Design X Manufacturing, Inc.



Design X Manufacturing, Inc. started in a two-car garage in 1982. The founders, Steve and Bob, would manufacture under the concept of "We can build anything." Bob created space plans, furniture drawings, and worked with the clients. Steve oversaw the manufacturing of the products and designs.

In 1989 the company expanded and moved to a 5,000 square foot industrial building located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut selling salon equipment from a storefront showroom. At that time, Design X became the Connecticut distributor for the largest salon equipment manufacturer in the USA.

In 1994, we received a request from a large hair salon corporation to manufacture thirty stores of salon equipment. At that time we hired twenty-seven employees to manufacture, and purchased a 16,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. For the next ten years, we became exclusive in design and engineering for all of their high-end custom furniture.

To date, we have created a library of over 60,000 unique and different designs. Design X designs have been in numerous salons that won Modern Salon Magazine's "Salon of the Year" over 26 times in the past 41 years.

In 2002, Design X began selling on the Internet via, and

In 2005, Bob traveled to Italy and China in search of the latest of global hair salon design. Upon return, Design X became the USA representative for over 15 high-end salon furniture companies all whom have very unique designs.

Since 2005, Design X focus has been expanding the made-to-order high-end design of salon furniture. At least once a month, Design X has been featured or published in a national industry magazine.


Design X Manufacturing, Inc. well established manufacturing company that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 41 years, our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and custom service at all times, while maintaining the highest quality of work. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger commercial projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices.

To date, we have created a library of over 57,000 unique and different designs and are dedicated to developing designer furniture solutions for hair & nail salons, spas, tattoo studios, receptions, offices, restaurants, veterinarians or dental practices, and many more. We are sensitive to the look and function of fine furniture for a high-powered image.

Design X Manufacturing, Inc. has a beautiful interior design portfolio that gives you an insider look at tips and tricks to make your visions come to life.

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Feel free to make an appointment or call us today to talk with one of our designers about your needs and wants. Truly understanding your needs and vision for your custom furniture is the cornerstone of our design process. Our team takes the time to gain a more indepth understanding of the project goals by discusssing the function, form, time, and budget with you. We are here to ensure that you receive strong attention to detail and consideration, whether you require a sit or stand working area, different storage options, electrical components, or multiple attendants, our team can make it happen.