- Location: Bend, Oregon
- Website: furnishdesign.com/furnish./home.html
- Founded: 2002
- Founded by: Jed and Noelle Teuber
Bend, nestled at the base of Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon, is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, who flock there during winter (skiing/snowboarding) and summer (rafting, rock climbing, hiking, biking). It's also a beer-drinker's paradise. What I didn't expect to find in Bend was Furnish, a stylish storefront that's offered modern furniture, artwork, and home accessories since 2002.
A few weeks ago, I made the long haul from Seattle to Bend to visit a friend and see Rodrigo y Gabriela and The Decemberists at the outdoor Les Schwab Amphitheater. While staking out a prime spot at the concert, I spied a couple lounging on a Fatboy Buggle-up. My blanket seemed pretty pathetic by comparison. Naturally I complimented them on their oh-so-comfy seating.
The twosome turned out to be Jed and Noelle Teuber, the owners of Furnish, which occupies a new-ish brick loft building near the Deschutes Brewery. They urged me to come by and visit the following day, which I did. Although they were in the midst of unpacking some recent shipments, I was struck by their two-story space and well-curated selection, which includes Fatboy, of course, but also American Leather, Artecnica, Chilewich, Fjords, Pablo Lighting, and many other classic lines, as well as art, sculpture and photography.
Noelle mentioned that more and more people are moving to Bend from places like San Francisco and Portland, which explains the contemporary homes cropping up all over town. Outside of Portland, Furnish has become the go-to source for Oregonians seeking modern design.
With both brick-and-mortar and online presences, Furnish delivers in every sense of the word. Check out the Teubers' blog for musings on modern design and store news.
Images: AnnaMaria Stephens