The Founding Story
"I truly believe that a nicely decorated space can make people happy. But why is it so difficult to find well-designed furniture at a reasonable price? In 2013, this question turned my life around.
While decorating my first apartment in Amsterdam, I was looking for design furniture for a fair price. This seemed almost impossible: my choices were limited to either mass-produced furniture or unaffordable high-end designer brands. I felt something was missing – and decided to fill the gap.
I founded FEST in 2013: an interior brand that offers affordable, high-end design ánd the best possible service - without the high-end price tag."
Femke Furnée Founder FEST
THE FEST APPROACH
COURAGEOUS Not afraid to break with tradition, we challenge the status quo in our industry. We dare to dream big and to do things differently. We nurture our courage each day by letting go of the familiar and embracing the new. CUSTOMER DEVOTED Our customers are at the core of everything we do. We listen to your wishes and with each decision we make, we ask ourselves: “What’s best for our customer?”. We go the extra mile, we walk the talk and love to surprise. OPTIMISM IS A SUPERPOWER We always look on the bright side – in all we do – and stay positive in the face of pessimism. We see problems as opportunities in disguise and challenges to be conquered.
MADE IN EUROPE
It makes us super proud that all of our furniture is produced close to home. We never thought it to be possible to create affordable design pieces in our own little country. But it turns out it is. Our furniture collection is entirely made in Europe - the majority even within The Netherlands. This allows us to stay in close contact with our factories and smoothly manage the quality of your new furniture. It also ensures us that all craftspeople work in a safe environment. And on top of it all: it saves loads on toxic transport emissions. Talking about a win-win situation!
FOR A BETTER WORLD
We believe beautiful things shouldn't cost the earth. But fact is: they often do. That's why we're eager to continuously better ourselves. Step by step. We'd love to say we're perfect, but we're not. We face challenges, set-backs and uncertainties: what is the right manner anyway? Over here, we share our thoughts, choices, actions – our journey – towards a better world, with you.