GOD is now a fast-growing furniture and furnishings company brand in Hong Kong. They describe them as "More Than Just a Furniture Store". GOD is the phonetic sound of the Cantonese slang "to live better" which a basic human desire all around the world. The founder of GOD - Douglas Young and Benjamin Lau opened the first GOD store at Ap Lei Chau in 1996. Within 2 years, two more shops opened in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui respectively. In 2001, GOD has opened a 20,000 sq.ft. flagship store in Causeway Bay.
The mission of GOD has always been "to define a new Hong Kong identity" - by exploring age-old oriental traditions and updating them with modern consumers in mind, their demonstrations of the techniques and wisdom of past generations in the east still has a place in the future world.
Most of the furniture of GOD is made in China to their stringent standards of quality and workmanship.
Their products range from furniture, bathware, kitchenware to even lighting and carpets. Among these various products, furniture occupies the highest proportion of sales revenues.
What makes GOD different from other convectional furniture and furnishing company is that all of their furniture is designed by local designers. The company is strongly against today's mass produced and soulless products. The main theme of their furniture is creative, comfortable, and multifunctional. In order to surprise their customers, GOD constantly turns out new items on a weekly basis. Because the marketing strategy in GOD is so clear that make the company become one of the few furniture companies that can still make a profit, and even expand their business, in the time of economy downturn in HK these years.
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Internally, GOD has a management team with designing...