Since 2000, Resource Furniture has imported and distributed inspired, modern furniture from the finest and most innovative European designers. Every piece in the Resource Furniture collection is hand-selected for its ability to transform a space with both beauty and functionality. Resource Furniture continues to redefine the way consumers and designers think about space.
With showrooms in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary, Resource Furniture is now setting a global paradigm for living in multi-functional environments.
Ron Barth & Steve Spett
Some partnerships just work better than others. Starsky & Hutch, Bert & Ernie, Wyle E. Coyote & Road Runner . . . Ron & Steve. For more than a decade, they have built Resource Furniture from a single room to a global brand, opening five new Resource Furniture showrooms in 2011 alone. With 100% commitment to client satisfaction, 100% dedication to quality, and 100% assurance that the hard work is also enjoyable, this is only the beginning.
Design Director/Hand Holder
Challie is our very own Wonder Woman - dashing to clients' apartments in the nick of time to save them from the evils of puce, florescent lighting and doors that open into each other. She thinks out of the box, and keeps a stack of creative solutions in her back pocket at all times. She is our go-to girl with any questions about anything aesthetic. And she’s always right. Keep that in mind.
Director of Marketing/Resident Mastermind
Lisa almost comes from Kentucky. In Kentuckagueese, LISA means “woman with many hands”. She’s been seen working with clients in the showroom, writing press releases, creating new and exciting advertising. As reformed Subway fan, Lisa is now an Atkins advocate (sorry Jared).
Kirk “Get ‘er Done” Schuly
No stairwell is too narrow, no custom order is too crazy for backpack-toting Kirk - whether it’s convincing the delivery guys to walk up those six flights of stairs no one mentioned or figuring out that the ceiling is 2” lower than the furniture BEFORE the order is placed, Kirk is everyone’s hero. He needs a cape.
Scheduling installations, rescheduling installations when no one is home, processing orders, processing the changed orders when Kirk finds out that the ceiling is too low, buying pretzels, navigating the maze of international customs - Micaela does it all with a smile and a kind word. She’s a freak. And we love her.
Sales Expert/Resident Know-It-All
Jake, in fact, does know everything. It’s irritating and invaluable at the same time, which is confusing, yet comforting. If you have a 3’ x 5’ room and need to sleep 14 people, Jake could definitely figure out how to fit in two more. Go ahead - just try to stump him.
Sales Expert/Resident Canadian
Christine makes every day a reason to come to work. Her experience, humor and insight are off the charts. If you have a 3’ x 5’ room and need to sleep 14 people, Christine would have that floorplan done, colors selected, the site measured and the order in production before you leave the showroom. And then she’d have you over for cocktails.
Mariel personally answers every inquiry from every person in every country every day. It’s exhausting even watching her. She knows which beds will support a 3-person pillow fight (answer: all of them, but the question was frankly way funnier than the answer) and she knows how long something will take to ship to Yugoslavia. (Answer: not as long as you would think for a country that doesn’t exist anymore). A diehard equestrian and likely dressed in black, Mariel wins for most colorful personality.
Marketing and Sales Assistant
Emily is a Southern girl without a Southern accent. She is now a New Yorker, which we are very happy about. She can make a perfect AutoCAD drawing out of 6 feet of yarn and a handful of Tic-Tacs, and will answer every single question you can think of with a smile. Even on Saturday at 5:05 pm.
Sales Expert/Resident Smarty Pants
Winning the award for most educated, Jennifer knows what she’s talking about. In addition to her Masters in Interior Design from Pratt, she has a Masters in International Business and formerly worked on Wall Street (I know, right?). Not only is her insight adored by both us and clients alike, her funky sock collection is top notch.
Sales Expert/Resident Explorer
Making her way from Kansas City (the Missouri one), JC brings her design degree and Midwestern charm to Resource Furniture. She’s a NYC transplant only days before Hurricane Sandy – talk about a crash course in Manhattan living. Rarely a day goes by when we don’t get a new JC sightseeing adventure tale. Ask about her latest cookie concoction (she has a Home Ec. degree too – believe us, they’re delicious).
IT Expert/Showroom Phantom
Hailing all the way from Georgia (yes, that one) Maia is an IT superhero. From slow browsers to the blue screen of death, she has unbeatable IT intuition. We used to think we had a mysterious doodler on our smartphones and whiteboards, but we have cracked the case! – it was Maia.