Most people’s first apartments had floors lined with raw oatmeal, a re-purposed Twister mat for a bed, and a showerhead that intermittently drizzled viscous, jet-black fluid and liquid police sirens. Now that you have the pad of your dreams, pick up some pad padding with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a gift certificate for $100 worth of imported or custom-designed furniture to From the Source. This Groupon can be used at the Greenpoint or Chelsea locations.
From the Source imports much of its fine furniture and home accessories directly from Indonesia, while many of its warehouse items are vintage “discoveries” such as recovered sculptures and salvaged architectural pieces. The expansive showrooms offer a bevy of aesthetic delights, such as sleekly finished Drift trays in one-of-a-kind cuts ($48 each) or summer ice vases made from recycled glass ($125 each). Judging by its cover, the mahogany Ecco bookcase (unfinished $495, finished $550) is built to showcase lofty intellectual volumes or your heirloom collection of Full House DVDs. The visually and nominally diametric Urban Farm media console ($750) is made from reclaimed teak and steel. Browse on your own or flag down a friendly staff member to locate your ideal coat tree ($315–$350) or bed frame.
From the Source also creates customized work-stations, seating, bars, and much more. The in-house design team will collaborate with the client and Indonesian artisans to plan, construct, and beautifully finish a piece of furniture or wood-framed Frankenstein. Shipping or delivery is also available.
The New York Times mentioned From the Source in an article about interior decorating, and three Yelpers give the Greenpoint location an average of 4.5 stars. Three Yelpers give the Chelsea location an average of 4.5 stars:
- Beautiful SOLID WOOD pieces. Simple designs, very sweet staff, giant showroom location. – Megan C., Chelsea location
- The biggest warehouse of the coolest and most unique pieces of furniture I have ever seen. All Indonesian museum artwork for your home is how it is presented. I got a really cool table...I am so happy I found this place. – caryn e., Brooklyn location