The Drift

Flexible memberships for modern furniture.

The Drift offers flexible membership plans for modern furniture redesigned around quality, convenience and sustainability. We believe in the idea of delivering effortless living.
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Totally agree on making the pricing model simple for the customer. Other costs like drop off fees, change fees and pick up fees make it a little scary. I recently moved apartments and considered subscription furniture but ended up with IKEA, but probably because these items (wardrobes) were just so cheap and not feature items like dining tables, sofas etc . I think subscription with the ability to buy it at the end is key and making the monthly costs lower and the contract longer is a good hook for the customer and looks less daunting. I’m working on a B2B e-commerce store for offices at the moment (www.uneebo.com). Will be launching soon on here and would love your feedback.
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Jose Llorens
Maker
Co-Founder at Slash
Prior to launching The Drift, we launched our own direct-to-consumer furniture brand called Slash/Bed which has now been featured on sites like Dwell, Apartment Therapy, designboon, Uncrate, and Yanko Design. From day one it's been our focus to rethink every aspect of furniture for the modern lifestyle. We faced the challenge of finding products that met our standards of quality, convenience, and sustainability early on, which is why we decided to create our own to set the standard for the kind of products we wanted to deliver in your collections. Thankfully, we received a ton of positive feedback to validate the design process, assembly and quality of materials. This gave us the confidence to go beyond just one iconic product and in staying true to our mission: making comfort accessible for all. The Drift is how we've decided to move forward and the Slash/Bed will be the first of many products within our curated collections available through our annual membership plans. We want to hear from you. Feel free to reach out if you have any ideas, want to work with us, or simply want to chat info@staydrift.com or apply to become a member at www.staydrift.com
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Fiorella WeverAI student
Looks amazing! Can't wait to see more :)
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Jose Llorens
Maker
Co-Founder at Slash
@fiorella_wever appreciate that!
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Armand
Chief Meme Officer @ Vibe Check
Neat
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Jose Llorens
Maker
Co-Founder at Slash
@armand thanks!
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Michaël Alexandre WangSoftware Engineer
Genius
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@rich_uneebo Any plans of expanding your business outside US?
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@akshi_tyagi Hi Akshi, if you are referring to www.uneebo.com as opposed to the Drift - absolutely. Which country are you interested in?
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@rich_uneebo And what about the Drift ? I live in France and this is super interesting, but unfortunately restricted to the US.
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Hi JJ, looks good. Interested to know how your offering is different from Feather?
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Jose Llorens
Maker
Co-Founder at Slash
@rich_uneebo thanks for reaching out! Awesome question. Ultimately, I believe us and Feather are all aligned in creating an experience that enables flexible living at affordable prices. We feel this is a great thing for everyone. Rather than buying existing furniture off the shelf, we've decided to approach this first and foremost by redesigning our products around three core principles: quality (premium materials), convenience (simple assembly), and sustainability (ethical processes and partners). Basically, we couldn't find products that we actually wanted ourselves and took matters into own hands. We don't seek to work with large conglomerates in the furniture industry. Instead, we only work with independent furniture designers and partners who align with these core principles and our values. We ensure interests are aligned for all parties along the way and focus on a collaborative journey that benefits everyone. Our vertical integration enables us to offer artisan-crafted designer quality at competitive prices than most of the other companies in the space, therefore customers are getting access to uniquely designed products at a fraction of the cost. Lastly, as customers of our own products, we aim to make pricing more simple and transparent in the industry. Most memberships or flexible alternatives aren't necessarily straightforward with pricing and customers typically end up with unexpected fees along the way that can negatively affect a customer's experience. Happy to hear your thoughts and hope this helps get a better idea of a few key differences. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.
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Jose Llorens
Maker
Co-Founder at Slash
Good call! Makes absolute sense and yeah I think there's a lot of work in subscription furniture to do to make a better experience. We're working on it haha and awesome suggestions. Happy to provide feedback. What's your email?? Will definitely check it out.
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@jose_llorens rich@uneebo.com - also in NY area so happy to meet up for a beer to discuss
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Jose Llorens
Maker
Co-Founder at Slash
@uneebo @rich_uneebo for sure! shoot me an email to josejllorens@gmail.com
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Dat Quoc PhamDirector, HATCH!
I would probably recommend short term membership, not annual, cause then it is cheaper to buy your own furniture than renting them
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Jose Llorens
Maker
Co-Founder at Slash
@datquocpham completely understand where you're coming from. In some cases it is depending on the furniture market value. However, for the quality of the products ew include, it's actually not cheaper with short term memberships. Additionally, we've noticed most people stick around for at least 12-months due to the typical lease term. Either way, we can always help if a member moves. Let us know if you have any other suggestions.
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so this product is dead?
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