Superior quality and style: Discover finer living at Eclipse Furniture & Hardware Supplies

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - AUGUST 14, 2015

Most estate agents will tell you that a smart kitchen adds plenty of value to a home and there are few places that offer the quality and style found at Eclipse, situated in Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

Eclipse offers a diverse range of related products including kitchen accessories; knobs and handles; contemporary chairs and tables for the commercial and domestic industry and their products are of such a high standard that they are aimed specifically at kitchen and cabinet manufacturers, hardware retailers, designers and architects.

Eclipse has, over the past 30 years become a leading supplier of everyday essentials and luxury designer furniture items from international brands such as Blum, Kian, Ninka, Sevroll, ROCK, Volpato Industrie and Topalit Austria. Most of these brands are the forerunners in their respective fields in terms of quality, innovation, function and design.

I had an opportunity to chat to Ashley Howarth, Director at Eclipse Furniture & Hardware Supplies about their offerings and what separates them from the other furniture shops in PE and in South Africa.

“Eclipse follows the latest international trends. We keep our finger on the pulse by attending international trade shows around the world to bring our customers the latest in home décor style,” he told me.

“So, you don’t have to wait for the latest trends to come to South Africa a year after seeing the items in leading international home design magazines or on the web.”

Eclipse also carries a large stock, which means you can expect plenty of style in a variety of colours at their showroom.

“We offer a complete solution for all your contract furniture needs. We stock a variety of table bases, with a myriad of table tops. Some are available to be manufactured in custom-colours to suit your needs, with very short time lines. In conjunction with this, we also carry bar stools, and nook stools for your breakfast counter.”

In addition to Port Elizabeth, Eclipse also has branches with newly renovated showrooms nationwide - in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

If, like me, you aspire to have one of those glossy-magazine kitchens, you will be happy to know that Eclipse, by being the South African agent for global kitchen fittings brand, Blum, can assist you in planning your new dream kitchen.

“We can offer Blum’s Dynamic Space, to assist with workflow and placement of cabinets. We can also help with the selection of fittings to suit your needs and your pocket. And, as Blum has a life-time warranty on its fittings, you can rest assured you are buying quality that will last,” explained Howarth.

“In addition, we offer an onsite service, we come to your house to assist with drawer interior organisation and provide fantastic inner dividing systems such as cutlery and utensil dividers, after your kitchen has been installed. We help with placement and ideas to assist with work flow through out your kitchen - thus, making your new kitchen a dream to be inside.”

It might be a bold endorsement, but given the selection of high-quality products on offer at their showroom, many in never-before-seen styles and designs, Eclipse might be the exclamation mark in home and office styling.

“Whether you are interested in recycling or a sliding-door system for your bedroom; handles for your cabinets or fittings for your bedroom cupboards, we can assist, with quality products to suit your needs,” Howarth added.

But why take my word for it? Find out for yourself by visiting their showroom at 32 6th Avenue in Walmer, Port Elizabeth or online at www.eclipsegroup.co.za for their catalogues and specials. Alternatively, call 041 581 0219.