Montauk Sofa Handmade in Montreal

It was 1995 when a young entrepreneur, Tim Zyto, created the first Montauk Sofa. Tim had grown up steeped in the old world tradition of sofa making. His father was the owner of Biltmore Chesterfield, a successful, well respected furniture maker, who sold to retailers across Canada. The original Montauk Sofa store opened in Montreal on a somewhat seedy patch of St. Laurent Boulevard, an iconic cultural corridor fondly referred to as the Main. Zyto brought in Danny Chartier, as head designer and executive manager and together they made up the yin and yang of what is today recognized as ...
 

The firm

TO VISIT MONTAUK, YOU MUST TRAVEL THE AMERICAN EAST COAST OR VISIT THE SHOWROOM OF THE MANUFACTURER OF THE SAME NAME IN NEW YORK, TORONTO, CHICAGO, CALGARY, VANCOUVER, OR MONTRÉAL – THE BIRTHPLACE OF THIS DYNAMIC UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MANUFACTURER.   Tim Zyto’s father owned Biltmore Chesterfield who went bankrupt in 1989 during a serious economic crisis in Québec. A young Tim, who studied sociology at Concordia, was studying business administration at McGill when his father died. He quit school and decided to get into business. He opened the Biltmore company on Boulevard St-Laurent with a partner, but due to different ...