TC Cribs: Chairish HQ, A Former Whiskey Distillery Turned Home Decor Hotspot

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Welcome back to Cribs, the TechCrunch TV show that gives you an inside look at the offices of the tech industry’s hottest companies.

This time, we visited the San Francisco headquarters of Chairish, the online marketplace where people can buy and sell pre-owned home furniture. Chairish has a big focus on design, so it makes sense that the company is located in the art- and design-oriented Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco.

Walking into Jackson Square always feels like a trip — either back in time, or to the cobblestone streets of Manhattan or Europe. It’s an area with tree-lined streets and little alleys that are full of history and packed with unique shops, design houses, cafes, and restaurants.

It turns out that Chairish’s HQ comes with some history of its own. It’s housed in the Hotaling Building, a former whiskey distillery that’s famous for being one of the only surviving buildings after a massive earthquake and fire ravaged San Francisco in 1906. Seems to me that’s a spot with some good luck in its bones.

Watch the video embedded above to see the charmed space that Chairish calls home.