A Jonas piece is designed to be enjoyed for generations. Combining timeless design with exceptional craftsmanship, you can easily see why top designers rely on the brand for upholstered furnishings. These are the pieces that live in elegant homes around the world — and in one notable case, the Oval Office.
The brand dates back to the 1920s, and puts a premium on preserving the craft of furniture making. Their construction techniques uphold the methods of the 19th century, which results in exceptional quality. For instance, the cushions of a Jonas chair are filled with hand-stitched horsehair. Unlike the more commonly used foam, this material won’t break down over time. Yet it’s versatile, lending itself to a number of shapes and silhouettes.
Steven Jonas, who is the great-nephew of Jonas founder Samuel Langer, observed how the company’s furniture appreciates in value (a rare thing in the world of design) in an interview with ELLE Décor. “We see our furniture pull in big dollars at auction,” he says. “I’m of the school that one should acquire less and keep it longer. This is heirloom furniture that will last a lifetime.”
And indeed, a Jonas piece will do just that. To bring home a piece from the brand, see the Jonas showroom at Viyet. Our favorite picks are below.