On Saturday, November 25th, we‚Äôre hosting our big annual sale for Small Business Saturday, giving you a chance to save some money while supporting a small local business.
It will be an IN-STORE-ONLY sticker sale; all inventory will be on sale with discounts ranging from 12%-60%. So whether you‚Äôll be purchasing gifts for others or items for yourself, we hope to see you there!
You can shop our current inventory¬†here.¬†But keep in mind that we‚Äôll be getting plenty of new items every weekday prior to the sale!
**Please Note: The sale will last from 10am to 6pm (showroom hours). If you plan to take furniture (anything that can‚Äôt fit in a shopping bag) out with you, it will have to be done before 2pm as our freight elevator closes early.
**Updated hours 11/22-11/24
Wednesday 11/22: 10am-6pm (closed 6-8pm)
Thursday 11/23: CLOSED‚Ä¶ Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday 11/24: CLOSED‚Ä¶ our building will be closed, so unfortunately so are we¬†ūüôĀ
- When: Sunday, November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
- Where: furnishgreen.com;¬†online only, showroom closed
- What:¬†10% off all inventory for you & we’ll donate 10% to Rhythm Break Cares¬†with coupon code: rbcares10
- Why: November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and we’d love to support a charity that does so much for individuals living with this disease. Rhythm Break Cares offers wonderful opportunities to New Yorkers dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
At RBC, the primary goal is to increase the quality of life for individuals living with Dementia and their care partners.¬† Recent estimates suggest that 5.4 million people in America currently have Alzheimer’s Disease and that one in eight older Americans will eventually develop AD.¬†While research has shown that cognitive tasks and physical activity appear to delay the onset and severity of dementia and Alzheimer‚Äôs, more recent work has shown that partner dancing not only promotes these healthy activities, but also incorporates the benefits of movement, music, touch, and social engagement.
RB cares provides a unique opportunity for individuals with Alzheimer‚Äôs and dementia to participate in partner dance by hosting dance sessions throughout the New York City region.¬† The instructors are professional dancers who have undergone substantial training to understand how the Alzheimer‚Äôs community best responds to and benefits from partner dancing.¬† Their events include on-site sessions at dementia and memory centers, private lessons, tea socials, and instructions for caregivers and caregiver group classes.
These days, plastic doesn’t have the¬†most upscale reputation,¬†usually stemming from the idea of plastic as disposable. “Plastic furniture”¬†may conjure up images of lawn chairs and beach chairs sold at CVS or Target.¬†However, there’s a world of beautiful, stylish plastic furniture meant for indoor use. Plastic’s appeal in quality furniture isn’t disposability; plastic (and its¬†heavier cousin Lucite), is lightweight and durable, and presents a futuristic aesthetic with clean simple lines. Lucite and molded plastic can be clear, smoked or tinted, or a solid color.
Lucite, like Formica and Kleenex, is actually a brand name that became so ubiquitous it is¬†often used (as I will here) to describe all acrylic glass. The formula for acrylic glass was developed in 1928, and a variety of companies internationally brought it to market through the 1930s. The most prominent versions were Rohm & Haas’ “Plexiglas” and DuPont’s “Lucite.” The initial applications were utilitarian and coincided with World War II:¬†windshields for airplanes, periscopes for submarines, and gun turrets were all being made from Plexiglas/Lucite for both sides of the war.
Cosmetics titan (and first female Jewish magnate) Helena Rubinstein was an early acolyte of Lucite furniture, decking out her apartment¬†with custom-manufactured Rohm & Haas pieces in the 1930s. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that the design world hit upon Lucite as the next big material for jewelry, art, and furniture. Through the 1960s and 1970s, Lucite was the medium of choice in evoking the futuristic and space-age for modernist and experimental furniture designers. Molded plastic was often employed in this aesthetic as a lighter-weight and less expensive¬†alternative to Lucite¬†that looked equally sleek and clean.
