The value of seeing things in person [Messen Blog Shorts].
We just introduced our new swatch program: you pay a deposit for each swatch + shipping. Once we get the swatches back, we refund you the deposit(s), and if you make a purchase we deduct shipping from your total! We're on a laser-focused mission to make shopping for furniture easier, and this is just one way we've listened to our valued customers and implemented feedback.Read more
Where and how is your furniture made?
I have a challenge for you. Go to one of your favorite large-scale furniture supplier’s website (at almost any price point). Try and answer the following question: “where is my furniture made?”. Not so easy, eh? In this week's blog, we talk a little bit more about the enigma that is figuring out where furniture gets manufactured.Read more
Creating compelling furniture images: digitally.
One of the ways Messen provides value to clients is by keeping a low overhead and passing the savings on to our customers, something that we take a lot of...Read more
Reflecting on one month of launching Messen furniture!
This week, I’m going to step away from talking furniture and talk a little bit about my first month of running a business. One of the things I set out...Read more
Why shopping for custom furniture is a mindset shift.
I started Messen for one simple reason: when we moved into our new apartment, we couldn’t find furniture that fit. I was frustrated because as I talked about last week,...Read more
Building things, creativity and mindfulness: my story on becoming a woodworker.
For the last couple blog posts I’ve talked about my small business philosophy, and a little bit about the qualities that make Messen a special company. Today, I want to...Read more
Messen’s four “M’s” to create the ultimate furniture.
Messen has been motivated by four goals since the beginning, and those goals are everything that our brand is about:
- Made in Canada
- Made Custom
- Made Sustainably
- Made Better
These 4 M’s are the base-pairs of our corporate DNA, and we don’t think there’s anyone else as committed to them as we are.
A new kind of e-commerce: giving people what they want, locally.
Today, I’m proudly launching my first business and I could not be more excited than to bring Messen furniture to Kelowna. As local businesses, we can (and must) make buying easier for our customers than it ever has before - and Messen is trying to do exactly that.Read more