Our Story


This is the story of a businessman and the code of conduct, he lived by.  A Mantra.  Words of advice passed from a father to a daughter as she embarked on her professional career.  Eight principles, passed from generation to generation and applied to the creation she calls,


Susan Pilato, the creative force behind Mantra Inspired Furniture, tells her story.

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Like a firm handshake, Mantra Inspired Furniture combines 100% sustainably sourced domestic hardwoods with American forged steel, all of it built and protected using ultra-low VOC adhesives and finishes.  We'd love to build your next office.  Come see our standard collections!

Mantra Inspired Furniture started out with custom conference tables.  What makes us different is not only the beauty of solid American hardwood surface but also the craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, underneath.


"This is not your mother's Amish Furniture"

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There is nothing quite like the recognition of professional colleagues.  Mantra Inspired Furniture received the coveted Neocon Gold award on our First Appearance at our industry's largest and most prestigious exhibit. 

Mantra Inspired Furniture | (757) 395-4237 | © 2020 All Rights Reserved | 7420 Central Business Park Dr., Suite 4, Norfolk, VA 23513


In traditional manufacturing, worn-out furniture is discarded into landfills at a rate of 11.8 million tons per year. “We believe it is critical to optimize the use of our natural resources in manufacturing,” says Mantra founder Susan Pilato, that way, “our products will enter into a circular economy rather than the landfills.”

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• ​Solid Appalacian Hardwoods
• American Wrought Steel
• Made in America By Designers,     For Designers​

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