The Amalfi story is one of artisan craftsmen dedicated to a by-gone era when it meant something to be a “Master Craftsman.” Since our founding in 1955, we have been true to our dedication to create heirloom quality furniture. Through the 1950s and 1960s, we imported all of our furniture from Italy. By the 1970s, our local craftsman’s work mirrored that of their European counterparts, so we began making the furniture stateside to have more input in the design process. Today, many of our craftsmen are now second generation Amalfi Master Craftsmen, still making each piece by hand; one at a time.
Robert Howard is Amalfi Living’s Owner and Chief Furniture Designer. Bringing not only his business knowledge and acumen to Amalfi, he also leads with a visionary eye, developed over years of managing the design process of an award-winning retail interior design and manufacturing company. His design philosophy emphasizes form and function, comfort and timeless style.
The handsome pooch you see throughout our catalog is Shakespeare, Robert’s Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon. Reporting to work every day, Shakespeare’s main responsibility is plant security, but he is currently on probation having often been caught napping on our stylish and very comfortable furniture!