Norwalk Custom Order Furniture Factory Stays Open for Business
A recent article in BusinessWeek discusses the history and rebirth of the Norwalk Custom Order Furniture Factory, a 107 year old Custom Sofa and Custom Chair manufacturer. At CustomMade.com, we are excited to hear that the custom furniture factory has stayed open for business and wish them all the best.
The BusinessWeek article states: “This time last year, more than 300 people worked on the floor, producing hundreds of pieces of furniture a day. Now the headcount is 59.” In these uncertain times, there are many heartbreaking stories of large furniture shops downsizing. This leaves skilled individuals –such as those in this article some with decades of fine furnituremaking experience– without work.
CustomMade.com was created and is maintained with an eye towards helping smaller Custom furniture shops throughout the United States and Canada. Our 400+ members have access to a global market of consumers of custom furniture, custom cabinets, custom kitchens, and many other custom products. We are doing everything we can to promote custom furniture because we firmly believe that buying custom is the only way to buy.
Fine furnituremaking is one of the oldest trades in the world, but never before has a company brought together furniture makers (and other woodworkers) of all sizes and talents under one global–and internet based–marketplace. We believe that building this marketplace will only help the struggling industry and those who are recently unemployed or are having a hard time finding work.
To the furniture consumers out there: It is time to replace your mass-produced furniture with hand-made, custom made, furniture. Support your local economy and some great people who are looking for work.