How It Started

Our story

For over 75 years, the name Modern Electric Appliances has echoed in the streets of Somerset West, serving and supplying its residents and neighbouring towns and cities with household appliances, beds & furniture. Despite a few name alterations over the years, the name Modern remains a prominent and trusted identity for many of our customers.

Back in 1976, Mr. G.J (Boet) Lourens founded Bergzicht Meubels in Stellenbosch after many years of experience in the industry: as manager of Lewis Stores Stellenbosch and later on as the Regional Manager for Lewis Stores in the Western Cape. But, the Lourens Family’s legacy does not end in Stellenbosch. They set their vision high on expanding and purchased Modern Electrical Appliances from Mr. Harry Groll in 1995.

Next Steps

The company continued to prosper over the years, managing to extend their reach and establish their identity in towns as far as Caledon and Hermanus to Wellington and Paarl and the City of Cape Town. In 2006, Modern was facing challenge. The lease for the building they were in was coming to an end and would not get renewed. This blessing in disguise forced Modern to take a leap of faith and they purchased their own building in Lourensford Road, where it is situated today.

After the retirement and passing of Mr. Boet Lourens, his legacy still continues with his sons, Josh and Deon running Modern Electric Appliances and Andre and Jacques, together with his son in law, Christoff Schreuder at. Bergzicht Meubels (situated in Stellenbosch). We take great pride in how far we have come and we know that our efforts have honoured those who have come before us. Feel free to come visit our store and become part of this legacy.

Modern Electric Appliances & Furniture CO, Somerset West
Bergzicht Furnishers (Pty)Ltd, Stellenbosch

Why Choose Us

Friendly Service

“Giving kindness does us as much good as receiving it.” – Piero Ferrucci

Quality Products

“Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” – Aldo Gucci

Delivery Services

We do local deliveries & to surrounding towns within a +-55km radius.

Years of Experience

We have more than 30 years of industry and product knowledge.

Client Testimonials

Rowena Jones
Rowena Jones
Excellent Customer Service! They truly go the extra mile! Thank you.
Schalk Loots
Schalk Loots
Best price and service in the Western Cape
Jaco Jansen
Jaco Jansen
Very helpfull. Always competitive with price of household goods.
Amy Redelinghuys
Amy Redelinghuys
The BEST place for excellent deals! Deon was most helpful in giving us expert advice and although we initially only wanted to replace a few items we lost in a flood, we ended up buying a whole lot more. I had never even heard of a Spindle before going to this store and left with two. I can't wait to go back there - what an awesome experience!

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