Jesse Shwayder founded Samsonite on March 10, 1910 with a vision for creating luggage of the finest quality and craftsmanship, able to withstand the perils of travel, marrying durability with functionality.
In 1931, Samsonite began making furniture with card tables that sold for $1 each, followed shortly by folding chairs in 1936. The company began to advertise furniture and by 1938 was making more money from furniture than luggage.
In 1953, after many years of success, the Samsonite Furniture Co. was formed. As the market leader, Samsonite dominated the folding chair and patio markets achieving market share highs in 1987 of 45% in folding chairs and 16% in the patio furniture category.
Today, Samsonite continues its legacy of producing high quality, commercial grade furniture. Built for the stresses of everyday use but styled to compliment any home, all backed by our 10-year warranty.