Providing ways for our customers to live a comfortable and natural life is at the heart of T.Y. Fine Furniture’s mission. So when we learned about a luxurious couch constructed with the finest in natural fibers, we knew it was right for us. And hopefully, for you, too.
The Verona Sofa offers elegant and organic seating complete with cushions constructed of natural latex wrapped in luxurious organic wool batting. The finest in certified organic materials such as cotton duck, sturdy hemp and a soft hemp-cotton blend comprise the cushions, so you know every moment spent on this unique creation will be soft and luxurious. While this natural sofa is formal enough for a living room, its simple elegance makes it ideal for any décor. Not only that, seat cushions can be customized to the owner’s preference and, as such, are available as either firmer or softer.
The Verona Sofa features other characteristics that make it stand out among its lesser peers. For example, materials involved in creating the Verona include:
- Certified sustainable solid hardwood (maple)
- GOTS-certified organic upholstery (in hemp, cotton duck or a hemp-cotton blend)
- Cradle-to-Cradle certified Natural Talalay latex foam
- Natural jute webbing
- Natural coir (coconut fiber with natural latex)
- Zero-VOC natural linseed oil
- Low-VOC water-based stain with linseed coating
Moreover, the authentic Verona Sofa uses no flame retardants, formaldehyde glue, cardboard, metal coils, particle board, plywood or veneer. All natural means just that, so no fake fillers are used in these beauties.
Every Verona Sofa also enjoys unparalleled attention to construction details such as Mortise-and-Tenon joinery and removable seat and back cushions. Each Verona Sofa is built by hand by Savvy Rest, a highly regarded manufacturer of organic mattresses based in central Virginia.
Not only is this amazing sofa constructed from the finest in natural fibers and materials, it is available in several colors, too. Selections include Lavender, Navy, Brown, Black, White, Honey and Sweet Potato. Yes, Sweet Potato!
We look forward to welcoming you to the shop and showing you the amazing luxuries this wonderful organic sofa offers.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council is an educational and marketing organization, promoting healthy environments, within residences, workplaces and the out of doors. A balanced coalition of home furnishings industry players comprise the SFC, which was founded in North Carolina in 2006 to promote sustainable practices among furniture manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike.
I am equally as proud that T.Y. Fine Furniture also just earned a Green America Gold Level certification. Green America certifies businesses committed to using their enterprises as a platform for social change. Gaining this status places T.Y. Fine Furniture on par with other Green America-certified companies such as Clif Bar and Honest Tea.
Stop by to learn more about how you can inject healthful living into your everyday life.
In 2012 the owner of T.Y. Fine Furniture, Tarik Yousef, purchased an historic 13,000 square foot building in downtown Merion Village, Columbus Ohio. After two years of renovation he opened the new TYFF showroom in this beautiful, old world community amidst picturesque architecture and some wonderful small businesses. However, one component that was missing was an outlet to bring people together, allow them to buy organic produce, meet each week and share conversation. In 2014 TYFF Sales Manager, Wes Miller along with Tarik Yousef, founded the Merion Village Farmers Market whose mission is to “foster the creation of a sense of community by offering a weekly meeting place for neighbors to come, have coffee, a bite to eat, fresh produce and listen to world class music.”
Now in its second year the market has really taken off as the community has rallied behind this new and exciting event in their neighborhood. We continue to add produce vendors with the focus on “all organic” being paramount. As the market continues to grow we have been grateful to see volunteers step up and take on some of the responsibilities of recruiting new vendors. The Merion Village Association even has a weekly tent at the market to let people know about events and the growth of this charming area.
The market is actually the manifestation of TYFF’s philosophy that our products should be made using only naturally fallen Ohio timber and our own food grade, organic finish. We work very hard to ensure that none of our artisanal wood furniture contains any harmful chemicals that will off-gas. Our line of mattresses are even certified as organic by that industries leading organization, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
If you find yourself in Columbus, Ohio on any Saturday (9:00-12:00) through September 26, 2015 please stop by the Merion Village Farmers Market and then visit T.Y. Fine Furniture right next door!
By Wes Miller
Fine living and healthy living are two concepts that we embrace with a passion here at T.Y. Fine Furniture. We carry organic mattresses and bedding, hand-made solid wood furniture built from naturally fallen Ohio timber; we care about our environment and our customers’ health. Consequently, we don’t want to build beautiful handmade furniture only to coat it with varnish, lacquers, shellac or polyurethane. All of those types of finish contain VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) that “off-gas” harmful fumes into our homes. We use our own T.Y. Fine Furniture “Food Safe Wood Finish” which was developed by Tarik Yousef and his microbiologist father using modern chemistry to innovate on recipes dating back to the 1800’s. Our Finish only contains Certified Organic oils.
So, why should anyone be concerned about whether or not the finish on their furniture contains VOC’s? I think the best answer is that after many years there is finally awareness that there really is a limit as to how many harmful substances we can all have in our homes and our lives. I’ve said this in my other blogs and I firmly believe it, the trend toward organic food and other products sweeping the country is not a fad. It’s a real organic (pardon the pun), grassroots movement driven by the desire for us all to live healthier lives.
Federal law requires that manufacturer’s include a VOC rating on the label. The worst VOC’s are: Benzene (benzol), Toluene, Xylene (xylol), Carbon Tetrachloride, Methylene Chloride, Methyl Chloroform, Ethylene Glycol, Dichloride, Perchloroethylene and Trichloroethylene. Please see if any of these compounds are listed on the wood finish products that you have in your home. If so, safely discard them!
The label on T.Y. Fine Furniture, Food Safe Finish lists the following ingredients: Organic Polymerized Flax Seed Oil and Organic Shea Nut Oil. 100% Organic and Zero VOC.
by Wes Miller