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From The Source: Designed in Brooklyn, Made Sustainably in Indonesia

May 17 2016 | BTSNYC
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing

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!

Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Desk
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Big Chair
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Nightstand
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Desk and Stools
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Two Coffee Tables
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Drawers
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Book Shelf
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Chair
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Coffee Table
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Décor
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing Colorful Chairs
Shop Home and Kids From the Source Sustainable Furnishing
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“Designed Responsibly in Brooklyn, Made Sustainably in Indonesia.”

When our Founder, , 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.”

Fantastic, right?

So, go explore the store and let us know what you thought about it!

In addition, if you’re not really the design type of person, and would like the help of a professional Interior Designer, contact us so our experts can help you out.

On the other hand, for Corporate Requests regarding furnishing a new office or any other inquiry, our experts can assist you in this process.

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Wednesday, Friday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Locations:
104 West 17th Street, Chelsea

www.ftsny.com

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of From the Source

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