Featured Designer | Leslie Young of Cliff Young, Ltd.

If you ask Leslie Young who her biggest influence is, the answer comes very quickly. “My father, Cliff Young, with his larger-than-life passion for design and his relentless mission to create the perfect custom furniture piece for each client,” she says. He originally founded Cliff Young Ltd. in 1968, as a showroom focused on unique custom furnishings. The business came following a career as a musician (in fact, his show business background inspired him to change his name from Alberto Azzolina to Cliff Young) and a stint in the army. He gave Leslie an exceptional education that most designers can only dream of. “I’ve followed him around the showroom since I was 5, and I feel him over my shoulder in any big design or business decision I make.” Leslie officially joined the firm in 1988 and is currently the president of the company.


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Vintage Teak Sideboard, Blade Dining Chairs, X-Base Mid-Century Dining Table

See more at the Cliff Young showroom at Viyet.

Leslie has watch the business evolve far beyond the original offering of fine furniture. “The company was built around design, the core of it is design in all aspects of it, and it is really hard to compress all the things we do in a tagline,” she says. “We design and manufacture our Signature Collection, we also curate great pieces from existing collections nationally and internationally; we design fully custom furniture, rugs, and lighting; we do complete AutoCAD drawings and 3D color renderings for the pieces and homes we design; we have a full interior design team; we do staging; we have an extensive contract collection and an outdoor collection; basically, we have been a one-stop shop for a lot of our clients.”

Glamorous, organic, edgy, luxurious, comfortable, and unexpected.

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Paladio Dining Table, Beige James Dining Chairs, Cliff Young Ltd. Modern Faux Shagreen Buffet

See more at the Cliff Young showroom at Viyet.

Friends and colleagues celebrate the grand reopening of the Cliff Young modern furniture showroom with Elle Decor at the New York Design Center, New York, New York, November 16, 2011.

Leslie Young followed in Cliff Young’s footsteps as a child and learned the skills of listening and translating a client’s vision and needs for the home into unique furniture designs. She joined the firm in 1988 and soon enough started making her mark with a higher sensibility in terms of changing lifestyle trends impacting the furniture business. The Cliff Young collections are constantly evolving, keeping in tune with the modern aesthetic and sensibility, with the way we live today, and an eye to the future.

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