Ingwer Magnussen founded our company in 1931, in the town of Kitchener, Ontario. A cabinetmaker by trade and a craftsman and businessman at heart, Ingwer took the bold step of starting his own company when he was unable to find work during the Great Depression. Serving Canadian upholstery manufacturers, he created beautiful, intricately carved show wood for sofa frames, earning a reputation that allowed his young business to grow into a good-sized company.
Over the years, Magnussen Home has continued to grow, expanding to become a global enterprise. Yet, we have maintained the core principles of a family-run business – trust, honesty and respect – as the foundation of our success.