Style and Sustainability from Cisco Brothers

Posted by Jessica, BiOH Polyols Marketing Manager on July 26, 2009

Welcome to the final day of our  Soy Style: Did you KnOH? contest. To enter the contest, all you need to do is read the post below, leave a comment, and you’re entered to win $100!

Anyone who has visited a Cisco Brothers showroom knows that you don’t have to sacrifice style for sustainable furniture. From unique shapes, surprising textures, and bold colors, Cisco Brothers furniture is designed to inspire while blending with how people live. Hear from founder Cisco Pinedo about his design philosophy (and check out some fabulous blue chairs!)

Not only is Cisco Brothers furniture about great style, but it is also designed with sustainability in mind. They use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood in their upholstery frames and wood furniture. Cisco offers a variety of cushion options that incorporate natural latex, down, feathers, or soy-based foams. And they use water based glues. Environmental impacts are an integral part of their design process. Take a look at some of their great products.

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

Photo courtesy of Cisco Brothers

But they don’t stop at considering the environmental impacts of their products; they also have a significant focus on social responsibility. Cisco Brothers manufacturers their furniture in south central Los Angeles – providing jobs for local crafts people to learn new skills. They also support education and mentorship for Hispanic youth in southern California through an organization called meta – Making Education the Answer.

Cisco Brothers products are sold through several retail outlets. In fact, you can catch a glimpse of their retail showrooms through videos on their website.  Or maybe you’ve seen their products featured in popular magazines. They are still a family run business as Cisco shares below –

I think Cisco Brothers upholstery comes with a great story…and even better style. What do you think?

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  • Mary Beth Hunt said on July 26, 2009:

    Love a family run business. LOVE their showroom! Cute guys, too!!!

    This is the kind of furniture that I can see in my own home. Or my husband’s family business. I like their website/blog, especially seeing Highpoint.

    Alas, no stores in my area, but I do enjoy looking at their furniture in its environment online!

  • Bruce Barone said on July 26, 2009:

    I LOVE the furniture!

    The pieces are a WOW!

    And Cisco Pinedo epitomizes what I like to call “A Philosophy of Love.” Love for his gift. Love for his family. Love for his community.

    Love: It’s the greatest sales and marketing tool.

    How better to create, nurture and sustain relationships than through love.

    As Katherine Graham said: “To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun.”

    Certainly, Cisco understands this and lives it.

    Love of design, family, and community is this company’s strategic weapon and it helps to differentiate the company in the marketplace.

    He is a man I would love to meet someday.

    Meanwhile, maybe I can talk my fiancee into buying some new furniture–like that bed and some of those chairs.

    As I said, “WOW!”

  • Susan Rapp said on July 26, 2009:

    Thanks for highlighting Cisco Brothers who is not only an amazing sustainable manufacturer, but also a leader in this industry when it comes to innovative Eco-Design.

    As a writer of urban decor lifestyles, Cisco Brothers is one of those {design + build} companies who just gets what “lifestyle” is all about and you can see it in the eclectic offerings of his designs. He has an amazing story of how he built his company, his passion for true sustainable furniture and most importantly, his love for family + friends.

  • Jessica, BiOH Polyols Marketing Manager said on July 27, 2009:

    Loved the glowing comments about Cisco brothers furniture and their fabulous story! We couldn’t agree more. We thank all of you for sharing your thoughts!

    Our winning comment on the final Soy Style post is… from Susan Rapp. We agree that Cisco designs with a “lifestyle” in mind, and we love his personal story and passion as well. Congratulations Susan!!

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