Percy Gray was founded in 2016 by Meredith Payne and Lynn Yanyo after they had worked with each other in Meredith’s senior year at Appalachian State.

Kofi, a multi-functional piece that Meredith perfected over a year’s time, convinced Lynn that Meredith’s designs were marketable if they could find the right manufacturer.

As a design house focusing on innovative and approachable contemporary furniture, Percy Gray intends to lead the Southern Contemporary movement by incorporating ergonomic functionality and unique materials. From its Raleigh, North Carolina studio, this new company concentrates on making furniture innovative, user-friendly and human-centered. Seating, lighting, tables, handwoven rugs and case goods comprise thelifestyle brand. Each piece reflects the founders’ dedication to responsible sourcing, manufacturing that supports US artisans and suppliers, and high-quality execution.