Kakadu-Design.com Unveils New Online Shopping Feature

Livermore, California (EastBayDaily) — Kakadu Art & Design in Wood, an e-tailer of hand-painted home furnishings, recently introduced an interactive Tabletop Designer. The new feature allows shoppers to create the perfect customized tabletop with Kakadu’s unique, hand-painted wooden placemats, lazy susans, and table runners.

Shoppers at kakadu-design.com begin the design process by choosing the shape and color of their tabletop, along with the number of place settings it accommodates. They then dress the table by drag-and-dropping their favorite designs from Kakadu’s myriad placemat options, and can complement the placemats with a stunning Kakadu lazy susan or table runner as a centerpiece.

David Jonas, owner of kakadu-design.com, says the Tabletop Designer makes the shopping experience much easier. “Most of our customers are not buying four or six placemats of the same design; they’re mixing and matching multiple designs,” he explains. “That can be hard to do in the typical shopping site format, where each item is on a separate page and you have to click back and forth. We wanted to give customers a way to see how the designs would look together, laid out on their tables at home.”

As customers design—and redesign—their perfect table, a Tabletop Calculator generates a real-time shopping list of the items chosen and their prices. When satisfied with their choices, shoppers can add the entire customized collection to their shopping basket with a single click.

Hand-crafted in Israel, Kakadu’s tabletop pieces are individually painted in over 50 distinctive art motifs. The placemats and table runners are constructed from mahogany, and the lazy susans from pine. A perfect union of art and function, the pieces are coated with a durable, scratch and stain-resistant acrylic lacquer that makes them easy to clean and ideal for daily use.

In addition to tableware, Kakadu offers hand-painted wooden home accessories, CD storage, and floor décor; and a line of Judaica that includes menorahs, ornaments, and Tzedakah boxes. The company also periodically features the work of guest artists from around the world.

About Kakadu Art & Design in Wood Kakadu was founded in 1990 by husband and wife artist team Aharon and Reut Shahar. All Kakadu products are designed and created by artists and craftsmen at the Kakadu studio in Moshave Zafririm, Israel. Kakadu products are available through brick-and-mortar sales affiliates world-wide and on-line at http://www.kakadu-design.com.


David Jonas