Marge Carson Resumes Manufacturing, Will Reenter Casegoods Market

Over 400 SKUs available through 'brand ambassadors' with a new quality assurance process

Marge Carson

In just a short 60 days after acquiring high-end furniture brand Marge Carson, the new owner and chief executive Janet Linly announced that the company has resumed production and is taking orders under the new name of Marge Carson Global, Inc. 

Operating from a 68,000-square-foot production facility in Tijuana, Mexico, the company has re-hired many seasoned Marge Carson craftsmen to manufacture and service its luxury brand, Linly said. "It is a testimony to the energy and experience of the Marge Carson Global team and the excitement about our vision for the brand that we have been able to resume manufacturing in only 60 days," she said. She added that the resumption of production was anticipated to take up to 12 months after acquiring the brand that had ceased operations. Marge Carson also is poised to resume production of casegoods in Indonesia in the near future, including existing and new designs.

Founded 75 years ago by interior designer Marjorie Carson and known for its plush, generously scaled, and trendsetting upholstery with exclusive fabrics and trims, Marge Carson expanded into casegoods 25 years ago under its previous owner Jim LaBarge. However, the company exited the category it imported from Indonesia and the Philippines in 2021 to centralize production in North America.

Over 400 SKUs Available Through 'Brand Ambassadors' With a New Quality Assurance Process

The luxury line of upholstery, bedroom and occasional pieces will be distributed and serviced nationally to retailers and designers through a team of "brand ambassadors," Linly said, adding that she has implemented an elevated product quality assurance process and applied new higher standards to packaging. "Commodities are sold by salespeople, but a luxury brand like Marge Carson should be represented by brand ambassadors," Linly said. She added that she has hired a new quality assurance team utilizing multiple inspection steps and is implementing new packaging to "ensure that our line is at the highest possible level of quality." 

Other updates planned include a comprehensive new website and a "reintroduction and restyling of the brand" at the High Point Market at a soon-to-be-announced date, Linly said. Going forward, the Marge Carson look will be "sophisticated and classic. While we will retain the more casual bestselling collections like the Bentley and Santa Barbara upholstery lines, our focus is on elegance." Fabric selection will be collaborative, with contributions from select new designers as well as designers who have overseen textiles at Marge Carson in the past in order to achieve consistency of style but also elevate the offerings, she said. 

To activate an account with Marge Carson Global, Inc., place orders or make inquiries, designers and retailers may email or call 1.630.686.2686.

Founded in 1947 in California, Marge Carson is an iconic resource for luxury residential upholstery, bedroom, and occasional furniture available internationally through high-end furniture retailers, design center showrooms, and interior designers. In 2022, Chicagoland interior design firm and retailer Linly Designs acquired the custom furniture brand from longtime owner Jim LaBarge. For more information, visit or

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About Marge Carson Global

As one of the world's largest and oldest privately-owned fine furniture companies,
Marge Carson has never wavered from its commitment to delighting its customers:
Phenomenal designs; smart and classy marriages of custom fabrics, finishes, and
trims; relentless attention to even the smallest of details; designing furniture to
meet flexible lifestyles with an unabashed commitment to quality, style, and
romance. Our approach and dedication position our upholstery, bedroom, dining
room, and occasional furniture as the undisputed preferred furnishing for exclusive
Since our inception in 1947 we have conceived and crafted furniture for the
discerning consumer, one who appreciates a harmonious fusion of color, texture,
and design that not only appeals to the senses but provides the elegance and grace
befitting luxurious homes.
Ours is a decidedly elegant yet casual look, one with generously proportioned
silhouettes upholstered with the finest, most luxurious textiles and showcasing
intricate, sculpted, architecturally-based designs that are as exquisite as they are
functionally distinguished.
Further defining each individual piece is our ability to customize. Old World or
contemporary, formal or relaxed, we offer over 550 distinctive fabrics and leathers
and 50 decorative finishes in warm, neutral color palettes. These are complimented
with hundreds of exquisite trims and embellishments. Our hardware is custom
designed for location and item. Pulls, rings, and knobs are exclusively designed
and molded using a mix of materials and metals that transcends the pure function
of the piece. Marge Carson protects its designs through United States patents and
copyright registrations. Create your unique comfort. Think of it as décor without

Marge Carson Global
445 Ogden ave
Clarendon Hills, IL