Magnussen Home has a passion for details. It stems from how they run their company, grows into the conveniences they design into their furniture, and blooms into the relationships they build with their valued dealers. They design every piece that carries the Magnussen Home name.
Magnussen Home understands the finishing touches like intricately carved wookwork or ironwork do more than complete the look of a piece of furniture; they set the tone of your home.
All of Magnussen Home’s designs are sourced from only the finest home furnishings manufacturers, many in the Far East and Central America, and then distribute to top furniture retailers and other dealers in the United States and Canada.
All pieces are crafted of hardwood solids and select hardwood veneers for strength and durability. Hand finishing brings out the high quality, natural beauty of the wood. Durable finish coatings are used to resist the wear and tear of kids’ rugged use. Dust Panels in bottom of cases help keep clothes free of dust. Nightstands feature touch lighting and charging station for convenience.
Ingwer Magnussen founded the company in 1031, 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.
Richard Magnussen, Ingwer’s son, joined the company in 1970 at the age of 20. Focused on growing and expanding the family business, Richard guided Magnussen Furniture to the position of Canada’s largest occasional table supplier.
Building on this success, he founded Presidential Furniture, a division of Magnussen Furniture, in 1986, to serve to the U.S. market. As the 20th century came to a close, furniture manufacturers around the world began tapping into a huge growth opportunity. Among the first to take advantage of this opportunity, Magnussen-Presidential Furniture started importing from Asia in the late 1980s, a decade before this trend caught on in the broader furniture trade.In 2002, Magnussen-Presidential Furniture became Magnussen Home. The addition of “Home” reflects who they are and what they offer as a company: fine furniture, designed for today’s lifestyles and created by a family of craftsmen from around the world, to enhance the most important room in your home.