Furniture rental enters the sharing economy
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Many people would love to own high-quality, built-to-last furniture. But modern life, where people often rent accommodation for their whole lives, and move often, makes it difficult to own long-term ‘investment’ pieces. This type of furniture is also very expensive. Instead, people often buy cheap ‘disposable’ furniture, which often ends up in storage or the landfill. It was always possible to rent furniture, but these were usually utilitarian pieces. Now a new platform allows members to rent furniture and works of art using the sharing economy. Harth was founded by design writer Henrietta Thompson and her husband, entrepreneur Edward Padmore,…
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