Meet a Maker: Younger Furniture

When we’re choosing furniture to feature in our showroom, we think carefully about what will appeal to lovers of fine furniture in New Haven. Over the years, we’ve hit upon a carefully calibrated blend: new discoveries from companies large and small, mixed with time-tested pieces from makers whose innovative designs delight us year after year. Younger Furniture is a valued member of the second group – their American-made upholstered furniture has been a favorite with our customers since 2002.

A Bit about Younger Furniture

Younger Furniture is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. Just like our store, they are in their second generation of ownership – Mike Younger founded the company in 1989, and now his daughter Meredith carries on the family tradition. Younger’s vision is to remain a stable, positive force in their community and in the lives of the people who work with them. It’s a nice way to do business, don’t you think?

Younger is also committed to using locally sourced materials whenever possible. From the wood for the frames to the springs, upholstery foam and legs, every element that goes into their furniture is produced within 85 miles of the factory. They source top quality fabrics and leathers from around the globe – over 300 choices at last count!

Why We Love Younger at Fairhaven Furniture

We’re crazy about everything Younger Furniture makes, but we’re especially enamored of their 1:1 collection – a line of sofas, sectionals and chairs that can be completely customized to achieve your personal vision for your home.

With 1:1, choose a size for your sofa, chair or sectional, then make it your own! Pick the arm style you like best – wide or narrow, tapered or straight, sloped or square. Configure the number of seat and back cushions and choose your preferred fill. Add designer details like welts or tufting. Finally, select a leg finish and your favorite fabric or leather. Once all the decisions are made, your piece is hand-built by one craftsman, one at a time, just for you.

You might think that building furniture to order adds up to a lot of time and expense, but that’s just not true. Younger Furniture is very fairly priced and offers great value. Building each piece at their North Carolina factory keeps shipping times short – or if you’re really in a rush, you can choose a Quick Ship option. (Quick Ship pieces are some of Younger’s most popular styles and configurations. They’re ready in a hurry, but still made to order – nothing is pre-made or gathering dust in a warehouse.)

Browse Younger Furniture on our website, or stop by the store to see their pieces in person. We have plenty of styles on the floor for you to try out – plan to sit down and stay awhile!