Upscale Bellevue furniture store BoConcept was purchased earlier this year by two brothers who come from a long line of furniture artisans.
Steen and Peter Skaaning, the sons and grandsons of Danish cabinet makers, took over the Bellevue location in April of this year and have been preparing to unveil BoConcept’s new collection this month.
“When you look at the greater Seattle market, you see this trend happening,” said Steen Skaaning. “It feels more hip and the condos being built are becoming more edgy. When architects are becoming more edgy, that reflects on the taste in general. The new collection will be edgier with colors. That’s the general direction BoConcept is going. It feeds into what’s going on in greater Seattle.”
The Bellevue location is slightly larger than most of the stores at around 7,000-square-feet, and the Skaanings have expanded the warehouse to 12,000-square-feet. It’s the perfect location, Skaaning said, right at the epicenter of Bellevue, kitty-corner to Crate and Barrel. And the store has its own unique vibe and layout, he said.
The Skaanings also have furniture stores in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Their only other BoConcept store is also in Vancouver where Steen Skaaning lives with his family. Although, Skaaning said, they would love to expand to Oregon.
Enjoy an exclusive look at 65 years of Danish design and celebrate the grand reopening of BoConcept in Bellevue on Oct. 12 from 5–8 p.m. The free event will include sips, light bites, live music, and prizes. RSVP for the event online or call 425.732.3333. The first 50 guests to arrive will receive a VIP goody bag.
Thumbnail photo courtesy BoConcept