By Mwiza Kalisa
Ten 22 home, a vintage and modern furniture store, has opened on 4258 Fremont Ave. The store is located in between Hunger and Dot’s Delicatessen.
The shop offers a combination of Danish and American furniture from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, for ‘selective’ Fremont furniture collectors. Although the store has only been open for three weeks, some of the items are already in demand. Dressers and sideboards from the mid-century era are a favorite among customers. Vintage and modern lamps, tables and sofas are also on display.
Justin Ferguson, the owner, says that so far he’s received a warm response from the neighborhood. Ferguson, a Ballard native, says that Fremont was the perfect venue to open the store. “I’m excited to have the interaction with the customers as they experience the pieces that come into the store,” he said. Ferguson previously sold furniture online and worked in a store that sold vintage furniture in Magnolia.
The idea for opening the store stems from Ferguson’s interest in mid-century era furniture. In college he sold small items online to subsidize his living expenses. “That’s when I realized I could make a living out a passion,” he said. “That’s grown to a storefront and selling furniture.” Ferguson has been in the furniture industry for 12 years and has been dealing vintage and modern furniture for six years
Among a handful of vintage furniture shops in the Fremont area, Ferguson says that customers can expect high quality furniture at Ten 22 home. All the pieces are hand-picked and are part of his unique taste. “The overall experience is different than any other store that sells this type of furniture,” he said.
Ten 22 home is open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and by appointment Monday and Tuesday.