I fell completely in love with this store, From the Source, the first time I walked into their Manhattan location!
I had just moved to NYC and was in the craziness of furnishing my home when I stumbled upon this store! It was love at first sight, lol.
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!
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 and felt an urge to engage with their community.
They explain: "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, providing job training, medical care, meals, and other benefits to ensure their welfare and the well-being of their families.”
Go explore the store and let us know what you thought about it!
Locations: 104 West 17th Street, Chelsea and 69 West Street, Greenpoint
Written by our Founder: Fernanda Paronetto