The cafes of Paris inspired furniture executive and entrepreneur Bill Bongaerts to create a business dedicated to supplying the commercial retail and hospitality industries. Upon seeing the hand-woven single chairs that dotted every corner establishment Bongaerts had a feeling they would sell well in the U.S. And he was right. Beaufurn began in 1998 and its first product those French hand-woven bistro chairs proved wildly successful, and sustained the company through its first years of business.
Once firmly established, product lines grew to include tables, lounge furniture and umbrellas for both indoor and outdoor environments. And the company’s market segments expanded into contract, education and entertainment. Commercial furnishings may translate as ordinary to some, but Beaufurns products are anything but. Significant Italian, French and Belgian influence is evident clean lines novel shapes and pops of color dominate the design palate.