Q & A with Danny Chartier | Montauk Sofa

Good design has been couched in Montreal-based Montauk Sofa's plush, minimalist furnishings for more than 20 years.
From reimagining how we recline to making a lasting commitment to sustainable design, Montauk Sofa has offered its customers high-end contemporary classic furnishings for more than two decades. Co-founder and designer Danny Chartier discusses the Montreal showroom’s definition of success and what’s next for the brand that’s defining modern luxury in an authentic way.

 

When you think about the design legacy Montauk Sofa has created over the past two decades, what are you most proud of?

We are proud that we were able to bring fashion, comfort, and a sense of play to the industry. Our idea of success is jumping onto a Montauk sofa on a Friday and staying there until Monday morning.

Danny Chartier
Montauk Sofa cofounder and designer Danny Chartier.

Tell us about the new modular Heather sofa.

Heather is a throwback from the 1980s. It is what we call a “bag set,” with an extra down duvet on each arm and back. The sofa experiments with different aesthetic themes but still maintains our brand’s form of comfort and extreme playfulness.

How do you see your approach to sustainable products evolving within both your own production and industry trends?

We were one of the first furniture companies to have an environmental policy. We believe in responsible consumption. It is unnecessary to use virgin material when you can use recyclable components.

The modular Heather design from Montauk Sofa.

What’s next for Montauk Sofa?

This year, we’ll open stores with record footprints in North America. One will be a 10,000-square-foot space opening in Chicago in August, and a 15,000-square-foot store will open in Montreal in December. We are introducing a state-of-the-art Italian kitchen line, Valcucine, in our Montreal and Calgary showrooms, as well as curated accessories including beds and lighting.



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