How are couches and sofas made?

How are couches and sofas made?

A few decades ago most couches and sofas built in the U.S. were made in small shops with 50 or fewer employees. Products were primarily built one piece at a time by a single highly skilled upholsterer working on an entire piece. Most of the upholstered furniture seen...
How Did IKEA Overcome the Stigma of Low Cost Materials?

How Did IKEA Overcome the Stigma of Low Cost Materials?

IKEA’s furniture is so accepted today that most people do not remember the challenges faced by the company during its earliest days. I first encountered IKEA during the 1970s when it was just beginning to enter the American market. At that time I was a buyer for a...