Elite Design Furnishings was founded in 1985; in our early beginnings we made custom contemporary furnishings for local retailers and the interior design community. Our first humble facility was located in Concord, Ontario, Canada. Initially we started with 2000 square foot shop but within a few years expanded to over 95,000 square feet. Elite Design Furnishings has evolved over the past 30 years into a leading edge furniture contemporary furniture supplier.
In 2004, due to extreme market pressures, it was necessary to enhance our local Canadian production with imports to remain competitive in the industry that was evolving ever so quickly. Another strategic change was necessary in 2008. At this time, we closed our long standing Canadian manufacturing operations in order to remain competitive and began laying the groundwork for our very own Canadian owned factory in Shanghai, China. The challenges and limitations of a foreign company running a factory in China were in our opinion based on our skill and resources not worth the effort so in 2016 we decided to source from other factories that would make OEM product for us. Today we produce exclusive furnishings for select distributors and retailers in North America, Europe, China and Australia.
While our business has grown and changed over the years, the important things have stayed the same. Whether you need a statement piece or something handsomely simple, you can count on us for unique furnishings and affordable prices. Elite Design Furnishings continues to have a distribution facility in Ontario, Canada supplying our long standing customer base of retailers and the designers in Canada and the United States.