La-Z-Boy Furniture


From its headquarters in Monroe, Michigan, L-Z-Boy employs more than 5,000 workers at five manufacturing facilities, four distribution locations, and almost 70 retail stores nationwide. One of the largest retailers of residential furniture in the world, La-Z-Boy offers a full line of furniture products in addition to their well known recliner series.

La-Z-Boy Furniture - The Beginning

Lazy-Z-Boy, in one incarnation or another, has been making quality furniture since 1927 when cousins Edward M. Knabusch and Edwin J. Shoemaker went into business together. In 1928, they devised a wood-slat porch chair with a reclining mechanism. Their chair was so comfortable that an upholstered, all-weather version soon followed. Sometimes great ideas have humble beginnings, and the original prototype for the La-Z-Boy recliner may have been made partially from orange crates, but the concept of a more comfortable seating solution was sound. The cousins partnered in a new furniture business in 1929, specializing in their latest invention, the recliner.

Making a new type of chair called for a unique and catchy name. The newly formed Floral City Furniture Company held a contest to name its popular chair, and after evaluating entries like the Sit-N-Snooze, the name La-Z-Boy was selected and trademarked. The first version of the metal recliner mechanism for the La-Z-Boy was patented in 1931.

La-Z-Boy Products

In 1969, Lazy Boy Furniture expanded its product line beyond recliners to include other types of residential furniture, like reclining sofas and modular groups. Today they offer a full line of furnishings, including home theatre seating, tables, ottomans, and home décor items.


21st Century technology has come to your easy chair, and the future never felt so good. La-Z-Boy has been helping people relax for a long time, but their recliners have never been so versatile or customizable.

  • Reclina-Rocker - Can't decide between a recliner and a rocker? Now you don't have to.
  • Reclina-Glider - If you have the room and the desire, you can turn your recliner a full 360 degrees.
  • AirSpa or La-Z-Touch - If you really need to relax after a rough day, try a heated massage with up to 10 on-board motors loosening up those cramped muscles.
  • Luxury-Lift - Need a little help getting out of that chair? The luxury lift feature will give you a boost, and do it with style.

That's not all. La-Z-Boy recliners can be configured with a left-handed handle or an extended footrest if you're tall enough to appreciate a little extra room.

Reclining Sofas and Sectionals

When you need a little extra space or want to relax with a friend, La-Z-Boy reclining sofas and sectionals offer loads of space and a Reclina-Way feature which includes easy-action handles on both sides of the sofa for independent reclining adjustments.

Home Theater Seating

Make your home theater system a home theater experience by adding comfortable seating. With seat cushions set to a perfect 15 degree viewing angle and customizable units that can include console trays, cup holders, and wedges to help create the best grouping, movie night at home will become a family favorite.

Designer's Choice Collection

La-Z-Boy also offers stationary chairs, low profile and high leg recliners. These chairs provide the styling and quality you've come to expect from the La-Z-Boy name, with the flexibility you need to create the perfect seating arrangement.

Explore La-Z-Boy furniture online at the company's interactive website, or visit a local furniture gallery.

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