Michigan Chair Company is a solid hardwood steam bending company incorporated in 1890 that initially produced inexpensive furniture. By 1900, they began marketing a line of Mission style furniture hosting a catalog that included over 1500 chairs in the popular styles of the time. Later they produced chairs of various period revival designs distinguished by a high degree of carving. By the 1930’s they were making Art Deco furniture, but went out of business in 1938 probably due to the depression.
Michigan Chair Company was reincorporated by Albert Kuiper in 1946 as a much smaller company that mostly produced high style Italian chairs. In 1970, the chair making division was sold to Kindel Furniture Company continuing as a contract solid wood bending company.
In 1972 Michigan Chair Company moved to Howard City, Michigan. In 1980, after Albert Kuiper's death, his son-in-law Robert Hoolsema purchased the company. He subsequently sold it to his sons Robert Jr. and Timothy in 2001. Today, Michigan Chair Company is exclusively a custom solid hardwood steam bending company marketing to both residential and contract furniture manufacturers.