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FurnitureLab is a single source supplier of commercial dining furniture for the contract furniture industry. We offer a vast array of tables, chairs and booth seating for all types of commercial dining environments. Most products can be customized to tailor fit your project. We are the only company in the industry with full graphic capabilities featuring an ever-expanding selection of styles and imagery including custom logos and designs. You can be confident that your products will hold up in the toughest commercial environments as they are backed by our 10-Year Warranty.

Our smart and savvy staff can help you navigate product choices and find the right solutions to fit your budget. We quickly turn around quotes, samples, or whatever you need. We even have CAD models and 3-D rendering capabilities to help you and your customers visualize the finished product. Should problems arise in the field, we quickly and efficiently respond with replacements, repairs or expert advice.

Our Story:
Nathan Bearman, Bryna Rapp & Greg Rapp, FurnitureLab Owners

FurnitureLab™ got its start when artist Greg Rapp and his architect wife, Bryna, needed a kitchen table. They had just moved into their first apartment in San Francisco and had the idea to build their own. It was made with basic tools and was a bit rickety, but the couple thought, "If we could make this better, I bet we could sell these!"

In a short time, they converted their bedroom into a woodshop and Greg worked to hone his carpentry skills while Bryna tweaked the designs. Their range of products quickly grew and they started silk-screening their pieces with colorful Warhol-like images. They called their new business "Home on the Range" and began selling their work to galleries around the country.

Their big break came in the early 1990's, shortly after they relocated to North Carolina. One of their customers opened a restaurant and asked them to make tabletops with pictures of her dogs. It was the couple's first project of this scale and proved to be the pivotal point in their business. It occurred to them that this was a great commercial application of their process.

The next year they took their wares to Chicago for the National Restaurant Association trade show, one of the biggest in the country. They invited Bryna's brother, Nathan, to help them with sales. The show turned out to be a big success! They had interest from customers of all kinds: restaurant owners, hotels, even Disney executives. They came back to North Carolina knowing that selling unique furniture to restaurants would be their niche.

Over the years, they have grown their product line and their business in response to needs expressed by their customers. By early 2000 their focus had shifted from the more whimsical furniture for restaurants and cafes to the Contract Furniture market and other institutional customers like colleges, hospitals, and the military. It was at this time that they changed their name to FurnitureLab™ to better reflect their new identity. Since then, their business has continued to flourish thanks to the hard work of their dedicated staff, their reps, and the trusting relationships they have developed over the years with their dealers and customers.

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