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Chilton's Boston Chairs in Decor Maine's "Finding Family History"

“It’s our happy place,” Lisa says. For years, she spent summers with siblings, cousins, and friends, falling in love with this unique community and its traditions: tennis lessons on clay courts, days cruising in little whalers. “We’re really connected to each other. This place is so special that it’s solidified our relationships in a whole different way. Even...

Nautilus Lounge Chair featured in Living with Art from MHD

Spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces created by Maine architects, builders, interior and landscape designers, and other experts provide the perfect backdrop for works from Portland Art Gallery, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, and more.

Revisiting the Acadia Live Edge Bed In Dwell

In revisiting the summer 2019 issue of Dwell, this Scandinavian-inspired retreat in Maine updates the owner's childhood cabin at a new location.In the child's bedroom, the Acadia Live Edge Bed situates itself nicely in the durable, minimalist home, that is simultaneously rustic and Scandinavian.

Chilton Furniture is named a 2022 Retail Star by Home Accents Today

Chilton Furniture is named a Retail Star for 2022 by editors of the premier trade magazine Home Accents Today. The Retail Stars list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents — including furniture stores — that merchandise creatively and have a positive presence in their local communities.

Chilton is Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine for the Second Year in a Row

We are pleased to announce that Chilton was one of several businesses recently recognized as being among the Best Places to Work in Maine for 2021. Earning this designation required a detailed application process, including extensive surveying of the Chilton staff.  Building and maintaining a great team that is passionate about our customers and our furniture is Chilton's highest priority, and we are extremely...

Chilton Organizes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Celebration of New Store Front Off Commercial Street in Portland

Chilton Furniture, a family-owned designer and retailer of wood furniture crafted primarily in Maine, will be opening a new showroom in Portland this Sunday, November 1st. Jen Levin, President, and Co-Owner of Chilton will be giving tours of the showroom and showcasing Chilton's newest, locally made designs all day.

Chilton will be located at 100 Commercial Street and open every...

Chilton is Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine for 2020

We are pleased to announce that Chilton was one of several businesses recently recognized as being among the Best Places to Work in Maine for 2020. Earning this designation required a detailed application process, including extensive surveying of the Chilton staff.  Building and maintaining a great team that is passionate about our customers and our furniture is Chilton's highest priority, and we...

Chilton Keeps It Local

Learn more about how Chilton is crafting its own collection that celebrates the love of wood with Square Manufacturing Co. in the September issue of New England Home.


Chiltons Keeping it Local

Chilton furniture featured in Decor Maine Magazine

Chilton was honored to have its dining furniture and hall bench featured in Rustic Overtones, an article in the November/December edition of Decor focused on a new Kennebunkport home from Maine builder Creative Coast Construction.  Please click here to enjoy the piece.

Chilton's Shaker Collection Featured in Good Theater's Production of Admissions

Chilton is pleased to be long-time supporter of the arts, but we have found a particular joy in our season sponsorship of the Good Theater, a not-for-profit theater company in the Saint Lawrence Arts Center of Portland's Munjoy Hill. The Good Theater dedicates itself to presenting quality theatrical productions that are entertaining, uplifting, and inspiring, using the best artists available.  After...

Let there be Light

Chilton is pleased to have been selected as exclusive area distributor for Marset Lighting.  Marset's collection of handmade modern LED table and floor lamps will join our existing curated collection of Vermont-built lighting from Hubbardton Forge.  Some of our favorites include the fun, colorful and portable Bicoca light, the rechargeable, portable Follow Me light and the sleek and modern...

Chilton Partner Tappan Chairs
Celebrates their Bicentennial Anniversary

One of our greatest joys since becoming the new owners of Chilton a few years ago has been getting to know Adam Nudd-Homeyer, the 7th generation owner and lead craftsperson for the Tappan Chair company of Sandwich, New Hampshire. Chilton has been proud to carry Tappan’s full collection of hand-turned, hand-woven chairs, and today, we are...

Little Big Town

Chilton was pleased to have its Scandinavian-inspired Hygge table showcased in a recent feature on the town of Freeport by Maine Homes, a DownEast magazine.  You can enjoy the full story here.

