In between ballroom dance classes in 2008, instructor Nathan Hescock would sell antique finds that lined the walls of the studio, NY Wedding Dance. Now grassroots furniture company Furnish Green has quietly and steadily grown, filling up Nathan’s garage, a showroom and more, with reasonably priced finds. And we’re so excited about this insider’s secret that Krrb has teamed up with Furnish Green for Salsa and Secondhand, a one-night celebration with specially marked down Krrb prices, salsa lessons and delicious Sangria.
Nathan’s love for antique hunting became the catalyst for Furnish Green’s anti-antique MO. “With antique-oriented prices, furniture sits around forever until the right buyer comes along,” he said. That means the hardwood Lane chests and mid-century credenzas that fill up the showroom are priced affordably and on their way out in a matter of days. And even better, true to it’s name, Furnish Green restores antique pieces with environmentally conscious products and sustains a small carbon footprint by catering locally to the greater New York City area only.
Furnish Green has more than doubled sales since conception three years ago. Yet Nathan relishes in the company’s word-of-mouth reputation and lack of street level traffic. A better location or increase in marketing budget would increase overhead for this hidden gem. “We couldn’t do what we do,” says Nathan.
Big sturdy pieces are the bread and butter for Furnish Green. Customers come in looking for well-made American wooden dressers unlike the engineered furniture trendy in big-box stores. “99 percent of the furniture we sell is made in Virginia and Michigan from an era when America made a lot of shit,” says Nathan.
Expect to see a lot more from this flourishing environmentally-friendly furniture source. Next month, Furnish Green will showcase some of their wares at the Brooklyn Flea. This is no dusty antique store, just like the inventory– it’s always evolving!
An NYC Party with Salsa and Secondhand
On March 27th, join Krrb and Furnish Green for a night of scavenging one-of-a kind vintage finds, free salsa lessons and enough sangria to keep you dancing through the night. All furniture in the Furnish Green showroom will have special Krrb-friendly prices, including $2-5 records and LP’s.
RSVP on Eventbrite. And do it soon because space is limited!
Tickets are just 5 dollars and all proceeds benefit Rhythm Break Cares, an awesome non-profit that is dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors through dance. We love that. Learn more about Rhythm Break Cares and the awesome work they do.