increasing use of unsustainable flat packed furniture, she decided to do something about it. Drawing on her vast industry experience, she founded Sustainable Furniture back in 2007, a family-run business exclusively selling eco-friendly products made to last. Great care is taken throughout the supply chain to ensure every single aspect of the business is conducted in the most ethical and sustainable way possible.

Sustainable Furniture has won many awards over the years – but the brand’s online presence simply didn’t match its position as one of the UK’s premier green retailers, with a dated appearance and many usability issues. It was also slow to load and failed to cover even some of the basics like being completely mobile-friendly.

Our task was to create a new online store that’s right up to date, delivering a transformed shopping experience with refreshed visuals, better UX and UI, and a clean codebase.

 

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A full design and rebuild to bring their online presence up to date, with ongoing support.

We rebuilt the site to deliver a much better User Experience, working with the businesso over the long-term to provide ongoing support.

A new design that's instantly familiar

Transforming the user experience and creating a fresh look and feel with robust foundations.

Sustainable Furniture came to us with an outdated website using a very old Magento theme with legacy code. It was slow to load and had a number of user interface issues, all adding up to a poor overall user experience, especially on mobile.

After working closely with the client to understand their business, goals and objectives, our team set to work on completely overhauling the store with a new design and build that creates a pleasurable shopping experience on every device.

Running on Hyvä, the leading frontend for Magento, the new site significantly upgrades the shopping experience – making it simple to browse Sustainable Furniture’s beautiful range of high-quality products and find the perfect piece for any home. 

As well as offering an experience as beautiful as the furniture itself, the new store has been designed to be easy to manage on a day-to-day basis, including an integration with Brightpearl, a powerful retail operating system providing everything from order fulfilment and inventory management to shipping, accounting and sales forecasting.

Powering the site is Magento 2.4.5 with Hyvä, the leading Magento front-end for speed and flexibility. The result is a compelling and lightning fast online store that provides a first-rate experience for both customers and staff. 

Since the initial build, we have continued to work alongside Sustainable Furniture to provide ongoing support and maintenance. We love working with brands as a trusted partner to ensure compete site health and help them grow online.

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Clean, elegant, and built to last

These qualities run through every product Sustainable Furniture sells – and they are values at the heart of their new online store. 

A clean, minimalist design allows the products to take centre stage, with clear categories and detailed product information for every item making it easy for buyers to find the right piece for their home. The smart search function shows matching product previews, categories and pages directly in the search bar.

Behind the scenes, the Hyvä build ensures the site is fast and responsive, with sub one second load times and passing Core Web Vitals with ease.

As you would expect, the store provides the best possible experience on every device. The lightweight build and clean codebase means fast performance, supreme stability, and no technical debt.

Product customisation

Many products in Sustainable Furniture’s range can be customised – like adding an aftercare wax treatment to your sideboard, or a name plaque to a garden bench.

It’s easy to customise an item right from the product page –  simply select available customisation options from the dropdown menu and the price will update to reflect your changes.

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A future-proof solution built to help Sustainable Furniture to grow in the online space. 

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Brightpearl integration

Brightpearl is a leading multichannel retail operating system trusted by merchants across the world, including Sustainable Furniture, to bring sales, purchasing, CRM, inventory and financials together in one place.

Through a seamless integration with Magento, orders are downloaded and stock reserved immediately – with data synced across all sales channels so that everyone has access to the business-critical information they need.

Some of the key features include bi-directional order status updates, single order import, custom field mapping, inventory level management, tracking references pushed to sales channels, and much more.

Performance and flexibility with Hyvä

Hyvä was the perfect choice once again for this build, ensuring a lightning fast site and giving our team the flexibility needed to create a user-friendly store built for conversions.

Meanwhile, site management is a breeze for internal teams, including a seamless integration with Brightpearl, the company’s retail operating system.

With our ongoing support, Sustainable Furniture is growing in the online space. 

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