19th-century Ottoman Empire sofa with channeling and diamond tufting, made with tied coils and hand-sewn edge wire. Sofa flexes because only its base is made of wood. Cris Briger began her design career as an innovator in the field of preserved flowers; Paul Briger launched an antiques business in Old Lyme, CT, in the late 1980s. From there, they joined forces and began designing and manufacturing custom furniture and accessories. As documented in the Rizzoli book Briger + Briger: Comfortable and Joyous Homes, their style is eclectic and refined, but always with the objective of making spaces that please the eye and the soul.