The Jetsons may have imagined some things that were out of reach, but the funky atomic-style shapes of the show’s backdrops were best¬†translated to the real world in Lucite and plastic. Lucite also became a key material in late Hollywood Regency designs of the 1970s and 1980s, since clear and tinted objects could match easily with gold, white, and even the loudest patterns. Clear furniture and decor, in particular, are strongly associated with the opulent styles of the 1980s.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
Molded plastic found a new design champion in the 1990s through Phillippe Starck’s Louis Ghost Chair for Kartell. Kartell, a Los Angeles-based company specializing in plastic furniture, had a hit on their hands with the Louis Ghost and subsequent similar styles like the Victoria Ghost. These chairs married traditional historic furniture shapes with bold modern materials and geometry for a stunning effect. The Ghost collection of furniture is still produced by Kartell, as well as many imitators offering versions at lower price points. We currently have in stock an assortment of imitation Louis Ghost and Victoria Ghost chairs, as seen below.
Though it has gone in and out of style since its creation, there’s no doubt that Lucite and plastic are here to stay in furniture.¬†As 3D printing becomes more widespread through all fields of design, it’s no surprise that¬†there’s a growing number of companies offering distinctive 3D-printed furniture. Here at Furnish Green, we’re always bringing in Lucite and plastic furniture in a range of styles, so keep an eye on our showroom or click here¬†for your next retro-futuristic treasure!
Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world. While the list of reasons is long¬†(dedication to workers’ rights, a rich history of art, Legos), we’d like to think their furniture is on that list. With the renewed popularity of mid century decor in recent years, you may find yourself wondering why so much furniture is marked “Danish” or “Danish Modern.”
The Danish Modern style of design began as early as the 1920s in Scandinavia, but it didn’t become visible on the global stage until after World War II. The style is typified by an emphasis on quality materials, sleek and novel shapes, and¬†finding beauty in the clean and simplistic. These made Danish Modern designs perfectly suited to postwar prosperity and practicality.
One of the largest factors in Danish Modern’s international popularity was its¬†role in the launch of the United Nations. In 1952, Danish designer Finn Juhl was chosen to decorate the Trusteeship Council Chamber in New York¬†City’s new United Nations building. This¬†important new international¬†organization for the mid century era became a sort of showroom for a style unlike any most Americans¬†had ever seen.
As Danish Modern swept the nation in the fifties, American companies started to produce their own versions of Danish Modern style furniture. While produced¬†at high standards of quality and design, these American-made pieces are less expensive today than their Danish counterparts because they often incorporated more plastic and Formica, and lacked the prestige of an attached designer name. We currently have Danish Modern furniture in our store made everywhere from Norway to Canada to Israel, demonstrating the international design community’s embrace of this style as one of the most significant of the 20th century.
The popularity of Danish Modern design peaked in 1963, and in 1966 it began to steeply decline in popularity. With the recent resurgence of Mid Century Modern, it’s no surprise that the style’s cool¬†European cousin is back as well. Here at Furnish Green, we have an ever-changing selection of Danish Modern furniture from a range of decades and countries of origin. Stop into our showroom or search “Danish Modern” on the website to stay¬†up-to-date¬†on this rich beloved style.
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- When: Saturday, September 23rd, 10am-6pm
- Where: Our Midtown showroom, 1261 Broadway, Suite 309
- What: Up to 60% off everything in¬†store! Includes online-only warehouse items.
- Why: Our inventory is growing daily and we need space!
The Fall Sticker Sale is happening on Saturday, Sept. 23rd; it’s a 1-day in-store only event so come on down and visit us in our Midtown Manhattan showroom!¬†ALL INVENTORY WILL BE ON SALE (including online-only warehouse items), and¬†discounts range from 12%-60%. Items will be stickered to show¬†discount¬†amount.
You can shop our current inventory¬†here! But keep in mind that we’ll be getting plenty of new items every weekday leading up to the sale!
** Sticker sale discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.
**Please Note: The sale will last from¬†10am¬†to¬†6pm¬†(showroom hours). If you plan to take furniture (anything that can’t fit in a shopping bag) out with you, it will have to be done before¬†2pm¬†as our freight elevator closes early.
