- Location: online only
- Website: etsy.com/shop/flotsamfurniture
- Founded by: Nick Sario
- Headquarters: Portland, OR
Comfortable chairs are an essential when setting up a new home. When in your search for the perfect place to flop down, look no further than The Flotsom Furniture Works. This Etsy retailer offers hand-made, custom Mid-Century inspired furniture pieces that look just as good as the stuff you see at the larger retail giants, but for a fraction of the cost.
Nick Sario knows the importance of the meaning of the phrase "out with the old and in with the new." Frustrated with both his day job and the state of the hand-me-down furnishings in his Chicago apartment, Sario was ready for a change in more ways than one. Fueled by good ole' fashioned "single-minded obsession and wild desperation," Nick took matters into his own hands, tearing apart his furniture, reclaiming third-hand vintage furniture pieces and eventually becoming a master furniture craftsman.
Thus, The Flotsam Furniture Works was born. In his collection, Sario works with repurposed materials whenever possible, creating unique, original designs and giving new life to old vintage items. Nick's work is a true Etsy gem, as each piece is hand-crafted for you, making the furniture more special than similar pieces you may find in the larger main-stream shops – and at the amazingly low price of around $500.