Since 2013, combining advanced technology and human labor in the furniture industry to produce a unique place to learn the Lode Furniture, Turkey’s finding qualified among furniture manufacturers.
We met with Mr. Lodak Karaçak, Chairman of Loda Furniture, and talked about furniture trends in 2016, ideas about the sector and projects related to this …
Can you tell us about the concept of Loda Furniture?
As Loda Furniture we are a very well known brand of consumers. Users do not have a limited expectation from a furnish only with their functions. Furniture; but also as a means to reflect the way of life and worldview. We are designing products that will make consumers feel happy.
We care that Loda is a “language” that every segment of the consumer will want to use to express himself. Beyond making it a quality and accessible brand in the sense of the target, it also pioneers a style at the same time. The most important aspect of our concept which draws attention between the minimalist and modern line and the leading brands of its own lane stems from its originality. For this reason, we create “Loda design concept” in all of our stores and present our concept to our users’ liking.
Can you talk about the branches and the branches you plan to open up?
As Loda Furniture, we opened our first store in Istanbul Modoko in 2013. In Istanbul; We have showrooms in Modoko, Masko and Bostanci. We opened our Bursa store in March. We have our store in Azerbaijan abroad.
We are planning to increase the number of stores due to the increase in demand. In this regard, we are opening up our franchise to investors. We adopt a standard for franchising. We maintain Loda standards for location, size and decoration in the store. Apart from Istanbul, we are carrying out our necessary work for the chain of stores spreading throughout the country. After determining the most accurate location for effective sales, we pay attention to minimum 800 m², optimum 1,200 m², maximum 2,000 m². The average investment of 400,000 – 600,000 TL is required. Loda dealers can get their investments back in a short period of time on average.
Can you talk about the products you use in furniture?
Loda’s product range includes dining room, bedroom, barber, sofa, TV unit, lighting and complementary models in home decor. In our collections, we use vintage retro fabrics and mainly leather upholstery products. You can also often see solid wood, walnut in our furniture. With these furniture we use natural polishes and natural colors, we are creating a rustic effect in our living spaces.
What do you pay more attention to in your designs?
At Loda, we are committed to creating user-focused rational living spaces. Each of our collections we produce by following the design lines around the world is an example of “concept furniture” understanding. New materials, new lines, reflect the excitement designs created by the combination of the new look. Because we think that there is no other way of producing furniture that you will be happy to have as part of your home.
6-What will be the trends of this year?
Color scales, patterns, designs of different forms in one way, especially in furniture and decoration, which change according to the turning, almost encourage this need of the individuals. This year, wood, mirrors and flooring are positioned as the leading actor. Hot, vibrant colors like yellow, green, orange are front panel.
For living rooms and dining rooms;
It is possible to create a dynamic image in your living space by using sofas in which the living room is dominated by vibrant colors or patterned upholstery. Especially you can try to use warm tones such as yellow, green, blue, red.
If you have an area where the dining and living room are together and you do not plan to change your sofas, you can bring your sandals in different forms to your writing home. Wooden dining tables are a great decoration proposal, especially for the summer months. Wooden tables, chairs made of different materials, and benches which are the favorites of this season can be used together.
To add depth to seating areas and create a spacious appearance; a light color paint can be applied to the walls. Another possibility is to create a balanced contrast in small spaces thanks to the walls of one part being light and the other part being painted in pastel tones. It is also useful to position the furniture parallel to the wall. So you can carry the freshness and freshness of spring into your living space.
Do not forget that selected items for loft home decor can be industrial wood mix furniture, these furniture will add a pleasant atmosphere to your space.
Lighting is one of the most important elements of the environment. The choice of lighting according to the characteristics of the apartments will also vary. If you live in a loft, modern, rustic, country or retro-decorated house, your lighting choice can be a metal front panel. The coldness of the metal is broken by the light and a warm atmosphere is formed inside. The libraries, which are designed in geometric form and openly, will change the air of your home. Wooden bookshelves leaning against the concrete walls will move around.
In summer, it is not wrong to mention the dominance of the eclectic line in the decoration. In other words, instead of the products in the same line, different designs and products in the same color, you can adapt to the same environment. With regard to bookshelf, you can choose products that dance color and design.
If you say you want a very small change, you can also start with a stool. Decorative stools, like the jokes of living areas, are almost … Decorative stools can be used for sitting or as a coffee table. For spring decorations, you can start by picking wood with needle-pegs and stools in different colors. If you use the stool as a coffee table, do not forget to place fresh spring plants on it.
With accessory details you can add harmony to your home …
The essentials of summer decorations are mirrors, tables and decorative accessories … Mirror is a necessary decoration product as well as adding depth to the room. So you have to include mirror in your living spaces. When choosing the mirror, I suggest you do not give up the design. Instead of classic mirrors, mirrors designed in the characteristic form of wood and metal materials can guide your preference.