Akron Street furniture is one of the old guards among an ever-expanding roster of flat-pack, direct-to-consumer furniture companies, and the brand was only founded in 2015. It was started by Hansley Yunez and Lulu Li, who failed to find affordable, high-quality furniture on the market when they were outfitting their own home years ago. Now several product lines in, Akron furniture is made in China and Vietnam, mostly of FSC-certified white oak (some in veneer) from the Appalachian Mountains, and shipped from Tennessee. The furniture is clean-lined, some midcentury-inspired, and each piece takes less than 15 minutes to assemble at home.
Photography courtesy of Akron Street.
Akron Street is named for the place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the company’s founders shared their first apartment.
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Akron wood furniture is finished with two coats of nitrocellulose lacquer for a matte, medium level of protection. For maintenance tips, see the company’s Care Guide.
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