Furnishing¬†a¬†living space in New York¬†can mean¬†sacrificing your¬†dream furniture in favor of less charming pieces that are smaller and multi-use. However, there are plenty of chairs, tables, and more¬†to fall in love with at Furnish Green that have a secret superpower: they fold! End tables that fold out to house your next big project? We’ve got them. Looking for upscale dining room chairs that can slip in the closet when your dinner party becomes a dance party? We have plenty. So next time you’re torn between a drab combination table/chair/cat bed that brings you no joy and¬†a behemoth piece that you’ve fallen in love with, consider this: what if it folded?
Check out our current folding furniture selection here!
Assorted rustic folding chairs with and without arms, painted and raw wood. Starting at $31 each.
The small pedestal table shown above features a top that tilts to an upright position for saving space!
Whether you’re a professional set decorator or prop stylist who needs to build a record collection from scratch or just a record buyer who likes cheap surprises, check out our Foot of Records. We offer a grab bag of assorted records measured by the foot, or approximately 75 per foot. Think of all the things you could do with 75 records that you paid only $22 for!¬†Arts and crafts types can find infinite uses for both records and their sleeves, from coasters to tote bags to bookends. DJs¬†may find gold to sample when presented with a broad mix of unexpected options.
Please note: Condition of records varies; some may contain scratches and flaws, and sleeves typically show some overall wear.
We hope we’re already your first stop for vintage furniture and housewares, but did you know we sell vintage clothing too? We have a well-curated selection of women’s and men’s apparel and accessories at prices so low (all under $30!), they’re only available to purchase in-store. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dress to wear to a summer wedding,¬†a hip t-shirt, or that special jacket for autumn, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a sneak peek, and keep an eye on our Instagram for¬†the next great addition to your closet.
Very few weekdays pass when we don’t get a new piece of industrial furniture in our¬†showroom. The popularity of these pieces seems to grow by the second as furniture lovers have begun mixing more into their spaces.
When choosing furniture for government buildings, buyers needed two simple elements: function and durability. Furnishings in a work or public space were expected to be used often, and thus required the durability to withstand decades of use. The style organically born of these two needs was Industrial.
Industrial Furniture in the Modern Home:
Industrial furniture pieces can be some of the most difficult pieces to identify because most were never named to begin with. This mystery gives industrial furniture its timeless appeal. Most people have seen hundreds of industrial pieces in public or work spaces throughout their lives. So to see the style mixed into the modern living space gives a sense of nostalgia.
Check out our ever growing collection of industrial furniture and accent pieces¬†while they’re still¬†available!
Listen, I Like Industrial Style But I Also Like Wood:
Consider Arts & Crafts/Mission furniture with its similar clean lines and unpretentious designs. Hey, that rhymes!
We are always trying to discover new fun facts about the pieces that come into our¬†showroom. This week we are digging a little deeper into our Stanley Furniture collection.
In 1924, after quitting his job as an executive at Basset Furniture Company, Thomas¬†Bahnson Stanley decided to start his own furniture business. At the young age of 33, he bought a plot of land in Virginia and turned it into Stanleytown. A factory was built, streets were laid, and homes were constructed for his workers to live in. His factory became one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the country, producing quality furniture that impressed the markets in Grand Rapids, Chicago and New York. Even through The Great Depression, they remained a strong business because Stanley took such pride in keeping his workers and his customers happy.
Stanley has remained a high-end name in furniture throughout the decades. In the late mid-century, they produced a fun line of bedroom furniture called the Ol√© Collection. It came in several colors with red and yellow being the most popular. It was probably the most colorful furniture at that time and was featured in several magazines with the slogan “We made Ol√© because¬†little girls never¬†stay little”. It was a dream come true for many girls around the nation.
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We just got a nearly complete set of the Ol√© Yellow Collection in our Manhattan showroom. It includes a twin-sized bed, a desk with a matching chair, and a tall bookcase cabinet. The best thing about this collection is that you don’t have to be a little girl¬†to enjoy it. This energetic, retro furniture was designed to be appealing to both children and adults. It features a bright green trim and orange flowers around the hardware. It has a very whimsical vibe and is perfect for any space¬†in need of some color!
You can check it all out here.