Domaci, a Bethlehem-based online furniture and decor retailer, said it will open a showroom in downtown Bethlehem this spring.
The retailer specializes in eco-friendly, solid-wood furnishings and will occupy more than 2,000 square feet at 523 Main St., the former home of In the Mood, a women’s clothing store. Founded by Derrick and Warren Clark, Domaci aims to bring heirloom-quality and style to the Lehigh Valley with its curated collection of sustainable home décor.
Derrick Clark said he expects the store to open in early May.
He said they chose the location because it is central to the downtown.
“It’s a good place to start,” he said. “We’re renovating the interior, there’s a drop ceiling, and we are exposing the original punched-tin ceiling to give it more character.”
Besides accepting online orders, Domaci has a pop-up store it opened in downtown Easton in the Easton Antique Co-Op, which should remain open when the Bethlehem store is up and running.
The furniture is manufactured from a couple of different sources in the United States and India, he said.
“We want to disprove the common misconception that eco-friendly furniture cannot be both beautiful and affordable,” he said. “Unlike much of today’s furniture, which is constructed primarily of veneers and plywood, our solid hardwood furnishings are meant to stand up to the demands of everyday life and still maintain their beauty for years to come.”
Domaci offers products built from materials that are ecologically renewable resources, including recycled cast iron forged from scrap metals, plantation-grown hardwoods that are constantly replanted or reclaimed woods.
“It’s a whole new look, not only utilizing sustainable materials but using a more modern trend,” Clark said.