Santa Monica, California and online
Ryan Schultz, Travis Nagle and Alex Contreras
Los Angeles, California
While sitting on a bench at one of LA’s outdoor malls in 2005, staring at one of the furniture industry’s behemoth showrooms with homogeneous products, we thought to ourselves, there has to be a better way. Most furniture companies presented their products in an outdated and inefficient fashion, and consumers were forced to settle for products that were generic and didn’t fit their specific needs. It became clear we needed to create an innovative process that allowed for maximum customization, with a website and more efficient showrooms as the core of the company.
Like many green upholstery companies, Viesso uses natural elements like cotton seat decks and jute webbing, and they make their sofas in the US (LA, to be exact). Where they differentiate themselves is in the range of custom options they offer. Customers can pick and choose between green features and fabric choices.
Want your sofa to be as green as possible? Opt for FSC frames, natural latex, natural down and feathers, and water-based glues. Working on a budget? You can choose standard features to save some money.
Options can be viewed in their Los Angeles showroom or online, where you can order directly from the company. Sofas start around $1,500, and beds begin around $2,000.
Viesso's lead times are about three weeks for custom orders. For more information on prices, ordering, and delivery, see their FAQ.