Indonesian Furniture Store Comes to White Rock!

Owner Perry Handy, left, and manager Lee Gurley unpack one of the crates of furniture that arrived from Indonesia March 5 at their new store, Taurean Collection, in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Unpacking the furniture and setting up the store will be a full-time job for the next couple of weeks. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

This armoire, designed by Perry Handy and crafted in Indonesia, will be one of the items on sale at Taurean Collection. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

How did a lawyer living in Indonesia come to open a furniture store in White Rock? The answer is that Perry Handy is a hometown boy.

“Those of us who grew up here remember when White Rock was vibrant,” Handy said. “I want to help bring that back.”

Taurean Collection, located on Longview Dr. in White Rock, will feature Indonesian-made furniture and decorative wood pieces manufactured in Indonesia to Handy’s specifications. Handy even designed many of the pieces himself. The furniture is made of teak and two light-colored woods, meah and sonora.

The name comes from the astrological sign Taurus, “It’s the most earthy of the earth signs,” Handy said, and that is a good fit for our furniture.”

The furniture finally arrived in White Rock after its long journey on Tuesday, March 5. Handy has teamed up with another hometown boy, Lee Gurley, who will manage the store. The two were busy unpacking the crates and setting things up.

Handy and Gurley plan to have an extensive online presence as well as selling from the White Rock showroom, they expect to have ready sometime this month.

The store opening will be announced in the Los Alamos Daily Post, along with a more extensive story about the store.

The long trip from Indonesia finally reaches its end at Taurean Collection in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Store Manager Lee Gurley shows off some of the mirrors that will soon be on sale at Taurean Collection. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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