Myfab, which sells furniture on-demand online, will be launching a US version of its site on February 1. The site already exists in France, where it was first launched in April 2008, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The US site will initially offer shipping only to California, with the 48 contiguous states added in the 4-6 weeks after the soft launch. In anticipation of the launch, the Shanghai, China company opened a US office in San Francisco in November.
Myfab sources high end furniture directly from the factories in China that supply furniture to high-end European retailers. The site allows users to vote on designs and will produce the most popular ones on demand, eliminating inventory, transportation, showroom, and catalog costs, resulting in Myfab’s prices being 50 to 80% lower than comparable retail prices.