In an era when furniture manufacturers are closing local factories and turning to off-shore, high-volume manufacturing that favors speed over hand craftsmanship, E.J. Victor maintains an unwavering commitment to preserving time-honored, quality construction methods used to create exquisite furniture for the home.
This commitment is a core philosophy of the 22-year-old company’s founders, Edward W. Phifer, III, Joseph B. Manderson and John Victor Jokinen. Privately owned, E.J. Victor employs 200 talented artisans and associates, all focused in their dedication to produce designs that represent the highest achievement in the art of furniture crafting. This integrity of ownership, increasingly rare within today’s home furnishings industry, allows the management group to readily adapt to changes in lifestyles and trends while maintaining its commitments to core visions.
The combination of tight ownership and commitment to building fabulous furniture with demonstrated local talent sets E.J. Victor apart in this ever-evolving industry where most furniture companies are pushing production to other countries and are placing commitment to quality second to focus on profits. E.J. Victor’s two plants, totaling over 300,000 square feet, are located in Morganton, NC, a geographical center of highly talented wood carvers and upholsterers.
E.J. Victor’s furniture reflects an assortment of uniquely unsurpassed wood and upholstery collections, hand-crafted to perfection, each piece brilliantly exhibiting an uncompromised standard of unrivaled quality that is a tribute to those who appreciate excellence in the art of home furnishings.
Throughout E.J. Victor – from owners to associates – meticulous attention is given to handpicking premium materials used in crafting its wood and upholstered furniture. Only the finest veneers, the most exotic woods, the richest finishing materials, the most opulent and luxurious fabrics and cushions, the highest grades of hardwood lumber and custom-made hardware are used.
Among the species of decorative woods used in the fancy veneering are English Yew, Ebony, Burl Walnut, Flame Mahogany, Satin Wood and English Country Oak. The finishes range from a deep, brilliant high sheen to a mellow, casual distressed application.
Standard construction features include solid wood cores, top-grade solid cherry drawer sides, well-sanded drawers that get a final seal and aromatic scent, individually-paned glass on chinas, some of which feature moiré fabric back panels and interior lighting. All case goods are designed to accommodate today’s functionality.
Each exquisitely made piece of upholstered furniture upholds E.J. Victor’s unwavering commitment to excellence and attention to detail. Built of solid hardwood frames for durability, eight-way hand-tied coil springing for consistent and durable seating comfort, the upholstered furniture features lavish, customized cushioning and expert hand tailoring. Pieces are made one at a time, by hand, with consistent quality control throughout. The founding partners of E.J. Victor hope you will appreciate the painstaking lengths to which they have gone in order to bring you designs that represent the highest achievement in the art of furniture crafting. These men think you will find that the finest furniture made is, ultimately, your best home furnishing investment.