We are expert craftsmen, who seal our furniture with a lifetime guarantee.
WE'RE THE BEST AT WHAT WE DO
We've been handcrafting bespoke furniture fore over 40 years
WE ARE MADE IN NYC
We pride ourselves on staying local at our Bronx-based factory
WE CAN GUARANTEE IT
Our promise to you is quality that lasts a lifetime, delivered in 3-4 weeks
Our first New York factory opened its doors in 1982, where painted footprints on the sidewalk were used to guide the curious passerby into our shop. The curious became clients, and their experience of quality, craftsmanship and design expertise was quickly shared with the greater New York area. Classic Sofa expanded from Brooklyn to Manhattan, establishing a flagship showroom at 22nd Street and Fifth Avenue, eventually growing to four in Ridgewood, NJ, Manhasset, LI and Greenwich, CT.
Despite the success of the early years, Classic Sofa was hit by the reality of the 2008 recession, and like many fine retailers during this time, closed our brick-and-mortar locations while maintaining production through our factory, then in Mt. Vernon, NY. Despite the downturn of the economy, we never deviated from our commitment to the highest quality materials in our pure down cushioning, or our hardwood frames guaranteed for life, and continued to embody old-world manufacturing methods when others were forced to cut corners.
In 2012, Classic Sofa passed into new ownership under Blake Anding, who continues to hold the position today. Blake began his career in finance, where he realized his passions in life were not found on the trading floor. His fascination with the upholstery industry, entrepreneurial spirit, and a bit of serendipitous timing led him to purchase the brand with a mission to revive its roots as a leader in the custom upholstery market. He spent endless hours learning from our master craftsmen who had been with the company since its launch over 35 years ago. His passion, grace and grit are responsible for delivering an unmatched custom product, built to withstand a lifetime, transcend trend and reflect your personal style.
We invite you to experience our factory and showroom space, now located in the Bronx. The humble beginnings that launched our brand continue to resonate through our operation and our people. Widely recognized for our quality, style and consistency across leaders in interior design, hospitality and personal residences – we look forward to taking on your next project.
Blake Anding, owner and lead designer of Classic Sofa, seamlessly intertwines his expertise in biomedical engineering with a passion for furniture design. With his unique background, he brings a fresh perspective to the industry, marrying precision and creativity in each piece. Blake’s commitment to merging functionality and aesthetics defines the essence of Classic Sofa, where innovation meets timeless elegance.
With his family heritage rooted in Yorkshire, England, Blake Anding draws inspiration from this hard working and down to earth part of the world. He has fostered a deep appreciation for traditional English design. Influenced by the legacy of iconic furniture makers like Hepplewhite and Chippendale, Blake’s work at Classic Sofa reflects a profound respect for the craftsmanship and timeless elegance synonymous with the great British furniture tradition.
Blake Anding takes a personalized approach, engaging with every client to understand their distinct preferences and aspirations. Leveraging his expertise in fabric selection and applying insights from his engineering background to the production process, Blake guarantees clients a bespoke masterpiece. The result is not just furniture but a lasting piece of art designed to transcend generations, reflecting both craftsmanship and individual style.
As an English and multi-talented artist, Ashley is a seasoned Broadway and West End performer and choreographer. He has graced iconic stages all over the world working with some of the best people in this field while earning acclaim for their artistry.
Beyond the stage, Ashley channels his creative energy into the world of design. As our Design Consultant, he brings a unique perspective to every project, seamlessly blending the elegance of dance with the principles of function and aesthetic design. His keen eye for detail and flair for creativity make him an invaluable asset in the world of bespoke furniture.
In addition to his design consultancy role, Ashley wears another hat as the store manager for Classic Sofa located in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue. Under his leadership, the store has become a haven for those seeking high quality, timeless elegance and personalized comfort. Ashley infuses each piece with a touch of choreographic finesse, ensuring that every sofa tells a story of sophistication and style.
Visit the Classic Sofa instagram page to explore many of Ashley’s projects, where the worlds of dance and design converge to create furniture that transcends the ordinary while embodying the spirit of classic elegance and quality.
“Classic never goes out of style”