Grand Rapids Chair Co., a company based out of Michigan that has specialized in restaurant furniture for 20 years, has launched a new, sustainable brand for residential kitchens called Only Good Things. The brand will focus on consumers by offering high-quality furniture meant for kitchens and dining areas made using sustainably harvested wood from northeastern American forests and U.S.-sourced steel. The line of chairs, stools, tables and outdoor pieces is meant to be a solution to family kitchens that may have become strained during the pandemic lockdowns.
Each piece of furniture is made to order. In addition to a composition of responsibly harvested wood and American steel, the furnishings are also finished using an antimicrobial, commercial-grade topcoat, similar to what you would find inside a restaurant. The topcoat can withstand even the toughest stains, including things like mustard and wine, making pieces especially durable. Families who may have had to reevaluate their home spaces, turning kitchen tables into classrooms or home offices for example, will certainly serve to benefit from this added versatility and resilience.
“Twenty years ago with Grand Rapids Chair Co., we set out to create a brand centered around high quality, high design, and accessible pieces,” said Dean Jeffery, creative director at Only Good Things. “Today, we’re bringing that same passion to the residential market. These pieces aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, they are tested to strict durability standards that most other brands ignore, making them an investment people can be proud of.”
Each piece will be tested to BIFMA standards, a certification program for contract furniture that ensures a stringent set of quality, performance and sustainability benchmarks created by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association.
Style-wise, Only Good Things furniture is light and contemporary with strong lines, modern shapes and soft seating. The long-term pieces are designed to play well with a wide range of home décor and compliment anything from classic to midcentury to minimalist aesthetics. All furniture is made in the United States with a two-week lead time.
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