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Design NS is a family-run business, satisfying customers for four generations. The 2nd generation of the company, Tarmo Makela, was called the “millimeter man” because of his meticulous attention to detail, he learned the furniture business from the ground up from his father. Years later his son, Aki Makela, moved the company to Boca Raton, Florida from Finland. Today his son, Kai Makela, is carrying on the tradition. The passion for the business is in the family’s blood.


Design NS designs the most updated, stylish furniture in a wide range of looks. Yet each piece is designed for real people with real lives in real homes – in other words, with comfort and longevity in mind. We want to customize the comfort for your seating to your exact tastes. Goal is when you sit, seating provides unmatched comfort.


It may seem old-fashioned, but at Design NS we follow a long-held tradition of craftsmanship and pride in our work. We custom build each leather or fabric sofa, chair, loveseat, sectional, sleeper and ottoman with our hands – and with passionate perfectionism.


Because we genuinely love what we do, we put care into every detail of our furniture. From building our own hardwood frames, to searching out the latest styling all over the globe. In short, we offer a wide range of styles and colors, use the highest quality leather and fabric, construct the best furniture, deliver it on time and stand behind our product. As leather specialists, we know how to do it all – and do it all well.


There is no denying that our furniture is stylish, but a truly well-designed piece should be comfortable too. That is why we have strict guidelines for how a piece “sits” and tests for comfort. In fact, our furniture is designed to allow a proper body position that minimizes the amount of stress put on the lower back. At Design NS, fashion and comfort go hand in hand. So, let us inspire you and turn your vision into a reality!


Design NS, More Comfort Every Day. 

Kai Makela

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