Our Story

Our Story

Rethinking Furniture

Built on a legacy of Scandinavian furniture making we collaborate with leading designers to change the way people think about furniture. From disposable or unaffordable to loved and continuous fixtures in their fluid city life story.

There is a nomadic nature to city living. People move or need to change things up. So we’re exploring the idea of 'modular furniture for modular people'. The Scandinavian design tradition focused on clean lines, utility and accessibility translates perfectly into the needs of today’s urban nomads.

The Team Behind Civil

We’re third generation Norwegian furniture makers. Designers, craftsmen, innovative thinkers and everything in between. From our base in New York we make thoughtful pieces of furniture. The kind of furniture that live and change with you as your life evolves into new spaces and places.

Our Scandinavian roots does not only impact our designs. It also impacts how we run our business. Civil is a reflection of our behavior as a brand and as fellow city livers & lovers. The belief that it’s more important than ever to be civil in the way we do business. We’re on a pursuit to make the best in furniture accessible to more people without cutting corners.

Debunking The Price Myth

Premium Quality at the right price

When you buy luxury furniture less than 25% of what you pay is typically used to make the product.

A significant proportion goes into traditional sales and delivery methods. Not the quality. To get the best in furniture, it’s simply a reality you’ve had to accept. Or if it’s affordability you want, there’s a compromise on quality.

At Civil, there are no corners cut. We invest the same in quality as the traditional luxury brands. Instead we sell our collections exclusively through our online store and pop-up spaces.

We're persistent in our pursuit to make the best in furniture more accessible. You’ll never foot the bill for importers, distributors, retailers, showrooms, sales personnel or other middlemen.

Smart luxury for the design conscious city-dweller.

  TRADITIONAL LUXURY BRAND CIVIL
MAKING THE FURNITURE
Design & Development $ Same Cost
Materials $ Same Cost
Labor $ Same Cost
SELLING THE FURNITURE
Wholesale Mark-Up $ None
Retail Store Mark-Up $ None
Sales Commissions $ None
PRICE 2-SEAT SOFA $6,000 $2,750
Eco Living

Furniture For Now, For Life

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. In twenty years we will reach more than seven billion city dwellers. That’s an inevitable strain on cities. On communities. On the environment.

We're global citizens with a belief that sustainable design contributes to greener cities. This is why our furniture is made to stand the test of time. Clean design, built-in flexibility, sustainable leather and re-constituted wood. At the right price. So you can enjoy one premium sofa that evolves with you instead of several disposable sofas over time.  

We take a holistic 360-degree view to design, manufacturing and delivery that make sure we minimize our carbon footprint. Greener, cleaner cities make city living better for everyone.

Clean, Fresh Air In The Heart of The City

We’re excited to share that we’re adding state-of-the-art air cleaning technology to our Mosaic collection. Based on research from NASA, this eco-design breakthrough works in the same way plants clean the air.

We add the technology at less than our cost. It’s part of our commitment to help more city dwellers breathe clean air in their homes.

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