While waiting in line for coffee at a neighborhood cafe in Seattle, Jeffrey Braun struck up a conversation with a stranger about her recent trip to New York. Little did they know, the pair would spend the rest of their lives growing a company and a life together.
When Jeffrey and Lindsay met, he had recently launched a line of residential furniture, partnering with showrooms in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Jeffrey had already enjoyed a prolific early career as an art director in the Chicago film industry before pursuing his interior design degree at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, eventually focusing his skills on furniture. Lindsay had worked in the state legislature and was the communications director at a business and marketing strategy company. By the time the pair married a few years later, Lindsay had joined Jeffrey full-time and was managing communications, sales, and outreach for their first company, Jeffrey Braun Furniture.
Jeffrey and Lindsay spent nearly two decades designing and manufacturing custom furniture for residential and commercial projects around the country including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, hotels and restaurants, shopping malls, multi-family buildings and senior living facilities.
In 2019, Jeffrey and Lindsay launched Emblem. Drawing from Jeffrey’s acute sense of design, Lindsay’s focus on efficient problem-solving, and the pair’s extensive relationships in manufacturing, Emblem presents a design-focused, quick-ship, American-made furniture option for creative people, homes, and businesses.
Jeffrey, Lindsay, Jasper and Stella Braun