From the moment we walked into a store called From the Source, we knew it would become part of our to go list for sustainable furnishing!
“Designed Responsibly in Brooklyn, Made Sustainably in Indonesia.”
When our Founder, Fê Paronetto, had just moved to NYC and was in the craziness of furnishing her new home, she stumbled upon this store! It was love at first sight, lol.
The store was founded by the so called serial entrepreneur, Robert Fireman (1936 – 2015), in the 1980’s.
Bob fell in love with the beautiful handcrafted work done by the people in Indonesia. Immediately, he felt an urge to engage with their community.
As a result, they carry everything from bar & counter stools, benches, dining chairs, to tables, desks, nightstands, bookcases, dressers, beds, accessories and a huge list of other items!
His team explains:
“Bob fell in love with not only the people, but the beautiful and unique hardwoods of Indonesia.
His ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and hardworking personality led to his largest and most recent passion of what is known today as ‘From The Source’.
Today, From the Source employs approximately 80 individuals in the Central Java. We provide job training, medical care, meals, and other benefits to ensure their welfare and the well-being of their families.”
And yet, their Mission to creating a more sustainable environment:
“Our mission is to bring our customers closer to the environment through uniquely designed furniture that open your space to the world.
The journey begins at the source of our raw materials where we exchange ideas with local communities. We incorporate craft techniques into production methods.
Working together, we find responsible ways to provide high-quality furnishings to the US market.”
So, go explore the store and let us know what you thought about it!
Hours: Please see their website for hours regarding their locations.
Chelsea Showroom – 132 West 18th Street
Hudson Yards Showroom – 551 West 28th Street
Photo Credits: Courtesy of From the Source
*Last Update on March/2020.*