About Us

Design Lovers Unite!

Chairish.com makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Our shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. 

Buy. Sell. Adore.

 

Our Story

An entrepreneur husband and his design-loving wife were moving homes and faced what seemed like a simple problem: how do they sell high quality furnishings that simply didn’t fit into their new place?

In asking others for suggestions, they quickly discovered their problem wasn’t unique. Job changes, moves, renovations, style changes – there were many people who had home furnishings to sell that were perfectly good, but just didn’t work in their homes anymore. But because there was no easy, good way to sell them, these items just sat – and languished.

On the flip side (having been there), they knew there were many people who would love to buy great pieces direct from the owner.

What emerged was clear. This was a problem begging to be solved. A better way was needed.

A team of co-founders who shared their passion for creating a new solution soon joined them.

We’re passionate about connecting design lovers with each other in the best, most practical and enjoyable way to buy and sell amazing, unique, high quality home furnishings. 

 

Founding Team

Anna BrockwayAnna Brockway – Chief Curator

Former VP of Worldwide Marketing at Levi Strauss & Co., a seasoned advertising account exec, and a sometime Today Show guest. She’s our final say on all things exceptional. With a discerning eye and a lively joie de vivre, this Columbia University art history major did serious time in the fashion advertising and publicity trenches. Then she got hitched, had 3 kids, and learned the cost, style, and green advantages to buying vintage. Anna conceived of Chairish as a way to make buying and selling fabulous, gently-used decor easier for everyone. Her current obsessions include Vladimir Kagan, spiky resin sea urchins, and America’s true gentleman, the Boston Terrier.

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!"

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Andy DenmarkAndy Denmark – Chief Technology Officer

At Chairish, Andy’s job is to keep the site running as smoothly as the clean lines of a Noguchi table. As the sole member of the Chairish founding team with absolutely nothing to sell on the site, Andy focuses all his attention and energy on making Chairish an auto-magical experience. Andy came to Chairish with more than 20 years of software development and operations experience. Prior to founding Chairish, Andy was the Co-Founder and VP Engineering at TripIt (sold to Concur Technologies). Before that, he was a Director of Engineering at Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), Chief Technology Officer at CityRealty.com, and Co-Founder/Chief Engineer for the Internet consulting firm Mediabridge Infosystems. Andy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

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!”

LinkedIn profile, Twitter profile.

 

Eric GrosseEric Grosse – President

Eric is passionate about building businesses that consumers love and tell their friends about. Prior to Chairish, Eric co-founded Hotwire, where he spent almost 10 years in a variety of roles including President. Eric was also President of Expedia Worldwide and CEO of TaskRabbit. Eric earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and also has a BA from Williams College, where he pursued a lifelong interest in design by taking as many studio art classes as possible.

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!”

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Gregg BrockwayGregg Brockway – Executive Chairman

Co-founder and president of TripIt. Co-founder of Hotwire. Gregg is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, travel freak and former member of the 1980s US Ski Team (complete with Miami Vice-ish speed suit.) While his first love is turning good ideas into amazing products that become great companies, it turns out he also covets Palm Springs modern. Gregg earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Dartmouth College.

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..."

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GiacomoGiacomo DiGrigoli - VP Product

Most recently Sr. Director of Product at One Kings Lane, Giacomo joins Chairish as its first VP of Product. A valley startup veteran (including early roles at PayPal & Yammer), Giacomo brings 15 years of experience in consumer & enterprise product management and design leadership to Chairish.  A vintage decor fanatic and fixture at many flea markets and vintage shops himself, he thrives on the hunt for finding the perfect unique pieces at great prices, and looks forward to using Chairish to shop and sell some of his own great finds.  Giacomo earned his BA in Psychology from Yale University. 

Favorite piece of furniture: "It's a toss-up between an antique, world-worn Victorian steamer trunk repurposed as our coffee table, and a pair of reupholstered modern Swedish art deco chairs - perfect for curling up in the kitchen with a pot of tea and a friend!"

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We'd also like to thank the amazingly talented people and our friends and family who've helped to support us and bring Chairish along to this point. Watch us as we continue to build the team and bring to market the best social shopping experience on the planet for great design in home furnishings.

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