When one thinks about the hallmarks of personal integrity, pride of workmanship and affordable luxury, there really is only one name that comes immediately to mind.
Since 1972, Décor-Rest Furniture Ltd. has been proudly Canadian; a success story built upon the aspirations of a pair of enterprising dreamers who, now, together with their extended family, reign over an enviable furniture manufacturing empire that includes their 200,000 sq. ft. base of operations in Woodbridge and impressive showrooms in High Point, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more than 40 years, Décor-Rest has made it their mission to evolve furniture design into a finely-honed talent for all things that speak to the timeless elegance of a home well-designed. Every blueprint incorporates hardwood frame construction, outer reinforced webbing, along with a uniquely patented siliconized fiber channeled back, warp-free stabilizer bars and twelve gauge no-sag, sinuous spring, technology for the ultimate in luxuriating comfort and extended longevity under normal usage. With time and a dedicated resolve to become the very best, Décor-Rest’s proactive research has evolved to become a standard bearer, delivering outstanding product and service; moreover, a record-holder of the coveted Trillium Award for superior design and marketability.
Founders, Angelo and Christina Marzilli remain actively involved in the company they co-founded, along the way, bringing up their son, Angelo Jr. in the family business to navigate the company’s future success as Décor-Rest’s Executive Vice President. With renewed devotion to their ever-expanding staff of more than 300 skilled craftsman and administrators, the Marzilli’s passion for exceptionalism is, today, being disseminated around the world by a knowledgeable international sales team of 30+ representatives. And, in addition to being a leader in the industry, the company is also well-known for its philanthropy and charitable works. “It’s our way of giving back,” says, Angelo Jr. Even so, at the end of the day, it’s Décor-Rest’s product that speaks volumes; the company already looking forward to 2018 with a launch of new colors and fabrics, more integration of metal, as well as soft decorative woods, and, as the downsizing trend continues, re-doubling their efforts on offering a wider array of smaller-scaled products.
“We build furniture we would like to own and are proud of”
“We build furniture we would like to own and are proud of,” admits Angelo Jr., “My parents built Décor-Rest from nothing more than a shared dream to be the best. Both are still very active in the company, nurturing my generation to gradually come aboard. The greatest challenge every manufacturer faces is the global price competition. We’ve conquered this by illustrating to consumers how and why the inside of their furniture is just as important as its outward appearance. For me, I think the most gratifying part of what we do at Décor-Rest comes from knowing that so many people have welcomed us into their homes; allowing Décor-Rest to be a part of their intimate living spaces over the past 45 years. It’s always been a source of pride when you realize the product you make not only speaks to so many from an aesthetic standpoint, but will continue to deliver long-lasting quality for many years to come. “
Décor-Rest has seen a great many changes over the years – some with more staying power than others. “If we had to start all over again today the greatest challenge would be to find an entrepreneur able to cover all the aspects in fashion, manufacturing and technology” suggests Angelo Jr., “45 years ago it was all about hard work and relationships. Today, it’s still about that, but in some ways even more intensely involved with Lean and JIT manufacturing alongside the latest in software and Apps to keep the flow moving seamlessly. Our success has been in keeping Décor-Rest a family business with a decidedly family atmosphere; having the right work culture and ethic to complement each other. We welcome dealers regularly to our facility in Vaughan for product knowledge seminars; a plant tour followed by a hands-on luncheon discussion. We value our dealers and no two days are alike. Even so, all days start with a plan, a structure, and then, the execution. The Marzilli family is fully invested in ALL aspects of Décor-Rest’s business model. But at the end of the day it’s our 300+ employees who have made us the go-to brand for so many today!”