Hugo & Hoby is an American furniture design and fabrication firm specializing in bespoke residential and high-end commercial furniture. One of the only furniture companies in North America that is both a certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet Member, Hugo & Hoby uses reclaimed, salvaged, and renewable materials to craft beautiful, long-lasting designs that support local manufacturing communities and the natural environment.
From our offices in New Haven, Connecticut and Washington, DC we deliver accessible design to mission-driven clients across residential, hospitality, fast casual, office, co-working, architecture, and interior design landscapes through a narrative-driven and impact-focused design process.
Founded in New Haven, Connecticut our business was born out of a deep respect for craft and nature. What started as two friends handcrafting made-to-order designs in their spare time, has grown into a network of passionate fabricators, artisans, and craftspeople who can answer the most challenging design requests.
Working with some of North America’s best-known architects and commercial designers, we make custom, commercial furniture and architectural elements for complex or large scale projects as well as beautiful, bespoke residential designs that connect people to the natural world.
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We envision a world in which local manufacturers, forests, and businesses thrive through their interdependence. Every design we make is carefully assessed for its materials used, distance traveled, and its overall impact to the local project community and environment. Every year we create tens of thousands of well paid, meaningful local manufacturing hours in our domestic manufacturing communities and plant thousands of new trees in at risk forests.
Hugo & Hoby is named after its founders’ grandfathers. Hugo Kükelhaus was a German architect, philosopher, and environmentalist. Hobart “Hoby” (Hoh-bee) Young was a Midwest inventor, businessman and furniture-maker.
They are our inspiration and behind the firm belief that the use of human-centered designs made from sustainable, certified and natural materials in our residential and commercial spaces can have a real impact on our physical and mental health, and the health of our communities.