Custom Furniture Orders Up 30%, Says N.J. Wood Manufacturer

By Bill Esler | Posted: 07/07/2013 8:28PM


PASSAIC, NJ - Contemporary furniture manufacturer Contempo Space says homeowners and interior designers are seeking more individualization when choosing furniture.

"We see a 30% increase in custom furniture orders this year, compared to orders for standard pieces," says Gary Flax, the company's design consultant. "This time last year, 20% of retail orders were for custom pieces. So far this year that number is 26%."

Custom Furniture Defined

Contempo Space,  offers 10 different finishes for customers who prefer the look of wood furniture; for modern spaces, glossy black or white are popular, as well as colored glass, according to the Gary Flax, a design consultant for the New Jersey manufacturer.

"Our furniture is made to order, and customizable with different materials and handles," Flax says, with displays in the factory showroom in Passaic, NJ. The company manufacturers contract, residential and business furnishings. 

To reach markets outside New York and New Jersey, an online custom furniture gallery section shows one-of-a-kind furniture projects photographed at the time of set up in the customer's home or business. The presentation includes custom wardrobes, entertainment centers and bookcases as well as upholstered furniture.


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Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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