Many people view furnishings as a lifetime investment, so it’s understandable that people will have formed an emotional attachment with their furniture.
(PRWEB UK) 20 June 2013
From marrying a pillow to wedding a hi-fi system, some people will go to great lengths to prove their undying love for their furniture – surprising both the industry as well as leading furniture retailer, Classics Direct.
According to a report published by Furniture Production, the results found that over half of those surveyed would fight for their furniture during a divorce while around 25 per cent would put their life on the line by rescuing their favourite piece from a fire.
A spokesman from Classics Direct said: “Many people view furnishings as a lifetime investment, so it’s understandable that people will have formed an emotional attachment with their furniture. However, despite the infamous case of the South Korean marrying his pillow back in 2010, not many seemed prepared to exchange vows with their furniture.”
Additional statistics include:
- 51% - Either own a chair that no one else is allowed to sit in, or has a family member that adopts the same approach
- 32% - Own heirloom furniture that they never use but cannot bring themselves to dispose
- 12% - Would rescue an item of furniture from the rubbish
- 3.5% - Have destroyed or damaged a piece of furniture cared by another person during a fight.
“It’s easy to take for granted the importance of furniture, with many viewing it as just an everyday item,” the spokesman commented. “But from the results of this survey, it just goes to show how significant and meaningful collectibles can be. Interestingly enough, the survey found that the statistic for marrying a piece of furniture increased a fair amount if it was rephrased – with 14 per cent admitting to loving their bed so much they would marry it. However, we’re sure the percentage would be substantially more if the question was asked on a miserable and ever-dreaded Monday morning.”
Featuring a wide range of furniture designs to fall in love with, Classics Direct is pleased to present a huge variety of offerings – including beautiful French style white painted furniture.