About NY Custom Furnishings

NY Custom Furnishings is a specialized design and construction firm for bespoke upholstered furniture. Our clients are discriminating individuals and professionals in interior decor.

The firm was founded by Ephraim Stern. Ephraim is well-known in the custom furnishing industry, particularly to top decorating professionals around the country. As a young man, he was recruited to oversee the workroom and staff of 40 in the of one of the top ten custom furniture firms in the country. Serving in this position for 12 years, Ephraim not only oversaw production, but attracted and maintained new business relationships. He refined the firm’s stock designs, and worked closely with clients to design creative new approaches to their decorating requirements. During this period, the firm won awards and recognition for quality, design and service.

After leaving to begin his own business, Ephraim worked for two years out of his home, focusing on the needs of a few select interior designers. Along with producing one-of-a-kind furnishings, he studied the art of wood turning to expand his repertoire of design options. Some of Ephraim’s beautiful pieced wooden bowls and leg turnings are displayed in the wood turnings gallery.

As the business grew, he secured the current workroom in a spacious industrial loft in Long Island City. He opened the doors and began to accept new clients in the spring of 2010.

At NY Custom Furnishings, our commitment to excellence begins with detailed consultation on the client’s tastes and requirements. Throughout the design and construction process, seamless communication is maintained between the client and the workshop.

Complete client satisfaction is our mission. It is Ephraim’s strict policy that no furniture will leave the workroom unless the client approves it. There are no arguments about “this is what you asked for” or “that is how it is supposed to be.” If a client is unhappy, the piece is not finished, and it is worked on until the client pleased.