Walter Harper
Wood
Brianna

Located in Eagle Springs, NC, Sittin’ Easy is the creation of Walter Harper, who earned his master’s degree in Industrial Arts and Product Design at N.C. State University. He taught Industrial Arts, and designed and made furniture for several companies before founding Sittin’ Easy in 1978.

While researching the furniture market, Harper noticed that there were no new porch swings on the market which met his criteria of comfort and durability. The comfort of his furniture is the result of dozens of trial and error designs before coming up with just the right curvature using flexible yet strong slats. The results revolutionized the porch swing market, where many failed attempts have been made at duplicating such innovation.