Principles of our founders
By honoring the past and embracing the future, La-Z-Boy has stayed true to the principles of our founders as we continue to bring quality and comfort to people around the world, as we enrich people’s lives by turning houses into homes.
In 1927, in a garage in Monroe, Michigan, cousins Edwin J. Shoemaker and Edward M. Knabusch designed the reclining wood-slat chair.
This chair launched the world-renowned La-Z-Boy® brand and a new category in furniture — the iconic recliner.
Their story is a testament to the American Dream, and their uncompromising spirit continues to be the driving force behind the La-Z-Boy® brand.