What is Organic Furniture?
Organic Furniture is part of our core philosophy and founding principles; we won’t provide you with furniture that we wouldn’t put in our own homes.
At T.Y. Fine Furniture, Eco-friendly is a core belief that we have honored and followed since our inception. Early on, owner, Tarik Yousef experimented with endless numbers of finishes. Most were so toxic that it was hard to tolerate the application of these chemicals, and the process always seemed to rob the wood of its natural beauty and character. All of our skill and dedication invested in making a beautiful, solid wood, piece of bespoke furniture was wasted on common industrial finishes.
Tarik decided to create something new and enlisted the expertise of his father Dr. Ahmed Yousef a Microbiologist at The Ohio State University. Working together they went on to create a beautiful, organic and heirloom quality finish that would become the corner stone of T.Y. Fine Furniture. To the best of our knowledge, our Furniture Finish is the only one available on the market that contains food grade components, and is entirely organic with no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s). We enjoy building heirloom quality furniture, even if it is a little harder or takes a little longer, and we definitely don’t want to expose ourselves or our customers to cancer causing chemicals.
All the wood used in our furniture is selected from naturally fallen trees in the Ohio, Appalachian area’s managed forests. Our glues are age old milk based blends that have been tested for food contact. We build our furniture this way for many reasons, we want our kids to carry on our furniture making tradition and have the same environmental resources we had, we want to live a healthy and full life and wish for the same health for our customers, friends and family.
Customers often comment on how much they hear the word "organic" and how often we talk about personal health. We are one of very few furniture makers taking Organic seriously. You may notice that we carry a wide selection of organic mattresses and bedding. This is not a coincidence. When we opened our first showroom in Columbus, Ohio, we wanted to only carry brands that go hand in hand with our ideals. For us, Organic and Eco-Friendly has been a set of decisions that we have consistently made since day one.
As part of our commitment to building the highest quality Organic and Sustainable furniture using environmentally friendly practices, we have become certified by Green America and by the Sustainable Furnishings council.