An exceptional idea for those who love high-end décor and those who wish to sell their beloved furniture and décor accessories. Founders of Chairish.com came up with a solution for an online marketplace for top-shelf items. The concept of start-up company became a reality when Anna Brockway Chief Curator and co-founder at Chairish was in the arduous task of moving. She commented in an interview today, “I found myself with really terrific things that needed a new home. I knew there were people like me out there who would really appreciate them, but there was no easy way to reach them.”
The Chairish team told me that with a lot of hard work, love, and collaboration: it can be done. Today the online marketplace is a reality. Anna describes it as a place where individuals who appreciate style can both sell and buy fabulous, gently used decor. The mission is to make the world more beautiful, one room at a time and save people money in the process. She says it a process for the buyer and seller where they can make a house “a home”.
Uniquely separate from other addictive sites where navigation is saturated with comments and redirected to source sites, Chairish.com allows a social communication between buyer and seller. Services are irreplaceable with the standard account offering or the concierge service. Handling of such treasured items can be heady in this industry and assurance is taken with marketing, advertising, and transportation. To say that a white glove approach is given to every buyer and seller is a part of this company's credo.
Bring liquidity, convenience, and style to a multi-billion dollar market and makes the experience of selling and buying quality furniture and design what it should be: accessible, easy and fun chimed the President of the company, Eric Grosse. He further added that consignment market is an under served and boondoggled business for the buyer and seller. Familiar sites like Craigslist or EBay is a saturated market. Search sites who offer retail is time consuming.
Mobilizing such a venture is a “sweet spot” for this startup. Chairish.com will speak to that audience who wants their transaction simple with a secure solution to the end result, a sale. It is the benefit of knowing that the “piece” is going to a good home.
What the founding team like in their home
Anna Brockway - Chief Curator
Favorite piece of furniture: “A pair of antique Bergeres chairs with crumbly gilded frames re-upholstered in a huge grey and white cotton zig zag. Bingo!"
Andy Denmark - Chief Technology Officer
Favorite piece of furniture: “My leather chair. It’s the perfect place to read a book with my kids or sip that perfect single malt. It’s the one piece of nice furniture I own and I’ll never sell it!”
Nancy White Ramamurthi - Chief Marketer
Favorite piece of furniture: “A vintage Arne Jacobsen swan chair in yellow I bought eons ago. A piece of art and style that brightens up any room it's in."
Eric Grosse - President
Favorite piece of furniture: “My Eero Saarinen womb chair, which has great lines and has lulled me to sleep countless times on Friday nights after a long week. An ideal combination of form and function!”
Favorite piece of furniture: "A vintage, bright yellow Scandinavian rocker that was a gift from my wife (of course!) The most peaceful place in the world for me is in that chair looking out at Lake Tahoe. At least until the kids find me..."