In 1947, California-based interior designer Marjorie Reese Carson found herself in a quandary. Brimming with creative ideas for her clients' posh homes, nobody made the caliber of furniture she needed to bring her designs to life. Unwilling to compromise, and being an entrepreneur at heart, she took matters into her own hands. In this post-war environment she hired two upholsterers and converted an old chicken coop into a custom upholstery shop. This bold move ultimately resulted in the creation of her own furniture lines and decorative upholstery to fill a frustrating void in the residential furniture marketplace.
Marjorie's relentless commitment to creating fresh, creative and stylish furniture with high-quality craftsmanship quickly earned her the reputation as the proven, exclusive source for creatively fashionable and comfortable upholstery and case goods for fine homes.
By 1953, improved production facilities were established in Rosemead, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, where the offices and factory operated till 2012 when Marge Carson relocated to Pomona, CA. Today Marge Carson, Inc. is headquartered in South El Monte, CA and privately owned and operated by the LaBarge family, a name known and respected throughout the furniture world for several generations.
Even in the whirlwind of constantly evolving fashions and lifestyles, Marge Carson, Inc. remains true to Marjorie's founding premise: introducing to the marketplace beautiful designs with impeccable quality, terrific shape and scale and perfectly tailored applications of phenomenal fabrics, trims, finishes and accents.
Today, Marge Carson upholstery, case goods, occasional and accent furniture is available globally in fine furniture retailers and interior design centers.