What we believe.
We believe in simplicity, clean and functional design and quality craftsmanship. We craft furniture that is built to last and complement the aesthetic of your home as a whole — with hope that each piece sees decades of adventures. A departure from the throwaway culture of children’s furniture, our furniture is meant to be displayed proudly and move throughout your home as your children do.
We value our planet and and have taken thoughtful and intentional steps to ensure our furniture is responsibly made to protect your children and their future environment. And, we think your time is precious which is why all of our furniture comes assembled, so you and your little ones can get right to story time.
The difference is in the details.
It all started with a broken printer.
How we got here.
As a inquisitive toddler, every morning, my daughter would walk into our bedroom and perch on our printer. As she grew, the printer didn’t, and the paper tray no longer cut it as a spot for her to nestle.
So, I started to build her a chair. And in that process discovered the following were vital in creating a long lasting, sustainably made piece of furniture that truly belonged in any room of our home and would grow as she did.
Timeless — It needed to be a piece of lasting value that could be used for years, by more than one child, something to be passed down. Durable — It needed to be more inviting and structurally sound than a printer. So I built a wooden frame, and upholstered cushions with sustainable materials that could be removed, cleaned, and interchanged as her style evolved. Beautiful — The design needed to compliment the aesthetic of our home. No more tucking items away before guests arrive. Clean — The materials and craftsmanship needed to have an emphasis on environmental respect to protect her and her future environment. Mobile — She is rarely static, the chair needed to be light and easy enough for her to move on her own. Inviting — Even little ones deserve a bit of luxury. I chose fun, bright colors of soft Ultrasuede® that she loves to cozy up with.
I built her the Chair, and quickly realized I was not alone in needing it. Franklin+Emily now has a collection designed around how children play and interact with furniture. As the collection has grown, each piece has been designed and built to work together as a family. This family of furnishings will live in your home as you do. Not in one room, but throughout the house — moving with and by your children, as they do.