Years ago when I founded Vivavi, one of the first modern design, sustainable furniture retailers, I admired the work of Portland-based designer Christopher Douglas. His flat-pack, knock-down furniture collection was a sensation, and we sold a bunch of it.
This past June, Christopher and I reconnected and have been collaborating for the past few months on updating and relaunching the collection. Urban nomads will soon have an attainably priced option for high-quality, modern, sustainable furniture.
Headquartered here in Asheville, NC, I’m working with a local factory to manufacture our products just 20 minutes from downtown. North Carolina has a strong furniture heritage, and we’re excited to play a role in continuing the local industry’s reemergence as an innovation hub that successfully competes in the global economy.