Former Wall Street lawyer-turned-serial entrepreneur Elissia Sigalow didn’t set out to start STOWED, much less find a new way to make and ship furniture. After leaving the finance world to start and sell her own business, she was in the midst of slowing to an “almost pause” to focus on her family and their under-construction new home. Not finding ample readily available, well-made pieces from U.S. retailers that fit the Nordic-meets-California cool look she loved, Sigalow decided to source her own.
What happened next was an odyssey that led her around the world as she called on hundreds of suppliers and met with manufacturers to create the pieces she wanted. Before long, Sigalow had set up what she then realized was an entire supply chain for making and shipping furniture. Not only had she figured out a way to create the look she wanted in her own home, she’d also accidentally built the foundation for the business that became STOWED.
STOWED delivers seating that is casual but luxurious. The handmade furniture is a soothing backdrop for everyday life, and it fits seamlessly into your world as it evolves. Imbued with cool Nordic inspiration and an eye for versatility, dining chairs easily become accent seating, and stools graduate to side tables. Each handcrafted wooden and upholstered piece is designed and built to be just as loved in forty years as it is today.
Sigalow also saw an opportunity to tackle a pervasive, industry-wide challenge: the last-mile delivery problem. With a “try on” model of an ottoman (delivered for free), customers can shop without leaving home. Because STOWED’s designer-quality products are light and easy to assemble, all orders are delivered via FedEx, which avoids in-home delivery and professional set-up. 170 Post Road West, Westport; 203-349-5867; stowedhome.com