Selected 2017

Kyle Hoff

  • Current company Floyd
  • Industry Retail

Floyd is a new kind of furniture company. Founded in Detroit in 2013, Floyd makes beautifully designed furniture for city living: simple to purchase, assemble, and move — and built to last. Starting with a bed frame and a table that ship right to your door, Floyd’s aim is to make furnishing an apartment an easy and enjoyable experience. Launched with a Kickstarter campaign, Floyd has since shipped its unique furniture to over 50 countries and built a loyal, impassioned following along the way.

Kyle pursued architecture and entrepreneurship in his undergrad and has a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan. Although Kyle worked for architecture firms in San Francisco and Chicago after graduation, he relentlessly pursued launching his own business working evenings and mornings. While moving between cities, he realized that traditional furniture didn’t work for how he was living-a pain point he sought to solve. While in Chicago, after spending a weekend attempting get to IKEA, Kyle set out to develop a better design & experience. After cold-calling dozens of factories in the Midwest & getting turned down, he finally had a prototype for the first product: a set of table legs that packed up easily & allowed an individual to create a table with any surface. At Floyd, Kyle leads vision, as well as driving supply chain growth, product development, and strengthening Floyd’s manufacturing partnerships.

About Floyd

Floyd is a Detroit-based furniture company built for the internet.  Floyd designs pieces for the way people live today, through a thoughtful and simple online purchase experience, free shipping, tool-free assembly, and insistence on lasting quality. The company began in 2013 as a reaction to disposable furniture and is focused on sustainability, high-quality products and superior customer experience.  Floyd products have shipped to over 50 countries.

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