This is not the first time the business of buying, selling and repairing furniture has been in the news, however.
It has been a hot topic of discussion since the start of the financial crisis, when a spike in furniture sales coincided with a downturn in the global economy.
While many in the industry saw the downturn as temporary, many others believe the downturn has been long-term, and that the business will continue to thrive.
“It is an industry that has survived this,” said James White, who heads the Furniture Market Association.
“We are still here, we are still selling.”
The market is thriving in the US.
Furniture retailers say they have seen the downturn in sales of all kinds.
“The recession was a disaster for the industry,” said David Poulton, president of the New York-based New York Furniture Club.
We are getting more and more customers, and we’re doing really well.””
But I do think we have a lot of support in the market.
We are getting more and more customers, and we’re doing really well.”
Poulton also said the industry is on the upswing in the UK.
“We are seeing a lot more interest in new furniture,” he said.
“In the last couple of months we’ve seen a huge spike in sales in the U.K. That’s a great sign.”
But there are many challenges in this market.
It is not exactly a booming business, with prices for the basic pieces still hovering around $50,000.
And the market is still dominated by people who have grown up in the real estate industry.
White, who lives in New York, has been working in the business for 15 years.
He said the business has been affected by the recession and the global financial crisis.
“I think people were in shock when they lost their jobs, but I think the market was much more in shock that time,” he told TIME.
“Now, there is no question that there is demand.
I think people are just ready to move on.”
The US has had its share of bad times.
In the last year alone, retail sales fell by almost half, from a peak of $2.3 billion in 2011, to a decline of about $1.5 billion in 2012.
The industry also had a difficult time in the spring of 2013, when wildfires ravaged the West, leaving more than 150 people dead and destroying thousands of homes.
In that same year, a wave of wildfires swept through the nation’s most densely populated city, New York City, killing more than 50 people.
The collapse of the market in the wake of that disaster was particularly devastating for businesses.
“People were saying, ‘What are we going to do?
We don’t have any money,’ ” said Poulson.
“And it was just the opposite.
People are just saying, OK, we’re going to go back to what we knew.”
But the industry has made progress in the aftermath of the fires, and there is still a lot to look forward to.
Poulons mother, who owns a real estate agency, said the market has not suffered as much as it would have liked.
“People say, ‘I wish I could sell the furniture and we would be making money, but it’s not going to happen,'” she said.
“That’s the problem. We don