Can the furniture industry really be disrupted by American made mail order couches, chairs and ottomans? At Burrow, the answer is yes. Featuring an assortment of modular, assembled at home furniture, Burrow redefines the concept of affordable quality furniture, shipping their wares straight to your doorstep and making assembly a 5 minute, no tools required process.
The concept of assemble-yourself furniture isn’t new. We’ve all been there, armed with mini hex keys and screw drivers while working our way through pages of instructions. And that’s where Burrow flips the script, utilizing a patented locking mechanism that revolutionizes the assembly process. Here’s how it works: each of the Burrow seating options, whether the sofa, loveseat, armchair or chaise, are built using modular pieces, all of which work together in perfect harmony. There are two main components to every piece – the inner seating section and the outer arm section – with the only difference being how many inner seating sections you select.
So, as a practical example, if you purchase an armchair, you’re ordering one inner seating section and one set of arms. If you order a loveseat, you’ll receive two inner seating sections and one set of arms. If you order a sofa, you’ll receive three inner seating sections and one set of arms, etc. You get the idea. But what makes this setup so intelligent is that if you decide you want to switch up something, you can do so, tool free, anytime, offering incredible styling flexibility. You can also extend pieces, so if you have a unique space that requires extra long seating, just add more sections to create a super-sized couch.
One you’ve picked your pieces, modules are connected via two latches, no tools or superhuman strength required, in a matter of seconds. Add in the legs, which attach via large, tool-free and easy to turn screw knobs, and you’re done. It’s hands down the easiest furniture assembly I’ve ever experienced, and once assembled, the full pieces are rock solid. Not only that, they come apart just as easily, so when moving time comes, no more struggling to move enormous pieces of furniture. Simply take your Burrow apart and move it one piece at a time – one person required – and because the seating modules are foldable, they’ll fit in the trunk or backseat of your car.
For additional customization, you can select either high or low arms, and you can also add in a chaise section to any piece, meaning you can have an armchair chaise, loveseat with chaise, sofa with chaise, and so on. There’s currently five tasteful fabric options to choose from along with three wood leg varieties, and the cushions are reversible, with one side solid and one side tufted, letting you change up your look whenever the mood strikes.
Lastly, and this was a biggie for me, Burrow is committed to sustainability. All wood used by Burrow is grown on U.S. soil in responsibly managed forests, with all of their wood suppliers being FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. Cushions note minimal VOC content less than 0.5 PPM and are completely void of ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP, TCEP flame retardants, lead, other heavy metals, formaldehyde and phthalates; and their fabrics don’t contain formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, or flame-retardant chemicals. Having kids, limiting exposure to harmful chemicals is always at the top of my list with anything I buy, and Burrow nailed it with their commitment to making their furniture as eco-friendly as possible.
I’ll be honest – I was skeptical of mail order, assemble yourself furniture. But there’s no question Burrow has delivered what they promise. Burrow’s modern aesthetic and clean lines mix beautifully with a painless order process, offering you an unbelievably simple way to find comfortable, stylish seating without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
You can check out the full lineup of Burrow decor at Burrow.com.