Facilitating Furniture Fabrication and Design with S​OLIDWORKS Professional.


Davis Furniture Industries, Inc.

The Company 

The focus on design at Davis Furniture Industries, Inc., a family-owned and -operated manufacturer of contemporary office furniture, is more than just a part of the company’s marketing slogan: Design is a choice! As a leader in the contract furniture industry— manufacturing institutional furniture for universities, hospitals, and office buildings— Davis Furniture views its award-winning product designs as essential to achieving its mission, emphasizing superior aesthetics and function with an international contemporary influence.

With licensee agreements to produce furniture for major European manufacturers, as well as licensing its designs to manufacturers in Germany, Italy, Australia, Japan, and Switzerland, Davis Furniture has grown from a small upholstery shop in High Point, North Carolina, in 1944 to a global manufacturing enterprise today.

The Challenge 

Accelerate furniture design and manufacturing to support product line expansion while improving product visualization.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS Professional software to improve product development and drive manufacturing processes.

The Result

  • Cut design cycles by 75 percent
  • Reduced time-to-market by 50 percent
  • Doubled number of product families produced
  • Eliminated paper manufacturing drawings

"SOLIDWORKS has enabled us to generate greater throughput while simultaneously improving quality. We've become both faster and better, with fewer design errors, and the quality of our development effort has risen dramatically."

Jim Martin
Product Development Engineer