A World of Furniture was started by husband and wife Mark and Lucy Hotson in a small unit in Salisbury near to Tesco's on the Southampton Road (which is now a little bigger and now consists of 3 units), Mark fondly recalls the moment of the first delivery which was on his own in an old transit van (we all have to start somewhere!).
He and Lucy have now expanded this business to 4 stores, Salisbury (by Southampton Road Tesco) which has now developed into some 25,000 square feet of showrooms with some amazing displays of oak, pine and painted furniture, but they also have a great collection of sofas to, this is then combined with an extra 10,000 square feet of warehousing, with a huge amount of stock ready to be delivered at a moments notice!
Our Poole store on the main Nuffield Road is approximately 10,000 square feet of showrooms with an extensive selection of oak, pine and painted furniture in generous displays, with a whole host of accessories, this store has also had revamped LED lighting system installed, (now recently installed in our Blandford store and soon to be rolled out across the others to) this in the main to reduce our energy use and in turn reduce our carbon foot print, but it also gives a very light airy feel to the showrooms to, so a winner in many ways!
Blandford (off of Holland Way) has seen the biggest changes over the last few months and now boasts some 9,000 square feet of showrooms with ample displays of oak, pine and painted furniture, with a wealth of accessories and has had a huge makeover recently, with new carpets and LED lighting giving the displays a wonderful clean open look, this is then combined with 12,000 square feet of warehousing making not only one of the biggest, best looking furniture showrooms in the south west of the country but also the fastest for delivery!
The showrooms at Chandlers Ford (School Lane opposite Peter Greens) is the newest of the family but has put down some firm roots in Southampton boasting some 10,000 square feet of showrooms and warehousing with well appointed displays of oak, pine, painted furniture, sofas and many accessories to boot and like the other stores they now have a great collection of divan beds to choose from to - A world of furniture's collective displays just keep on growing and with generous stocks of furniture you won't have to wait long for your chosen items to be speedily delivered!
A world of furniture has very close knit team across all the stores and for many have having worked for the company for well over 20 years, many of us starting out from the Salisbury store when it first opened, which leads to a great atmosphere inside each of the branches.
As the name suggests one of our aims is to provide a huge selection of different types of furniture from around the globe and at A world of furniture we boast a huge selection of solid oak, pine and painted furniture, the main aim is to bring good quality furniture at affordable prices with the minimum of fuss or wait to all of our customers online or in-store, but we also pride ourselves on good customer service to.
Our website is continually growing to and unlike many of our competitors, we are backed up by over 20 years of knowledge, over 120,000 square feet of warehousing and some of the largest oak and pine showrooms in the UK. Also we do not rely solely on imports, we have many suppliers in our portfolio with many from the UK this allows us to provide the very best in oak, pine or painted furniture and also the ability to provide made to measure items too.
Welcome to our site, enjoy our sumptuous products, outstanding service and superb prices and if you have any feedback for us please do not hesitate to let us know, email, phone or use any of our social networks, we will gladly listen to your suggestions.
Our Charter & Commitment to you
“Our Business Charter ”
That we will always do our best to provide a Friendly, Honest and Proficient Service.
We will always give the Best Prices and if you see exactly the same product or brand elsewhere cheaper - we will price match it.
To keep our warehouses as full of stock as we can to ensure you have a fast delivery.
To always provide a two man delivery service no matter how big or small your order is and to ensure it is delivered into your home and room as efficiently as possible.
To ensure that we do our best to look after our environment by continual commitment to recycling, tree planting and good management of fuel and vehicles
To maintain our commitment to supporting local bee keeping in and around Wiltshire.
To always do our best in supporting local charities with the majority of this effort towards The Trussell Trust, Help 4 Heroes, Naomi House and Salisbury Hospital to name a few
Tree Planting Scheme
The basic idea of this scheme is that for every piece of furniture that you buy we will plant a tree, A world of furniture have been doing this since November 2008 and as we grow so will our efforts to grow more trees!
Our Eco unique schemes have now made us officially the regions most prominent Environmentally friendly furniture retailer, for which we have been recognised at the South Wiltshire Business Awards where we were presented as the twice winners of the Environmental Business of the Year Award ...with the runner up spot in tucked in there too which is nice!
To date we have helped the Forestry commission plant over 70,000 trees and this number will just keep on growing but it is not just tree planting that we are content with, we also make a huge effort at A world of furniture to recycle all of our cardboard and paper, this has now been combined with recycling the polystyrene packaging too, a material which is notoriously difficult to dispose of but have found a company locally in Poole who have been able to help us in recycling this too.
We also have an ongoing commitment to local bee keepers and have been regularly donating money to help keep the bee population from the decline that it has faced over the last few years.
All of our furniture comes from manufacturers who source their timber responsibly too, A world of furniture have an obligation as a company (as does the industry as a whole) to ensure that we have as little impact on the environment as possible and this is done through careful management of timber felling at source and replanting to maintain healthy woodland for the future.
As with all aspects of our business A world of furniture will always continue to look at ways to improve and amongst all of those considerations lessening our environmental impact will be a key topic in finding new ways and methods of doing this.
Helping replant local forests in association with the Forestry Commission
Maintaining sustainability through good sourcing from FSC approved suppliers who only use sustainable timber plantations
Committing to good waste management recycling over 20 tonnes of cardboard per year
Committed to always looking at improving our waste management with the added ability to recycle all of our polystyrene packaging
Helping with Local Bee keeping and Conservation projects
Monitor Electricity usage throughout all our sites/warehouses and shops
Efficiently control our fleet of Delivery vehicles with Eco GPS systems
Have started an Educational Programme with some local schools whereby we are reconnecting Children with their environment and nature through Bushcraft.
A world of furniture - Committed to the Environment. Committed to you.