Earth-Friendly Upholstery by LEE Industries

posted by HF Guy at 3 Comments

You've probably seen or heard about LEE Industries. It's hard to get away from these guys. They are featured in every home decor magazine imaginable. Everything from Domino to Metropolitan Home to Elle Decor has featured Lee Industries' eco-friendly, high style, high quality furniture.


Domino Magazine: The Green List / Living Room

Metropolitan Home: Green Solutions


Lee Industries has been working with Crate and Barrel for a while now. The Ross Sofa, Lockport Sofa, and Azure Sofa have been recently featured and heavily promoted by Crate as their eco-friendly upholstery frames.


Crate and Barrel: Ross Sofa - $2299 

Our buying team first saw the Lee showroom back in 2004. Back then, they mainly did a lot of cottage furniture. Oh my, how things have changed. They went from outdated manufacturers to upholstery trend-setters. In a few weeks, we will proudly bring Lee Industries into our stable of great American upholstery manufacturers.

Every piece of LEE furniture is made in the USA by craftsmen that are experts in their field and take pride in their workmanship. They only use steel coil springs in their eight-way hand-tied seat decks. Their frames are certified, select kiln-dried hardwoods. The joints are double-doweled and every corner is blocked, screwed and glued. That means that your furniture will not creak, sag, split or warp, no matter what. LEE has a massive selection of fabrics with more than 1000 fabrics and 80 leathers to choose from.

Also, while many companies are adding the "green" label to their name, LEE has a long track record of eco-friendly manufacturing. They use naturalLEE soy-based cushions, certified frames, recycled filling for pillows, water based stains, and offer many organic and natural fabrics. Just by using the naturalLEE cushions, in 2007 alone, LEE Industries has saved over 10,000 gallons of crude oil and has eliminated 54,000 pounds of CO2 emissions.
With their unparalleled quality, style and love of the environment, their introduction at High Fashion Home is highly anticipated. Check out the photos below to see what's coming in:



Gorgeous tufted sofa in a velvet.


The fabric is beautiful up close. Looks close to the Azure Sofa from Crate.



This right-sized club chair features beautiful nailhead detailing on the back and sits great!



A very distinct sectional that looks like it belongs in the lobby of a boutique hotel.



Luxurious crewel fabric in a frame that is very Anthropologie-esque.


The down-seating is phenomenal on this piece. We're bringing it in a rich, khaki linen fabric.


Very handsome piece. We'll floor it as shown.

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3 Comments :

Anonymous Interior design and decorating said...

everything's becoming ECO-FRIENDLY! i love it.

June 26, 2008 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they use PBDE Flame retardants on their products? PBDE's are perhaps the most toxic of chemicals currently in use in the USA, banned in Europe.

July 14, 2008 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger HF Guy said...

No, they do not use PBDE flame retardants on their products.

July 14, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

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