- When: Sunday, October 8th (starts at midnight on Saturday night)
- Where: furnishgreen.com;¬†online only, showroom closed
- What:¬†10% off all inventory for you & we’ll donate 10% to Rhythm Break Cares
- Why: To¬†help fund an organization that gives so much to the Alzheimer’s community
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.
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.
After recently receiving¬†some beautiful new Heywood Wakefield Modern pieces in our Manhattan showroom, we found ourselves fondly looking back at how this series of early American modern furniture came to be.
When the five Heywood brothers started crafting furniture in their family‚Äôs barn, they probably never guessed that their pieces would lead to a turning point in American furniture.
Following the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Heywood-Wakefield brand stood strong, but on the merit of the furniture designs crafted before the turn of the century. In other words, the furniture they made looked dated.
Heywood Wakefield took note, and in (the mid-1930s) released the Heywood-Wakefield Modern series. The Modern series popped with it‚Äôs bright, solid Northern Yellow Birch. Pieces forwent ornamentation for smooth, rounded edges; steaming and bending the wood achieved this look. Modern industrial designers, including Gilbert Rohde, Russel Wright, W. Joseph Carr, among others, were brought in to help streamline production of the modern series throughout the 40s and 50s.¬†
Check out our current Heywood Wakefield selection¬†here, or stop by our Manhattan showroom at 1261 Broadway, Suite 309!
Finding the perfect gift can sometimes be a struggle. Here at Furnish Green, we want to help make your life a little easier. That is why we offer gift certificates! It’s all the fun of shopping in our showroom fit neatly in¬†your pocket. You can purchase them for any denomination and we will even mail them out to wherever¬†you need them to go. With the option to choose from three lovely designs to suit your style. Furnish Green gift certificates are perfect for just about every¬†occasion. Whether your best friend just moved to a new apartment¬†or you’re trying to decide what to get Mom for mother’s day, we have you covered!
Gift certificates can be purchased here¬†or if you need a custom¬†amount you can call and purchase over the phone.