290 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.777555 -122.394623
Neighborhoods: Mission Bay, Central East
Unique furniture – LIMN is a unique place in the Bay Area. The furniture and accessories offered are the product of many years of research and knowledge of European and American design and their enthusiasm for unique products shows. There is also an emphasis on quality manufacturing. I purchased my first upholstered item from LIMN in 1985 and it is still in good condition. I visited the new store recently and noticed there are many local designers with one-of-a kind products. There is no other furniture store to offer this range of high quality and unusual and daring products.
Great furniture, if you are ready to wait for delivery – We were shopping around for furniture and thought of stopping by this place. They have some gerat stuff as long as you can wait for some time.
BUYER BEWARE LIMN COMPANY SAN FRANCISCO - Limn Company is on a credit hold from many of it's distributors. My husband and I have purchased several very expensive items from Limn, recently a 3 piece B&B leather sofa set that was 3 months overdue for delivery. The latest and most disturbing is an order we placed in August of 2008 for an Extra Wall Bed by Living Divani - Apparently, the bed is complete, though Limn Company has been placed on a Credit Hold by Living Divani, so our bed is not being shipped out to us. We have a $6,000+ deposit on the bed since August of 2008. It is now April of 2009, and we still do not have our bed. Dan, the owner, will not take, nor return our phone calls. Buyers beware of your next purchases at Limn Company...you many spend thousands of dollars in deposits, with excuses for late deliveries, if indeed you receive your purchase at all!
Legendary Design Mecca – I was told by a friend about LIMN years ago as a legendary design mecca. It's truly a delight for fans of modern design. This place has everything from sofas to tables to amazing Bulthaup kitchen systems and one of a kind art objects. Had a wonderful experience during my search for the perfect sofa. Fortunately, I was able to find something I loved that was available off the floor as oftentimes a custom ordered sofa from their stock can take up to six months for delivery. The salesperson I worked with explained that most of the manufacturers they work with are based in Italy (where arguably the best modern design furniture in the world is created) and furniture made to order of course can take weeks to make and months to reach the West Coast by ship. Lead time is a huge consideration when purchasing an important piece of furniture. You must be prepared to wait for greatness or else go shop at IKEA!
worst sofa experience ever.... – we had a very similar experience with this store. only, after custom ordering our sofa from italy, it took us (i'm not kidding) 3 years to get it!!! and then, (it gets better) they actually expected us to still want it~you see, at the time of the order, we had the money, no problem but hey, 3 years later, we didn't! we just thought they forgot about us and so didn't trip (they loaned us a sofa after we had waited 6 months! and that sofa because almost ours for those long 3 years...).so, they pulled up a truck and took the loaner sofa away....after the woman on the end of the phone YELLED AT ME FOR 5 MINUTES ABOUT HOW WE HAD TO BUY THE SOFA SINCE WE ORDERED IT....i finallly said, lady, you're yelling at me and you have no right to whatsoever...you people dropped the ball so bad now it's your problem....
honestly, would any business owner think that a customer would wait 3 years for a piece of furniture so necessary as a sofa????
do yourself a favor, and just don't go unless you can have them promise you you won't have this kind of experience that we and the previous reviewer had!
don't throw caution to the wind!!! you're been warned....
World's worst customer service – A terrible place to buy furniture. We've had nothing but negative experiences. We paid 50% up front for the privilege of waiting 6 months and then never heard from our sales person (they quit and we were never told). They apparently have no data base of orders so you need to go into the store and find your sales person to check on your order. Turns out they forgot to order it so we're looking at 6 more months wait. Their staff don't return calls, don't keep you updated on orders and don't respond to complaints. On top of that the furniture is VERY expensive. How's that for a great place? Their slogan could be "High prices and lousy service!"
This superlative SoMa furniture store is a decorating dream fulfilled. – In Short
Limn, an old English verb meaning to draw or illuminate, could arguably be the best furniture store in the country. Opened in 1981, the SoMa-based store (all 46,000 square feet of it) offers a mix of high-end designer furniture, original artwork and a whole lot of inspiration. You'll find furniture believed only to be found within the pages of a glossy magazine. With an emphasis on the modern, Limn represents more than 500 designers ranging from the retro-future stylings to hand-knotted Tibetan rugs.
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