Wise Living started by producing wooden frames for upholstery. Their clientele in the start, were primarily private labels. From there, word of mouth landed the company custom projects for high-end interior design firms and designers.
Our Los Angeles facility manufactures in a 25,000 sqft space with 6 full departments and two loading docks. Our team consists of 25 employees ranging from carpenters, seamstresses, and a project manager who specializes in furniture design. In 2018, we expanded to the east coast with a 30,000 sqft facility in High Point, North Carolina. With manufacturers on each coast, they've been able to produce high volumes for projects across the country.
Aside from making high-end furniture, they also value the importance of community and being environmentally cautious. Ethically source material, working with local carpenters and nonprofits to craft your designs into existence.
Wise Living is a family-owned furniture manufacturer. Pepe our founder was inspired by his brother Cisco, who was the eldest of 5. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles Cisco would take his teenage brother to work with him to "keep him out of trouble." His plan didn't work right away, but after moving him from a couple of different schools and not giving up, Cisco was able to show Pepe that there's more to experience than what they were exposed to growing up.
Pepe worked alongside his eldest brother as a production manager for his furniture company and in 2009, was given the opportunity to start his own company and open Wise Living.
The company operates out of South Central Los Angeles, their neighborhood since the 1980s. They chose to open up shop there to invest in their community and to spread opportunities. The motive behind Wise Living is to be a for-the-people company, ethically resourcing materials, being FSC certified ® for some of our lumbers, creating jobs for their neighbors, and genuinely crafting designs for the greater good.
A family-owned furniture company looking to enhance the quality of life for everybody, one piece of furniture at a time.