Picks busy site on Sixth Avenue for its annual three-day warehouse sale of high-end modern furniture. Previous sales have been in Flatiron district or in SoHo.
Buck Ennis Pennsylvania-based furniture maker Knoll Inc. signed a temporary lease for 17,000 square feet in Chelsea.
People looking for bargains on office furniture might want to trek over to Chelsea this week. Knoll Inc., a renowned maker of modern furniture, has signed a temporary lease for 17,000 square feet at 766 Sixth Ave. between West 25th and West 26th streets. Ironically, the space, which is at the base of the new Chelsea Landmark apartment building, was the former home of financially troubled furnishings company Gracious Home. Asking rent for the space is $150 a square foot.
East Greenville, Penn.-based Knoll, which sells modern high-end office products designed by architects, plans to use the ground-floor space of the upscale rental building as a three-day pop-up shop for its annual warehouse sale. Doors open on Thursday, Nov. 17. Items, compiled from showrooms and a factory in Pennsylvania, are discounted by as much as 80%. The temporary lease extends until the end of November.
“The foot traffic along Sixth Avenue is considerable and the neighborhood has a very strong office and residential base,” said Bruce Spiegel, a Rose Associates broker who, along with colleague Bill Bergman, represented the landlord, in a statement.
In the past, Knoll has held its annual sale in the Flatiron District or in SoHo.
“For display purposes, this space was outstanding,” said Rochelle Bass, the Bellmarc Realty broker who represented the furniture seller in negotiations, noting the building's glass walls.