story of Villa International really begins in our 50,000 square
foot workshop, where dedicated craftsmen have been turning out
some of the world’s finest furniture since 1955. Today they
still do it in much the same way as they did then: by hand – metal
workers, carpenters, upholsterers, and a whole host of other skilled
professionals, many of whom have been with Villa for 20 years or
more, all working side by side, one piece of furniture at a time.
It’s a history, and a pride of workmanship, that you can
feel in every piece of Villa International furniture.
The company that Fred Villa founded nearly 50
years ago originally focused on manufacturing high-end, custom-built
furniture for the commercial and residential markets. Within the
first decade of its existence, the company had developed a reputation
for impeccable style, unbeatable value and, perhaps most importantly,
It wasn’t long, however, before a new
market began to emerge for which Villa would be even more ideally
suited. Of all the strange new creations of the 1960s, one of the
most unusual was to be found on the road: a marriage of the family
home and the family automobile, an all-in-one unit called the motorhome.
These early motor coaches
were largely the products of individuals with a sense of adventure
and a do-it-yourself attitude. Still, by
1965, the Family Motor Coach Association was able to identify at
least 11 commercial manufacturers of these popular new “homes
One of those early manufacturers was Executive Industries. Executive
Industries approached Villa International with the idea of enhancing
the motor coach experience by incorporating the same high quality
and fashion sense associated with Villa’s home furniture
into the uniquely practical requirements of life on the road. The
was an instant success with Executive’s customers.
room style in a mobile environment: Villa International had found
itself at the forefront of a new industry that continues to grow
to this day. That first piece of furniture Villa manufactured for
motorhome use in 1969, a cleverly engineered, stylish dinette, has
since been complemented by a full line of interior furnishings,
including sofas, recliners, chairs and driver seats.
International is focused solely on the recreational vehicle market.
Villa provides original furniture to more than
30 of the top motorhome manufacturers in the industry. You’ll
find Villa International in the most beautiful coaches on the road,
including Airstream, Beaver, Blue Bird, Country Coach, Fleetwood,
Foretravel, Gulf Stream, Marathon, Monaco, Newell, Newmar, Winnebago
and many others.
But even as we’ve grown, we’ve never
forgotten the independent spirit that founded this industry in
the first place. That’s
why we continue to make it easy for individual RV enthusiasts to
purchase our products as well. Whether you’re a professional
bus converter or a new coach owner, Villa International can help
you with exactly what you’re looking for.