5 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Zanui

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In celebration of Zanui’s 5th birthday, we’ve pulled together five fun facts about Zanui that you probably didn’t know were true (or did you?).

Zanui has been around for five years! While that might not seem like such a long time, there has definitely been an incredible amount of achievement in such a short period. We don’t mean to toot our own horn but we’ve got a lot worth celebrating!

As we pop the champagne and dance in confetti, we thought we’d give you a little insight into some of Zanui’s unexpected past and ever-growing future…

1. ‘Zanui’ was not our original company name

 

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The iconic Zanui logo that we all know and love.

It’s true! Upon the launch of the business, our online store was known as Cornermill. So what does Zanui stand for or where does the word even come from?

It was actually created by a name generator and then voted in by the office. It’s catchy and we’re glad it happened 😉

2. Zanui sold electronics

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The focus is now on decor-orientated accents such as the ALLDOCK Charging Stations. Practical and oh-so-stylish! Above features the handsome All Dock Bamboo 5-Piece Charging Station Set, available online at Zanui.

Cameras and video game consoles were available for purchase in the early days of our site. As the company developed, we evolved into the niche of what we do best – homewares and furniture.

The move away from tech goods made room for a design-focused buyership and the creation of our iconic style guides.

3. Zanui Olympics are held annually

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You know it’s serious when the fluoro cones are set in place! Here’s a shot from our 2016 event.

As much as it should be a televised event, it isn’t just yet. The Zanui staff get together to compete in a series of scavenger hunt and team activities once a year, with themes involving costumes and props.

It’s a day out in the streets of Surry Hills, with a bottle of champagne and medals up for grabs. Laughs (and mud) all round!

4. Zanui’s team meetings are held in a living room

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Our timeless Otto 3 Seater Right Chaise Lounge, Black paired with the Bastian Coffee Table, Natural. Shop the entire Otto range of sofas online at Zanui.

We’re a big family here, so we gather around our own office’s ‘living room’ for meetings. Want to know what it looks like?

Well, we’ve got Zanui’s Otto Sofas,  Casa Uno’s Laredo Round Coffee Table, table lamps including the Elke Table Lamp, and of course other living room necessities such as a TV, an entertainment unit, and a shaggy rug. It’s got our signature Scandinavian style <3

5. Zanui’s staff represent (almost) every continent

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Our 2016 Christmas card. One big happy family!

Our office and warehouse teams right here in Sydney are full of staff who come from all around the world. We’re proud to be so diverse!

In fact, there is someone from every continent. Except for Antarctica… we’re working on it!

Natalie Milad is a content and blog writer who studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since her graduation in 2016, she has landed a gig at Zanui. Her days not writing are usually filled with DIY projects, floury benchtops and tending to her bunny. Natalie loves animated short films, animals and Christmas. She has experience in script writing, news reading and interviewing. Among her favourites was interning for The Bridal Bazaar.