Chilton is proud to be featured in Decor Maine's "Made in Maine" series

This month, Decor Maine published the first in a series of articles about the growing attraction of Maine as a destination for craftspeople and artisans, and the growing consumer interest in products made in Maine.  Chilton was pleased to be featured as an example of this trend, citing our increase of Maine-made products from approximately a quarter to nearly 60% of...

Chilton Extends Fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness through Sunday, October 28

In recognition of the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Chilton is extending its donation campaign through the weekend. For tomorrow and Sunday, October 27th and 28th, Chilton will donate 5% of net sales to the Real Men Wear Pink of Maine campaign to fight breast cancer on behalf of the American Cancer Society.  

You can see the results...

Chilton featured in Maine Homes of DownEast Magazine

To come up with their fresh, modern designs, Jen and Jared Levin, of Chilton Furniture, draw inspiration from a 300-year-old religious sect.

When Jen and Jared Levin sat down with Brother Arnold, one of the two remaining members of the Colonial New England sect known as the Shakers, there was an instant connection. Over tea and spiced fruit bread at...

Chilton Awarded "Best of Houzz: 2018"

Chilton is honored to have been awarded "Best of Customer Service: 2018 on Houzz®, a leading platform for home remodeling and design. According to Houzz, Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge now appears on Chilton's profile  as a...

Chilton Furniture and Sea Bags Collaboration
Available for Purchase

The High Mast Bed features custom woodworking, repurposed sailcloth and marine rope.

The High Mast Bed, a collaboration between Chilton Furniture and Sea Bags of Maine, is officially available for purchase online and in Chilton Furniture showrooms.

Chilton unveiled their nautical-themed collaboration at the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show in Rockland, Maine this summer, receiving positive reviews. Inspired...

Chilton Furniture and Sea Bags Collaborate on Uniquely Maine Nautical Bed

Chilton Furniture Co. and Sea Bags of Maine are pleased to announce the introduction of the High Mast Bed, a collaboration inspired by Maine's woodworking and seafaring heritage.

The frame for the High Mast Bed is a modern interpretation of a classic four poster bed.  It is an original Chilton design with clean lines and turned legs shaped to resemble the...

Chilton Featured in the Associated Press

Chilton co-owner, Jen Levin speaks about Shaker furniture in a recent Associated Press article by Katherine Ross, picked up by ABC News and The Washington Post.  The article describes a new exhibit at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled "Simple Gifts," exploring Shaker furniture and textiles and their impact.  

The Shakers have long...

Chilton's Live Edge Collection Featured on Treehouse Masters

Chilton is honored to have provided its Live Edge bedroom furniture for this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired triple-decker tree-house featured on Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters!  

The Frank Lloyd Treehouse episode of Treehouse Masters aired this past Friday, July 29 at 10/9C pm.  We were honored and excited to receive a nice mention and air time for Chilton and our Live...

Boston Globe on the Shaker-Chilton-Tappan Partnership

The Boston Globe recently published an article on the new collaboration between the Sabbathday Lake community of Shakers, Tappan Chairs of New Hampshire and Chilton Furniture to produce a series of Alfred chairs.

“My own experience has been that most businesses that have come here in the past have tended, whether intentionally or not, to want to exploit the Shaker experience...

Current Media Recognizes Chilton Furniture as Example of Midcoast Innovation

Maine’s midcoast, it seems, has a long history of innovation. Grouped with shipbuilders, the Navy, and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Assocation (responsible for redevelopment at Brunswick Landing), this article recognizes the history of Shaker furniture makers and Chilton Furnture.

It was the beauty of the Shaker designs that inspired Bill Martins to start Chilton Furniture in the 1970s. Using...

Thank You from New Co-owner Jen Levin

Dear Valued Customer,

Happy New Year to you! I am writing to thank you for being a valued member of the Chilton family and to introduce myself. As you may have heard, in September of last year my husband Jared and I purchased Chilton from longtime owners Bill and Susan Martens-we have big shoes to fill. With a history...

Changes at Chilton Furniture: New Owners Acquire Iconic Maine Business

Freeport and Scarborough, Maine (November 10, 2014):Jennifer and Jared Levin of Larchmont, New York are the new owners of Chilton Furniture, known for handcrafted, Shaker-inspired cherry wood designs. Sale of the store became final in September. The Levins have retained the existing management team—general manager, Nate Gobeil, who was named a partner, and store managers Lorinda Nelson and Jill Kennedy—as...